Storyteller Conclave

Storyteller Conclave – The Quarantine Episode

Because we’re cursed to live in interesting times, many of us are self-quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, just because you shouldn’t gather in person right now, doesn’t mean you have to stop gaming! This week, we discuss tools for gaming remotely over the web. We also take some time to answer a few…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 45 Massive Combat

Giant monsters demolishing whole cities! Fleets of ships firing barrages of cannons! Giant armies littering battlefields with broken bodies! Sara & Rob discuss the hows and whys of massive combat encounters, and how to make them move your story instead of hindering it! We also take some time to answer a few listener questions from…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 44 Story and Game Scope

Tabletop roleplaying games allow us limitless potential to tell stories, with only our imaginations to set boundaries. This can make telling those stories daunting, though, trying to account for everything! This week, Sara & Rob discuss ways and reasons to limit the scope of your game to make things more fun and manageable for everyone…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 43 System Spotlight : 7th Sea

In the first of our series of system spotlights – a series aimed at introducing our listeners to different RPG systems – we will be talking about the high-seas, swashbuckling adventures of 7th Sea! Set sail with Rob and Sara as we discuss the history, style, and game mechanics of Rob’s favorite game. We also…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 42 Who Built This Dungeon!?

Who built this dungeon!? A psychopath?? It’s an endless maze of corridors that lead nowhere, rooms that seem to have no purpose but to house elaborate puzzles with statues and tiles, there are traps EVERYWHERE, and it’s filled with monsters too big to fit down here! Rob & Sara have some advice on turning your…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 41 Romance in TTRPGs

Tabletop role-playing games tell all types of stories, from action, to adventure, to horror and revenge! But what about romance? In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Sara & Rob will discuss the best way to involve romance plots in your games, and make them fulfilling and comfortable for everyone at the table! We also take…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 40 Taking the “Random” Out of Random Encounters

Games use “random encounters” all the time, but what are they? How can we best use them, and avoid them feeling TOO random? This week, Rob & Sara dissect the Random Encounter, and try to take the “random” out of it! We also take some time to answer a few listener questions from our Discord…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 39 The 1-Hour Story

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the prospect of coming up with a “new story”? Don’t know if you can do it? Sara and Rob are going to give it a try, in an hour! Join us this week as we see if you can create a story in just an hour (well, 40mins). We…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 38 Dynamic Storytelling (Patreon Submission)

This week’s show comes from our Patreon supporter Nox-in-a-Box, who asks, “How do you make player choices matter to your story? Please speak a bit about dynamic storytelling!” Making player choices feel meaningful, and being able to adapt your story to those choices is very important to a good experience, and Sara & Rob are…

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Storyteller Conclave – Episode 37 Handling Burnout

Running a tabletop role playing game can be a very rewarding activity. However, the effort, concentration, and responsibility involved can sometimes make it feel a bit more like a JOB than a GAME. When this happens, even the most experienced storyteller can begin to feel burned out and unmotivated to continue. This week, Sara and…

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