The Absolute Basics – Tabletop RPGs For Beginners

“What do you mean when you say “playing stories”?” I get that question all the time. I’m sure a lot of you in the TTRPG community do too. How do … Continue reading The Absolute Basics – Tabletop RPGs For Beginners

Follow The Laughter – How To Perfect Your Tabletop RPG’s Flow

A tabletop role-playing game story is not a straight line between points A and B. There are many twists and turns, some planned for, some completely unforeseen. Some come from … Continue reading Follow The Laughter – How To Perfect Your Tabletop RPG’s Flow

What You Can Expect When You ‘Conduct’ A TTRPG

There’s no doubt there’s quite a bit to “juggle” in the GM/DM’s role. The players, characters, NPCs, the world itself, what’s happening, what will likely happen…there’s a lot for the … Continue reading What You Can Expect When You ‘Conduct’ A TTRPG

Easy As 1-2-3: What TTRPG Players Do When It’s Their Turn

On the surface, being a new tabletop RPG player can be an intimidating experience. You’re often surrounded by folks who know exactly what to do all the time. So when … Continue reading Easy As 1-2-3: What TTRPG Players Do When It’s Their Turn

The Rules Are Not Roadblocks: Worldbuilding In Different TTRPG Systems

Happy 2021 everyone! 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 … Continue reading The Rules Are Not Roadblocks: Worldbuilding In Different TTRPG Systems

Solving Issues At The TTRPG 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 Solving Issues At The TTRPG Table

How to Describe Tabletop RPGs to New Players

Whether you’re brand new or super-experienced in tabletop role-playing games, we’ve all run into the challenge of how to describe what playing stories is really like. Today’s Newbie Tuesday post … Continue reading How to Describe Tabletop RPGs to New Players

Balancing Milestones In Your Tabletop RPG

The characters in your tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Whether they’re epic battles, heartbreak, or perhaps summiting your world’s tallest … Continue reading Balancing Milestones In Your Tabletop RPG

How GMs/DMs Can Leave Room For Character Development

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 How GMs/DMs Can Leave Room For Character Development

Isaiah the Gray, Part 31

Previously: https://storytogether.com/2020/12/10/isaiah-the-gray-part-30/ Introductions & Welcomes The Defiant’s crew – Isaiah, Jimmy, Isaac, Corban, and Zero-You – gathers in the central operations room of the ship. Zaren, cold and despondent, files … Continue reading Isaiah the Gray, Part 31

What Makes Your (TTRPG) Character Special

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 What Makes Your (TTRPG) Character Special

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