On the web there are hundreds of good blogs and threads in forums and social media groups about how to be a “good GM”. They are super fragmented. And often they’ll leave you with a lot of different tips and opinions about a subject. But specific recommendations about which tricks and techniques work best in reality are rather rare.
This is where we try a different approach. We are going to scan all the storytelling tips out there in discussions, blogposts and podcasts, and also talk to the most experienced GMs in the tabletop RPG scene. We’ll then take this knowledge and share it in high quality articles about specific GMing topics. Not only are we giving you a broad spectrum of tips. We’ll also tell you which of them is worth spending time on. How complex is it to make a certain prop? How much time should I invest into preparing background music? What will have the biggest impact on your games? These are just some of the points we’ll be focussing on here.
Hey there, this is me, Thomas. Tabletop RPGs are my favourite hobby. I am fascinated by this unique mix of storytelling, creativity and playing a game at a table with good friends. I’ve been playing pen and paper rpgs for over 20 years now, most of the time behind the GM screen. What I enjoy most is interesting characters, conflicts of interest between the player characters and moral dilemmas the group has to face within the story.
After all these years of playing and GMing, tabletop RPGs never ceased to fascinate me. And now I’d like to share my passion through this blog. I hope I can contribute to the great community behind this hobby.