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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Role Playing Games Site! These are the top ten articles that your Role Playing Games Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. LARP Costume Tips
LARPs can be intimidating for newcomers because of a lack of costumes. You don't need to break the bank to play in a LARP. Read this for easy, inexpensive, tips for LARP costumes.
2. DaVinci Code Style Puzzles in D&D
Learn how to use exciting puzzle encounters to make your players chomp at the bit for the next clue.
3. Chance Games In RPGs
In a tavern every shady character has a dagger close to their breast. They don't hold a flavorful candle to the barkeep who is skilled with cards and dice, holding the keys for the player's fortunes. Here's how to enchant your game with dice and decks, as well as a card game made for RPGs!
4. Buying RPG Dice
If you're new to role playing, you'll need some RPG dice. The sheer variety of dice might be daunting, so we'll talk about the different sorts of dice available, and where to get them.
5. Diceless RPG Systems
Heard about diceless RPG systems, but weren't sure what they're all about? Here we'll take a look at a few systems and see how they work.
6. Adding Character with Traits and Behavior
Three aspects to incorporate into your character to give it more playable depth.
7. Focused Prep is Practical Prep
While brainstorming is great for jumpstarting your imagination, creative meandering can detract greatly from your session preparation time. Creativity shouldn't be kept to a strict schedule, either. Here's how to make sure you have what you need prepared with limited segues.
8. Character Knowledge and Metagaming
Have you tried asking people what metagaming is just to be told a long story and still have little understanding of the term? Did you ever wish someone would give you a straight-out definition? Maybe you're looking for a short article explaining it now. Here I am, and here it is.
9. Alternatives to Removing Absent PCs
Three of four players are in their seats, ready to roll dice. The GM reports to the rest of the table that the fourth isn't going to show. What do you do? Here's four more options than canceling the game or just calling their character a late sleeper and damaging your campaign's cohesion.
10. Constructing a Contradictory Character
Our own personality is the easiest to role-play. A great advantage of role-playing games is that we may explore other aspects of humanity instead of only those we portray all the time. One method to do that is by playing characters opposed to ourselves. Here's an easy way to make them.
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