Player Basics – Team Building

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

City of Mist

City of Mist is a tabletop role-playing game from Son of Oak studio about ordinary people in a modern city becoming incarnations of myths and legends. The system is powered by a modified version of the Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) system. Powered by the Apocalypse games are centered around resolving what characters do as "Moves". Some … Continue reading City of Mist

DM Basics: Above and Beyond!

When I was growing up, My grandmother was always telling me "Look where you're going, not where you've been!" I'm endlessly curious, and my short-term attention span frequently has my eyes wandering around. Unfortunately, I have a short-term memory too so I don't always remember what I've seen...but that's a story for another blog post. What … Continue reading DM Basics: Above and Beyond!

Player Basics – RP in RPG

The title "role-playing game" is applied to many different types of games. But what does role playing actually mean? It can mean different things to different people. In the end, role-playing is like playing a part, acting like someone else, taking on a role. In tabletop RPG's you get to create that character and make … Continue reading Player Basics – RP in RPG

Player Basics – Say what?

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?

Character Basics – Nitty Gritty

There are a lot of things that make you... you. Things that make you different or special. When building a character to play in an RPG, it is just as important to think of those little things to also to help bring that character to life. Your character is more than stats on a page. … Continue reading Character Basics – Nitty Gritty

GM Tips – A Whole New World

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