Thinking About Trying Your First Tabletop RPG? Read This First!

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!

Why Flaws Are So Crucial For Your Tabletop RPG Character

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

What’s Your Character Good At?

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?

How Consequences Work In A Tabletop Role-Playing Game

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

The Process of Learning to Play Stories

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

What Is “Spotlight” In A Tabletop RPG? And How Does Your Character Have A Right To It?

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?

How Do Character Sheets Work?

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?

What To Do On Your (Tabletop RPG) Turn

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

The Road To Becoming A Solid Tabletop RPG Player

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

Feeling Comfortable In Your Character’s Skin

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 Feeling Comfortable In Your Character’s Skin

How Characters Make Choices in Tabletop RPGs

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 How Characters Make Choices in Tabletop RPGs

The Marriage Between Your Character’s Skills, Talents, And Their Role

There are many ways to play stories. And virtually all of them have unique ways to approach how we define a character. StoryTogether’s StoryNite framework has a character’s talents front … Continue reading The Marriage Between Your Character’s Skills, Talents, And Their Role