Story Focus: Who Gets Screen Time?

When you’re playing an RPG, which characters get screen time?  Where should the focus be?  How can a storyteller make sure that they’re not giving their players short shrift?  Finding a good balance and learning how to give your players’ characters the focus that they deserve is an art, one that requires awareness of where your attention is at any given moment.

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Lessons I’ve Learned about Naming NPCs

Names are hard.  You want to make sure that the people and places you’re creating sound believable, and you don’t want to keep repeating the same things over and over (unless there’s a name like Michael in your game world, in which case you should probably just name everyone that since that’s how it works in real life).  I’ve made and seen some pretty funny mistakes with naming things, so here are a few of the things I’ve learned…

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