Playing Dungeons and Dragons for Effective Team-Building

Dungeons and Dragons is more popular now than ever. Once relegated to dark and dank basements, D&D is now a fixture in pop culture spaces and is seen as an integral aspect of geek culture. Many of the most popular YouTube channels and TV shows have featured the beloved tabletop role-playing game at one time or another. However, many people …

Review: Exceed Fighting System: Shovel Knight Edition

Shovel Knight is a popular, platform-scrolling game franchise. Personally, I don’t have a lot of experience playing this fun, arcadey game, but from watching speedrunners and YouTubers I can describe the base game like this: imagine Mario, but instead of the quirky Italian plummer we all know and love, you control a knight armed with a shovel.  It follows the …

The Role-Playing Game of Epic Fails -Hero Master Review

Hero Master, the game of epic fails, has finally been released after a long-anticipated wait. This game is special within the Coaching For Geeks community because it’s from one of our very own, the noble artist, Jamie Noble Friar. Jamie has not only designed the game, he has also done all of the artwork for it too! With his solo …

6 Tips for People Who Want to Try Live Action Role Playing for the First Time

Every year, thousands of like-minded individuals gather for LARP (Live Action Role Play) festivals, complete with their swords, shields, armor, and a warrior-like dedication to their fandom. And their numbers continue to rise. For a newbie, embarking on the first LARP can be intimidating if not prepared for. Here are some useful tips for first-time LARPers: 1. Research the Event …

Adventure is Served – Role Play Gourmet

Immersive ‘dinner, show and adventure’ crosses culinary skills with role playing games. Tickets for Role Play Gourmet are available now The innovative ‘dinner, show and adventure’ styled on a fantasy role playing game Role Play Gourmet is served at Vault Festival 2020. This interactive, gaming and dining experience all rolled into one is written and directed by Vault Festival favourite …

The CfG Awards 2019 – WINNERS

HERE COME THE WINNERS! It’s been another phenomenal year for geek culture, as we claim an ever larger share of the voice of pop culture. Coaching for Geeks’ end of year awards celebrates the big, the bold, and the unsung heroes. The Coaching for Geeks community made its nominations and the public voted throughout December… and it’s safe to say …

Our Games of UK Games Expo 2019

It’s that time of year again, we are almost as far away from the next UK Games Expo as possible in a calendar year and that’s sad. However, there is still some good news from the world of UKGE – one has just finished and what a fantastic show it was! Various members of the Coaching for Geeks team are …

Characterising NPCs: D&D Tips with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters… Perhaps more than any other part of the game, Non-Playable Clones (NPC)s are especially challenging to bring to life: Testing your skills in improvisation, voices, characterization and acting. Often, it’s difficult to create memorable ones and they seem to all bleed into one generic …

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Podcast 69 – Celeste Conowitch from Venture Maidens

Celeste Conowitch is the Producer of and Dungeon Master for Venture Maidens, an actual play 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons podcast. In Venture Maidens, Celeste and three friends entertain each other and their audience by creating tales of adventure and danger in a fantasy realm! Celeste is a California based writer who holds a theater degree from San Francisco State, …

Designing Your Dungeons & Dragons Encounters with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters (also applicable to any tabletop roleplaying game PATHFINDER FOR LIFE! – Ed: Robin) ENHANCING YOUR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ENCOUNTERS Back when I was a baby goblin, I used to play Dungeon Crawler game like Torchlight and Dungeon Siege. I remember thinking they were the …

Roleplaying, Expectations, and Player Choice – The Conversation about Conversation

Setting Expectations at the Roleplaying Table – Brawling and Playing a Role One of the tricky bits about getting a group together to play a tabletop roleplaying game is the expectation of each individual joining the group. Although a rule set appears to promote a set of expectations for play, roleplaying games are, ultimately, a group of folks sitting around …

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Who Am I? My Hero’s Journey With RPG Tabletop Gaming

Who Am I To Be Writing About Turning Geeks Into Superheroes Through Tabletop RPGs?   When I started writing articles for Coaching for Geeks, I decided I wanted to continue with an article about helping folks bring out their own gaming superheroes. But I think it’s worth talking about me and where I’m at, so that you get a better …

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How To Not Be The Villain In A Tabletop Game

  Here at Coaching for Geeks, our tagline is “Turning geeks into superheroes.”  Of all the geeky pastimes out there, probably the most geeky is the hobby of tabletop roleplaying games. From the publishing of the first and most venerable RPG rule set, Dungeons & Dragons, in the seventies to the recent explosion of live-streamed and podcasted sessions of games …