Triple Crit

A Blog for Writers, Roleplayers, and Gamemasters


5 Steps to Writing a Killer RPG Character Backstory

Whether this is your first or your hundredth time rolling up a character for a new roleplaying game campaign, coming up with a compelling backstory can be tough. Maybe you’ve spent a ton of time trying to come up with a character, but you still end up bored with them or worry that they’re one […]


A Gamemistress’s Manifesto v2.0

It’s been over three years since I last updated my GMing manifesto. As I gear up to start a new campaign, I figured it was time to revisit it and rework it. The updated version is meant to reflect my current values and address issues I’ve had to deal with since then. Specifically, I no […]


A Conflict-Driven Character Creation Questionnaire

What is an RPG campaign if not a series of conflicts between player characters and the world, conflicts between player characters and non-player characters, or conflicts within and among the player characers themselves? The following questions just popped into my head as a new way to facilitate character backstory generation–specifically by getting to the heart […]


Girls on Games Kickstarter

It’s not often that I promote other people’s Kickstarters, but this one is near and dear to my heart as a woman in the gaming industry. Check it out, pass it on, and perhaps even back it if it means something to you. A compilation of essays by women in the tabletop games industry about […]


#RPGaDay 14: 2014 Gen Con Swag

In lieu of the official fourteenth post, Best Convention Purchase, I’m just going to share my 2014 Gen Con haul! Starting in the top middle and going clockwise, we’ve got: Era of the Ninja! This is an advance shipment of a game made by my friend and fellow Wittenberg alumnus Eric Ebbs! I actually did […]