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Happy GM’s Day!

From of all us here at the Stew, happy GM’s Day! As you “March Fo(u)rth” for GM’s Day, we hope your day is a fun one. If you’re in need of some new gaming material, DriveThruRPG’s 30% GM’s Day sale, which includes all four of our system-neutral books for...

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Happy GM’s Day 2013

Happy GM’s Day! GM’s Day started on EN World back in 2002, and is now in its 11th year. The date, March 4, sums it up: March Fo(u)rth for GM’s Day. Today is also the anniversary of Gary Gygax’s death in 2008, and in my mind the coincidence of those two dates, while not a...

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A Primer on Politeness

In honor of GM’s Day, I’d like to help out the beleaguered GMs out there with some universal advice on how to be polite. Players, this applies to you, too! The Golden Rule: Treat others as you would have them treat you. There’s a reason this formula shows up in almost every human...

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You Think you Know a Genre…

You think you know a little something about a genre, then you uncover a fact that turns everything on it’s ear. Here’s a little sample: In 1968, John A. Russo and George A. Romero pioneered a new genre in film with Night of the Living Dead, generally accepted to be the progenitor of...

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Don’t Forget to Recharge the Batteries

I can’t wait for GenCon 2009. One of the many reasons that I’m looking forward to it is because I get to do something that I almost never do the rest of the year: I become a player. I’m one of those gamers that just prefers to GM over playing and, for the last two years, I’ve been GMing for both...

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Re-molding an Adventure

I once ran an adventure that resulted in a TPK. Darn Hodags. Everyone rolled up new characters and wanted to take it on again. It was a playtest, so that wasn’t a big issue. However, I wasn’t quite happy doing an exact reset and sending the players through again. I didn’t think...

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