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  1. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,186 | Highlights and Hopes — How to Get Valuable Feedback From Your Players

    Highlights and Hopes — How to Get Valuable Feedback From Your Players From JohnnFour | Published January 3, 2022 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,186 Happy New Year! May 2022 be a year full of happy gaming and dice rolling for you! I hope to get back behind the screen this year after taking...
  2. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,182 | Encounter Mapping Software - 3 Tips For Choosing The Best One

    Encounter Mapping Software - 3 Tips For Choosing The Best One From JohnnFour | Published November 29, Updated December 3, 2021 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,182 Brief Word From Johnn A great conversation came up in the monthly Wizard of Adventure chat Saturday on what encounter mapping...
  3. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,037 | The Dangling Description Mystery Method Formula — The Secret Sauce To Riveting Descriptions

    The Dangling Description Mystery Method Formula - The Secret Sauce To Riveting Descriptions From JohnnFour | Published June 7, 2019, Updated June 9, 2019 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,037 I was working on a new Faster Combat lesson about the Action Economy last weekend and a lightbulb went...
  4. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,176 | How To Start Every Session With A Bang!

    How To Start Every Session With A Bang! From JohnnFour | Published October 18, 2021 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,176 I was excited to play but bored within minutes. It became difficult to focus. I noticed other players starting to zone out too. We were on Zoom, making it even harder. Ideas...
  5. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,173 | Use This Clever Tool To Herd Your Cats - Plot Factories

    Use This Clever Tool To Herd Your Cats - Plot Factories From JohnnFour | Published September 28, 2021 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,173 A Brief Word From Johnn Today's tips are about one of my favourite GM techniques. But before I share my ideas on Plot Factories, I wanted to let you know...
  6. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,148 | 3 Round Combat Plans for Lightning Combats - Part I

    3 Round Combat Plans for Lightning Combats - Part I From Johnn Four | Published March 8, 2021, updated May 16, 2021 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,148 In Faster Combat, a Three Round Combat Plan is how your combat will end after your side has had three licks against the other side. Why would...
  7. Stephan Hornick

    RPT Newsletter #1,166 | Ripping Up Adventure Drama With a Saw Blade

    Ripping Up Adventure Drama With a Saw Blade From Johnn Four | Published July 24, 2021 Roleplaying Tips Newsletter #1,166 Make your adventures wondrous with terrific drama. We want tension in our plots and gameplay that escalates as players get close to the climactic ending. To increase drama...
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