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Here are the top ten articles for the Role Playing Games Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Solo Adventuring In RPG Campaigns
What's it like gaming with a small group? More precisely, what's it like gaming with one player and one DM? I've had the chance to play and run this type of game many times and I can tell you, it's got ups and downs. Precisely which ups and downs are what this article describes.
2. Dungeon Maps Made Simple
Your players are traveling overland and they've run across some underground ruins. Those ruins are going to need a map! Here's what you should consider when making those maps, a game which makes fantasy cartography fun, and a link to an online resource for quick generic maps.
3. Tips for Call of Cthulhu Campaigns
Call of Cthulhu lends itself more to horrific one-shots, yet a campaign can be fun, too. Here are some tips on running a great campaign.
4. Monster Vault Review
A review of the Monster Vault boxed set, part of the D&D Essentials line: is it different from 4th edition Monster Manuals 1 and 2?
5. Searching For The Perfect RPG
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and RPGs aren't any different. The perfect RPG for you probably won't be the perfect one for me. When you find the best one for you and your group all others will pale by comparison. Here's a few key differences to get you started.
6. Villains We Love to Hate
Back-alley grunts stealing purses and lives; crazed scientists engineering their own mockery of life; alleged allies who manipulate those who trust them; people who have given up on life and want everything in the world to end: Four villain archetypes you could be using in your campaign!
7. Noncash Treasures for Player Characters
Riches don't consist strictly of coins. Don't gloss over all wealth as money – instead, view it as a way to enrich the verisimilitude of your campaign world. Add some complexity to those hoards! People can be rewarded with items, service or land just the same.
8. 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.
9. Role-Playing Games and Social Intelligence
Role-playing games are good for more than a pastime. Valuable life skills such as social intelligence are gained from role-playing. From anticipating the appropriate thing to say all the way to appreciating differences in values, the experience we gain from this hobby translates to our lives.
10. Simple Riddle Composition for DMs
Have you designed the perfect dungeon but lack a puzzling riddle? Do your players love intellectual challenges but you can't just put in a riddle you find on the internet? This guide will show you a quick and simple way of making your own riddles to perplex your players!
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