How GMs/DMs Can Leave Room For Character Development

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 How GMs/DMs Can Leave Room For Character Development

Isaiah the Gray, Part 31

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/12/10/isaiah-the-gray-part-30/ Introductions & Welcomes The Defiant’s crew – Isaiah, Jimmy, Isaac, Corban, and Zero-You – gathers in the central operations room of the ship. Zaren, cold and despondent, files … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 31

What Makes Your (TTRPG) Character Special

Playing as 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 … Continue reading What Makes Your (TTRPG) Character Special

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

Making Choices in Tabletop Stories – For New Players

Everyone is familiar with making choices. And some decisions are more difficult and/or more important than others. “What should my major be in college?” – for example – is likely … Continue reading Making Choices in Tabletop Stories – For New Players

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

How New TTRPG Players Can Better “Stay in Character”

Being present when you’re playing a story is a lot like having a great conversation. The flow is natural, the topics are engaging, the details enlightening, and the atmosphere, fun. … Continue reading How New TTRPG Players Can Better “Stay in Character”

Getting Back On Track In Your TTRPG – The Right Way!

We’ve all been there: you’ve finished setting up an exciting new arc in your tabletop RPG story and you’re pumped to get started. But right after its first prompt, the … Continue reading Getting Back On Track In Your TTRPG – The Right Way!

Tabletop RPG Group Problem Solving for New Players

Group problem solving is a core element of the tabletop role-playing game experience. Social situations, puzzles, and even combat oftentimes require a degree of creative problem solving amongst the group … Continue reading Tabletop RPG Group Problem Solving for New Players

Bringing Your Story To Life

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, these players just … Continue reading Bringing Your Story To Life

Your Tabletop RPG Time is Precious

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 Your Tabletop RPG Time is Precious

Isaiah the Gray, Part 29

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/11/12/isaiah-the-gray-part-28/ Who is “Us”? “Who is “us”? replies Isaiah, to no one in particular. The voices in Isaiah’s head echo in his mind’s eye. “We are the Light, the … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 29