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[Tales of a GM] – Chase Cards 2 Reviewed; the Ideal Gaming Accessory

Chase Cards 2 Reviewed; the Ideal Gaming Accessory

Phil Nicholls blogs at Tales of a GM, where he writes about narrative gaming, faster prep and more story. He is currently running a HeroQuest Glorantha campaign in a home-brew setting. Phil has written for Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter and has a selection of self-published pdfs.

This essay is taken from the archives at Tales of a GM.
http://talesofagm.com/

Chase Cards 2: Hot Pursuit is produced by Paizo as part of their Pathfinder Cards line. The pack contains 51 unique cards, 17 each for urban, forest and dungeon environments. In addition, there are two cards of rules, a copyright card and an advert card. These Pathfinder Chase Cards are also billed as 3.5/OGL compatible...

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Spell Options 4 – Bestow Curse & RPG Round Up

Spell Options 4 – Bestow Curse

For many a seasoned adventurer and explorer, magic can become, whilst still a useful tool, boring. You know what a certain spell is effective for, or how potent you need to be to use the spell found on a scroll.

The Spell Options series is a way of tweaking existing spells without using feats. You can change the color, make the spell weaker and thus easier to cast or make them more powerful but unstable.

Each volume of the Spell Options series gives you ways of tweaking spells to make them more varied.
Inside you’ll find :-

Basic and simple core rules or tweaking spells
Optional rules for when you want to use this system, but feel it is a bit overpowered
The Spell Options system tweaks spells, but at a cost in spell levels. Assuming you know the spell in the first place you can then customize it in one of three ways: Cosmetic, Beneficial, and Penalties.

Cosmetic Changes change the way a spell looks. These options do not cost SL.
Benefits make increases the spells potency, but make it harder to cast.
Penalties reduce the potency of the spell in some way but make it easier or less draining to cast.
These can be combined in various ways to turn an “ordinary” spell into something that makes your opponent go “Wait..just what spell is it they are casting?”

Plus in this volume, you’ll get a d20 table with simple options for the effects of the curse

Available now at –

DrivethruRPG

Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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[Tales of a GM] – RPG Blog Carnival: Building Player Engagement

RPG Blog Carnival: Building Player Engagement

The travelling RPG Blog Carnival moves ever onwards. The February event was hosted by Johnn Four at Roleplaying Tips.

This is a home fixture for the Blog Carnival, as it is now being co-ordinated by Johnn. The topic for February is Player Inspiration. Johnn describes the topic as follows:

What do you do to get players excited and eager to play each session? How have you gotten players keen to dive into that new campaign you just spent weeks preparing? And what approaches do you take to keep players’ faces out of their cells phones and focused on your game?

To learn more see Johnn’s blog.

https://roleplayingtips.com/rpg-blog-carnival/inspire-players-rpg-blog-carnival-intro/

I devoted an entire article to Player brainstorming.

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Upcoming new feature – Resource Tuesday

As I have mentioned a few times, here and on twitter, I’ve run out of all the planned generators I had notes and deatails for.  Now there is no need to panic. This doesnt mean I’m going to stop doing generators on the site, far from it, just that till will not be every week like before. Now the question has come up, what to put in the gap whilst i hunt for new material to make into generators.

Then the other day it hit me – generators are not just the only resource people need.

So, the plan is, starting next week, on any weeks I can get a generator out, I’ll be putting up other resources for people to use.

These could be, but not limited to…

  • Map Tiles
  • Maps
  • Programs and tools
  • Printouts/player handouts
  • Other sites, such as blogs

I’ll be putting up a new page for just these links and mater...

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Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 3 & the RPG Round Up

Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 3

Every week on the Ennead Games blog, normally on a Friday, a helpful list of 20 items is posted. These normally follow no set pattern or theme, unless there has been a request for a particular list, but many are based off real world subjects. Some tables are expanded further into full lists or generators, and others work well just on their own.

The subjects range from names from faraway lands, to what you might call your coins, to weapon name and more. They have been brought together into a handy and eclectic collection, a mixture of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and other genres.

Inside this volume, you will find lists for…
Crops
Crimes
Fake Compound Names
Famous Hoaxes
Legendary Mythical Weapons
Punishments
Saint Names
Sci-Fi Material Names
Uncommon Ancient Egypt Deities
Warrior Groups

Available now at –

DrivethruRPG

Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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