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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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RPG Sheets: Over 3,000 Character Sheets

Courtesy of orychle on the TT forums comes this link: the largest repository of character sheets I’ve ever seen, RPG Sheets. They cover more than 250 games, with 3,000-plus different character sheets. How have I been writing TT for this long without hearing about this site before? Share them...

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Treasure Tables RPG Glossary: 216 Terms

After putting out a call for glossary suggestions to TT readers almost two weeks ago, I’ve finally completed all of the revisions. The newly re-christened RPG Glossary is ready for primetime. My thanks to everyone who contributed — you rock! The original glossary covered only common...

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Looking for Players?

After exchanging a few emails with Peter Harkins, who runs NearbyGamers, I created a new page called Ways to Find RPG Players. It collects a range of player-finding tools and resources in one spot, with NearbyGamers front and center. This is an evergreen topic for gamers in general, and for GMs in...

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NearbyGamers: Find Players with Google Maps

TT reader clem emailed me about NearbyGamers, a new player-finding site based on Google Maps (thanks, clem!). It’s a great concept: You join, add yourself to the map, flag your profile with tags based on the games you like, and you’re off. The map shows little pins for everyone...

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Glossary of GMing Terms 2.0

(Update: As of 3/22, the newly-revised, 216-term RPG Glossary is up and running. My thanks to everyone who contributed!) For a little while now, I’ve been thinking that TT’s RPG Glossary needs to be expanded to include more obscure and uncommon terminology. That would make it more...

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Digital Map Projection for RPGs

Using a digital projector to deliver the ultimate mapping solution for your game is something of an evergreen topic among GMs: There’s always interest in it, and once you’ve heard about it, chances are you wish you could do it yourself (I know I do!). d20srd.org (an all-around...

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