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Playing And Running Fantasy Games


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These articles are for players and DMs; feel free to browse whatever interests you. Consider how you can use the ideas or techniques you enjoy in your own game, based on whatever part you're filling. Take elements to your group and talk them over. You have nothing to lose but much could be gained. After some thought, you could decide some of the views here just aren't for you, and that's fine. You took a moment to analyze your preferences and some alternatives, and figured out what you want most. That in itself is valuable.

The discussions below cover a variety of gaming elements, and while many of the articles refer to D&D, most of them can easily be applied to other fantasy games. If you would like to suggest topics for future articles or tabletop gaming books to review, feel free to inquire.


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DM Techniques

Game Design

Kismet's Character Palette: A Fictional Character Development Tool

Advice on Running Evil Campaigns

Developing Nuanced NPCs

“My Stories are On!”: What Tabletop Gamers Can Learn from Soap Operas

DM Tips & Tricks: Adding Depth to a Campaign

Expanded Art Treasures

Suggested Gaming Music

DM Tips & Tricks: The Basics

Kismet's Location Worksheets

The Basics of Dungeons and Dragons

Managing the Leadership Feat

Kismet's Sins of Game Design

The Basics of Roleplaying

Kismet's Campaign Character Sheet

Kismet's Strongholds & Spaces

The Faerunian Calendar

Slavery in D&D

Types of Places in Any World

What I've Learned from Play By Email



Why You Should Say "Yes" to the DM







My Publications


5 Min. D&D & Pathfinder Book Reviews

Kismet's Roleplaying Books




Kismet's Guide to Gaming Kickstarters



Legend of Vox Machina (season 1)



Naughty & Dice


The Book of Erotic Fantasy



The Book of Vile Darkness



The Darkest Age



The Globetrotter's Guide to London



The Stronghold Builder's Guide



World Anvil


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