When players are coming up with their characters’ backstories, oftentimes they’re not doing so together. So as the GM, when the players submit their characters’ various backstories, it becomes clear … Continue reading Balancing Character Backstories For The Perfect Tabletop RPG Party
When you sit down to start your next tabletop RPG campaign, you’re sitting at a fertile, nearly infinite sandbox of story. And every TTRPG story is different – its twists … Continue reading Discovering The Players’ Priorities
Every group of players at the table is unique. They each have their own wants, needs, goals, and play-styles. Balancing these factors can be a challenge, especially if the players’ … Continue reading How New Tabletop GMs Can Better Balance Different Play Styles
The characters in your tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story are likely to encounter all sorts of obstacles and opportunities. Some are epic battles, others heartbreak, or maybe even summiting your … Continue reading Designing Better Tabletop RPG Milestones
If you’re a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) story creator, you naturally invest quite a bit of time and energy into worldbuilding. Settings, characters, plot threads…a great deal of effort goes … Continue reading Creating Paths for Natural Tabletop RPG Character Progression
We’ve all been there: you’re rolling right along with your tabletop RPG worldbuilding and you just hit a brick wall. Nothing is coming; the steady tide of inspiration seems to … Continue reading Breaking Out Of Tabletop RPG “Writer’s Block”
Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about with these “tabletop role-playing games”? Maybe you’re interested in playing stories for the first time…but don’t quite know how to … Continue reading Thinking About Trying Your First Tabletop RPG? Read This First!
When we’re confronted with a choice, it’s the thought-provoking ones that most often stick with us. While “would you like a free pizza?” is certainly compelling. But “would you rather … Continue reading Designing Better Choices In Your Tabletop RPG
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