/tg/ Thread Archive

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2015-01-15: I noticed there was a notice here that was out of date by like four years. Here's a new notice. NOTICE ME SEMPAI~. Also if something goes wrong with the archives, fastest contact is via irc.thisisnotatrueending.com.

2015-02-04: Due to overwhelming size, .pdf files are no longer supported.

2016-04-28: The shiny new archive for the trial board /qst/ is now available here.

2016-05-23: Searching tags or titles/descriptions now includes results from both /tg/ and /qst/ archives, which should make it easier for QMs to maintain continuity between boards.

Archived Threads

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ThreadTitleDescriptionTagsAddedScore
October 2009
6358010Sandbox DMingAnonymous details an algorithm for running open, "sandbox" D&D worlds, then discusses DMing tactics. Mostly archivable for the algorithmic DMing idea.Sandbox, DMing, D&D, DM, tips2009-10-21 8 
December 2009
6975776Awesome DM tips are awesomeNew DM asks for advice. Kind anon dumps what has the be a must read for DM's of 4th edition.DnD, DMing, 4th Edition2009-12-03 4 
7251082Bad DMing storytime and adviceAnon asks for stories about poor DMing, and /tg/ provides; plenty of advice on how not to be a bad DM is given as well.storytime, DMs, bad, DMing2009-12-23 3 
February 2010
8175884How To Sandbox DM, Part 2A request from a DM turns into a discussion on sandbox DMing, references http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/6358010/ and Ars Ludi.DMing sandbox worldbuilding world building2010-02-19 2 
April 2010
9403585Tables for adding flavor to a campaignA huge resource of tables for DMs to use for their campaigns. Good material here for when your creativity got lost, or you need to speed up session creation.Tables, charts, DMing, 2e2010-04-25 4 
November 2010
127612581001 useful campaign ideasVarious fa/tg/uys chime in with useful plot hooks, villain ideas, riddles, and other tidbits for making your campaign betterdming, advice, ideas, roleplay2010-11-11 3 
December 2010
13323951How to run a horror gameA discussion of how to run a horror game that actually scares your players. Many good ideas are forthcominghorror, DMing, atmosphere, scary,2010-12-29 2 
March 2011
14100433Puzzle Thread/tg/ Discusses the use of riddles, puzzles, and other mental challenges they've used in their games.RPG, Roleplay, Puzzles, Riddles, Riddle, D&D, Lovecraft, DMing, DM2011-03-02 0 
14130012Everything /tg/ Hates about D&DThe boring and overdone tropes and cliches that we all know and hate in our Roleplaying games.D&D, dungeons and dragons, noobs, that guy, DMing, faggotry, kenders, cliches, RAGE2011-03-05 -1 
November 2011
16803032DMing PhilosophersModerately amusing thread about entering a forest and how philosophers would DM itphilosophy philosophers comedy entertaining funny forest DMing2011-11-01 16 
August 2012
20238400Bad DM cannot into dramaDouchebag DMing thread is taken over by the rageworthy tale of a DM who despite being a drama major completely fails to deliver any to his group.Bad DMing, storytime, That Guy, That DM, douchebag DM2012-08-08 20 
September 2012
20693047Scary Shit, DMing Tipssubtle things are the scariestscary, bricks shat, DMing, tips2012-09-13 6 
May 2013
24576270GM Toolkits for all to enjoy!/tg/ gets together and posts all their favourite GM tools.Tools, GM, GMing, DM, DMing, Helpful, Tips, Resources2013-05-03 18 
25148048Dick DM Moves/tg/ vents about bullshit they've had to endure from their DMs/tg/, dm, DMing, DMs, DM advice, DM, gm, GMing, Gming, GM, That DM, That GM2013-05-31 14 
June 2013
25625236Secrets of GMingGMs let us /tg/ in on their dirty little secretsDM, dm, gm, GM, DMing, GMing, NPC, NPCs, npcs, npc, railroading, Railroading, players2013-06-25 6 
August 2013
26793774Four powers, One World/tg/ gets cracking on a new setting involving 4 major superpowers: USA, China, the EU and Russia, and Pan-Asia.Setting, brainstorm, DM, DMing, GMing, GM2013-08-24 7 
December 2013
28617703Times your group has had to end for the nightTimes a campaign has had to restart, be rewritten, or put on hold because of silly bullshit players pull. Also a small bit of advice on worldbuilding.DM, GM, DMing, GMing, worldbuilding, story, stories, storytime, PC, GMPC, DMPC, bard, paladin, seduction, cancer, Elder evil, EE, BBEG2013-12-02 5 
28921062Wilderness Surival TipsOP Asked how to make survival interesting. Lots of good discussion.Wilderness, RPG, DMing, GMing2013-12-17 0 
November 2016
50350758Touhoufag asks for help with NPC behaviorDetailed discussion on generating NPC behavior which feels realistic and satisfying, especially with regards to irrationality end emotionadvice, GMing, DMing, NPCs, roleplay, roleplaying2016-11-24 7 
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