What’s Your Character Good At?
Being a character in a story can sometimes be a confusing concept for new players. And making choices on your character’s behalf isn’t immediately intuitive for lots of folks either.…Read article
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…Read article
Don’t Take Your Tabletop RPG Time For Granted
Life goes by fast. Faster than you’d ever expect. And with the pace of modern living, it’s all the more difficult to appreciate the truly important moments of our lives…Read article
How Consequences Work In A Tabletop Role-Playing Game
In both real life and tabletop RPGs, choices have tangible consequences. When you’re playing a story, its ultimate quality strongly correlates with the players’ choices & their corresponding consequences. So…Read article
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…Read article
The Process of Learning to Play Stories
Learning new games can be difficult at times. More complex ones especially require that you take the time to really digest the rules and work with the other players to…Read article
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…Read article
The Difference Between Being Your Tabletop RPG’s Leader And Its Guide
Tabletop RPG GMs/DMs have a lot to manage when they’re facilitating stories. And sometimes, when things aren’t going their way, frustration can build and boil over to railroading and over-punishing…Read article
What Is “Spotlight” In A Tabletop RPG? And How Does Your Character Have A Right To It?
Tabletop RPG stories contain countless journeys. From the main plot, to epic side quests, to the journeys for each individual player character, the tapestry of the story is made up…Read article
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,…Read article
Designing The Peaceful Solution In Your Tabletop RPG
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…Read article
How Do Character Sheets Work?
What the heck is a character sheet, anyways? It’s one of the first questions I get when a new player joins the table. Those of us who have been playing…Read article