Setting, setting, setting… but how to choose one
What exactly is a TTRPG setting? you may not even realise it but you have been using a setting already as a Game Master / Dungeon Master through the role-playing system you are playing with. This can be in the from of a Star Wars universe, Lord of the Rings universe, Fantasy, Steampunk or even Wild-West settings.
Before you select a setting, you have to consider the kind of game that you want to run and the kind of game that your players want to have. Whilst you may have a system in place, the kind of setting that can take place within the role-playing system can be surprisingly different that what you could expect.
We go through the eight questions you should ask yourself before you choose a setting.
- 8 Questions
- What do you Expect?
- What are your players expecting?
- What has been established?
- What is different in yours?
- Does it have potential?
- Is this a long-term or one-shot?
- How are your players going to change it?
- What system are you going to use?