Looking Past The Rules On The Page

Learning new games can be difficult at times. More complex ones especially require that you take the time to really digest the rules and work with the other players to … Continue reading Looking Past The Rules On The Page

Isaiah the Gray, Part 22

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/09/17/isaiah-the-gray-part-21/ Getting Ready “Zero-You, awake,” commands his master, the Jedi Corban. In the corner of the cargo bay, Zero-You pops back to life, stretching in a mock-interpretation of organics … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 22

3 Tips for Jumping Right Into Playing Stories

So you’re interested in playing stories for the first time…but don’t quite know how to get started? Well, then this week’s Newbie Tuesday post is tailor-made for you! Read the … Continue reading 3 Tips for Jumping Right Into Playing Stories

Helping Breathe Life Into The Players’ Characters

Whenever a tabletop story begins, Schrodinger’s character exists: are they just words on a page? Or are they a real and tangible being? As GMs/DMs, we’re tasked with providing the … Continue reading Helping Breathe Life Into The Players’ Characters

Isaiah the Gray, Part 20

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/09/03/isaiah-the-gray-part-19/ The Gray Enter Corban flashes a gentle smile. “There is nothing to turn to – the Light side is always there. If it puts you at ease, I … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 20

Isaiah the Gray, Part 19

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/08/20/isaiah-the-gray-part-18/ Discovering the Catalyst “What’s a Catalyst?” asks Isaiah who is barely able to contain his curiosity. Corban remains stunned, not able to speak for a few moments. “I don’t … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 19

Weaving TTRPG Character Arcs 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 Weaving TTRPG Character Arcs Together

Refocusing on FUN at the TTRPG Table

There’s no doubt that good GMs/DMs work hard. There’s a lot of prep work, a lot of worldbuilding, and certainly your fair share of shepherding. And sometimes GMs & DMs … Continue reading Refocusing on FUN at the TTRPG Table

Leaving Room for Character Development in TTRPGs

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 Leaving Room for Character Development in TTRPGs

Verbalize Your TTRPG Campaign Goals!

When you sit down to start your next tabletop RPG campaign, before you dive into worldbuilding, character creation, or Session Zero, you’re sitting at a fertile, nearly infinite sandbox of … Continue reading Verbalize Your TTRPG Campaign Goals!

Isaiah the Gray, Part 18

Part 17 (rest at the bottom): https://storytogether.com/2020/08/13/isaiah-the-gray-part-17/ Heart to Heart Corban releases the tight grip around his lightsaber as his companion, the assault droid Zero-You, powers down. Jimmy deactivates the … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 18

What Does “Having” A Character Mean?

Over the years, you’ve probably heard someone talk about “their” character. What they did, their abilities, their items, their backstory…whatever it is, you’ve probably come across people who talk about … Continue reading What Does “Having” A Character Mean?