October 2012 archive

Oct 27

The Road So Far . . .

Hello all, As I teased a few weeks ago, we are going to start a secondary series of Podcasts of our Actual Play game sessions.  After several attempts with various recording set ups we finally found one that works well enough to use. Because of that delay, however, if we started posting the episodes it …

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Oct 27

Complete Tips & Tricks by Jared

Hello all, Here is the complete series of articles written by Jared aimed at helping Newbie DM’s run their first D&D campaign successfully. Thanks!! Michael – AKA Mumbles Part 1 When I first started running games, no one really gave me any useful tips or general rules of thumb to go by.  All I had …

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Oct 26

Running a Successful Campaign: Tips & Tricks for Week 10

Weekly Tip/Trick for Friday, October 26th, 2012 Create a Unique & Captivating Story Dynamic Using Proper Planning – Developing a story that is both unique and that will keep players interested can be a daunting task at times.  With work, family, and our social lives outside of roleplaying, finding time to do this can be …

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Oct 19

Running a Successful Campaign: Tips & Tricks for Week 9

Weekly Tip/Trick for Friday, October 19th, 2012 Don’t Be Afraid to Say Yes, No, or Ask for Help – One of my biggest flaws as a DM is that I have a tendency to be too generous.  I love rewarding players, but sometimes it can get out of hand.  This works both ways though.  If …

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Oct 16

Dungeon Talk: Episode 8.2 – DnD Next Playtest discussion pt 2

Hello all, Here is the back half of the recap/discussion we had after our DnD Next Playtest.     Thanks!! Michael – AKA Mumbles   E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at …

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Oct 16

Dungeon Talk: Episode 8.1 – DnD Next Playtest Encounter

Hello all, Here is a slightly edited version of the battle I ran during the DnD Next Playtest.  This battle was all Theater of the Mind; no mini’s, no grid. Please look over Evan’s sniffles . . .   Thanks!! Michael – AKA Mumbles   E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit …

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Oct 16

Dungeon Talk: Episode 8.0 – DnD Next Playtest discussion pt 1

Hello all, Last Saturday, I ran a DnD Next Playtest for my regular gaming group. We had been running a 3.5 game and because we had 3 out of 4 PC’s that were non-core classes it would be difficult to switch over. So I decided to run a alternate game that ran side by side …

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Oct 12

Running a Successful Campaign: Tips & Tricks for Week 8

Weekly Tip/Trick for Friday, October 12th, 2012 Know Your Group – Understanding what players do and don’t like is important, but it is also important to challenge them.  All players have a certain level of expectations, but how you present these in game is completely up to you.  Some players are more combat oriented, while …

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Oct 08

Dungeon Talk: Episode 7 – Figments of our Conversation

Hello all, Evan and I decided beforehand that we would devote this entire episode to building a Sand-Box game, which is something I am struggling with right now in my game. Somehow, after talking for nearly 2 hours (only about 1 hour made the podcast), we NEVER got to that topic. Despite that, I think …

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Oct 05

Running a Successful Campaign: Tips & Tricks for Week 7

Weekly Tip/Trick for Friday, October 5th, 2012 Have Fun! – This is the most important rule!  Countless times I have seen people get in arguments over rules, roles, etc. that really take away from the whole point of roleplaying.  As the DM, you have the final say in any dispute about the game or rules, …

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