Creating a new character for a roleplaying game is one of the highlights of the game. You both get to create a new alter ego – good or bad – for yourself, and enjoy figuring out the character’s relation to the other characters.
This post is not about creating the characters themselves – your system of choice will explain that – this post is about making the characters fit in the story. There are many things to consider, for players and game masters alike, so let’s get started. Continue reading “Create Roleplaying Game Characters”
Creating new roleplaying game campaigns requires three decisions: create characters, pick a setting, and pick a story or at least a theme. You can do this in any order you like, or all at once. I’ll discuss one possible way to do this in the following post.
Outlining is the most exciting stage of creating a roleplaying game campaign for me. The group collectively picks a theme and hook. I create a possible ending for the campaign, then bullet-point three acts, where most of the first act focuses on resolving semi-random character background. The middle part should be dark and disastrous, and usually, fall into place quickly last.
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You need an area to start the adventure if you want to run a fantasy roleplaying campaign. You can spend hundreds of hours creating your world and drawing your maps, but at some point, you want to get started with your game. Or perhaps skip the hundreds of hours, and start right away? Continue reading “Creating Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starting Areas”
How do you start your Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game? It is easy and free, let me show you how. All you need is friends, some weird dice and a place to play.
Tabletop roleplaying games seem to have finally hit the mainstream after decades on the fringes of pop culture. Classes, characters, experience, and levels are an integral part of computer games. We have the enthusiastic kids in Stranger Things. Fantasy and superheroes are part of mainstream cinema. Geek and Sundry shows like Critical Role and Titansgrave showcase what this great hobby can be, and who does not love The Big Bang Theory?
Perhaps it is time to wave the geek flag yourself? You are ready to try the real thing, but not sure where to begin?
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