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Stan Shinn
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Tabletop RPG Gamer, Fiction Writer
Tabletop RPG Gamer, Fiction Writer

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Only hours to go! Can't wait to get these 5e Gamemaster Toolkis products into your hands along with the several stretch goals we've unlocked :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit



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Only two days left on my 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

I thought I'd share some of the techniques I use with the Stoplight Damage tokens and the Gamemaster cards to speed up combat.

— I delegate a lot of activity to players: I have them track damage for minis and they adjudicate if they hit or not by looking at the AC of their opponents on the back of the initiative cards (I usually add this after they hit the creature). I'm queuing up the next player's turn while a 'Battlemaster' player (who gets the 'Battlemaster' role card) is tracking damage for me.
— I answer fewer player questions on status of enemies ("which Orc has the the most damage again?") because the players can look and see the damage status when using the Stoplight damage tokens.
— Logistically, when you have larger numbers of combatants, I can run battles more easily. I have run multiple combats with 40-55 miniatures on the table, and the combat speeds along very efficiently.
— The GM's turn goes more quickly because I'm not occupied with so much bookkeeping; when my turn lands I'm ready to go, not hunting through my notes to log 5 points of damage on Orc #4.
— Preroll the creatures initiative before the game and write it on the initiative card, along with the key stats. Saves time in game.
— Assigning other player roles such as a Rulesmaster or Grubmaster offload valuable GM time by recruiting players to look up rules questions, order pizza, etc.

The cards and damage tokens have really improved my games; I hope you find some of these tips helpful :-)

Check it out here!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit


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Only two days left on my 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

I thought I'd share some of the techniques I use with the Stoplight Damage tokens and the Gamemaster cards to speed up combat.

— I delegate a lot of activity to players: I have them track damage for minis and they adjudicate if they hit or not by looking at the AC of their opponents on the back of the initiative cards (I usually add this after they hit the creature). I'm queuing up the next player's turn while a 'Battlemaster' player (who gets the 'Battlemaster' role card) is tracking damage for me.
— I answer fewer player questions on status of enemies ("which Orc has the the most damage again?") because the players can look and see the damage status when using the Stoplight damage tokens.
— Logistically, when you have larger numbers of combatants, I can run battles more easily. I have run multiple combats with 40-55 miniatures on the table, and the combat speeds along very efficiently.
— The GM's turn goes more quickly because I'm not occupied with so much bookkeeping; when my turn lands I'm ready to go, not hunting through my notes to log 5 points of damage on Orc #4.
— Preroll the creatures initiative before the game and write it on the initiative card, along with the key stats. Saves time in game.
— Assigning other player roles such as a Rulesmaster or Grubmaster offload valuable GM time by recruiting players to look up rules questions, order pizza, etc.

The cards and damage tokens have really improved my games; I hope you find some of these tips helpful :-)

Check it out here!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit


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I just launched a 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter which has a special discount for those who pledge on the first day:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

This Kickstarter includes the option to get the system-neutral Chronicles RPG Kit which I previously offered as part of a limited 'Make 100' project earlier this year.

This 5e Gamemaster Toolkit includes:
—5e Gamemaster Codex
—5e Gamemaster Cards
—5e Damage Counters
—System-Neutral Chronicles Booklets

Check it out if any of that sounds interesting to you :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

— Stan Shinn

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For those of you who like D&D 5e, I just launched a 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter which has a special discount for those who pledge on the first day:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

This Kickstarter includes the option to get the system-neutral Chronicles RPG Kit which I previously offered as part of a limited 'Make 100' project earlier this year.

This 5e Gamemaster Toolkit includes:
—5e Gamemaster Codex
—5e Gamemaster Cards
—5e Damage Counters
—System-Neutral Chronicles Booklets

Check it out if any of that sounds interesting to you :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

— Stan Shinn

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For those of you who like D&D 5e, I just launched a 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter which has a special discount for those who pledge on the first day:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

This Kickstarter includes the option to get the system-neutral Chronicles RPG Kit which I previously offered as part of a limited 'Make 100' project earlier this year.

This 5e Gamemaster Toolkit includes:
—5e Gamemaster Codex
—5e Gamemaster Cards
—5e Damage Counters
—System-Neutral Chronicles Booklets

Check it out if any of that sounds interesting to you :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

— Stan Shinn

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For those of you who like D&D 5e, I just launched a 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter which has a special discount for those who pledge on the first day:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

This Kickstarter includes the option to get the system-neutral Chronicles RPG Kit which I previously offered as part of a limited 'Make 100' project earlier this year.

This 5e Gamemaster Toolkit includes:
—5e Gamemaster Codex
—5e Gamemaster Cards
—5e Damage Counters
—System-Neutral Chronicles Booklets

Check it out if any of that sounds interesting to you :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

— Stan Shinn

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For those of you who like D&D 5e, I just launched a 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter which has a special discount for those who pledge on the first day:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

This Kickstarter includes the option to get the system-neutral Chronicles RPG Kit which I previously offered as part of a limited 'Make 100' project earlier this year.

This 5e Gamemaster Toolkit includes:
—5e Gamemaster Codex
—5e Gamemaster Cards
—5e Damage Counters
—System-Neutral Chronicles Booklets

Check it out if any of that sounds interesting to you :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

— Stan Shinn

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For those of you who like D&D 5e, I just launched a 5e Gamemaster Toolkit Kickstarter which has a special discount for those who pledge on the first day:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

This Kickstarter includes the option to get the system-neutral Chronicles RPG Kit which I previously offered as part of a limited 'Make 100' project earlier this year.

This 5e Gamemaster Toolkit includes:
—5e Gamemaster Codex
—5e Gamemaster Cards
—5e Damage Counters
—System-Neutral Chronicles Booklets

Check it out if any of that sounds interesting to you :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stanshinn/5e-gamemaster-toolkit

— Stan Shinn

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For those who use miniatures in your games and track precise distances, how do you do it? Do you count squares, use tape measurers with inches (1 inch = 2 meters), or maybe centimeters (1 cm = 1 meter)? This video (see the 6:38 mark and other times) has me wondering what is the best technique. Planning to use miniatures at a con game this summer so would like to solve for this, ideally with tape measurers. :-)

https://youtu.be/4mLIkWZxPTg?t=397
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