Learn tips to help you get more out of your RPG experience.
Bringing Your Characters to Life
Want to make your RPG characters seem more real? Could you use a few tips on how to make your favorite hero or villain come alive? Drop over here for a few quick pointers on that very topic.
Feeling Out an RPG Group
Joining a new gamer group? Enthusiasm for the game isn't sufficient if the group itself isn't in line with what you enjoy. There are many things to think about when choosing whether or not to join. Here's four criteria you can use to test drive that new RPG group.
Finding Local Gamers
Moving into a new area can be tough enough, let alone if there isn't a strong gaming community. How do you find the gamers you know are there?
Handling RPG Character Death
As players, we know that our characters can die. But how do we handle the loss of the time we spent building up the character? By working the system!
Is Heroes of Shadow an Oxymoron?
Are the characters and races in Wizards of the Coast's book Heroes of Shadow limited to use in evil campaigns, or can these characters be used in heroic campaigns, too?
Quick Character Personas
Need a quick character personality? Borrow one from the Zodiac!
Reskinning Your Character
RPGs are about imagination: why not extend your character's backstory into some actual game-play customization?
Sniffing Out a Railroaded Plot
The bartender. Their patron. Maybe even the cat. One of these creatures is inexplicably invulnerable. Inexplicably in the game world anyway. Outside the game it's called railroading. In different ways it haunts game tables all over. Here's how to tell if your adventure is on rails or not.
Tarot Spread for Character Creation
I provide a sample spread and demonstration of how to use a divination (or tarot) deck to help spark your imagination to create a character and back story.
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A brief discussion of pitfalls and pointers for new players when it comes to character creation in Role-Playing Games
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