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Update on the RPG

About a week ago I was able to get a quick playtest in with the final set of rules.  It was a quick run but it gave the players a sense of how the rules worked and how much control they had over the story.   151 more words

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Knowing Your Players: Type Indicators for Gamemasters [The Rationals]

[INTRO] [GUARDIANS] [ARTISANS] [IDEALISTS]

I may be a little biased, but I saved the best for last. ;) This week in my series on type indicators for gamemasters, we’re delving into the complex minds of the Rationals. 1,900 more words

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Knowing Your Players: Type Indicators for Gamemasters [The Idealists]

[INTRO] [GUARDIANS] [ARTISANS]  

Hey, there! Once again, we’re back with another installment of my series on type indicators for gamemasters. 1,766 more words

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Knowing Your Players: Type Indicators for Gamemasters [The Artisans]

[INTRO] [GUARDIANS] [IDEALISTS

Welcome back, tabletoppers and friends! You may or may not know that we’ve been doing a series on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for gamemasters, using personality theory to develop encounters that engage each different type or, more generally, the temperament each type falls within. 1,614 more words

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Knowing Your Players: Type Indicators for Gamemasters [The Guardians]

[INTRO] [ARTISANS] [IDEALISTS

Hey, tabletoppers (and curious lookers-on)! I’m back this week with more on using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for in-depth GMing. 1,379 more words

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On Disclaimers

I was recently reading a couple of them gaming blogs, and one of the first advice often given to beginning gamemasters was to ask your players if there are any themes that they are not willing to play in, or are uncomfortable with. 401 more words

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Numenera and its player-facing system

Over the past 2-3 weeks, I’ve been playing in a Numenera game with my group. The thing about being the gamemaster for too long is that it can sometimes lead to a bit of a gaming burnout, and I thought that it would be great to be a player for a change. 357 more words