Posts Tagged ‘game mastering’

The Role of the Game Master

Posted on December 30th, 2011 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In my previous posts, I told you about role playing games, that they are games of imagination, acting and improvisation. I told you about ways to create interesting and deep characters for your games. The players and their heroes are very important for any kind of role playing game but it’s all useless without one [...]

Rollin’ with it: Piratical feats ‘n’ treats

Posted on April 3rd, 2011 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Image by Joriel “Joz” Jimenez via FlickrYarr!  My Freeport game for Pathfinder is gathering speed – in my head at least.  I’ve been reading through the Pirate’s Guide and getting a handle on the wheels rolling behind the setting.E6 games need…

[Guest] GM Screen: Why You Should(n’t)

Posted on March 24th, 2011 under , , , , . Posted by

Image via WikipediaI’ve been playing RPGs for 26 years, and in that time I’ve seen all kinds of GM screens.  Some really cool (a castle wall, complete with towers and crenellations), and some not so cool (a cardboard box).  In all that time I…

Rollin’ with it: A place to call home…

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Maxmini Orc heads – for flavour!First decision made:  I’ll be running Pathfinder in Epic 6 mode because at least I know what I’m doing and I know my players like the system.I’ll also be going miniatureless – which is unusual for me, but worked wel…

Rollin’ with it: The Zero-Prep GM Challenge!

Posted on March 20th, 2011 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Image by mediafury via FlickrThe plan, following my jaunt into free-flowing GammaWorld goodness, is to structure my game-mastering so that:There is no “Adventure Path Railroad” my players have to follow, but there is still structure and plot.The heroes…

Rollin’ with it: Lessons learnt from GammaWorld…

Posted on March 12th, 2011 under , , , , , , . Posted by

…or: The ongoing Misadventures of Murtt and Bugeye.My GW campaign is on hiatus – we’ve rotated DM, which means I get to play. Yay!  We’ll be playing Pathfinder, but that’s irrelevant…  I’ve been thinking about this for a while, as GW has …

RPG / Boardgame System Scan

Posted on January 25th, 2011 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Taking a breather from Pathfinder has got my mind wandering again – I guess my love of the crunch and my desire to tell compelling stories leave me lost in the no-man’s land between rules-light and GURPS… I’m still looking for The Perfect System folk…

Gamma World: session 2… and sandbox world creation

Posted on January 23rd, 2011 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In which many things go BOOOOOM, and our heroes don’t get quite the welcome they were expecting…Our intrepid young heroes were last seen amidst a giant explosion in Redman town hall – and now was their chance to react. Picking up the unconscious tow…

Gamma World – First Impressions

Posted on January 14th, 2011 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Image by chiaralily via FlickrAfter a (long) break we’re finally back to the table – and diving straight into the awesome post-apocalyptic Gamma World.Gamma World is also available as a setting for d20 Modern, but I was looking forward to bit of a chan…