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
In stories today, shock value has in many cases replaced the simple beauty of being in awe. That sense of amazement – of wonder – is both an underrated and … Continue reading Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder In Your Tabletop RPG
I’ve spoken with many tabletop RPG players who are intimidated by the idea of being a GM/DM. Whether it’s conducting a session, doing the voices, or worldbuilding, or anything/everything in … Continue reading What Makes A Story World?
Life goes by fast. Faster than you’d ever expect. And with the pace of modern living, it’s all the more difficult to appreciate the truly important moments of our lives … Continue reading Don’t Take Your Tabletop RPG Time For Granted
There is tremendous synergy between meditating and tabletop role-playing game worldbuilding. When you’re able to clear the palate of your mind’s eye, it opens you up to explore your story … Continue reading Building Your Story World In Your Mind’s Eye
No one likes getting bogged down when you’re playing a tabletop RPG. The players don’t quite know how to act or what choices to make. And likewise, the GM/DM doesn’t … Continue reading Balancing Pacing In Your Tabletop RPG
Conflict is the beating heart of most stories. And in tabletop stories/RPGs, there are the three traditional pillars of solving story dilemmas: combat, subterfuge, and diplomacy. Tabletop role-playing games have … Continue reading Designing The Peaceful Solution In Your Tabletop RPG
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 When Is A TTRPG Tangent A Good Thing?
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 Using The Mind’s Eye In Your Worldbuilding
In their tabletop RPG story, the players need to feel there’s a harmony between the traditional TTRPG yin and yang: role-playing (RP) and combat. The ratio between these two sides … Continue reading Balancing Role-Playing & Combat In Your TTRPG Worldbuilding
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 The Road To Becoming A Solid Tabletop RPG Player
Planning your campaign’s first session brings some pressure along for the ride. You want all the players to really enjoy the story. And perhaps most of all, you want everyone … Continue reading So It’s Time To Run Your First Tabletop RPG Session…