Jul 062016
 

All-Star Player CharacterWhat is an All-Star Player Character? It’s a character that has all the tools needed to make him or her as interesting and fun to play as possible. It’s not necessarily an overload of information; just the right amount of information.

When a player writes up a character, it could be just a single sheet with a few numbers on it, several pages of a short story, or somewhere in between. What’s important is that a player gathers just enough information about their character to maximize their enjoyment. Too little information can make the character vanilla bland. Too much information can make the character too complicated to remember.

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Jul 042016
 
We're giving away ANOTHER $20 DriveThruRPG gift certificate!

For two months in a row, we’re giving away $20 in DriveThruRPG credit.  To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is sign up for our monthly Newsletter.  That’s it. We give away all of our affiliate credit every time our Newsletter goes out – so, you’ll automatically be entering to win every month. The prize varies from month to month (anywhere from $5 [Read the article]

Jul 022016
 
Writer Initiative, Patreon, and your reader rewards...

Stuffer Shack is a resource website that posts on table-top roleplaying games, and we’d like to help support budding RPG designers and authors who want to write professionally.  We’re calling it “The Writer Initiative.” At Stuffer Shack, we’ve had over 100 authors (both aspiring and established) post their content, and we’ve always tried to say “thank you” by offering stipends.   Well, because talent and effort [Read the article]

Jul 012016
 
Savage Worlds Character Creation Checklist, v2!

So… With the expectation to always find better tools for gaming, and with more Savage Worlds on the horizon, I have decided to do a thing. When I was first learning Savage as a whole (which happened to be the last time we all played Rippers), I found a sheet that the GM printed out (and has continued to make available) has been immeasurably helpful. [Read the article]

The genius of D6 (and why you should try it)

 Posted by on June 27, 2016  Filed as: Reviews  8 Responses »  Topic(s):
Jun 272016
 
The genius of D6 (and why you should try it)

I have a special place in my heart for the D6 system… To give a very brief summary, the D6 system measures attributes, skills, and equipment modifiers in a number of d6 dice. All of these dice are combined into a “Dice Pool” that is rolled for a total added value – against a set difficulty number.  That’s it. This simple system has been repeatedly [Read the article]

Jun 222016
 
Want to earn $10 blogging about RPGs?

Want to earn money doing what you love?  …because we pay $ for your gaming articles.  Period. On this site, we have a gaming store where we sell cool things, and we share the profits with the authors who post here.  I appreciate the work that authors put into the articles – and I simply want to give something back.  It’s not a couple of [Read the article]

Jun 212016
 
A "Who am I?" Quicksheet for memorable & unique characters

So I was hanging out over at Guild Master Gaming, and I saw that Daniel had posted “A Tip to Help Create Player Characters and Non-Player Characters.”  I liked the idea and whipped up a quick character trait sheet for my own games  You can hand this to players and tell them to fill it out as they desire, or you can use it for [Read the article]

Expanding on We Be Goblins!

 Posted by on June 17, 2016  Filed as: Editorial  No Responses »  Topic(s): ,
Jun 172016
 
Expanding on We Be Goblins!

With Free RPG Day coming up this weekend, I thought I would comment on one of my favourite picks – Paizo’s We Be Goblins! adventures. As mentioned previously, I really enjoy these adventures and have had a great time running them for my friends. This year, I’ll be looking forward to picking up the We B4 Goblins adventure from Paizo. In these adventures, you play goblins called upon to perform great [Read the article]