Encounter Idea No. 2 – The Cat

Here’s the second in my year long weekly series of encounter ideas for your role-playing enjoyment, this week we encounter the cat. While the party is sitting at the favorite watering hole, inn or simply walking down the street a cat wanders by. The cat might be a calico, a persian, a short or long…

Use those index cards

They’re inexpensive, portable and hold up well – so why don’t more gamers and GMs use them? Almost every role-playing game lends itself to their use. Spellcasters can put spell information on them while those that use weapons can use them not only to list their weapons but also any special features and ammunition. They’re…

Encounter Idea No. 1 – Funeral Procession

If one thing is certain when it comes to role-playing games is that you’re going to have encounters. Some good, some bad, some where the players come out on top and still others where the NPCs seem to have the upperhand. After reading the ongoing thread on the gmmastery mailing list I decided that an…

A Guide to Taking Good Session Notes

A Guide to Taking Good Session Notes

Running an effective and enjoyable campaign requires a lot of organization. Many GMs have volumes of information about the campaign they’re running–maps, NPCs, histories, cultures, the list goes on. Unfortunately, all that information can be unwieldy when running a session. Even worse, you can’t remember what information you’ve already given the players, the plot line…

Online resource link added

There are many role-playing websites on the Internet these days, some are quite good while others may be a bit lacking. What do I look for? A site that’s updated regularly, provides me with good solid information I can use as either a player or game master and is presented in a professional manner. The…