Inspiration: The Foundation for your Campaign

One of the hardest parts if any campaign is finding a starting point. Sure, you can use the tried and true method of “you get a bounty and kill a thing” without any real thought put into the world around the players, but that can get boring pretty quickly in a long campaign unless other…

You want to play WHAT!?

In many prior articles I have mentioned that I very much prefer one shot campaigns to long campaigns. One of the major reasons for this is the freedom from consequence that a lot of players feel. It allows them to let loose and be whoever they want to be without worrying about the consequences in…

What Is Role-playing

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about role-playing in RPGs and how to get into character. Even though I’ve been playing for a while I’ve never really gotten into any character. Most of my experiences are silly characters, or people who have these extreme personalities that would be ridiculous in real life. Now don’t get…

You Can’t Cross The Same River Twice

Heraclitus is a famous Greek philosopher, and he revealed a deep truth about tabletop gaming when he coined the famous term “You can’t cross the same river twice.” In reality he was talking about how the world is in constant change, but us gamers can take a big lesson from this too! That lesson is…

Getting your players invested

Natural disasters are tragic events, no matter how they're spun. Many people have died due to tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters throughout the course of time. That being said, these events are never something to be taken lightly in our day to day lives. In fiction, however, tragic events like this go a long…

Camping and campaigning

So my spring break has just passed and I took some time to go out camping. While I was out I decided to take a small journal and use it to write down my thoughts and possibly take some notes for my world building. We went out to a camping spot off of a half…

Session Zero: Players

Two weeks ago I wrote about GMs and session zero... Then I got pretty sick and missed a week, but now I am back and ready to talk about session zero for players! First let’s do a little recap though. Session zero is where a party gets together and starts off their adventure. It usually…