Using The Mind’s Eye In Your Worldbuilding

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

Balancing Role-Playing & Combat In Your TTRPG 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

So It’s Time To Run Your First Tabletop RPG Session…

Planning your campaign’s first session brings some pressure along for the ride. You want all the players to really enjoy the story. And perhaps most of all, you want everyone … Continue reading So It’s Time To Run Your First Tabletop RPG Session…

Ready-Made Scenes For When The Story Doesn’t Go As Planned

No matter the planning or effort you put into your tabletop RPG worldbuilding, when the story is actually played, it’s not going to exactly follow that planned path. So for … Continue reading Ready-Made Scenes For When The Story Doesn’t Go As Planned

Choice-Design Tips for 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, “would you rather give … Continue reading Choice-Design Tips for Your Tabletop RPG

Cultivating Character Development During Worldbuilding

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 goes into ironing … Continue reading Cultivating Character Development During Worldbuilding

Harmonizing The TTRPG Party

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 Harmonizing The TTRPG Party

Follow The Laughter – How To Perfect 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 Follow The Laughter – How To Perfect Your Tabletop RPG’s Flow

The Rules Are Not Roadblocks: Worldbuilding In Different TTRPG Systems

Happy 2021 everyone! 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 … Continue reading The Rules Are Not Roadblocks: Worldbuilding In Different TTRPG Systems

Balancing Milestones In Your Tabletop RPG

The characters in your tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Whether they’re epic battles, heartbreak, or perhaps summiting your world’s tallest … Continue reading Balancing Milestones In Your Tabletop RPG

How to Weave Character Backstories 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 How to Weave Character Backstories Together

The Crucial Importance Of Building Toward Awe

A byproduct of today’s faced-paced world, shock value has in many cased replaced the simple beauty of being in awe in stories. That sense of amazement – of wonder – … Continue reading The Crucial Importance Of Building Toward Awe