Primary Wall of Force Puzzle: Simply Complicated or Complicatedly Simple RPG Puzzles (GM TIPS)

Sometimes games and sessions can become stale and monotonous. All the skill checks, hacking and slashing through enemies that don’t measure up to min-maxed characters— you name it, sometimes you’ll get bored with it. So how can you create a challenge without creating an arms race? Today’s GM Tip is...Read more

How to Make a Good Story (A Hero’s Journey) – So You Think You Can GM? (GM Tips Part VI)

The Art of Storytelling (The Hero’s Journey) (Post may contain affiliate links). How do you make a good story for your adventure? Your campaign? Do you have great original ideas, but players get bored before they ever reach them? Whether you are a novelist or just a guy wanting to...Read more

Simple Ways to Introduce a New Character – So you Think You Can GM? (GM Tips Part V)

Simple Ways to Introduce New Characters I know this is straying from where we left off on the “So You Think You Can GM?” series (long overdue update coming soon), but it is a fair GM tip nevertheless. Today’s GM tip is all about how to introduce new characters to...Read more

How to make a Big Bad Evil Guy (BBEG) – So You Think You Can GM? (GM Tips Part IV)

Bonus Week Day 5: GM Tip: Making an Adventure (Story-crafting continued…BBEG)Phew! We made it to the last day of bonus week. Not another one of these until October. But before we start sipping some Mai Tais, let’s continue our story-crafting lesson. Let us work on our Big Bad Evil Guy. GM...Read more

Where to Begin Making an Adventure- So You Think You Can GM? (GM Tips Part III)

Bonus Week Day 4: GM Tip: Making an Adventure (Story-crafting) Today’s set of GM tips and advice is going to target more experienced gamemasters. (If you missed Part II, check it out here).No doubt many of you out there have ran pre-made adventures before. But how about designing and writing your...Read more

How to Choose an RPG System (and Prepare for Your First GM Session) – So You Think You Can GM? (GM Tips Part I)

Bonus Week, Day #2! (This post contains some affiliate links) You have decided that you want to run your first game as a gamemaster (GM) or perhaps you have been trying, but things don’t seem to be going as smoothly as you thought. Maybe you struggle with how to choose...Read more