Category: Products for GMs

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Ultimate Spiral Notebook

I’ve always been a fan of spiral notebooks for GMing notes, particularly spiral notebooks with perforated pages and durable covers. But there’s always one problem with them: When you stick them in a bag of gaming books, the spines have a tendency to get smooshed. Enter the Five Star...

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Weird U.S. Series for Modern Games

I picked up a copy of Weird Las Vegas and Nevada for my upcoming Mage: The Awakening Sin City chronicle, and it turned out to be a great buy. It’s full of supernatural, bizarre and otherwise offbeat stuff about Vegas and Nevada, which is perfect for a World of Darkness game. They publish a...

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Like GMing Screens? Go Hardback

Back when I was in high school, four-panel GMing screens — a huge improvement over three-panel screens — seemed to be pretty rare (my first was the one for Call of Cthulhu 5th Edition). Six or seven years ago, the only way to get a hardback screen (one with panels like the covers of a...

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GMing Products at GenCon 2007

Following on the heels of yesterday’s post about Treasure Tables at GenCon, I’d like to share some of the cool stuff for GMs I saw (and bought!) at this year’s GenCon. (Pictured here is Kenzer & Company‘s limited edition B.A. Felton bust (from “Knights of the...

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Dry-erase vs. Wet-erase Maps and Battlemats

Setting aside digital map projection, the two most popular reusable RPG mapping solutions out there are dry-erase boards and wet-erase mats. The former come in a variety of sizes, from commercial white boards to options designed specifically for RPGs, like the unbelievably awesome Tact-Tiles. The...

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Free RPGs Available Online

Via EN World, I was just reminded that John Kim maintains an amazingly comprehensive list of free RPGs that are available online. The full list includes over 500 titles, ranging from well-known games like FUDGE to quickstart rules (like the Alternity Fast Play books) and engaging oddballs, like...

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