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!

Bringing Your Story To Life

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, these players just … Continue reading Bringing Your Story To Life

The Fine Line in Borrowing from Other Worlds

Borrowing elements from other stories is a perfectly natural part of worldbuilding. You get inspired by great scenes, moments, and dialogue from movies, TV, video games, and books. And you … Continue reading The Fine Line in Borrowing from Other Worlds

The Session Zero Mindset: Character Creation

In many tabletop RPGs today, the worldbuilder and the GM/DM are the same person. They are responsible for the story world, its setup, its “main plot,” as well as conducting … Continue reading The Session Zero Mindset: Character Creation

The Mind’s Eye’s Role in Tabletop RPGs

The Mind’s Eye is our canvas of limitless possibilities. This “theater of the mind” empowers us to collectively and concurrently experience art, music, stories…any shared part of the human creative … Continue reading The Mind’s Eye’s Role in Tabletop RPGs

How NPCs’ Motives Drive Your Plot

The lifeblood of change in your tabletop RPG’s story world is often driven by NPCs (non-player characters). While players making choices are the other side of that coin, NPCs – … Continue reading How NPCs’ Motives Drive Your Plot

The Importance of Keeping Track of Your Inspiration

Developing your story world is a journey. There are so many facets, details, and threads to sort through in order to provide the best tabletop RPG experience for the players. … Continue reading The Importance of Keeping Track of Your Inspiration

Meditation & Tabletop RPG Worldbuilding

As intuitive or not as it may seem, 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, … Continue reading Meditation & Tabletop RPG Worldbuilding

Creating a Bank of Backup TTRPG Scenes

No matter the planning or effort you put into your tabletop RPG worldbuilding, when the story is played it’s not going to follow that path exactly. So today’s Worldbuilding Monday … Continue reading Creating a Bank of Backup TTRPG Scenes

“Going Off The Rails” is a GOOD Thing

If there is a “Golden Rule” of being a Game/Dungeon Master of a TTRPG, it is “design and facilitate a player-centric story.” Players are the lifeblood of played stories – … Continue reading “Going Off The Rails” is a GOOD Thing

Combat & Role-Playing: The Yin & Yang of TTRPGs

Combat and role-playing form the traditional foundation and balance of modern tabletop role-playing games. Different players gravitate toward different aspects of the “yin and yang” of TTRPGs. So today’s Newbie … Continue reading Combat & Role-Playing: The Yin & Yang of TTRPGs

Playing Stories Builds Lasting Relationships

Great, lasting relationships are built on the foundation of shared experiences. Whether it’s the couple who have been married fifty years, or a group of best friends since childhood, or … Continue reading Playing Stories Builds Lasting Relationships