Does a TTRPG need physical mechanics (dice, cards, etc) to be considered a TTRPG?

When creating games that are accessible to wider audiences, like making them more accessible to young kids, or trying out ideas that we haven’t seen released before, we sometimes push on the definition of what a tabletop RPG actually is.  This post looks at how TTRPGs and games are defined in a technical sense, how they can be defined from a public viewpoint, and what’s important about our creative endeavors.

Tips and Tricks: Using Wrapping Paper to Make TTRPG Encounter Maps

This tips and tricks article goes over how to make easy TTRPG encounter maps using grid marked wrapping paper!  From having a low cost and transportable 2D map to adding consistent grids on 3D map elements, I’ll share what I use for in-person game sessions here!

Tips and Tricks: Making effective TTRPG system “Cheat Sheets” for your particular game

I’ve played, made, and/or written about over 100 different tabletop RPGs on TTRPGkids, and one thing that has very consistently made games easier for my kid and me between all of these projects is the inclusion of a cheat sheet or summary sheet. So, to help you with creating your own for a system you’re trying out or adding to a game you’re creating for others, I want to break down what makes a good TTRPG cheat sheet and why you should consider it!