Creating NPC Dialogue


Say what now?

Me (Voicing an NPC) – “What is it that you want from me?”

Player – “Woah, is that (BBEG)?”

Me – “What? No, he’s just a guy. Just a friendly guy.”

Player – “He sounds a bit like (BBEG).”

Me – “… dammit.”

Voicing NPC’s have never been something I’ve been particularly strong at. It takes practice, a level of comfort with your players, and some tricks and tools to draw from. I myself try to practice voices when I’m commuting and stuck in traffic. Sure I may look like a crazy person, but we’re in the 21st century. Maybe people look at me talking to myself and assume I’m on the phone (hands-free of course) rather than voicing a psychotic henchman for my campaign’s BBEG.

DM Dave put up a great video discussing this very topic.  Check it out, won’t you? Hopefully, it helps you as much as it will (probably) help me.



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Posted on April 2, 2019, in RPG Actual Play and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Creating NPC Dialogue.

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