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How to Create an Amazing D&D Character Backstory

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It’s difficult to create an amazing D&D character backstory. I’d wager that most of us that play D&D and other RPGs aren’t professional writers or storytellers. Thankfully though, you don’t need to me to make a great backstory for your next character! Think of your backstory as the foundation of your character. This is who […]

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How to Keep Everyone Focused During Your RPG Session

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RPGs are ripe with ways to derail a game session. A funny scenario, or a daring stunt that actually works can side-track the whole table for a large chunk of time. But these are good distractions. They keep everyone invested and immersed in the game even while the table is talking about what just happened rather […]

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Why Your Group Should Always Have a Session 0

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Every table top RPG game (TTRPG) I’ve ever ran or played in has always started with everyone making their characters as a group. During this process we’d always talk about our characters and what the game would entail. It was years before I found out that this was not normal and that there’s a name […]

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RPG Session Prep – How Much Time is Needed?

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I find that the more experienced I get at running table top RPGs, the better I am at picking up on new a DM or GM’s mistakes. The biggest mistake I’ve noticed is that they are either not taking enough time or taking too much time to prepare for their group’s next RPG session. Why […]

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How to Run a Session 0 of a RPG

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Session 0 is part of the preliminary planning part of any major campaign, and it’s one thing that I had never done before yesterday, but having finally done one I cannot recommend it enough. Generally what it is, is a session before the campaign officially begins where the DM and the players have a meeting […]

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