Designing Great Endings To Tabletop RPG Character Arcs

If we’re lucky, we’ll get the opportunity as DMs/GMs to complete our tabletop RPG campaigns. Whether it’s scheduling difficulties or life getting in the way, finishing long-term campaigns can be … Continue reading Designing Great Endings To Tabletop RPG Character Arcs

Finding The Right Balance Between Role-Playing & Combat In Your Tabletop RPG

In any tabletop RPG story, the players need to feel there’s harmony between the traditional TTRPG yin and yang: role-playing (RP) and combat. The ratio between these two sides of … Continue reading Finding The Right Balance Between Role-Playing & Combat In Your Tabletop RPG

What If Odo’s Choice (in DS9) Were A Tabletop RPG?

This week’s If It Were A TTRPG post re-imagines the seminal “Odo’s choice” scene in the Deep Space Nine Season Three Episode “The Search: Part II” as a tabletop RPG. … Continue reading What If Odo’s Choice (in DS9) Were A Tabletop RPG?

How New Players Can Better Define Their Tabletop RPG Role

There are many ways to play stories. And virtually all of them have unique ways to define a character. But when it comes to harmonizing the players as a group, … Continue reading How New Players Can Better Define Their Tabletop RPG Role

How You See Your Story World (In Your Mind’s Eye)

As intuitive or not as it may seem, there is tremendous synergy between meditating and tabletop role-playing game worldbuilding. When you’re able to clear the palate of your mind’s eye, … Continue reading How You See Your Story World (In Your Mind’s Eye)

Balancing Tabletop RPG Story Milestones

The characters in your tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Some are epic battles, others heartbreak, or maybe even summiting your … Continue reading Balancing Tabletop RPG Story Milestones

Improving Your TTRPG’s Pacing

A tabletop role-playing game story is not a straight line between points A and B. There are many twists and turns, some planned for, some completely unforeseen. Sometimes these tangents … Continue reading Improving Your TTRPG’s Pacing

Bringing Your Story World To Life

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 tailored to just … Continue reading Bringing Your Story World To Life

Tabletop RPG Systems Are Pillars In Your Story World’s Creation

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 tailored to just … Continue reading Tabletop RPG Systems Are Pillars In Your Story World’s Creation

Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder In Your Tabletop RPG

In stories today, shock value has in many cases replaced the simple beauty of being in awe. That sense of amazement – of wonder – is both an underrated and … Continue reading Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder In Your Tabletop RPG

Transitioning From Player to DM/GM

I’ve spoken with many tabletop RPG players who are intimidated by the idea of becoming a GM/DM. Whether it’s conducting a session, doing the voices, or worldbuilding – or anything/everything … Continue reading Transitioning From Player to DM/GM