A Glossary of RPG Campaign Terms for New Gamers

A Glossary of RPG Campaign Terms for New Gamers What’s the difference between an adventure, campaign, and a story arc, anyway? Words that experienced gamers bandy about when referring to a tabletop role-playing game can be confusing to a new player or Game Master, and in my personal experience it’s the hierarchy and relationship between the words that can be really tricky. I wrote up an email explaining the most common meta terms and how they relate to each other for my boyfriend, who is starting his first role-playing game campaign on Saturday, and thought I might share it with any other fledgling GMs...

100th Post & an Announcement

100th Post & an Announcement Two things to celebrate here at Triple Crit: This site was originally founded in March of 2011 around when I first started the Marrakesh campaign for my local gaming group. Since then I’ve been musing on writing, gamemastering, and role-playing in my spare time. One hundred posts and 23,736 hits later, it’s going stronger than ever. Thank you to all my readers: these articles are for you. I’m excited to say that I have accepted an offer of employment from Fantasy Flight Games to join their RPG development team as an Associate Producer. I’m to...

November RPG Blog Carnival: Writing the Game

November RPG Blog Carnival: Writing the Game Triple Crit is proud to be hosting the November 2012 Role-playing Game Blog Carnival on a topic well-suited to the blog: Writing in RPGs. National Novel Writing Month is well underway by now, and National Game Design Month will be running alongside it, so writing is seemingly on everyone’s mind for the rest of the month. We gamers know that it’s a yearlong curse, and we struggle with it weekly if not daily. Whether it’s prep, history, flavor, descriptions, notes, or logs, writing is an essential tool in the arsenal of the GM. So too for players, who...

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