One of the things about your GM’ing style that I love the most was your presentation of NPCs. Specifically their voices. Your assortment of voices you draw from sound so natural. And they give NPCs and the game an extra layer of immersion.

My one attempt at this was a female pixie, and I was so bad my wife almost decided to just let her die. So I was wondering if you had any vocal exercises, or any materials you could point me to to help me get started.

James discusses the art of voicing characters. This episode has improv techniques for developing character voices, advice on how to fudge certain voices you can’t do, and the secret to good voice work.

For more advice on voicing NPCs, check out this episode of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff. They don’t say much about technique, but they have a great discussion about when to use a voice.