Episode 013: Revealing Information

August 16, 2017

There are a lot of way in which you can disseminate information to your players or through your character during a game. Regardless what system or game you are playing, we give you some tips and tricks on how best to reveal information in game.

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Episode 012: Fear & Horror

August 2, 2017

Night has fallen and the fog is closing in. You are nowhere near home and far from safety. A glass bottle breaks somewhere in the distance, but the fog is making it difficult to tell where the sound came from. You hear a woman scream nearby. Suddenly, in your ear, you hear a whispered, "Help me" but when you turn around, no one is there. Your pulse quickens and your heartbeat is thundering in your chest as you are gripped by FEAR & HORROR.

In this episode we discuss ways for both players and game masters to escalate the tension in your games, whether you want a scary scene or an entire, horror-filled campaign.

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Episode 011: Dynamic NPCs

July 3, 2017

Game Masters, do your players constantly turn into murderhobos whenever they encounter your NPCs? Players, does your Game Master always present the same, flat NPCs to you? In this episode, Drake and Jake tell you how you can make your NPCs and interaction with them much more dynamic and interesting.

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Episode 010: Theater of the Mind vs. Tabletop Terrain w/Black Magic Craft

June 14, 2017

Jeremy Pillipow from Black Magic Craft joins us to discuss the pros and cons of playing Theater of the Mind vs. using TableTop Terrain and Miniatures in your own games.

 

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Episode 009: Improv

June 5, 2017

In this episode of Something RPGish, Drake and Jake talk about player and GM improv and how to use improv to amp up your game. Drake is dropping some knowledge bombs in this episode.

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Episode 008: Flow of the Game

May 5, 2017

In this episode, Drake and Jake talk about maintaining a rhythm and flow to your games, using dramatic beats and pauses, and ending on a high or low note. Whether playing in an ongoing campaign or running one shot adventurers, we hope you find this jam session useful. 

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Episode 007: Reskinning

April 18, 2017

Greetings, Adventurers! Do you ever struggle to find a new or unique monster to fill you dungeon? Do you know what you want but just can't find a monster that does what you want? Or do you like magic missile, but want to reflavor it as ice missiles? Then you've come to the right place to increase your gaming wisdom as we discuss reskinning and reflavoring. 

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Episode 006: Alignment

March 24, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of alignment and how you can use it in your game as GM or as a player.

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Episode 005: The 3 Pillars of Adventure

March 9, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the 3 Pillars of Adventure--Exploration, Social Interaction, and Combat--and we discuss how to weave them into your own games and characters to add mental, emotional, and physical dimensions to your tabletop adventures. Also, Drake hits on a halfling postal worker, and her brother hits on him.

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Episode 004: Just Roll With It!

February 23, 2017

In this episode, we delve deeper into our catchphrase, "Just Roll With It" and talk about the different ways in which players and Game Masters can just roll with whatever happens in a game. We can't all roll Nat' 20s all the time, right?

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