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”
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Conflict is the beating heart of most stories. And in tabletop stories/RPGs, there are the three traditional pillars of solving story dilemmas: combat, subterfuge, and diplomacy. Tabletop role-playing games have … Continue reading Designing The Peaceful Solution In Your Tabletop RPG
A tabletop role-playing game story is not a straight line between points A and B. There are many twists and turns, some planned for, some completely unforeseen. Some come from … Continue reading When Is A TTRPG Tangent A Good Thing?
The Mind’s Eye, our mental canvas of limitless possibilities. And for tabletop role-playing games, the platform for our shared story experiences. This theater of the mind empowers us to collectively … Continue reading Using The Mind’s Eye In Your Worldbuilding
In their tabletop RPG story, the players need to feel there’s a harmony between the traditional TTRPG yin and yang: role-playing (RP) and combat. The ratio between these two sides … Continue reading Balancing Role-Playing & Combat In Your TTRPG Worldbuilding