Ask a Question

We’re happy to take your questions about storytelling, roleplaying, writing, and worldbuilding. However, because we’re so busy running the site, we ask that everyone be respectful of our time.

That means:

  • Please only submit this form if you’d be happy with a short, private answer from Oren or Chris over email. We answer almost all questions, but most are never posted on the site. If you want answers from a larger group, there are many online communities you can join.
  • Give us some context, but don’t give us a whole outline. We often need some context to give a useful answer. If it’s about stories in general, examples are great, include as many as you’d like. If you’d like an answer to a question about your own story or campaign, providing a little information will help. However, if you need more than 300 words to describe what’s going on, it’s too complicated for a Q&A. Instead, considering paying for a few hours of our time.
  • You can reply to our emails. If you thought our answer was helpful, you’ll make our day better by saying “thank you!” It’s also okay to send us a quick clarification or follow up question, but sending us another couple hundred words will make us less likely to respond. We have to be strategic about how we use our time.
  • We use emails to give quick answers, let people know when their answer will be published, or request clarification about the question. Your email will not be added to any mailing list.