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

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

Giving a Voice to Your Tabletop RPG Character

Whenever I’m talking with a group of people who are just learning about playing stories for the first time, the topic of speaking as one’s character invariably comes up. “Do … Continue reading Giving a Voice to Your Tabletop RPG Character

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?

Theater of the Mind in Tabletop RPGs

The Mind’s Eye, our mental canvas of limitless possibilities. And for tabletop role-playing games, the platform for our shared story experiences. This theater of the mind empowers us to collectively … Continue reading Theater of the Mind in Tabletop RPGs

Integrating Character Traits & Backstories Into Your Tabletop RPG

If a story is a tapestry, then the players and their characters are core threads within its fabric. So a crucial part of engaging the players in a tabletop role-playing … Continue reading Integrating Character Traits & Backstories Into Your Tabletop RPG