Author: Paco G. Jaen

The Hero’s Journey – The RPG Interview Room

The Hero’s Journey has been a love of mine for a long time. It is a tried and tested formula that renders good results. But do people use it to maximum effect? Once you know the Hero’s Journey, it is fairly easy to identify when it’s being used. The Marvel films, and pretty much any movie in which there is some sort of hero, uses a good number of the stages. Although the formula has been reworked, simplified, tidied and reordered, it remains a valid reference that is starting to show its age and, with the influence and knowledge...

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Relationships in RPGs – The RPG Interview Room podcast

Relationships are a pretty integral part of RPGs. It is very hard to have a party without relationships because, one way or another, they have to relate to one another, romantically or otherwise. In the last few weeks we have been chatting a lot in Facebook about relationships in games with a lot of people deciding they don’t want to have relationship in games because… erm… dunno… lots of reasons that make no sense to me, but hey… to each their own. The fact is that a lot of people’s misgivings on having relationships are a bit odd and...

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Writing RPG adventures – steps 1 to 10

This is the first of two videos in which I give you twenty steps to designing and writing your RPG adventures. Whether it is for your own #TTRPG or for publication, there are some steps that you can follow that can give you what you need to get your work finished. It doesn’t matter if it is a Call of Cthulhu or a Dungeons & Dragons game, following the steps in this video will help you finish the work and get it all out there in no time! Hope you enjoy the show! Visit other G*M*S Magazine productions: For...

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10 illnesses and conditions to use in your RPG

This quick guide to 10 illnesses that could be used in your game to make things harder for your players in a longer term way, rather than a wound that you can heal in no time with your magic. Most of us have suffered from illnesses in the past and we know how terribly debilitating it can be. Sometimes we have to spend a little bit of time in hospital to get them treated. In this video and podcast I talk about how some of these could be used and why in your #ttrpg to make the character lives...

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Corpus Malicious – RPG Review

Corpus Malicious is a 400 pages book by the company Dream Realm Storytellers that explores evil characters, cults and general bad staff for your 5E game. Is it worth the amount of money you have to back in Kickstarter to get your hands on it? Let me tell you! Please help this channel subscribing to it and leaving a comment. This is a book for #DnD #ttrpg. In it you can find fantasy races like fallen angels, the remnant (though that can be any race: elf, dwarf, human, tiefling, dragonborn, orcs, gobbling…) and also a lot of magical items,...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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