Whether you’re a brand new or super experienced in tabletop role-playing games, we’ve all run into the challenge of how to describe to others what playing stories is really like. … Continue reading Describing How We Play Stories
Today’s Newbie Tuesday post is a special topic for me. It may go without saying, but the way we’re connecting and interacting with our children is changing as our society’s … Continue reading The Importance of Playing Stories with your Kids
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 Your Character’s “Groove”
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 Do You Have to Talk as Your Character?
For people who haven’t played stories before, one of the first images that’s conjured is a noble knight or a powerful wizard doing battle with an enormous dragon. Fire is … Continue reading Using Magic in TTRPGs
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
Learning new games can be difficult at times. More complex ones especially require that you take the time, really digest the rules, and work with the other players to ensure … Continue reading Seeing Through the Rules
One of the first questions I get when a new player joins the table is “what’s a character sheet?” Those of us who have been playing for awhile tend to … Continue reading What’s a “Character Sheet”?
Whether you’re a new player to tabletop role-playing games in general or a new player at an ongoing story, you’re likely going to feel that natural desire to feel like … Continue reading Ingratiating Yourself to a Story-World
With its explosion in popularity, if you’re considering giving tabletop stories a try, you may be wondering what it means to be a character. My blog post from 3/24 (here) … Continue reading The Many Ways to BE a Character
If you’ve read this Newbie Tuesday space in week’s past, you know that these posts are designed to help new & prospective tabletop role-playing gamers settle into their first session. … Continue reading Getting Started with Tabletop RPGs
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 it Mean to “Have” a Character?