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

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

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