Shifting The GM Mindset From Leading to Guiding

Tabletop RPG GMs/DMs have a lot to manage when they’re facilitating stories. And sometimes, when things aren’t going their way, frustration can build and boil over to railroading and over-punishing … Continue reading Shifting The GM Mindset From Leading to Guiding

“Going Off The Rails” is a GOOD Thing

If there is a “Golden Rule” of being a Game/Dungeon Master of a TTRPG, it is “design and facilitate a player-centric story.” Players are the lifeblood of played stories – … Continue reading “Going Off The Rails” is a GOOD Thing

Looking Past The Rules On The Page

Learning new games can be difficult at times. More complex ones especially require that you take the time to really digest the rules and work with the other players to … Continue reading Looking Past The Rules On The Page

Helping Breathe Life Into The Players’ Characters

Whenever a tabletop story begins, Schrodinger’s character exists: are they just words on a page? Or are they a real and tangible being? As GMs/DMs, we’re tasked with providing the … Continue reading Helping Breathe Life Into The Players’ Characters

Refocusing on FUN at the TTRPG Table

There’s no doubt that good GMs/DMs work hard. There’s a lot of prep work, a lot of worldbuilding, and certainly your fair share of shepherding. And sometimes GMs & DMs … Continue reading Refocusing on FUN at the TTRPG Table

Verbalize Your TTRPG Campaign Goals!

When you sit down to start your next tabletop RPG campaign, before you dive into worldbuilding, character creation, or Session Zero, you’re sitting at a fertile, nearly infinite sandbox of … Continue reading Verbalize Your TTRPG Campaign Goals!

Integrating Character Traits & Backstories Into Your Tabletop RPG

If a story is a tapestry, then the players and their characters are core threads within its fabric. So a crucial part of engaging the players in a tabletop role-playing … Continue reading Integrating Character Traits & Backstories Into Your Tabletop RPG

Managing Conflict at the (TTRPG) Table

No matter how thorough the rule book for the tabletop RPG (TTRPG) system you’re using, there are going to be times when a situation is more or less up for … Continue reading Managing Conflict at the (TTRPG) Table