Discovering The Players’ Priorities

When you sit down to start your next tabletop RPG campaign, you’re sitting at a fertile, nearly infinite sandbox of story. And every TTRPG story is different – its twists … Continue reading Discovering The Players’ Priorities

How New Tabletop GMs Can Better Balance Different Play Styles

Every group of players at the table is unique. They each have their own wants, needs, goals, and play-styles. Balancing these factors can be a challenge, especially if the players’ … Continue reading How New Tabletop GMs Can Better Balance Different Play Styles

What To Do On Your Turn – Tabletop RPGs

Being a new player can sometimes be an intimidating experience. You’re often surrounded by folks who know exactly what to do when, where, how, and why. So when the GM … Continue reading What To Do On Your Turn – Tabletop RPGs

Designing Better Tabletop RPG Milestones

The characters in your tabletop role-playing 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 Designing Better Tabletop RPG Milestones

Creating Paths for Natural Tabletop RPG Character Progression

If you’re a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story creator, you naturally invest quite a bit of time and energy into worldbuilding. Settings, characters, plot threads…a great deal of effort goes … Continue reading Creating Paths for Natural Tabletop RPG Character Progression

Breaking Out Of Tabletop RPG “Writer’s Block”

We’ve all been there: you’re rolling right along with your tabletop RPG worldbuilding and you just hit a brick wall. Nothing is coming; the steady tide of inspiration seems to … Continue reading Breaking Out Of Tabletop RPG “Writer’s Block”

How GMs/DMs Can Better Resolve Disputes At The Table

No matter how thorough the rule book for the tabletop RPG (TTRPG) system you’re using, there are going to be times when a situation is more or less up for … Continue reading How GMs/DMs Can Better Resolve Disputes At The Table

Thinking About Trying Your First Tabletop RPG? Read This First!

Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about with these “tabletop role-playing games”? Maybe you’re interested in playing stories for the first time…but don’t quite know how to … Continue reading Thinking About Trying Your First Tabletop RPG? Read This First!

Tabletop RPG Systems Are Pillars In Your 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 World’s Creation

Designing Better Choices In Your Tabletop RPG

When we’re confronted with a choice, it’s the thought-provoking ones that most often stick with us. While “would you like a free pizza?” is certainly compelling. But “would you rather … Continue reading Designing Better Choices In Your Tabletop RPG

Why Flaws Are So Crucial For Your Tabletop RPG Character

A lot of time and attention is spent on what makes your tabletop RPG character special, smart, strong, capable etc. But well-rounded characters most oftentimes aren’t perfect. Like us, they … Continue reading Why Flaws Are So Crucial For Your Tabletop RPG Character

Planning Ahead For (Tabletop RPG) Character Development

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 Planning Ahead For (Tabletop RPG) Character Development