Whether you're a brand new game master or a grizzled veteran storyteller, these tips will help enhance your game and the engagement of your players. What tips do you have for Game Masters? Let me know in the comments. Did you like this post? Follow me on Facebook or Subscribe to my newsletter
At TwinMask we frequently get a lot of new players. Frequently they ask what they should bring for to their first overnight LARP event. By combining this list with my quick LARP event checklist and asking the other players, all your bases should be covered and you can focus on having a great time! Let me know… Continue reading Six Things Every New Player Needs For Their First Camper LARP
You've vanquished the villain, marking the conclusion of a grueling story arc in which your character played a key role. Exhilaration and relief wash over you with the realization you've won the war. Even as you celebrate your victory, you look towards the future. Where do you go from here? Moving forward after a major… Continue reading How To Share The Spotlight At LARP
Getting involved with the story and plot of a LARP can be difficult. Whether you are new to the game or are having trouble finding your way into the story. These 8 tips will help get you started and on your way to having more story than you know what to with. For a more… Continue reading 8 Ways To Find Story At Larp
Staying in character at a game (LARP or otherwise) can be difficult. There are many distractions that can pull you out of the headspace of your character. However, with a few tricks and some diligence, you'll find it much easier to stay in character. If you can maintain your character and immersion, those around you… Continue reading 5 Tips To Stay In Character During Game
Starting a new game or going to your first LARP can cause a lot of anxiety. Between the rules, people, costumes, and preparation, it can be very daunting. It may seem like an insurmountable task to join a game, but I assure you, it is not. With a little preparation and understanding, you’ll be a… Continue reading Overcoming New Player Anxiety
Making Non-Player Characters (NPCs) on the fly is something every game master has to do. These characters are often there to progress the plot or to do some simple task which makes the players treat NPCs like they don’t matter. Often, this leads to the people who play the NPCs feeling like they are just… Continue reading Quickly Build NPCs With Depth In 3 Steps
Color is important. It can tell a story all on its own. The colors you choose will influence how others perceive your character. Picking the right colors is an important step in the character design process. With the right color choices, you can convey who your character is and their personality. Helping you tell their… Continue reading Building A Color Palette For Your Character
This quick checklist will help you get ready and get things done at your next Larp.
These 5 Habits will improve your game in no time.
As part of the character creation process, you'll be deciding how they fit into the world. What society and cultures they belong to. What their race is and what skills and professions they have. Everyone likes to make unique characters, individuals that stand out from the crowd. The trick is making a character that is… Continue reading How to build a unique character that fits the setting
I recently I had the honor of being asked to guest host on Life.Action.Roleplay! Check out this podcast where we talk to the amazing Jason Carl, Producer for the 5th edition of Vampire the Masquerade for White Wolf, as we talk about the upcoming development of new rules to enhance the storytelling of vampire. We… Continue reading Life. Action. RolePlay! Vampire Storytelling and Player Immersion (feat. Jason Carl)
The difference between a good character and a great character can be many things. Sometimes it's their style and abilities, other times it’s their background. But I’ve found that the thing that makes a character extraordinary is their reason why. A character can have many reasons for the way they act and the way they… Continue reading Character Improvement: Finding the Reason Why
Creating characters is one of my favorite topics. Whether it’s a character for a story or one I intend to play in a LARP or tabletop RPG, they all start off the same the same way. With three words. I spend a lot of time thinking, pondering, and letting the nebulous ideas form into something… Continue reading Building Character Foundations with Three Words
Let’s face it, it can be very difficult to get involved in the story going on at a LARP, especially if you are a new player. There can be many hurdles and obstacles in your way. Whether it’s due to other players, the plot team or personal social hang-ups, finding your place in a story… Continue reading How to Get Involved in Story at LARP
Cyn, Kai and Omega decided to invite me back for another podcast. This time I am joined by A. Poisal and Wil Munoz as we discuss how to play High Charisma Characters in LARP. We also get sidetracked a lot and talk about great game moments.
I talk about this list a lot, I get asked about it a lot. Below you will find over 100 questions I use to flush out my characters and make them more real. These help move the character from a jumble of stats and loose personality traits to a more solid character. This list has… Continue reading 100+ Character Questions for improving your roleplay and characters
Recently I had the privilege of being interviewed on the Life.Action.Roleplay podcast. We discussed things from engaging players in the story to how to keep a story on track, along with a bunch of other LARP and Storytelling related topic.
Below you'll find a set of alternate rules for healing in 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. These rules are intended to replace the existing rules for healing, healing spells, and other health abilities. Their purpose is to make damage feel more gritty and dangerous, along with making mundane healing skills more useful. My gaming group… Continue reading Gritty Healing for Dungeons and Dragons 5e