After two years of writing for The RPGuide, we've talked a lot about running and playing role-playing games. So this is a collection of our best and favorite articles from the second year of RPGuide posts. This volume of Loaded Dice has sections on Storytelling, plotting and pacing your game — including romantic arcs — more about non-player characters (NPCs), juggling game rules and mechanics, and advice for players to create characters and then playing them in a team sport like RPGs.
Whether you're new to role-playing games or have been gaming for years, come learn from our mistakes and take advantage of our experience. We recommend reading at least the first Loaded Dice, but also consider My Guide to RPG Storytelling, My Storytelling Guide Companion, or From Dream to Dice.