Group problem solving is a core element of the tabletop role-playing game experience. Social situations, puzzles, and even combat oftentimes require a degree of creative problem solving amongst the group … Continue reading Tabletop RPG Group Problem Solving for New Players
Tabletop RPG stories contain countless journeys. From the main plot, to epic side quests, to the journeys for each individual player character, the tapestry of story is made of up … Continue reading Your Character’s Right to Their Journey
In both real life and tabletop RPGs, choices have tangible consequences. When you’re playing a story, its ultimate quality strongly correlates with the players’ choices & their corresponding consequences. So … Continue reading Giving Your Tabletop RPG Choices The Right Consequences
When I’m out and about in my normal day-to-day life – and somehow the subject turns to StoryTogether or tabletop RPGs in general – for most folks, the natural first … Continue reading How to Play a Story: A Simple Step-By-Step Overview In Making Choices For New Players
A lot of time and attention is spent on what makes your character special, smart, strong, capable etc. But well-rounded characters most oftentimes aren’t perfect. Like us, they have flaws, … Continue reading The Greatness of Your Character’s Flaws
Combat and role-playing form the traditional foundation and balance of modern tabletop role-playing games. Different players gravitate toward different aspects of the “yin and yang” of TTRPGs. So today’s Newbie … Continue reading Combat & Role-Playing: The Yin & Yang of TTRPGs
So you’re interested in playing stories for the first time…but don’t quite know how to get started? Well, then this week’s Newbie Tuesday post is tailor-made for you! Read the … Continue reading 3 Tips for Jumping Right Into Playing Stories
There are numerous different systems & sets of rules used to play tabletop stories. And virtually all of them have unique ways to approach how we define a character. StoryTogether’s … Continue reading How Do Your Character’s Talents Work?
Playing as a character in a story can sometimes be a confusing concept for new players. And making choices on your character’s behalf isn’t immediately intuitive for lots of folks … Continue reading Focusing on Your TTRPG Character’s Strengths
Everyone is familiar with making choices. And some decisions are more difficult and/or more important than others. “What should my major be in college?” – for example – is likely … Continue reading All You Need Are Choices In Tabletop RPGs
Whenever I’m talking with a group of people who are just learning about playing stories for the first time, the topic of speaking as one’s character invariably comes up. “Do … Continue reading Giving a Voice to Your Tabletop RPG Character
Over the years, you’ve probably heard someone talk about “their” character. What they did, their abilities, their items, their backstory…whatever it is, you’ve probably come across people who talk about … Continue reading What Does “Having” A Character Mean?