Triple Crit

A Blog for Writers, Roleplayers, and Gamemasters


L5R 4e Roleplaying Game Resources

A compilation of resources for the fourth edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game, including news, mechanic references, downloads, online games, fiction archives, and blogs dedicated to L5R. You can purchase the PDFs online at DriveThruRPG. Full disclosure: I am an employee of Fantasy Flight Games, the new publisher of Legend of […]


5 Tips for Writing Social Drama RPG Campaigns

For my next roleplaying game campaign, I’m writing the foundation for a social drama campaign that I’ll then pass off to a co-GM who does a much better job at portraying Non-Player Characters and figuring out the logical (not just conventional) implications of choices. I lamented on social media that writing up the campaign so […]


Kat at Origins and On Air

2016 has been a busy year already! Here is a roundup of my appearances and events I’ve run or will run later this year, including my lineup at Origins as an honorary member of the Wittenberg Roleplaying Guild. If you haven’t already checked it out, I ran End of the World: Wrath of the Gods […]


Mini RPG Campaign Template: Session 0

Technically the first “session” in my nine-part mini RPG campaign template, I like to call this part “Session 0“: it doesn’t actually involve running the game yet, but it does entail everything you need to get started. This post covers the things you as the GM will be facilitating the first time you gather all […]


The Top 5 Crits of 2015

2015 was a phenomenal year for me professionally: the premium pre-orders of The Worlds of Android were released, the Android novellas were announced, and I got engaged! TripleCrit had its share of highlights as well. I managed to publish 54 posts, which is just over one post a week on average, bringing the total number […]


The 3-Act Formula as a Mini RPG Campaign Template

Type in “novel structure” to the nearest search engine and you’ll find a smorgasbord of templates and spreadsheets to help you plot your novel, and the three-act structure is one of the most popular there is. With a couple of tweaks (and borrowing slightly from the Universal Hero Cycle), you can adapt the three-act formula […]