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5-Foot-Theatre: Monstrous Motivation – Role-playing monsters

5-Foot-Theatre: Monstrous Motivation – Role-playing monsters

“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster…” -Friedrich Nietzsche   Role-playing has similarities to the art of acting. Like actors, role-playing gamers take on the role of a character then try to understand their role in the overall story.  Unlike most actors who refer to established tragedies, histories and comedies of the real world, role-players have to deal with a world based on... »

5-Foot Theatre: Skills and Thrills!

5-Foot Theatre: Skills and Thrills!

“Remember the basics!” – Attributed to every karate instructor – ever. When GMs prepare for battle, nothing is more important than the Stat Blocks. With weapon stats, spell resistance, magical weapon abilities, feats and tactics crowding the GMs mind, the humble skill list often gets neglected. GMs overlook Skills largely because we feel familiar with them from a PC point-o... »

5-Foot-Theatre: The New GM Nudge

5-Foot-Theatre: The New GM Nudge

  ‘I will take the Ring…though I do not know the way.’ -Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring   Remember the “bad-old-days” of role playing games? It was a time before the internet, and players had very few ways to connect with each other. Things were so bad that an RPG enthusiast could go years between sessions. Alone with their polyhedral dice, rulebooks, and fading hopes... »

5-foot Theatre: Best-in-Class Performance

5-foot Theatre: Best-in-Class Performance

“When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.” ― Madeleine L’Engle Nothing holds more potential for a character than Class. Glance at the advancement table for an NPC class and consider a “twins experiment”. If you had two characters with the same race and ability scores, it wouldn’t take long for a Warrior  to be outstripped by a Fighter. When it comes to sheer powe... »

5-Foot Theatre: Role-Playing Fantasy Races

5-Foot Theatre: Role-Playing Fantasy Races

“Wherever you go, there you are.” – Unknown Being Pathfinders can make PCs a little jaded. They’re surrounded by the most extraordinary people on the planet and they get to visit the most amazing locations in the world. Without context, such adventures can make the extraordinary seem pretty ho hum. Being awesome? Yeah, it’s all in a night’s work. The next few installments of 5-Foot The... »

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