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”
No matter how thorough the rule book for the tabletop RPG (TTRPG) system you’re using, there are going to be times when a situation is more or less up for … Continue reading How GMs/DMs Can Better Resolve Disputes At The Table
Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about with these “tabletop role-playing games”? Maybe you’re interested in playing stories for the first time…but don’t quite know how to … Continue reading Thinking About Trying Your First Tabletop RPG? Read This First!
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
A lot of time and attention is spent on what makes your tabletop RPG character special, smart, strong, capable etc. But well-rounded characters most oftentimes aren’t perfect. Like us, they … Continue reading Why Flaws Are So Crucial For Your Tabletop RPG Character
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
In stories today, shock value has in many cases replaced the simple beauty of being in awe. That sense of amazement – of wonder – is both an underrated and … Continue reading Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder In Your Tabletop RPG
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. … Continue reading What’s Your Character Good At?
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?
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 … Continue reading Don’t Take Your Tabletop RPG Time For Granted
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 … Continue reading How Consequences Work In A Tabletop Role-Playing Game