Encounters are the motor of your storytelling. The way they are structured contributes the most to your table top experience.
I've compiled a collection of design principles for encounters using my business consultancy skillset. It's been refeshing to deploy those practices to role playing domain and I feel it has given me a new angle to the subject in general.
Key highlights and learning include:... [click here for more]
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As a game master, when planning an adventure and writing the characters, I benefit of a template to study various motivations and strategies that characters may use when attempting to get what they want. The template also works as a nice GM screen printout to improvise dialogue between characters - all you need to... [click here for more]
Back in the old day, role playing systems suggested to describe a character using eye color, hair color, personality etc. I remember myself rolling for height and weight of a character with very little purpose to the actual gameplay.
Later came systems like FATE, Dungeon World and Hillfolk that introduced traits, bonds and character relationships as core mechanics of the game.
I'm a big admirer... [click here for more]