Thought-Provoking TTRPG Choices

Whether it’s in life or the stories we play, when we’re confronted with a choice, it’s the thought-provoking ones that most often stick with us and have a lasting impact. … Continue reading Thought-Provoking TTRPG Choices

Diplomacy In Your Tabletop RPG

Conflict is the beating heart of most stories. And in tabletop RPGs, there are the three traditional pillars of solving story dilemmas: combat, subterfuge, and diplomacy. TTRPGs have historically incentivized … Continue reading Diplomacy In Your Tabletop RPG

Weaving TTRPG Character Arcs Together

When players are coming up with their characters’ backstories, oftentimes they’re not doing so together. Character creation after all traditionally is a highly individual process; although, there’s certainly collaboration here … Continue reading Weaving TTRPG Character Arcs Together

Leaving Room for Character Development in TTRPGs

If you’re a tabletop role-playing game story creator, you doubtless spend time & energy in worldbuilding. Settings, characters, plot threads…much of your investment out of session as the game master … Continue reading Leaving Room for Character Development in TTRPGs

Theater of the Mind in Tabletop RPGs

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 Theater of the Mind in Tabletop RPGs

Using Worldbuilding To Improve Your Tabletop RPG’s Flow

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 Using Worldbuilding To Improve Your Tabletop RPG’s Flow

What To Do In-Between TTRPG Scenes

We’ve talked about your tabletop role-playing story’s momentum a quite a few times on Worldbuilding Monday in weeks past. So today’s post focuses-in on a topic which deserves more attention … Continue reading What To Do In-Between TTRPG Scenes

Balancing your TTRPG Worldbuilding

The characters in your tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities – whether it be an epic battle, a tragic encounter, or … Continue reading Balancing your TTRPG Worldbuilding

What Makes for a Great Tabletop RPG “Big Bad Evil Guy” (BBEG)?

Like in many stories, well-rounded villains are a crucial driving force in your tabletop role-playing game. They are central to the story’s conflict, they push and pull the protagonist(s), and … Continue reading What Makes for a Great Tabletop RPG “Big Bad Evil Guy” (BBEG)?

How to Improve your TTRPG’s Flow

If you’ve been playing tabletop role-playing games for awhile, you know that flow is constantly on the mind of the GM/DM. How is the pacing? What is the interest level … Continue reading How to Improve your TTRPG’s Flow

What Makes for Powerful Choices?

The main difference between tabletop role-playing game worldbuilding and the more traditional, expository worldbuilding is choice. Ultimately, people playing as characters will be making choices in your story world in … Continue reading What Makes for Powerful Choices?

How to Improve Your TTRPG’s Pacing

If you’ve been playing tabletop role-playing games for awhile, you know what it feels like when the game stalls. The players don’t quite know how to act or what choice … Continue reading How to Improve Your TTRPG’s Pacing