Interview Time!

Interviews are the best way to eavesdrop on two friends talking! I kid, but I think this is why we like listening so much, because it feels good to hear people enjoying each other’s company. This interview covers homeschooling, dungeons and dragons, being a father and raising children. I’m sure you will enjoy it asContinue reading “Interview Time!”

Worldbuilding Recipes

Sojourners, Awake! Wonderful Places Wonderful Places possess the ability for an adventure to expand out of this place. Think of the recipe as an adventure within an adventure in which the players can continuously explore. Ingredients Instructions Name: Mama Leina’s Sweet Meats Keep the name easy to remember if you want the place to beContinue reading “Worldbuilding Recipes”

How to Improve your Worldbuilding

Definition of Verisimilitude Check out the word verisimilitude! In fact, to improve your storytelling, you should study literary terms regularly and you’ll be surprised how often you already use them in your Dungeons and Dragons games. Verisimilitude means “it appears real.” When playing games and telling stories, if you keep your fantasy world consistent, thenContinue reading “How to Improve your Worldbuilding”

Dungeons and Dragons as a Homeschooling Supplement and Enrichment

In this age of Do It Yourself, people are diving into gardening, starting businesses, and learning an instrument. The “DIY” culture helps a community grow in its knowledge. The RV community is another good example. Homeschooling is the mother of all DIY projects. Now, more than ever, parents are looking to homeschool their children, byContinue reading “Dungeons and Dragons as a Homeschooling Supplement and Enrichment”

Asking Great Questions

I started off by asking the player’s “what do you do?” I got a lot of blank stares. I figured that I wasn’t doing a good enough job setting the scene for them to make any informed decision. So I increased my descriptions, but then got interrupted by players stating their actions, probably just toContinue reading “Asking Great Questions”

Enriching your life and your games with a Growth Mindset.

There are many reasons TTRPGs like Dungeons and Dragons have been lauded for their ability to simultaneously grant us fun and growth. Part of that reason, I think, involves all of the tenets in the the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. In the book, the author explores tons of research involving human motivation and success.Continue reading “Enriching your life and your games with a Growth Mindset.”

Make a List

Today, we have so many apps and tools available at our fingertips. How far away is your smart phone from you right now? Maybe on the table, a docking station, or upstairs on your bed, or possibly in your hand at this very moment. Have you ever seen someone tie a string around their finger?Continue reading “Make a List”