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Don't Plan A Solution To Obstacles And Problems

When I'm setting obstacles in front of my players in game I don't always plan how they're going to overcome them. I figure out how the obstacle, or problem, is going to be introduced. I figure out what it does and how it can interact and - well, obst...
by Reality Refracted on Dec 9, 2016

Thinking Out The End Game

About 2 years and 3 months ago I started running a Star Wars game using the new Fantasy Flight Games system. The game is still going, but the PCs are higher XP than I think the system was ever designed to handle. Beyond that, the plot has progressed...
by Reality Refracted on Nov 25, 2016

What Is The Team Comp In Your Game?

Today I want to talk a bit about team composition. A more table top friendly term might be "Party Composition" but I'm specifically talking about in combat - however mechanical your game of choice makes combat - and how your players act as a team and...
by Reality Refracted on Sep 19, 2016

Daftar Nama GM PB Garena Lengkap, Terbaru dan Terpercaya

Pada artikel kali ini, saya tidak akan sharing gm bagi-bagi char pb garena tapi nama-nama GM Point Blank Garena Indonesia yang asli, terpercaya dan lengkap untuk sobat troopers. Sangat sayang kalo toopers belum mengetahui nickname pb garena, ada bany...
by TUTGWARNETGOLD on Aug 26, 2016

7th Sea: Core Resolution vs. Dramatic Sequence

On Monday we talked about three of the big things involved in GMing 7th Sea. Today I want to talk to the 'how' you handle those things at the table. I don't mean what you say and do, but the mechanics in place that lets you place conflict before the...
by Reality Refracted on Aug 17, 2016

7th Sea 2nd Edition: GMing, Brute Squads, & Villains

One of the things I was most excited for at GenCon this year was 7th Sea. They had copies of the book there for sale, people running sessions of the game, and even several of the designers present to talk to. I must've stopped by the John Wick Presen...
by Reality Refracted on Aug 15, 2016

Passive Insight

One of my take aways from GenCon this year was the concept of Passive Insight. The term comes from D&D 5th edition. On the D&D character sheets there is a place to write down your Passive Perception which is effectively your perception skill...
by Reality Refracted on Aug 11, 2016

#Buick Avista Concept Named N. American Concept Of The Year [Auto Styling News]

The Buick Avista has been awarded the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year at the 2016 North American Concept Vehicle Awards at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan.The awards recogni...
by Auto Styling News on Aug 3, 2016

Spotting The End

There comes a point in games where the players will do something so grand that it'll be hard to top. Sure, you could top it, but it'd involve starting from scratch all over again. It'd be like starting a whole new campaign, only one where the players...
by Reality Refracted on Jul 11, 2016

What Happens Over A Time Skip?

In the next few weeks my L5R game is coming off of hiatus and back into being regularly run. While the game has been on hiatus, the game itself has had a time skip. It's a fairly short time skip, just a few months, but it's a time skip where the PCs...
by Reality Refracted on Jun 29, 2016

Questions To Ask If You're A GM

On Friday we talked about questions for the players when looking at their characters. Today I want to talk about two questions that I recently came across to ask your players about your game if you're a GM. Without further ado, let's begin.Did You Ha...
by Reality Refracted on Jun 20, 2016

Not Every Session Can Be A Home Run

I had a good Star Wars session shortly before the time of writing this. If I'm completely honest, it was probably only decent as far as actual play sessions go, but everyone had a good time and that's a win. Normally I'd beat myself up over this. The...
by Reality Refracted on May 9, 2016

Running Big Games

One of my crowning achievements as a GM is running a teen superhero game for about 10 people and having it feel like there was a max of 5 players in it. When I see it felt like 5 players I don't mean I ignored half the table. I mean that the level of...
by Reality Refracted on Feb 24, 2016

Why You're Doing XP Rewards All Wrong

Forgive the click-bait nature of the title, but after having a number of discussions with friends and friends of friends about XP rewards in games, and seeing umpteen million discussions about XP rewards online over the history of GM and table top RP...
by Reality Refracted on Feb 1, 2016

Cara Lapor Cheater PB Garena Ke GM

Sejak dirilisnya sistem FairPlay Point Blank Indonesia oleh Garena Indonesia untuk melaporkan cheater ke GM. Banyak troopers yang charnya kena banned. Memang ada beberapa cara hindari cheater di PB Garena Indonesia, tapi bagi mereka yang belum men...
by TUTGWARNETGOLD on Jan 22, 2016

The Drill Down 410: Equal Opportunity Butts

This week, SpaceX fails an ocean landing, is Bitcoin a failure, Uber gets into helicopters, tech firms may be sourcing from child labor, is it time to rename AOL, and how much video game booty is too much? ... All this and more on The Drill Down. [..
by Geeks of Doom on Jan 22, 2016

A Merry Magical Holiday Special

This Friday, as a place holder for my group between ending a story arc in our Halo game and me taking over again to conitnue our L5R game, I'm running a one shot. The one shot will, hopefully, get us through the session where we'll be down two player...
by Reality Refracted on Dec 16, 2015

Player Appreciation Is Important

And we're back. Did you have a good Thanksgiving if you're in the States? If not, did you have a good weekend? Are you getting psyched for Christmas and the other holidays that come around in December? I had a good week. We're pretty much moved. Not...
by Reality Refracted on Nov 30, 2015

GM Support Services – Punjab Saaf Pani Company – Lahore

Under the special initiative of the Chief Minister of Punjab, the Government of Punjab has established the Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) with a mandate […] The post GM Support Services – Punjab Saaf Pani Company – Lahore appeared...
by PkVacancy on Nov 2, 2015

What I Learned From My D&D Mini-Campaign

On Saturday I ran the last session of my Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition mini-campaign. The game was started to fill time while our normal Saturday GM prepared for their next game. All in all it went well, and was a refreshing change of pace going b...
by Reality Refracted on Oct 19, 2015


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