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RPG Courses & Training

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A guy called Red Trolls Gaming has set up a Teachable video course about writing RPG adventures:
This is an awesome online video course on writing your own adventures/quests/campaigns that kick serious butt!
Never run out of ideas for a gaming session again, write an interesting adventure in less than half an hour that people will want to play. Create nonplayer characters that are memorable.
https://redtrolls.teachable.com/p/writing_dnd_adventures_alt2

He also has a short, free course about creating an online random generator using an existing randomization service.
Create html-based random generators that you can use to make encounter tables, new monsters, random villages, names, items, NPCs or really anything that can be described with text. You can use these offline, put them on your phone or tablet and use them at the gaming table whenever you need them.
https://redtrolls.teachable.com/p/creating-random-generators-for-roleplaying-games

The generator course was pretty basic, just about the tool usage, but I'm kind of tempted to support his efforts nonetheless (a TWENTYOFF voucher code should get 20% off).
 

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Registration for the summer 2020 course of Write Your First Adventure by the RPG Writer Workshop is now open:
Do you aspire to write adventures for your favorite tabletop roleplaying game systems, but don't know where to start? This is the workshop and community for you!
https://www.rpgwriterworkshop.com/courses/write-your-first-adventure-summer-2020

My impression is that the workshop is focused more on creating a publishable product than improving your gamemastering skills.
 

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The Quickstart Guide to Game Mastering is an upcoming, free gamemastering guide by Sword & Source. purveyors of some fine generators:
This quickstart guide to Game Mastering will teach you how to start. It will give you a set of clear, simple, dependable steps that you can follow.

It will take a couple hours of your time, and cost you 0 dollars.

The guide will do this and nothing more. You will not learn every rule. You will not learn how to become the world's best Game Master. You will not learn the ins and outs of Dungeons & Dragons or 40 different ways you can write a plot hook.

You will learn how to run an adventure with no fuss.
https://howtogm.guide/

You can join the mailing list now to get notified when the quick start guide is available.
 
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ELF

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One Hour TTRPG Prep is a Zine Quest Kickstarter with an interesting theme:
One Hour TTRPG Prep is a system agnostic, how-to guide for dungeon masters of all abilities. This zine will simplify your planning process and shorten the preparation time needed to run a great session of TTRPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and others.

Not only can you prepare a great game in less time, cutting down on unnecessary preparation improves the game for both dungeon masters and players. One Hour TTRPG Prep provides simple but powerful organizational tools to run a smooth and free flowing roleplaying game.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spielknights/one-hour-ttrpg-prep
 
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