Pinterest is a social media site that allows you to collect, organize, and share images. This makes it a handy tool for visually-oriented players and gamemasters to collect and store reference material. Below are a few of the most common ways roleplayers are using Pinterest. Character Images As a player you can create a board…

My preferred style of play in tabletop roleplaying games is cooperative. The player characters band together to fight bad guys and solve problems, sure, but it goes beyond that. The purpose of games is for everyone to have fun, but never at the expense of another player. There is no “killer GM” with an adversarial…

This week only, the Santa Claus Conquers the Martians roleplaying game is 50% off!  It’s Christmas all year long! Blending fantasy, science fiction, and campy theatrics, this setting powered by Fate Accelerated is groovy weird fun! If you love shows like My Favorite Martian, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Batman, Lost in Space, The Addams Family, and The Munsters, check it out!…

Whether you listen to music while you’re playing, doing gamemaster prep, or writing game material, a good mixtape or playlist can set the right mood and be a source of inspiration. We’re looking for your best tips and tricks for assembling a custom soundtrack for your game, including the following: Do you use music composed specifically…

We’re looking for tips on how people use Pinterest with their tabletop roleplaying games. It’s a great resource for finding illustrations and inspiration, but we want to know how other people use it effectively both for game prep and at the tabletop. Leave your comments below, and we’ll follow up next week with a post…

In the current draft of our core rules, I’ve included a short disclaimer after the dedication and assorted thank yous. In it I briefly state what should be obvious, that no game can be all things to all people, and that various tastes and points of view exist. Almost everyone is right, and hardly anyone…

At some point the notion that film classes might help my gamemastering popped into my head. Having a grasp on the language of visual storytelling could be useful, right? I love movies, and I’ve dabbled in filmmaking in minor and mostly unsuccessful ways. Making a movie is not a casual endeavor, and isn’t something to…

When I was younger, roleplaying games helped to encourage my love of reading. Not only the much venerated Appendix N in the 1st Edition Dungeon Masters Guide, filled with fabulous fantastic fiction, but all sorts of history and non-fiction. I wanted to know about knights in armor and Shaolin monks, life in medieval societies and…

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