A paladin, a half-orc, and a gnome walk into a bar. Not likely ... but well within the realm of possibility in an RPG. But how can a chaotic character play with a lawful good? Or an evil character play with a good character? That's part of the challenge and part of the fun. If … Continue reading Player Basics – Team Building
Your GM tells you to buff your stats. You need to go BTB (that's uh, back to basics). The world of RPG has its own language almost. In the beginning, you can get a little lost and feel a little intimidated by the slang being thrown away. Much like text speak, if you don't know … Continue reading Player Basics – Say what?
Creating a world where your players can strut their stuff, find adventure, and generally wreak havoc can be challenging. There is a lot that goes into making a world where your campaign comes to life. One of the first questions you have to ask yourself is where and when in time do you want to … Continue reading GM Tips – A Whole New World
You haven't played in two weeks but you're ready to go. You've got your wild cherry Dr. Pepper, your dice, and your character sheet. Or maybe you've got your computer booted up and the windows opened that you need. If you were smart, you kept notes on what was going on as you played. You … Continue reading Player Basics – Notes to Self
One of the biggest draws to roleplaying games is the ability to be someone other than yourself. But that can also be one of the biggest challenges for some players. After all, you have tons of experience being yourself. Not many people get the opportunity to be someone else. One of the most helpful ways … Continue reading Character Basics – WWYD
You appear, magically, in a world that is already populated with tons of other characters, including the ones that you are going to be joining on a great adventure. You probably already have all your stats, weapons, class, and abilities firmly drawn up. But one of the biggest things people neglect to do or even … Continue reading Character Basics – Background
Many of us were taught basic manners growing up, such as chew with your mouth closed, don't put your elbows on the table, and always wear clean underwear when you go out. Well, maybe that was in case of getting hit by a bus and not good manners. Growing up my grandma was convinced if … Continue reading Player Basics – Table Manners