Balancing Character Backstories For The Perfect Tabletop RPG Party

When players are coming up with their characters’ backstories, oftentimes they’re not doing so together. So as the GM, when the players submit their characters’ various backstories, it becomes clear … Continue reading Balancing Character Backstories For The Perfect Tabletop RPG Party

Discovering The Players’ Priorities

When you sit down to start your next tabletop RPG campaign, you’re sitting at a fertile, nearly infinite sandbox of story. And every TTRPG story is different – its twists … Continue reading Discovering The Players’ Priorities

Designing Better Tabletop RPG Milestones

The characters in your tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Some are epic battles, others heartbreak, or maybe even summiting your … Continue reading Designing Better Tabletop RPG Milestones

Creating Paths for Natural Tabletop RPG Character Progression

If you’re a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story creator, you naturally invest quite a bit of time and energy into worldbuilding. Settings, characters, plot threads…a great deal of effort goes … Continue reading Creating Paths for Natural Tabletop RPG Character Progression

Breaking Out Of Tabletop RPG “Writer’s Block”

We’ve all been there: you’re rolling right along with your tabletop RPG worldbuilding and you just hit a brick wall. Nothing is coming; the steady tide of inspiration seems to … Continue reading Breaking Out Of Tabletop RPG “Writer’s Block”

Tabletop RPG Systems Are Pillars In Your World’s Creation

On the surface, the sheer scale and variety of tabletop RPG systems makes it seem as though your story – your world – is meant to be tailored to just … Continue reading Tabletop RPG Systems Are Pillars In Your World’s Creation

Designing Better Choices In Your Tabletop RPG

When we’re confronted with a choice, it’s the thought-provoking ones that most often stick with us. While “would you like a free pizza?” is certainly compelling. But “would you rather … Continue reading Designing Better Choices In Your Tabletop RPG

Planning Ahead For (Tabletop RPG) Character Development

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 Planning Ahead For (Tabletop RPG) Character Development

What Makes A Story World?

I’ve spoken with many tabletop RPG players who are intimidated by the idea of being a GM/DM. Whether it’s conducting a session, doing the voices, or worldbuilding, or anything/everything in … Continue reading What Makes A Story World?

Building Your Story World In Your Mind’s Eye

There is tremendous synergy between meditating and tabletop role-playing game worldbuilding. When you’re able to clear the palate of your mind’s eye, it opens you up to explore your story … Continue reading Building Your Story World In Your Mind’s Eye

Balancing Pacing In Your Tabletop RPG

No one likes getting bogged down when you’re playing a tabletop RPG. The players don’t quite know how to act or what choices to make. And likewise, the GM/DM doesn’t … Continue reading Balancing Pacing In Your Tabletop RPG

Making Friends For Life From Tabletop RPGs

Great, lasting relationships are built on the foundation of shared experiences. Whether it’s the couple who have been married for fifty years, or a group of best friends since childhood, … Continue reading Making Friends For Life From Tabletop RPGs