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Melissa’s Customized Session Cheat Sheet for Game Masters

In my experience, having a 1 page cheat sheet for each session has benefits that far outweigh the time that it takes to build it.  I recommend creating a unique sheet for each session, a new cheat sheet for that specific game. Plot Hooks - You should create hooks for every session, not just the first adventure.  You want to get ‘buy in’ for each game so that your players and their characters really care ...
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x-wing crash

3 Warning Signs that Your Campaign is about to Crash and Burn

We’ve all stuck to a campaign that was well into its death throes. It can be hard to give up on a story that had a lot of work put into and characters that took time to create.  Sometimes shooting a dead horse is a mercy. No One Shows Up - if your group meets together regularly and suddenly you have schedule conflicts, take a hard look at your game.  Is the reason it’s hard ...
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Picard Face Palms

5 Things Every GM Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

My most recently played game was a Call of Cthulhu boxed adventure being run for a large group of eight players, most of whom I was meeting for the first time. We had a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable Game Master but the game was disappointing. There was one player whose behavior almost ruined the night.  It’s rare to have a single player enact so many terrible gaming habits in a single session but nonetheless that’s ...
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Melissa, the evil GM

New Project – Writing A Module for Publication

It's been far too long since I've FINISHED a major project.  I've done a few small things but it would do my soul some good to complete a project start to finish.  To that end I've decided to write a module for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons through the DM's Guild. While I'm tempted to work on my own game system and home-brew setting, creating an entire game from scratch is a severely long term ...
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Karl Moritz Jr

A Tribute to My Father

My father was so gregarious! He loved people and made friends wherever he went. Dad loved the companionship and conversations he shared with others. He always greeted folks with a big smile. His upbeat sense of humor was contagious. Today I want you to remember him at his happiest, when he was surrounded by friends and family. Dad looked forward to holidays at the Moritz home and at the Bignell farm. He enjoyed family reunions ...
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