46. …and Player Problem

February 8, 2017

Dealing with Players that bring tension to the table and cause issues with the other players around them. How do you handle them? We've got some ideas.

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45. Problem Players…

January 19, 2017

We discuss how to deal with problem players, from Meta gaming to just being a plan ol jerk! We hope it's helpful!

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44. Cohorts, and Followers, and Hirelings, oh my!

January 10, 2017

In this show we chat about how to use and run several varieties of NPCs and we give our 2 cents on the subject of... the "DM PC"!! dun dun dunnnnnnnnn!!

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43. Rate of Experience

January 3, 2017

In this show we chat about the various speeds of rewarding experience point to players be it "slow", "fast" or "Milestone" or "Trained". We chat about the perks and draw backs of each and as always share our thoughts and preferences on each!

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Bonus 3: Telling More Tales

January 1, 2017

In this Bonus Episode we share more tales of games we have run and a couple we've had on our minds. We share these stories as learning experiences and as a source of creative inspiration! 

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42. Making Unnecessary Rolls & Checks

December 28, 2016

We discuss the mistake of having players make unnecessary check and rolls and also allowing rolls and checks that shouldn't be made. Confused? 

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41. Being Tactically Sound

December 13, 2016

This episode we talk about playing monster, animals and NPCs tactically sound and more realistic. Not all things run into the middle of a party and go blow for blow. In fact, most never would. 

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40. Rewarding Players [Pt. 2]

December 7, 2016

In this episode we discuss ingame rewards such as gold/money, magic items & treasures to titles and reputations and more!! 

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39. Rewarding Players [Pt. 1]

November 30, 2016

We begin our discussion on the topic of rewarding players, in this episode, part 1 we discuss 'out of game' rewards; XP, inspiration, fate tokens etc.

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38. Adding Calendars and Holidays to your game!

November 22, 2016

Adding calendars and holidays and events to your world can bring a sense of realism to your games and allows a chance for some truely creative ideas and original stories!

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37. Changing it up & Sharing the Load

November 15, 2016

We chat about how to keep things fresh at the table and in the bedroom (joke)! By switching things up in a variety of ways; be it who is the GM or what role a player takes. 

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36. Defining what rating your game is

November 2, 2016

What rating do your games fall into? E for Everyone, T for Teen, M for Mature, or AO for Adults Only? Does it matter? Should you be mindful of your rating? 

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35. WORLD BUILDING 2: Cosmology and Population

October 26, 2016

Who are the gods of your world? Who are the people? How do they relate to one another? In this episode we talk about all that and more! 

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34. WORLD BUILDING 1: Top Down or Bottom Up?

October 18, 2016

In this episode we discuss where to start when building your world; Do you start at the TOP and work your way DOWN? (or) Start at the BOTTOM and work your way UP? Well that choice is yours but we will tell you the pros and cons of each and a few things you should know before deciding. 

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33. Ending a Campaign.

October 11, 2016

Iin this Episode we chat about the whens, the whys and the hows to end a good campaign. Check out this episode if you want a few new ideas or inspirations on the subject!

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32. Managing In-Game Downtime.

October 4, 2016

In this episode we chat about a variety of ways to include and manage downtime in your tabletop games! 

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31. Mass Combat!!!

September 27, 2016

In this Episode we chat about various ways to run a Mass Combat encounter, how to keep it paced and a variety of things you might want to keep in mind when planning and running them!

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30. Advice for Aspiring GMs

September 20, 2016

In this Episode we share some advice for aspiring GMs. Ever thought about running a table top game?

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29. Cut Scenes & Monologuing

September 13, 2016

This episode we chat about how to use cut scenes and monologues in your games. They can be a huge addition to your game if used properly! 

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28. Non-Combat Encounters

August 30, 2016

In this episode we chat about running encounters other than combats to help fill your games and challenge your players.

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