Neal Litherland

Neal Litherland is an author, freelance blogger, and RPG designer. A regular on the Chicago convention circuit, he works in a variety of genres.

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5 Tips for Playing Better Dwarves
6 days ago
Dwarves have been one of the most common fantasy races in RPGs since the inception of these games. Short, broad, stoic, and bearded, this race of hard-working craftsman are perhaps the most similar to...
5 Tips for Playing Better Elves
a month ago
Elves are often thought of as the banner-bearers for high fantasy as a genre. With their inhuman lifespan, strange ways, and occasionally alien thoughts, they can be difficult to portray in new, inter...
10 Questions to Put on Your Character Creation Document
2 months ago
If you're a dungeon master, then you need all the information you can get about the player characters at your table. If you've noticed that getting meaty details out of your players feels like pulling...
5 Tips for Playing Better Cavaliers
2 months ago
The only thing more dangerous on the battlefield than a skilled warrior is a skilled warrior who believes in something. And when that warrior is willing to back their sword arm with conviction that wi...
5 Tips for Playing Better Witches
3 months ago
There are Powers beyond the world we know, beings who tread the spaces between the realms, and who exist in places known only to half-mad scholars. Mysterious and distant though they may be, there are...
Tips for Building a Whip-Wielding Swashbuckler
3 months ago
One of my favorite things to do as a gamer is to find mechanics that are considered niche, useless, or which are otherwise overlooked and to find ways to make them extremely effective. Recently I've b...