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Run An Epic Weekend-Long RPG Session With These GM Tips

Posted On: Jan 10, 2019   |   Posted By: Episodes

Run An Epic Weekend-Long RPG Session With These GM Tips

GM Tips is our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last article we talked about combining multiple tables in the same world , and this week we tackle single-table epics over a weekend.
Every gaming group faces the massive hurdle of scheduling. It's like a delicate dance between free time, imagination, and responsibilities all rolled up into one ball of drama. When the final schedule is set, inevitably, life critically botches on someone and a player has to quit. If this happens a few times, even long-running epic campaigns find themselves coming to a screeching halt. The hazards of scheduling aren't the only reason that a large weekend epic should be done. Do we really need an excuse for a hotel party with dice, snacks, fancy mead and roleplaying? I think not.
A weekend epic is the sort of game session you plan for six months out. Invite all your friends who have played, will play, or have even thought about playing the game and get...

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