8/30/2015

Guest Poster - Tenkar - What is Your Go To GM Resource?

Tenkar's Tavern Guest Post
+Christopher Stogdill asked me to drop a guest post over here at the Frugal GM blog and I was honored to be asked. Chris has posted over at The Tavern a few times and it's nice to be able to return the favor :)

Of course, being that this is the Frugal GM blog, I had to put my thinking cap on as to the kind of
post I'd be writing. It didn't take long for it to come to me - GM resources.

I think most of us have certain resources or inspiration fountains that we return to, whether it's during game prep or when the party goes left and all you have prepared is to the right.

For me, the one thing I nearly always have close at hand is the d30 Sandbox Companion by +Richard LeBlanc . In the 21 months or so since it's release, I've gotten more use out of the 50 some odd pages of charts and tables than probably the rest of my gaming collection combined. It's inspired game prep, it's been used in game sessions and it's even been used at The Tavern to inspire gaming posts. It's like the swiss army knife of the OSR for me. All I need now is one for the White Star RPG and I'll be ready to run scifi games on the fly.

Now, what works for me won't necessarily work for others. We all have our own quirks and backgrounds that make us what we are.

So, tell the readers here at the Frugal GM what your go to GM resources are. Maybe you'll open the eyes of others to some excellent products or ideas that may have been overlooked.