Giving Your Tabletop RPG Choices The Right Consequences

In both real life and tabletop RPGs, choices have tangible consequences. When you’re playing a story, its ultimate quality strongly correlates with the players’ choices & their corresponding consequences. So … Continue reading Giving Your Tabletop RPG Choices The Right Consequences

How to Play a Story: A Simple Step-By-Step Overview In Making Choices For New Players

When I’m out and about in my normal day-to-day life – and somehow the subject turns to StoryTogether or tabletop RPGs in general – for most folks, the natural first … Continue reading How to Play a Story: A Simple Step-By-Step Overview In Making Choices For New Players

The Greatness of Your Character’s Flaws

A lot of time and attention is spent on what makes your character special, smart, strong, capable etc. But well-rounded characters most oftentimes aren’t perfect. Like us, they have flaws, … Continue reading The Greatness of Your Character’s Flaws

Combat & Role-Playing: The Yin & Yang of TTRPGs

Combat and role-playing form the traditional foundation and balance of modern tabletop role-playing games. Different players gravitate toward different aspects of the “yin and yang” of TTRPGs. So today’s Newbie … Continue reading Combat & Role-Playing: The Yin & Yang of TTRPGs

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

How Do Your Character’s Talents Work?

There are numerous different systems & sets of rules used to play tabletop stories. And virtually all of them have unique ways to approach how we define a character. StoryTogether’s … Continue reading How Do Your Character’s Talents Work?

Focusing on Your TTRPG Character’s Strengths

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 Focusing on Your TTRPG Character’s Strengths

All You Need Are Choices In Tabletop RPGs

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 All You Need Are Choices In Tabletop RPGs

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?

How to Join an Existing Tabletop RPG Story

When you’re a new player at an ongoing tabletop RPG story, you’re likely going to want to feel that sense of belonging. And that process can be difficult – the … Continue reading How to Join an Existing Tabletop RPG Story

Getting Started with Tabletop RPGs

If you’ve read this Newbie Tuesday space in week’s past, you know that these posts are designed to help new & prospective tabletop role-playing gamers settle into their first session. … Continue reading Getting Started with Tabletop RPGs

Describing How We Play Stories

Whether you’re a brand new or super experienced in tabletop role-playing games, we’ve all run into the challenge of how to describe to others what playing stories is really like. … Continue reading Describing How We Play Stories