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

Playing Stories Builds Lasting Relationships

Great, lasting relationships are built on the foundation of shared experiences. Whether it’s the couple who have been married fifty years, or a group of best friends since childhood, or … Continue reading Playing Stories Builds Lasting Relationships

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

Thought-Provoking TTRPG Choices

Whether it’s in life or the stories we play, when we’re confronted with a choice, it’s the thought-provoking ones that most often stick with us and have a lasting impact. … Continue reading Thought-Provoking TTRPG Choices

Isaiah the Gray, Part 21

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/09/10/isaiah-the-gray-part-20/ The Vow Issac doesn’t answer, instead contemplatively staring off into space. “Some life,” says Corban as he realizes the depth and seriousness of Issac’s situation. “Maybe “alive” was … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 21

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?

Diplomacy In Your Tabletop RPG

Conflict is the beating heart of most stories. And in tabletop RPGs, there are the three traditional pillars of solving story dilemmas: combat, subterfuge, and diplomacy. TTRPGs have historically incentivized … Continue reading Diplomacy In Your Tabletop RPG

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

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

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

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