D&D, RPG, Story, Writing

Worldbuilding: Culture and Language

During our last Worldbuilding post, we explored some of the things that impact the development of a community's sense of culture and identity, like geography, how they transfer knowledge, and how they feel about other cultures. Today, let's look at the way different cultural norms and values are reflected in the language-- I don't just… Continue reading Worldbuilding: Culture and Language

D&D, RPG, Story

D&D for Kids: Opening the Doors to Multigenerational Storytelling

This article was written as a guest post for my friend Draconick! If you haven't seen his blog yet, check it out here for some more fantastic D&D content! The art of oral storytelling has been part of our collective consciousness since the very beginning. It’s how we communicate our histories, beliefs, fears, and dreams…and… Continue reading D&D for Kids: Opening the Doors to Multigenerational Storytelling

D&D, RPG, Workshops, Writing

Update Time: D&D for Kids Resources!

Hey Scribblers! Just a quick update to tell you about the new D&D for Kids Resources page!! We now have a consolidated location for the Scriv's Scribbler's Character Sheets and the brand-new guide for the D&D Storytelling Workshop that started it all! Follow the link in The Library, or check it out here! In other… Continue reading Update Time: D&D for Kids Resources!

D&D, RPG, Workshops, Writing

Off the Tracks: Preserving Player Agency in a Timed Adventure

Ah yes, the One-Shot. The timed adventure that can so easily spiral into a second, third, sometimes even fourth session...or a new campaign all together! Now, my aversion to Railroading in D&D is pretty obvious, but even I must admit that there are times where you do want a bit more structure in your gameplay.… Continue reading Off the Tracks: Preserving Player Agency in a Timed Adventure

D&D, RPG, Story, Workshops, Writing

More than Fantasy: Going Beyond Genres

To introduce this topic, I'd like to first share the overview for Dungeons and Dragons from the Wizards of the Coast website: "The first Dungeons & Dragons game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the… Continue reading More than Fantasy: Going Beyond Genres

D&D, RPG, Treasures

Foot of the Mountain Hits 1000!

Hey Scribblers! Have you met my good friend Foot yet? No?!? Then you need to check out his stuff right now! He creates fantastic RPG maps, magic items (his latest enchanted creation is something called a Bloodhound Ring, which I plan on introducing to the Heroes of Iyastera campaigns), NPCs, and more! To celebrate his first 1000… Continue reading Foot of the Mountain Hits 1000!