Have you ever wanted to go back in time and make things better in your childhood? Do things differently? Tell the bully on the playground to shove off? Luckily, you are a roleplayer! Even better, you’re on OW! But simply putting a young age on your character and a cute picture of a kid as the character profile picture does not a child make. It’s all in their mannerisms and speech patterns. Read More
So, you decide to take a page from history, or the coolest parts at least, and do a game involving myths, folklore, and/or urban legends. But what do you do? You can go scary, fantastical, and more. Heck, try for superhero while your at it! But let’s see what each thing is first. Read More
Apologies if I’ve posted many articles about random generators, they seem to be the most popular, so here’s another!
Here are some useful links to random generators for naming your planets/worlds/realms, ideal for sci-fi or fantasy games:
Planet name generator
Simple, interesting names that can be used for a planet, or for a world/realm in a fantasy setting. Read More
Minecraft is a great experience, I’m sure many of you have played it (if not, go do it! At least for an hour or so!). Even if you do not have a gaming tower, you can rent a dedicated server and start away. You start off alone in this vast world with nothing, and you might be looking at the blank landscape – “Is this it? What do I do now?” until you start digging your first mine, or building your first structure. In Minecraft you can build anything, and you might have seen some pretty amazing constructions built. Read More
Enjoy it or not, grizzly tense drama can be exciting, and you might want to create some exciting drama to put your character through. Here’s some ideas, feel free to add your own ideas in the comments at the bottom. Read More
I saw this great article on io9 that had some great points about creating a near-future world. Read More
Everyone wants to read about a character they can empathize with. Here’s a few tips written by Sal Taybrim from Starbase 118 from the article Compelling Characterization (read it in full here). Read More
So… yeah… your character is lost in the wilderness. You might be stuck for ideas for what happens next, so below is a list of ideas.