Episode 20 – The Shortest Episode: Running Halloween Themed Games
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Andy is out sick this week so rather than skipping Chris decided to jump on the mic and blab about whatever struck his fancy for a few minutes, which happened to be running Halloween themed games! It’s only September; however, if you’re planning on doing something for Halloween now is the time to start prepping!
We apologize for the short episode and will be back next time with a proper length one with a guest and everything.
Episode 18 – 7th Sea Campaign Retrospective with Matt Wilson
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Matt, one of our first guest GMs, recently wrapped up a two-year campaign of 7th Sea, so we invited him back to reflect on what he’s learned. Also, we touch on the topic of using history to inform gaming.
@geekteachin, who led a great Gencon seminar on running RPGs with middle-schoolers.
Greg Stolze, author of many fine games (and a killer con GM).
And lastly, a correction: in this episode, Andy refers to Greg Stolze as the author of Delta Green. Actually, Stolze has written material for Delta Green but is not the sole author of the gameline. Andy deeply regrets the error!
Episode 16 – How to Send Off a Player Who’s Leaving Your Game
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What do you do when one of your players has to leave the game for good? Hopefully, you give them a fun in-game send-off. Chris and Andy discuss what makes for a good farewell salute to departing players.
Also: we want to hear your suggestions for topics to cover! Drop us a line if you’ve got a great topic you want to hear us discuss!
Episode 12 — How to Handle Randomness in Your Games
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How do you incorporate random elements into your games? Do you rely heavily on randomness or do you downplay it? Andy and Chris discuss the fun (and occasional terror) that random elements bring to a roleplaying game.
Episode 12 appendix (aka show notes):
The D&D Starter Set, featuring the adventure “Lost Mines of Phandelver” which Chris somehow turned into a 12+ month campaign.