Tabletop roleplaying doesn’t take any special skill. All you need is imagination and a spirit of adventure.
It’s like riding a bike – once you learn it, doing it again is easy. However, it’s also like riding a bike in that if you want to do more – like ride down singletrack or pedal a hundred miles in a day – you need to learn a few things and practice.
Whether you’re a player or GM, leveling up your tabletop RPG skills also leads to greater enjoyment not just for you, but for everyone else in your game.
Improve Your Game: Learn the basics for finding the right game, aligning expectations with your group, and managing your game sessions.
Become A Game Master: You may have heard that being a game master is some sort of dark art that requires years of training. That’s not true. You can do it, and it’s a lot of fun.
Teach Newcomers to Play: Bringing friends, family members, classmates, and work colleagues into the world of tabletop RPGs is a lot of fun. Here are some tips for how to do it.
Gaming Communities: Generally built on forum software, many of these sites have been going for decades.
Roleplaying Blogs: While there are fewer than there used to be, those that remain tend to be of pretty high quality, digging into areas that podcasts and streams might miss.
Podcasts & Streams: From live streams of actual play, to professionally-produced product reviews, to discussions of the gaming industry, this is a broad and dynamic category.
Also be sure to check out the RPG Accessories page for ways to add more panache to your gaming sessions.