Table Roles in RPGs

A table role is a formal responsibility a player assumes to manage or track some aspect of the group experience in playing a tabletop role-playing game. Table roles exist to speed up and facilitate the game, and address needs at a particular table, so not every group will find every role useful.…

Compelling Plot Verbs in Role-Playing Games

Matthew Colville put up a video a while ago on verbs and role-playing games. Or really verbs and fiction and narratives in general. Matthew Colville does a lot of videos on role-playing games (and Dungeons & Dragons in particular) and I greatly appreciate a lot of his work. But this…

Keeping Notes on Secret Doors

Recently I've since been reading all the advice on D&D I can get. I'm particularly fond of the UA on traps that WotC released a while back, and appreciated the structure recommended in there for designing traps. I thought something similar might be useful in creating secret doors and passages.…