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  • The archetypal Dark Lord is a cliche for a reason, but Game Masters can improve on them, bringing an emotional weight to every battle and binding the players to their foe using certain techniques.

    Dark Lords: Building Better Lords of Evil

    Dark Lords: Building Better Lords of Evil

    by Robert A Neri Jr0

  • This article describes the influence Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons and Dragons, had on the author and millions of other kids in the 1970s

    Gary Gygax and the Summer of '76

    Gary Gygax and the Summer of '76

    by Jason Marovich0

  • 11 killer adventure seeds, starters, and ideas for your cyberpunk genre roleplaying games (RPGs)

    11 Cyberpunk Adventure Seeds

    11 Cyberpunk Adventure Seeds

    by Earl S. Wynn1

  • A guide to the cruel vivisectionist, an archetype for the alchemist class in Pathfinder. This article contains an overview of abilities and a 5th-level sample build to serve as a starting point for your character.

    A Guide to the Vivisectionist Alchemist (Pathfinder)

    A Guide to the Vivisectionist Alchemist (Pathfinder)

    by Kevin C Morris0

  • Elder Sign is a board game for adults based on the mythology of author H.P. Lovecraft. It's played with dice and cards, and it combines horror elements with a film noir atmosphere.

    Elder Sign, a Fun Board Game for Horror Fans

    Elder Sign, a Fun Board Game for Horror Fans

    by C A Chancellor3

  • Looking for the perfect idea to jumpstart your next game, RPG campaign, or adventure in your favorite steampunk universe? This article provides inspiration for DMs and fantasy lovers.

    11 Steampunk Adventure Seeds

    11 Steampunk Adventure Seeds

    by Earl S. Wynn0

  • When world building for a role-playing game, like Dungeons and Dragons, a world map is essential. Follow along with this tutorial and learn how to create a custom map that will impress any player.

    Creating a Fantasy Map: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

    Creating a Fantasy Map: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

    by Frost Birch5

  • Hello! If you're reading this, you're most likely interested in becoming a GM (Game Master) or DM (Dungeon Master) of your very own roleplaying game. Perhaps you've been a player in a game and now you wish to take control, or maybe you're simply...

    How to Be a DM or GM Part 1: Choosing Your Game and Supplies

    How to Be a DM or GM Part 1: Choosing Your Game and Supplies

    by Daniel Van der Mallie2

  • An overview and review of the rules for Modiphius's Conan RPG. Is it the right game for you? It is for me.

    Reviewing 2d20 Conan Rules

    Reviewing 2d20 Conan Rules

    by Cameron Corniuk0

  • This guide takes a quick look at the spellslinger's forgotten buddy, the arcane bomber. It includes a general overview and some advice on how to build the character, including a sample build.

    A Guide to the Arcane Bomber (Pathfinder)

    A Guide to the Arcane Bomber (Pathfinder)

    by Kevin C Morris0

  • This guide to the zen archer archetype takes you through the ins-and-outs of the various class abilities and gets you started with a short sample build to show you what you can do with your bow-toting monk.

    A Guide to the Zen Archer Monk (Pathfinder)

    A Guide to the Zen Archer Monk (Pathfinder)

    by Kevin C Morris1

  • This article features a look at why Pathfinder's holy gun archetype doesn't work as advertised and how you can play a similar and more effective character without it, including a brief sample build.

    A Guide to the Holy Gun Paladin (Pathfinder)

    A Guide to the Holy Gun Paladin (Pathfinder)

    by Kevin C Morris19

  • I take a look at the hexcrafter magus archetype, as well as highlighting some hexes that are interesting choices. At the end, as usual, you'll find a small sample build.

    A Guide to the Hexcrafter Magus (Pathfinder)

    A Guide to the Hexcrafter Magus (Pathfinder)

    by Kevin C Morris10

  • If you're Game Mastering an RPG campaign, it's a good idea to identify some basic concepts before you get too carried away with world design.

    Brainstorming Your RPG Campaign

    Brainstorming Your RPG Campaign

    by Steve Johnson2

  • Want to terrify your players with some killer adventure starters or find the inspiration you need to make a campaign suitably scary? Look no further. Consider this the crypt of scary adventure seeds.

    11 Horror Adventure Seeds

    11 Horror Adventure Seeds

    by Earl S. Wynn2

  • Learn how to make a character in D&D v3.5—including choosing a race or class, learning stats, picking skills, getting the right equipment, and creating a character description. Good luck!

    Making a Character in D&D v3.5

    Making a Character in D&D v3.5

    by Psycho14

  • Lookin' for some jing chai ideas to use in your next bout of Firefly or Serenity-themed RPG match? You don't need to look no further than here.

    11 "Firefly"/"Serenity" Adventure Seeds

    11 "Firefly"/"Serenity" Adventure Seeds

    by Earl S. Wynn11

  • Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of has a lot of options for your characters, particularly when it comes to weapons. I have created a few new ones here for use in my games.

    New Weapons for the Conan RPG

    New Weapons for the Conan RPG

    by Cameron Corniuk0

  • A simple, free, easy-to-learn roleplaying game (RPG) set in the universe of the Naruto anime.

    Naruto Pen and Paper RPG

    Naruto Pen and Paper RPG

    by Earl S. Wynn32

  • In Naruto, there are certain metals that can conduct Chakra better than ordinary iron or steel. These metals are rare and expensive, but the punch they pack is well worth the cost if you’ve got the Ryo (cash) to spare. Stat out your own with this online supplement for the Naruto pen and paper RPG.

    Naruto RPG: Chakra Weapons

    Naruto RPG: Chakra Weapons

    by Earl S. Wynn5

  • Bring the post-apocalypse world of Mad Max, Fallout, and The Road to your roleplaying game with these 11 killer adventure seeds.

    11 Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Seeds

    11 Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Seeds

    by Earl S. Wynn4

  • If you're looking to make a dedicated healer in Pathfinder, you can't go wrong with the Merciful Healer cleric archetype. This guide gives a quick overview of why you can go toe-to-toe with an oracle of life in the healing department and offers a five-level sample build.

    A Guide to the Merciful Healer Cleric on Pathfinder

    A Guide to the Merciful Healer Cleric on Pathfinder

    by Kevin C Morris4

  • Dungeons and Dragons can be overwhelming for beginners. This article offers some guidance around what new players should expect and suggestions for how they should work their way into the game.

    Five Tips for New Dungeons and Dragons Players

    Five Tips for New Dungeons and Dragons Players

    by Max Dalton0

  • In an RPG, your character is both your proxy in the world where the story takes place and your playing piece for the game. Creating a great character will lead to a better game for everyone.

    How to Create Great RPG Characters

    How to Create Great RPG Characters

    by Steve Johnson0

  • Intimidated by all those Fighter archetypes in Pathfinder? I break down all of the archetypes from the core books and discuss them in brief, so you don't have to read each one in full to know if it could work for your character.

    A Fighter's Guide to Archetypes (Pathfinder)

    A Fighter's Guide to Archetypes (Pathfinder)

    by Kevin C Morris4

  • GURPS 4th Edition was released nearly 10 years ago. In that time, the system has proven to be far less than it needed to be. What's wrong? How can it be fixed? What needs to happen next?

    The Future of GURPS

    The Future of GURPS

    by K David Ladage15

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