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A Storytelling Quick Tip for When You’re Forced into a GM Box

GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. The GM Quick Tips are single hacks discovered in the minds of storytellers everywhere. Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve needed to take over another storytellers game? What about being an improv narrator …

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How to Create “Good” Villains for Your Campaign

GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week we talked about storytelling while you have limitations, and this week we cover alignment swapping. Dungeons & Dragons have iconically evil villains in their settings clearly bent evil-for-evils sake and little redeeming qualities. Personally, …

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Handling Tense and Difficult Topics in VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE

Twenty-seven years ago Vampire: The Masquerade was released in 1991, and it’s been through a few iterations thus far along its journey. Our RPG show, Vampire: The Masquerade – L.A. By Night is diving into the Vampire: The Masquerade’s Fifth Edition and the World Of Darkness it resides in. If you’re as excited about it …

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The Rook & The Raven Gets You Ready to Game on Tabletop Day (and Every Day)

On June 1, 2019, gamers around the world will unite to celebrate games and their love of gaming on International Tabletop Day! Here on Geek & Sundry, we’ll be bringing you a day full of fun content, including the premieres of both Callisto 6 – Season 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade LA By Night – Season …

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GM Quick Tip: Remix Old Encounters to Help With Last-Minute Session Planning

GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. The GM Quick Tips are single hacks discovered in the minds of storytellers everywhere. There you are, on game day with players due to arrive any minute, and your table is still a mess of books …

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GMs: Get A Head Start On Your Mega-Campaign Planning With These Tips

GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week we talked about picking up long dead campaigns and this week we look ahead a few months at summer blockbusters (or comparably massive campaigns). The long dead, cold, and ruthless winter shuts down many …

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to OVERLIGHT RPG – GM Tips

The world of Overlight is chock full of bright colors, weird creatures, and kaleidoscopic fantasy. We’ve been having a blast exploring the world in our Overlight: Fractured Paradox series and hope that gamers have been playing the game and creating their own adventure across the different shards of the universe. Over the last few weeks, we’ve explored the universe of Overlight, …

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GMs: Use Emotions As Encounter Pillars To Make Sessions Memorable

GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we took care of dice fudging, and now it’s finally time to get back to encounters. Encounters are the mainstay of every roleplaying game. Simply defined as a three-act structure of rising tension, central …

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This Girls Middle School D&D Club Is a Font of Inspiration

We love showcasing fantastic community stories from gamers all over the world! From the mother and daugther who bake boardgame-inspired cakes to the woman who uses gaming as medical therapy, there’s so many inspiring stories out there. Here’s one of them. Ethan Schoonover is the Technical Director at the Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) in Seattle. He’s …

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