Role Playing Games (RPG)

13 Best Bags for DND (Dungeons and Dragons) and Roleplaying Games

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Do you need a bag for traveling to your next RPG campaign? Whether it be a backpack, a sling, or other bag for Dungeons and Dragons or an RPG, there are so many options that it becomes hard to choose. Some people like more room while others prefer something smaller with less pockets. Carry your …

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Roleplaying Game Alignments: What Are They and How Do We Use Them? (Part 2: The Neutral)

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Neutrality is a state of mind where you are not emotionally invested in the outcome. As for the alignment in roleplaying games (RPGs), neutrality means a few things as there’s many different ways to interpret it. This article series explores how a Neutral Alignment character should think and act to make playing them more fun …

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Roleplaying Game Alignments: What Are They and How Do We Use Them? (Part 1: The Good)

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The purpose of this article series is to offer a thoughtful perspective about what it means to be Lawful, Chaotic, Good, Neutral and Evil. As a GM I find myself creating a lot of NPCs and helping guide character creation for my players. Acting according to your Alignment can be one of those optional rules …

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How to Save Your RPG World From the Players Who Want to Burn It (Roleplaying Tips)

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So your players want to be “evil aligned murder hobos”, what do you do? How can you enjoy a game where your players’ just want to maim, pillage, and burn your carefully prepared world? These tips will help everybody enjoy the fantasy fun at your tabletop roleplaying game. If you’re running games for Dungeons and …

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How Tabletop Gaming Can Help with PTSD

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People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a hard time finding ways to cope, and drugs are often not the best answer. Tabletop wargaming is becoming an increasingly popular way for those suffering from PTSD to take care of themselves without feeling like they’re neglecting their needs. It’s also a form of therapy that’s not …

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5 Tips for How to GM a Fun Villain: No Such Thing as An Evil Genius

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Villainous characters can make or break a role-playing game, and they can be difficult to come up with because villains are often the worst people imaginable. You can’t just give me a bad guy who runs an operation that you don’t like! Not only am I more interested in what they’re doing than your character, …

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Custom Dice Trays for Tabletop Gamers (10 Unique Finds)

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Are you looking for a custom dice tray? A custom dice box or tray turns your experience of an ordinary board game or RPG session into something new. A custom dice tray, DIY or bespoke, is a gaming accessory that puts your personality on tabletop display. Gaming immersion and community go hand-in-hand as a tabletop …

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Miniature Speed Painting RPG Models (5 Steps and Tips)

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Are you looking to paint your Dungeon and Dragons or other RPG miniatures faster? I’ve played in a number of role playing game campaigns where we used miniatures to resolve combat encounters. Painted miniatures added a lot of flair and ambience to the narrative and helped immerse us in the story. Of course, if you …

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Painting a Zombie RPG Miniature with Oil Paints (Tips and Impressions)

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Have you ever wanted to try something new with your miniature painting? I love experimenting with new art mediums when painting miniatures, if only to learn something different in my approach. For most miniature painters, the most outlandish thing you can do with your miniatures is to use oil paints instead of conventional acrylic model …

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13 Best Dice Trays for Tabletop Games (Review)

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Are you shopping for dice trays for tabletop roleplaying games, wargames, or board games? Over the years, the explosion of miniature wargaming, e.g., Warhammer 40k, and roleplaying games (RPGs), e.g., Dungeons and Dragons, has propelled a huge artisan industry for gaming accessories. I’ve waded into this market repeatedly as I tend to bounce around different …

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Immersive Ambient Lighting Guide for Tabletop RPG Games (5 Tips)

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So, you are hosting a role-playing gaming (RPG) gaming event, like Dungeon and Dragons (D&D)? Sometimes you just want to throw a party. Whether you’re hosting a RPG campaign, a birthday party, or an anniversary, you know having the right ambient lighting is an absolute must. Ambient lighting for tabletop gaming or other event not …

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Great Papercraft Terrain for Tabletop Gaming! Easy Mode!

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Are you looking for good papercraft terrain for Warhammer 40k, Kill Team, Infinity, or role playing games, like Dungeon and Dragons (DnD)? Paper models or papercraft is a budget-friendly, fast way to get awesome looking wargaming terrain and buildings on your tabletop. Good tabletop papercraft terrain is all over the internet and a lot of …

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Hero Forge: Unboxing Custom 3D Printed Miniatures (Close-Up Photos)

Hero Forge is the an online (internet-based) site for “…customizing and 3D printing tabletop miniatures and statuettes”, according to the website. Hero Forge emerged as a crowd-funded venture using Kickstarter, and provides users with a platform to create detailed 3D characters in a web browser. For a photographic project, I ordered five miniatures from Hero …

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Painting Showcase Ilkhan the Bloody by Reaper Miniatures: Do I Sell?

I have a tabletop roleplaying group that I adventure with about once per month. We’ve met for more than two years and have a wonderful time.  I won’t get into the nitty-gritty in this post about the campaigns or anything. But, I’ll say that we’ve been using the Pathfinder ruleset, which is similar to Dungeon …

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