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  1. How to Build a Successful Long-term Gaming Group


    “Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

    - Otto Von Bismark

    As the popularity of online tabletop RPGs explodes, so too does the collective frustration of all the new players who can’t find a game. I have been successfully playing RPGs online for over 10 years now and want to share some hard-earned wisdom that will help you improve the odds of having a great experience.

    Many of you have come ...

    Updated August 23rd, 2017 at 12:04 by Answulf

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  2. A heaping help of hit points

    “Please Sir … May I have some … more???”

    Last night, my crew was at long last at that section of Cragmaw Hideout from Lost Mines of Phandelver. It is the stuff of which separates the men from the boys. In different streams I have seen it do a TPK (Total Party Kill.)

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    Basically, the party enters into a pitch dark cave. (My players are all humans and need a light source) [3] Sneek past three chained wolves. (The Barbarian threw ...
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  3. A text-only weakness

    I have discovered a weakness in the text-only realm! I can usually type as fast as voice, and with just as much imagery. Plus, FG grounds makes us for anything else lacking.

    The weakness is in training people for Fantasy Grounds. I trained 14 people this week. And it is a bit hard to show the ropes via pure typing. I do send people emails with advice to watch the videos and include some early tips. I do get each player proficient, but seems like it would be so much faster if it wasn’t ...
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  4. Actionable Roleplaying Tips: Preparing to Homebase

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    Alright folks. Ready for the second post in the series? Well, here it comes.

    If you need a quick reminder about the series, here’s a recap from the first post.

    How do I take some actionable steps to prepare to roleplay?

    Sharing the my answers to that question is the purpose of this four-part post series. I’m not suggesting this is the best course of action for everyone. All I know is that it worked for me. It gave me something actionable. It
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    Updated May 19th, 2017 at 21:38 by bigbluepaw

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  5. Useful shortcuts and tips to use in Fantasy Grounds

    This is a list of useful "Tips & Tricks" for the Fantasy Grounds VTT, contributed by users on the forums. I tried to credit everyone who provided anything on the list. You can find the original post stickied in The Tavern.

    *Dragging the "Next Actor / End Turn" button from the Combat Tracker to a hotkey.
    Especially useful for players who may not always have the Combat Tracker open.

    *Dragging Damage/Healing/Attack Rolls/Spell Saves from chat ...

    Updated September 19th, 2018 at 09:09 by Skillkoil

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