There are many ways to play stories. And virtually all of them have unique ways to define a character. But when it comes to harmonizing the players as a group, … Continue reading Helping Define Your Character’s Role Using Their Strengths
Whenever I’m speaking with someone who is just learning about playing stories for the first time, the topic of “talking” as their character invariably comes up. “Do I have to … Continue reading Feeling Comfortable As Your Character – For New Players
Being a new player can sometimes be an intimidating experience. You’re often surrounded by folks who know exactly what to do when, where, how, and why. So when the GM … Continue reading What To Do On Your Turn – Tabletop RPGs
Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about with these “tabletop role-playing games”? Maybe you’re interested in playing stories for the first time…but don’t quite know how to … Continue reading Thinking About Trying Your First Tabletop RPG? Read This First!
A lot of time and attention is spent on what makes your tabletop RPG character special, smart, strong, capable etc. But well-rounded characters most oftentimes aren’t perfect. Like us, they … Continue reading Why Flaws Are So Crucial For Your Tabletop RPG Character
Being 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 either. … Continue reading What’s Your Character Good At?
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 How Consequences Work In A Tabletop Role-Playing Game
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 The Process of Learning to Play Stories
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 the story is made up … Continue reading What Is “Spotlight” In A Tabletop RPG? And How Does Your Character Have A Right To It?
What the heck is a character sheet, anyways? It’s one of the first questions I get when a new player joins the table. Those of us who have been playing … Continue reading How Do Character Sheets Work?
Being a new player can sometimes be an intimidating experience. You’re often surrounded by folks who know exactly what to do when, where, how, and why. So when the GM … Continue reading What To Do On Your (Tabletop RPG) Turn
We hear about “getting into a groove” all the time, whether it’s becoming a new parent, starting a new job, or learning a new skill. As we get to know … Continue reading The Road To Becoming A Solid Tabletop RPG Player