• Sensational! Ten Ways to Enhance Your Gaming Experience

    by  • December 5, 2008 • Hobbies, RPGs • 0 Comments

    A picture being worth a thousand words, a busy game master can get a lot of mileage out of props.  Traditionally, RPGs rely on the spoken word to stimulate the imagination of those seated around the gaming table.  But there are a lot of ways to help create an atmosphere that supports and enhances your games.  Over the course of the next several weeks, I’ll be writing about ways you can improve game sessions for yourself and your fellow players.  I’ll try to provide you with some new twists to familiar concepts, and give you a lot to think about.  Here’s the agenda for coming posts:

    1. NPC portraits
    2. Handouts and player maps
    3. Landscape images
    4. 3d Terrain
    5. Background music
    6. Ambient audio
    7. Slideshow presentations
    8. Video presentations
    9. Scents
    10. Food


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.


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