An intro to tabletop roleplaying games

Tabletop roleplaying is a very unique kind of gaming. If you've never played a tabletop RPG before (or seen others play one), the terms and concepts can seem disorienting. So, to get you started, here's a quick primer on tabletop roleplaying games—the most fulfilling and endlessly creative kind of game you'll ever play. Tabletop roleplaying games … Continue reading An intro to tabletop roleplaying games

A quick way to build colorful NPCs

As a gamemaster, you're responsible for narrating and describing the world your characters inhabit—but players often take sharp left turns into places you didn't expect them to go. Sometimes this can severely tax your ability to think on the fly and keep things interesting. So how do you avoid having your characters wander a landscape … Continue reading A quick way to build colorful NPCs

Gamemastering tip: How to integrate character backstories into your game

Since the FAR System is all about simulating a character's experience in an awesome story, it's important that every character have some sort of backstory. The backstory places your character's motivations—the FAR System calls them Story Aspects—in context and helps set the tone for the rest of the game. Backstories can be brief summaries of … Continue reading Gamemastering tip: How to integrate character backstories into your game