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 Enjoy! --Martin Ralya

It’s been awhile since our last forum roundup, and there are four threads going on right now in the TT forums that I’d like to highlight.

Here’s a quick peek at the potential broken-ness of D&D, GM-friendly RPGs, our current contest and a question for the community.

D&D’s Broken-ness?: Is D&D broken? What makes an RPG broken? How can you fix the broken bits? Friendly discussion of hot-button topics is one of the hallmarks of our forums, and this thread is no exception.

What makes a game GM-friendly?: Publishers, take note — there are a ton of good suggestions here for how to make your gaming books as usable, useful and accessible to GMs as possible.

Treasure Tables Guest Post Contest: GMing Advice from TT Members: Our current contest ends this Monday, April 23rd, so you still have a few days to get your entry in. Winning entries will be featured here on the TT blog as guest posts, and all entries will be collected on the GMing Wiki (and possibly as a PDF, too).

Want a forum for requesting TT posts?: I think this is a great idea, but it hasn’t gotten much play. If you’d like to be able to request TT posts and articles on specific topics, let me know here.

TT is in moving mode from 4/19 to 4/25. There’ll be a new post every day (as always), but I won’t be able to respond to comments or email until we’re settled in at the new place. See you in a few days!

About  Martin Ralya (TT)

"Martin Ralya (TT)" is two people: Martin Ralya, the administrator of and a contributor to Gnome Stew, and a time traveler from the years 2005-2007, when he published the Treasure Tables GMing blog (TT). Treasure Tables got started in the early days of RPG blogging, and when Martin burned out trying to run it solo he shut it down, recruited a team of authors, and started Gnome Stew in its place. We moved all TT posts and comments to Gnome Stew in 2012.


One Response to Forum Roundup: GM-friendly RPGs, Contest and D&D: Broken or Not?

  1. Gah! Still no flood of etries for the Guest Post contest? I’m going on a hunger strike until there are 10 new entries for the contest, or until a plate of nachos is placed in front of me. Whichever comes first. :)

    Seriously, please write an entry for the contest! I learn so much from this forum everyday, and I think this is a great chance for forum members to share their insights with each other.