How to Weave Character Backstories 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 How to Weave Character Backstories Together

Concise GM/DM Advice for Great TTRPG Pacing

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 Concise GM/DM Advice for Great TTRPG Pacing

Isaiah the Gray, Part 30

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/11/19/isaiah-the-gray-part-29/ I’d Ask You The Same Thing At the end of the hall, at the base of the Gigantic Sarlacc pit, Isaiah comes across Jimmy. He’s still hunched over, … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 30

Making Choices in Tabletop Stories – For New Players

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 Making Choices in Tabletop Stories – For New Players

The Crucial Importance Of Building Toward Awe

A byproduct of today’s faced-paced world, shock value has in many cased replaced the simple beauty of being in awe in stories. That sense of amazement – of wonder – … Continue reading The Crucial Importance Of Building Toward Awe

How New TTRPG Players Can Better “Stay in Character”

Being present when you’re playing a story is a lot like having a great conversation. The flow is natural, the topics are engaging, the details enlightening, and the atmosphere, fun. … Continue reading How New TTRPG Players Can Better “Stay in Character”

Getting Back On Track In Your TTRPG – The Right Way!

We’ve all been there: you’ve finished setting up an exciting new arc in your tabletop RPG story and you’re pumped to get started. But right after its first prompt, the … Continue reading Getting Back On Track In Your TTRPG – The Right Way!

Tabletop RPG Group Problem Solving for New Players

Group problem solving is a core element of the tabletop role-playing game experience. Social situations, puzzles, and even combat oftentimes require a degree of creative problem solving amongst the group … Continue reading Tabletop RPG Group Problem Solving for New Players