Player Tips: Less is More

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

player tips, tabletop gaming, rpg, d&d

One of the biggest challenges with the larger RPG titles (I'm thinking specifically here of D&D, Pathfinder and their ilk) is the breadth of choice they offer players. They're often said to be generally more engaging for both players and GMs when the party is at a low…

Voice Acting: How to Learn Accents & Dialects

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

voice acting, rpg, player tips, gm tips

Hello. So you're here because you want to learn how to do different accents? Well, I've got some good news and some bad news: The Good News You can learn to do accents. The Bad News ...it's just a lot of work. A huge amount of work. Like, thousands of…

Voice Acting: How to Change Your Voice

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

voice acting, tabletop gaming, gm tips, player tips, d&d

As part of how I GM, I like to change my voice for more interesting NPCs. Whilst minor NPCs will simply get their actions and questions shown, if I think someone has a possibility of showing up again, I'll take a moment to note down a few basic pointers. Race,…

Voice Acting Warm-Ups, Tongue Twisters and Practice Lines

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

voice acting, tabletop gaming, gm tips, player tips, d&d

Please note: The Usual Disclaimer applies as always. For those of you who are part of a more acting-heavy game, or who do voices for their NPCs, you need to make sure you're getting your voice ready before a session. Here's a quick guide to ensure you don't strain anything…

D&D 5e Backgrounds Guide - A Complete, Organised List

Post by Peter Watson-Wailes

d&d, rpg, player tips, gm tips

A few people have put together lists of all the D&D backgrounds available, but mostly they're a bit disjointed, so I thought I'd spend a few minutes categorising them and then put up that sorted list here. We've organised it in a few different ways - firstly by…