The Character Sheet – Don’t Leave Home Without It

The GM sits behind dozens of books and weeks of…

April 29, 2015 Felix Danger 1276
Tabletop in the Classroom – How I used RPGs to Teach

So, some background about me. I’m not actually a fur-wearing,…

March 19, 2015 Udalf Alfisol 7086
Not by the Book: Homebrewing Mechanics

Heading outside the rule book in tabletop gaming is a…

February 5, 2015 Udalf Alfisol 1431
Lessons from the Indies: Raising the Stakes

In Vincent Baker’s 2005 indie RPG Dogs in the Vineyard,…

January 29, 2015 Elliott Freeman 1746
House Rules 101

Creating a good house rule is more than “just” a…

January 8, 2015 tomv 1978
Not really. But probably really, though.
Behind the Screens: Tips for New GMs

The dice are ready, the maps are drawn, and your…

January 1, 2015 Elliott Freeman 1661
“Winning” at Role-Playing Games

I came to a realization recently: I’m actually not very…

December 18, 2014 Tyler Rhoades 2897
Creating Supporting NPCs

If it hasn’t become clear from previous articles, I look…

December 4, 2014 Felix Danger 1261
Dungeon Accounting for Beginners

Ever feel overwhelmed while you’re leafing through pages of notes?…

November 28, 2014 tomv 4731
Dealing with Character Death

Remember watching some safe-for-kids adventure show when you were young…

November 20, 2014 Felix Danger 2335
Creating Villains: The Ones You Love to Hate

Do me a favor. Take a short quiz with me…

November 6, 2014 Udalf Alfisol 3388
Getting Into Character

You’ve built the character. You’ve rolled the stats & spent…

October 1, 2014 Felix Danger 1891
It’s Just a Game

Tabletop gaming is many things to many people. People can…

October 1, 2014 Udalf Alfisol 1309
System Neutral – On Failure, Character Death, and Party Wipes

Every RPG player will experience failure. It will happen when…

November 7, 2013 Tyler Rhoades 2834
System Neutral – Choosing Skills

  Choosing skills is one of the most time-consuming but…

October 22, 2013 Dom Zook 1876