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BOO!!! Horror effect in a game... By: MoonHunter

[VO: Vincent Price ]
There are things that go bump in the night. Things that will unnerve you. Things you should never meet. These are the things you are gaming.

Categories: Resource, Gaming - Genre
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
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Setting Up a Campaign Climax By: MoonHunter

Great drama is at the core of the Gaming Experience. The character’s can’t be fighting the destruction of the world every session (though that can be fun), but there is great fulfilment in the climatic scenes of a campaign or long term adventure. Every climax is not seen in terms of violence (though it is very common). The personal stories of PC’s and NPC’s should also have meaningful expression in adventure climaxes. Yet all Climaxes in a campaign have similarities.

Categories: Campaign, Game Mastering
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
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Strolen
Treasure. It happens By: Strolen

Treasure is both the bane and boon of gaming campaigns. The purpose of all this was to bring up some more obvious, but often overlooked, types of treasure. The focus too often is on gold, gems, and magic items when the fun could be enriched by recognizing some awkward, but just as valuable, alternate items. Don’t pass up that ornately carved throne gathering dust in the lair of ogres. Don’t pass up that odd colored flower that your character has never seen. Take it all with you. You never know what you might get for it.

Categories: Character, Game Mastering
by Strolen
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 7748
MoonHunter
Getting players information... World Packs By: MoonHunter

World Packs are the ONLY WAY TO GO!

Categories: Campaign, Game Mastering
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 15054
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Follow in MoonHunter's Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts By: MoonHunter

Follow in MoonHunter’s Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts MoonHunter Sayeth to do these and be a really useful member to this and other sites.

Categories: Resource, Gaming - In General
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
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Five Best Tips for Posting on Strolen's (and Other Places) By: MoonHunter

If you are new to the site, you might want to read this post.

Categories: Resource, Gaming - In General
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 9491
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2003 By: MoonHunter

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Categories: Rules and Advice, Gaming - In General
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 23107
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2004 By: MoonHunter

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Categories: Rules and Advice, Gaming - In General
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 8419
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2005 By: MoonHunter

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Categories: Rules and Advice, Gaming - In General
by MoonHunter
on October 30, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 9111
Ancient Gamer
Social Tricks for the GM By: Ancient Gamer

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

Categories: Humor/ Editorial, Players
by Ancient Gamer
on October 27, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 2
Hits: 6908
Ancient Gamer
Loot and Rewards By: Ancient Gamer

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

Categories: Rules and Advice, Game Mastering
by Ancient Gamer
on October 27, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 2
Hits: 32378
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World Building 102: Environment building the MoonHunter way By: MoonHunter

Game environments are not built with a ruler and some tape, they are built with imagination and an understanding of what is needed to make the game environment. If you take the time to learn about what you will need to do before you being the process, it will make for better results in less time with less work.

Categories: Setting Building, Game Mastering
by MoonHunter
on October 25, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 10
Hits: 11848
Strolen
Longbows By: Strolen

Does your character use the longbow? Here are some ideas to make the use of the longbow more realistic and more fun. It doesn’t have to be just another weapon. The longbow is a specialized weapon with many characteristics that make it unique and fun to role play with.

Categories: Resource, Gaming - In General
by Strolen
on October 24, 2005
Comments/Ideas: 5
Hits: 14104
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