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[Applying Theory] Worldbuilding: Top Ten List for your Game/World/Campaign

MULTI-PLATFORM BLOGGING CHALLENGE!!! Read the post and see the challenge at the bottom. This applies to all rule sets and game systems. THIS MEANS YOU. It should be no surprise to recurring readers of The Action Point that I am … Continue reading

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Applying Theory: Star Wars and the Onion of Doom

George Lucas is a friggin genius. It’s really a damn shame he can’t write dialogue to save his left testicle. There, I said it. Moving on. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about villains lately, and when I do, … Continue reading

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[RPG Blog Carnival] Growing the Hobby

Growing the Hobby Mad Brew Labs, a favorite website of mine, has been awesome enough to host the July edition of the RPG Blog Carnival. This month’s top ic is “Growing the Hobby“.  Their topic choice is one that is … Continue reading

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Action Points as Roleplaying XP Rewards

I have an issue with awarding Experience Points as reward for good roleplaying. I admit it. I’m not bashful about it. I do have my reasons, though. I’ve done it before. I ran a long (5 years and then some … Continue reading

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Core Tropes For Your Setting

In my previous post, I identified tvtropes.org as a great resource for putting the setting information for your game in easy-to-understand pieces that your players will automatically have reference to. In this post I’m taking that a step farther; or … Continue reading

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RPG Blog Carnival: How To Be A Better GM

Well, I’m a little behind the power curve for the March RPG Blog Carnival [1], but considering it’s the first week ever for this blog, I’m going to cut myself a bit of slack and just go ahead with the … Continue reading

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