If we’re lucky, we’ll get the opportunity as DMs/GMs to complete our tabletop RPG campaigns. Whether it’s scheduling difficulties or life getting in the way, finishing long-term campaigns can be … Continue reading Designing Great Endings To Tabletop RPG Character Arcs
In any tabletop RPG story, the players need to feel there’s harmony between the traditional TTRPG yin and yang: role-playing (RP) and combat. The ratio between these two sides of … Continue reading Finding The Right Balance Between Role-Playing & Combat In Your Tabletop RPG
This week’s If It Were A TTRPG post re-imagines the seminal “Odo’s choice” scene in the Deep Space Nine Season Three Episode “The Search: Part II” as a tabletop RPG. … Continue reading What If Odo’s Choice (in DS9) Were A Tabletop RPG?
There are many ways to play stories. And virtually all of them have unique ways to define a character. But when it comes to harmonizing the players as a group, … Continue reading How New Players Can Better Define Their Tabletop RPG Role
As intuitive or not as it may seem, 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, … Continue reading How You See Your Story World (In Your Mind’s Eye)
I’ve spoken with many tabletop RPG players who are intimidated by the idea of becoming a GM/DM. Whether it’s conducting a session, doing the voices, or worldbuilding – or anything/everything … Continue reading How To Transition From Player to GM/DM
The characters in your tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Some are epic battles, others heartbreak, or maybe even summiting your … Continue reading Balancing Tabletop RPG Story Milestones
This week’s If It Were A TTRPG post re-imagines the scene in the Lion King where Mufasa’s spirit is able to impart sage advice onto the newly grown-up Simba. As … Continue reading What If The Lion King Was A 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 Important For Your Tabletop RPG Character
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. Sometimes these tangents … Continue reading Improving Your TTRPG’s Pacing
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 Bringing Your Story World To Life
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 Story World’s Creation