Tag Archives: roleplaying

Keep Your RPG Group Comfortable By Using Script Change

Are your tabletop RPGs G-rated? Do they head into PG territory, or are you more of a hard “R” player? Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to gaming, and navigating them can be one of the biggest challenges of roleplaying. There are a few tools out there to make sure players stay safe […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Taking It Easy

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have thoughts on accessibility, burnout, gray matter and more. Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play “People in the group that played action video games lost gray matter in the hippocampus, […]

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Monsterhearts 2 Does Its Part to Build a Safer Tabletop Community

For anyone with an appetite for young adult fiction and horror, Monsterhearts rates as a must-play tabletop RPG. Created by Avery Alder, it’s a Powered-by-the-Apocalypse game about being young, confused, and monstrous. Players embody monsters like vampires, ghosts and ghouls, and have abilities that center around doing harm, making mistakes and turning people on. Games […]

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Losing a D&D Character Can Be Hard, But Critical Role’s Matt Mercer Has Tips That Can Help

Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games can be fantastic for social skills, self-exploration and creative expression, but they don’t come without risk. In the video above, popular game master Matt Mercer breaks down his methods for dealing with one of the hardest parts of a successful roleplaying game: player character (PC) death. I […]

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This Short Documentary Explores LARP, Autism and the Power of Acceptance

LARPing Saved My Life is a short documentary by VICE. It follows Jon Gallagher, a LARPer with Asperger’s syndrome, and other members of his community. For Gallagher, like for many others, LARP is a chance to be a protector and a hero, a chance to make friends and work outside his comfort zone, and a […]

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Making Your LARP More Accessible for Players With Mental Health Issues

Earlier this year, live action roleplayer Pen Tynan created a guide to Mental Health Accessibility in LARP (part one and two). Whether you’re an organizer, a player, or just casually interested, Tynan’s guide is a must-read look at how to make a hobby more welcoming to everyone. Tynin begins by reiterating points from an earlier […]

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LARPers Undertake 11,000 Fights to Support Take This in Remembrance of a Fallen Friend

Earlier this summer, a group of players in a Live Action Roleplaying (LARP) community got together for a touching tribute to a friend they’d lost. Buddy Wolfhope was a popular player in his community, known as Sir BrightHammer IceBreaker, Arg the Pirate, and Doctor Slashblight to his fellow LARPers. When he passed away unexpectedly, his […]

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How Tabletop Games Improve One Writer’s Life

Paste Games editor Gita Jackson spent the past couple days guest editing over at Kotaku, giving us all a weekend of top-notch content. While she was there, she took the time to share the story of how tabletop games make her life better, focusing on how they provide not only companionship, but also unique storytelling […]

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These 4 Words Will Make Your Tabletop RPG Welcoming for People with Mental Health Issues

“What do you need?” is a powerful question. It makes no assumptions about someone’s strengths or limitations. It commits you to nothing but opens to door to opportunities. It gives people with mental health issues the chance to participate comfortably in activities that might otherwise seem too intimidating. It’s easier to ask for reasonable accommodations […]

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How Roleplaying and Fantasy Helped With My Depression

Originally published on The Roleplayer’s Guild Even after almost two decades of an incredibly long and still ongoing battle with depression, I still couldn’t honestly tell you when it precisely “started”. One day the world just got darker, lonelier and harder to understand without any real realization on my part that anything was truly untoward. […]

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