Honoring a Character’s Backstory

When you’re the GM of a tabletop role-playing game, it’s pretty standard to expect that the players’ characters will come with various degrees of backstories. Some will be short and … Continue reading Honoring a Character’s Backstory

How To Better Define Your Tabletop RPG’s Milestones

The characters in your tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Whether they’re epic battles, heartbreak, or perhaps summiting your world’s tallest … Continue reading How To Better Define Your Tabletop RPG’s Milestones

What Does Each Person Want Out Of The (TTRPG) Story?

When you sit down to start your next tabletop RPG campaign, you’re sitting at a fertile, nearly infinite sandbox of story. And every TTRPG story is different – its twists … Continue reading What Does Each Person Want Out Of The (TTRPG) Story?

Balancing Different Tabletop RPG Play-Styles As The GM

Every group of players at the table is unique. They each have their own wants, needs, goals, and play-styles. Balancing these facets can be a challenge, especially if the players’ … Continue reading Balancing Different Tabletop RPG Play-Styles As The GM

What You Can Expect When You ‘Conduct’ A TTRPG

There’s no doubt there’s quite a bit to “juggle” in the GM/DM’s role. The players, characters, NPCs, the world itself, what’s happening, what will likely happen…there’s a lot for the … Continue reading What You Can Expect When You ‘Conduct’ A TTRPG

The Rules Are Not Roadblocks: Worldbuilding In Different TTRPG Systems

Happy 2021 everyone! 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 … Continue reading The Rules Are Not Roadblocks: Worldbuilding In Different TTRPG Systems

Solving Issues At The TTRPG Table

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 Solving Issues At The TTRPG Table

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

Concise GM/DM Advice for Great TTRPG Pacing

If you’ve been playing tabletop role-playing games for awhile, you know that flow is constantly on the mind of the GM/DM. How is the pacing? What is the interest level … Continue reading Concise GM/DM Advice for Great TTRPG Pacing

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”

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