64. Inspiration; Where to Find it, How to Use it

June 20, 2017

This episode we talk Inspiration. Where to find it, how to use it. Sound simple? It really kinda is!! 

 

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63. Using Voice for Effect

June 13, 2017

This episode we chat about using your voice at the table, pitch volume, accents and other ways to get the effect you want for your players!

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62: Villainous Power Structures

June 6, 2017

In this Episode we talk shop about structuring your antagonists organizations.
What is the power dynamic for those that work for, or are under your antagonist?

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Bonus 5: Q from Tim - Mass Naval Combat Ideas

June 5, 2017

This Bonus Episode is inspired by Tim from Iowa who sent us a question via Facebook asking for some "sweet ideas" to handle a large 100 vs 100 ship, naval combat. We put our heads together and came up with a few ideas on the matter and decided to share them with everyone. 

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61. Omens, Prophecies, & Foreshadowing

May 30, 2017

This show we chat about using Omen and Prophecies in your game and how to foreshadow coming events. We give some ideas on ways to add, how to add and why to add them into your game. 

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60. Taking Breaks + Some Special Announcements!

May 23, 2017

In this episode we chat about Taking Breaks sometimes as a GM (or player) you just need to take a break either you didn't prep or your burning out or another reason, we talk about some ideas and concepts around that and give you some suggestions on what to do about it and how to handle it.

We ALSO have a few special announcements at the end of the show about some cool upcoming events and projects we have in the works (no joke this time!!)

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59. HOW TO RUN: Political

May 17, 2017

We discuss a variety of ideas and suggestions for running Political based games and a few things just to be mindful of ingeneral while planning and running these types of games! 

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58. HOW TO RUN: Comedy

May 9, 2017

In this episode of GameMasters' Studio we talk shop on running comedy based games and how to bring moments of levity to your regular games to break up the mood! From slap stick to improv to mainstream standup we touch on it all! 

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57. Scaling Encounters of the Fly

May 2, 2017

We chat about a variety of ways to tweak encounters during/mid-encounter. Increasing difficulty, decreasing difficulty, all around tweaking! Listen, learn, like! 

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56. HOW TO RUN: Super Heroes Pt. 3

April 25, 2017

The conclusion of our 3 part mini series on how to rock some Super Hero based games! 

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55. HOW TO RUN: Super Heroes Pt. 2

April 19, 2017

In part 2 of 3 "HOW TO RUN: Super Heroes" we chat about morality, Super hero vs. Anti Hero and we discuss motivations for both villians and heroes alike. 

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54. HOW TO RUN: Super Heroes Pt. 1

April 11, 2017

We thought we spent enough time talking about D&D and Fantasy so we figured we'd change it up for the next couple weeks. Starting with this episode, Part 1 of 3 for "HOW TO RUN: Super Heroes. 

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53. Adding Depth to Encounters Pt. 3: Story

April 4, 2017

Weaving storying before, after, and into your encounters is one of the greatest ways to add depth to your encounters, listen and learn!

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Bonus 4: Special Message!

April 1, 2017

After months of hype we finally bring you our special message!

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52. Adding Depth to Encounters Pt. 2: Transitions

March 29, 2017

Continueing our chat from last week we add Transitions to our list of ways to add depth to an encounter which covers a large range including how you transition in and out of the story and encounter and also how you can transition from one type of encounter to another. 

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51. Adding Depth to Encounters Pt. 1: Multiple Paths

March 22, 2017

We each came up with a way to add depth to an encounter and we will be spending time on each idea; in this episode we chat about using multiple/alternate paths to handle an encounter as a way of adding extra depth to an encounter. 

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50. Pros and Cons of Younger Players

March 14, 2017

We chat and share out thoughts on the pros and con of younger players at the table! Including all younger player groups and mixed groups of younger and older players.

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49. Starting at a Later Age

March 1, 2017

We discuss the pros and cons of being an 'older tabletop gamers' and gives some advise for gamers that are getting a later start into the world of table top roleplaying.

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48. WORLD BUILDING 4: Cultures & Peoples

February 21, 2017

We continue from our town building discussion straight into the cultures, populations, peoples and cliques that fill those cities and towns and how they might view and interact with the world and people around them. 

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47. WORLD BUILDING 3: Town and City Placement

February 14, 2017

We chat about the where and why's of town and city placement in your world, from the natural evolution of placement to random oddities. There are lots of reasons for why a town might pop up in a location, you just gotta know why. 

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