What Does Railroading Actually Mean?

Throughout my time as a Game Master I’ve googled, scrolled and scan through many articles, forums and blog posts about any number of things I needed help with. One big topic I would come back to is the subject of railroading. I’ve read about how its bad to do to your players and to avoid […]

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horror in ttrpgs

4 Tips for Running Horror TTRPG Games

I love horror. Ask any player in a campaign of mine and they’ll tell you that even when I try to stay light and fluffy, horror creeps in. I’m even running a survival horror campaign set in the Bioshock universe.  With the release of the new Ravenloft book horror is on the mind of a […]

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Pacts 🤝. They’re important. Without them, we’re all just lonely wandering monsters 👹 in a kobold eat kobold world. To keep us together while we traverse the unknown, we’re asking our loyal friends to join us in a pact as we launch our newest feature – Our new Patreon is uniquely designed to support you, the game master, with the very best, the most […]

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Tips on How to Build an NPC

Creating an NPC can be a difficult task if you don’t really know where to start, but here at The Arcanery, we got you! Here are a few tips to help you jump start creating an NPC for your campaigns. Where are your players?This is a simple question but it truly helps with the beginning […]

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Theatre of the Mind

What is Theatre of the Mind?

With TTRPGs at the peak of their popularity, and the available systems seemingly limitless, it is easier than ever to find a group of people to play with. However, maybe it feels like there are a few things standing in your way of actually getting a game going. Maybe you don’t know what to do […]

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3 Unusual 5e Tavern Encounters

The door swings open and you are met with a blast of warm air and the rich scent of a stout potato stew. Mugs clink against the bartop as Keshif, the half-orc bartender, pulls you an ale. Sliding the mugs over to you she nods her head toward the far corner where a cloaked figure […]

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