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Exploring Encounter Theory: How to Craft RPG Adventures

Want to write better adventures? Want to prep more efficiently? Sick of players skipping all of your best content? Prep Smarter, Not Harder, with Encounter Theory Encounter Theory: The Adventure Design Workbook is a fresh way to look at adventure design by Ben Riggs, the voice of the...

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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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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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