Triple Crit

A Blog for Writers, Roleplayers, and Gamemasters

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Why Novelists Make Great (and Terrible) Game Masters

Last weekend, NerdCon: Stories came to Minneapolis to celebrate storytelling in all its forms. As a featured guest, I got to give a talk about narrative structure in my favorite medium for telling stories: tabletop roleplaying games. Ever since I discovered tabletop RPGs, I knew I wanted to be a game master. I wanted to […]

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Find Me at GamerNation Con 4! March 30–April 2, 2017

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Find Your Ideal RPG Campaign Organization Method

Are you gearing up to run a new RPG campaign this fall? Do you need to get a better handle on your long-running game? Let us help you choose the campaign management option that best suits your group’s needs and your personal prep style. Read more at Geek & Sundry

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Don’t Let Fear or Anxiety Keep You Out of the GM’s Chair

As with any activity that requires you to perform in front of other people, GMing can be nerve-wracking. Some amount of nervousness is to be expected, but when your fears overwhelm you and you consider cancelling the session at the last minute, you can unwittingly put your entire campaign in jeopardy. Many of us creative […]

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5 Things I Learned from Running D&D for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

Are you considering running a roleplaying game for kids? You can create a more supportive environment for the kids, reduce your own anxiety, and foster the kids’ creativity and love of the hobby by learning from my past mistakes. In my previous post, How Not to Run D&D for Kids, Teens, and Tweens, I wrote […]