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

The Fine Line in Borrowing from Other Worlds

Borrowing elements from other stories is a perfectly natural part of worldbuilding. You get inspired by great scenes, moments, and dialogue from movies, TV, video games, and books. And you … Continue reading The Fine Line in Borrowing from Other Worlds

The Session Zero Mindset: Character Creation

In many tabletop RPGs today, the worldbuilder and the GM/DM are the same person. They are responsible for the story world, its setup, its “main plot,” as well as conducting … Continue reading The Session Zero Mindset: Character Creation

How NPCs’ Motives Drive Your Plot

The lifeblood of change in your tabletop RPG’s story world is often driven by NPCs (non-player characters). While players making choices are the other side of that coin, NPCs – … Continue reading How NPCs’ Motives Drive Your Plot

Shifting The GM Mindset From Leading to Guiding

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 … Continue reading Shifting The GM Mindset From Leading to Guiding