Part 14 (rest at the bottom): https://storytogether.com/2020/06/25/isaiah-the-gray-part-14/ Exhaustion With next to zero energy left, Isaiah doesn’t question Issac’s wisdom. Jimmy shoulders his friend’s weight as the three men slowly hobble out … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 15
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
If you’ve been playing tabletop role-playing games for awhile, you know that flow is constantly on the mind of the GM/DM. How is the pacing? What is the interest level … Continue reading How to Improve your TTRPG’s Flow
Part 13 (rest at the bottom): https://storytogether.com/2020/06/11/isaiah-the-gray-part-13/ The Hundred-Faced Man “What is this place?” asks Isaiah. “It is the Sith contribution,” replies They. Isaiah looks around. The Force has no … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 14
Today’s Newbie Tuesday post is a special topic for me. It may go without saying, but the way we’re connecting and interacting with our children is changing as our society’s … Continue reading The Importance of Playing Stories with your Kids
The main difference between tabletop role-playing game worldbuilding and the more traditional, expository worldbuilding is choice. Ultimately, people playing as characters will be making choices in your story world in … Continue reading What Makes for Powerful Choices?
If you’ve been playing tabletop role-playing games for awhile, you know what it feels like when the game stalls. The players don’t quite know how to act or what choice … Continue reading How to Improve Your TTRPG’s Pacing
Part 12 (rest at the bottom): https://storytogether.com/2020/05/28/isaiah-the-gray-part-12/ The Red Sands of Korriban Isaiah, Jimmy C, and Captain Issac exit the chamber, their hearts heavy from their encounter with the First. They … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 13
We hear about “getting into a groove” all the time, whether it’s becoming a new parent, starting a new job, or learning a new skill. As we get to know … Continue reading Your Character’s “Groove”
There are many ways to develop a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story. Like painting, dance, or music, there are myriad approaches to creating a wonderful shared story experience for the … Continue reading Back to (Worldbuilding) Basics
Part 11 (rest at the bottom): https://storytogether.com/2020/05/21/isaiah-the-gray-part-11/ The First The Sith cave seems to stretch on, unnaturally so. But still, the group presses on even as their senses tingle with … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 12
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 Do You Have to Talk as Your Character?