The Character Sheet – Don’t Leave Home Without It

The GM sits behind dozens of books and weeks of…

April 29, 2015 Felix Danger 1663
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 8384
Not by the Book: Homebrewing Mechanics

Heading outside the rule book in tabletop gaming is a…

February 5, 2015 Udalf Alfisol 1862
Lessons from the Indies: Raising the Stakes

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

January 29, 2015 Elliott Freeman 2191
House Rules 101

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

January 8, 2015 tomv 2540
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 2107
“Winning” at Role-Playing Games

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

December 18, 2014 Tyler Rhoades 3645
Creating Supporting NPCs

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

December 4, 2014 Felix Danger 1716
Dungeon Accounting for Beginners

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

November 28, 2014 tomv 5625
Dealing with Character Death

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

November 20, 2014 Felix Danger 2831
Creating Villains: The Ones You Love to Hate

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

November 6, 2014 Udalf Alfisol 4801
Getting Into Character

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

October 1, 2014 Felix Danger 2522
It’s Just a Game

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

October 1, 2014 Udalf Alfisol 1827
System Neutral – On Failure, Character Death, and Party Wipes

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

November 7, 2013 Tyler Rhoades 3494
System Neutral – Choosing Skills

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

October 22, 2013 Dom Zook 2300