With the holidays behind us, the time has come to end our hiatus! In this episode Jacob and Troy will be unpacking the idea of manipulating circumstances to achieve specific desired effects in your game. Everything from story elements and NPCs to couches and communal dinners, as always, told with a healthy dose of advice and amusing gaming anecdotes!
We talk a lot about the GameMaster in this podcast. In this episode Troy and Jacob delve into thoughts on how to be a good Player. Stories from old games, the good, the bad, the hilarious! Join us for another installment of tabletop ramblings!
So you’re sitting in a comfortable room around a table with your friends. Snacks, drinks, and dice at the ready. Now the GM is supposed to convince you to be scared? How does that even work? Join Troy and Jacob as they give advice on how to scare players (without physical threats) and tell stories about their horror gaming experience! Yes, we know Halloween is over. For those of us who like the horror though, Halloween never truly goes away…
Now that we have our GM, our Players and our Game it is time to focus on the most important part of any good story. It’s time to make the main cast of Characters! But how do you decide what to allow and what to restrict? How powerful should the Characters be? How does a good GM help their Players make a set of Characters that will play nicely together, without stifling creativity? And once that’s done, how do you roll (role?) the group of concepts together to make a delicious (and nutritious) gaming burrito? Join Troy and I (Jacob) as we help you through this most delicate of times in a game’s life: the beginning.
WOOOO!!! We’re going to Norwescon 40 in Seatac, WA, April 13th-16th, 2017!!! Live recorded podcasts with interesting people! Maybe an interview or two with gaming industry folks?? Anything could happen!!
This episode is kind of our second, but also kind of our first. The first episode was all general explanation of the subject matter. If you’re all clear on that stuff, then you may want to jump ahead to this episode where we get into the meat of how to start your first game!
Hey everyone. Are you into gaming? Like, paper and dice gaming? Or do you want to know what paper and dice gaming is? Then you belong here! My name is Jacob, my partner is Troy and we’re going to be in your ear now!