Triple Crit

A Blog for Writers, Roleplayers, and Gamemasters


31 Days of NaNoPrepMo

If you’ve been here before, you’ve likely seen my 30 Days of Gamemastering Challenge. Another topic/event near and dear to my heart, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, deserved to get some novel writing prompts of its own. NaNo is a wild ride in which you try to write daily and complete a fifty-thousand word “novel” during […]


Sailor Moon Role-playing Resources

There aren’t many resources left on the Net for the Guardians of Order Sailor Moon Roleplaying Game, but below is my attempt to collect them, resources of my own creation, and Sailor Moon-related links. Advice The Sailor Moon RPG Tumblr has a collection of GM and player advice specific to the tabletop game. Character Creation […]


How to Add Narrative Dice to d20 Systems

As someone who has extensively played Fantasy Flight Game’s Warhammer Fantasy 3rd edition–and even worked on the latest Star Wars roleplaying game lines–I’m a big fan of the custom narrative dice created by Jay Little. The multiple axes of resolution are famous for spurring narrative description at the table and giving people something to do […]


Seven Steps to Character Creation Worksheet

Over the last few months I’ve refined a one-page character background worksheet to fill out when I’m a player or to hand out at the start of a campaign when I’m game mastering. It’s designed in such a way to get players thinking in broad strokes about what sort of character they want to play […]


NaNoPrepMo ’13: Five Free Writing Guides

I was poking through my writing folder this morning and realized I had collected several free writing guides over the years. So I’ve tracked them down again for you to take advantage of without having to shell out the cash moneys (I’d also recommend looking in the 808 Non-fiction section of your local library). It’s […]