Active from 2005 to 2007 and dedicated entirely to system-neutral GMing advice, Treasure Tables was one of the earliest RPG blogs. It was also the precursor to Gnome Stew
, so we decided the best way to keep all of its content -- over 750 articles and more than 7,500 comments -- accessible to as many GMs as possible was to move it here, which we did in 2012
. Comments are turned off, just they as were when Treasure Tables closed in 2007. The GMing material and discussion archived below was originally featured on TreasureTables.org. Enjoy! --Martin Ralya
I have a theory that when GMs stat out NPCs, those stats tend to fall into three categories:
- Full: Every possible detail is covered.
- Partial: “I just prep what I think I’ll need.”
- Loose: Mostly winging it.
Which approach — or approaches — do you prefer? Why? And what does that say about your GMing style?