Roleplaying

Are There Any RPGs With Good Rules for Animals?

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Have you ever played a tabletop RPG that effectively represented people developing useful relationships with animals (dogs, horses, etc.)? It’s such a huge part of human history but seems strangely ignored in the TTRPG space. As you once pointed out, Animal Handling or equivalents are … read more »

Six Signs of Good Character Creation

Prometheus carving a man from clay.

Character creation is one of the more difficult aspects of roleplaying-game design, and a few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the most common problems with it. Since then, I’ve received a number of questions about what makes character creation rules good, which is … read more »

How Can I Ask the GM for Better Storylines?

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My roleplaying group is split into two parties. My party has gotten nothing but combat to do, whereas the other party has gotten combat plus more interesting things like diplomacy mission and mysteries to solve. I’m worried if I say something, it’ll come off wrong. How can I bring this up with upsetting my friends? Read more »

FAITH Is a Deep but Difficult Game

Art from the FAITH RPG, showing several characters fighting on a hover vehicle.

FAITH* is a space-opera roleplaying game from the folks over at Burning Games. It uses cards instead of dice, but that’s not all. It’s got interstellar adventure. It’s got outlandishly cool technology. It’s got lasers and spaceships and aliens, oh my! These days, it’s easy … read more »

Five Advantages of Pass-Fail Dice Pools

In the nearly half a century since Dungeons and Dragons first emerged from the primal war-gaming soup, game designers have gifted us with a plethora of different core dice mechanics. Most of them can be separated into two broad categories: static dice and dice pools. … read more »

Seven Common Problems in Character Creation

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Character creation prepares players for the game. It is their first encounter with the rules and sets expectations for what is to come. Not only does character creation decide a PC’s mechanical abilities, but it’s also vital for building player excitement. If players don’t come … read more »

Five Reasons to Play Roleplaying Games

Here at Mythcreants, we write a lot about how you can get more fun out of your game. This is great for veteran players, but not everyone is a veteran player. Some people haven’t experienced an RPG at all, which is why a reader recently … read more »