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To Catch A Robber, The FBI Attempted An Unprecedented Grab For Google Location Data
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To Catch A Robber, The FBI Attempted An Unprecedented Grab For Google Location Data
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2 days ago by TalkingPointz
Your Mission is to Start an Adventure | The Angry GM
An opening scene provides a goal, motivation, and starting point.
Don't bury the lede, but also don't sell past the close.
Short is better than good.
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4 days ago by StoicLoofah
How to Manage Combat Like a Motherf$&%ing Dolphin | The Angry GM
Basic cycle
1. The GM Transitions Into the Players’ Turn
2. The Player Asks a Question or Declares an Action
3. The Action is Resolved
4. The GM Describes and Applies the Results
5. The GM Transitions Out of the Players’ Turn

A player’s turn in combat needs to have both urgency (there’s an emergency that needs to be dealt with) and exigency (if you don’t take action right now, you will lose your opportunity). That’s what makes combat scary and that’s what keeps it running forward. And you, as a GM, need to create those two sensations.
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12 days ago by StoicLoofah
Four Things You’ve Never Heard of That Make Encounters Not Suck | The Angry GM
What is the yes/no dramatic question? In an announcer voice, "Can the party safely pass through the cave and continue their journey?"
What are the sources of conflict? "The spider jealously guards its lair, attacking anyone who sets foot in its cave."
Does the encounter need a structure or scoreboard?
After each check, check to see if the players have answered the dramatic question and resolved all conflicts.
Look out for when the players have run out of decision points i.e. keep doing the same thing

Figure Out the Dramatic Question, Sources of Conflict, and Structure; Adjudicate All the Actions, but Watch for the End of the Encounter; then End the Encounter.
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12 days ago by StoicLoofah

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