PiHalbe
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What is role-playing, and where do I start?
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I would recommend Epidiah Ravachol's nano game "What is a roleplaying game?". It is a small but complete game that fits on a business card and can be freely downloaded as PDF. It explains the basics ...

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Do role-playing games have to be fun?
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There are a lot of things to take out of a game, fun as in "yay, I'm having fun!" is just one of them: enjoying the moment learning something (about history, society, psychology, emotions, …) ...

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Encouraging use of online roleplaying aids
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Encouraging players to contribute I do this mostly by having them enter the information while we actually play. It's hard to get players to do those things afterwards. When we play online, one of the ...

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A story-focused, rules-lite, fantasy-friendly, classless RPG?
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There is Awesome Adventures which I already recommended. It's semi-classic and rather simple with nice character-to-story integration. Since you did not specify that much, there are two very generic ...

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What is important when choosing an RPG?
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For everything I say, I make exceptions (especially if it is just in one or two areas), because some games are just so outstanding (in the media). These are just some rough guidelines of what I like. ...

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How do I record a session?
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You will need a conference microphone (omni-directional) and some way to connect it to your recorder (i.e. computer). Conference recordings will necessarily have some echo that will diminish quality; ...

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Which role-playing systems might be best suited for use over a road-trip?
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One again, I would recommend Universalis as it focuses on telling a story together. It does not know any permanent character ownership, so you can rotate drivers easily with people joining and ...

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What tools are useful to organize a GM's campaign notes?
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Campaign notes: Maybe a small map A relationship-map of important guys The R-map is created on the computer, but I usually print it out. The map is done on a piece of scrap paper. Fold it and have ...

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Your friend wants to learn the ways of the Dungeon Master, what do you do?
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Some rules which might help: Try a rules-light system Players should know the rules (but probably not the world or be flexible about it) Don't try to be clever – use whatever seems obvious to you Don'...

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How do you recruit brand new players?
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Besides recruiting already existing gamers, I mostly try for new converts. If people already are into board games, they are easy game. Draw them in with either a very gamistic game which has strong ...

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How do you track the PCs' reputation?
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Aspects-like Why not go with something along the Aspects system of FATE? For everything that your characters do, write down a simple sentence on what they did and if that harmed or helped anyone. ...

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What table-top games are best-suited for online play?
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+1 to Brian Ballsun-Stanton's answer. I would like to add Universalis to the mix. You will need a multi-user editor (e.g. Google Docs) and a dice roller application / website, that is all. The play ...

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Play-by-web tools for Universalis
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What about mutli-user editors? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborative_real-time_editor One rather recent (and diabolical) example of this would be Google Wave or Docs. I actually thought about ...

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