Running a tabletop roleplaying game like Dungeons & Dragons can be a daunting task, even for experienced players. Rob and Sara share their combined 50 years of gaming experience across multiple game systems every week to help make that task easier and enjoyable for everyone! Whether you’re new to tabletop RPGs and want to try running one, or an experienced Dungeon Master looking to take your game to the next level, this podcast is for you!


All Episodes

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...

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...

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 36 Celebrity D&D and the Matthew Mercer Effect

The success of live play shows, especially Critical Role, has brought D&D into the mainstream! But, as D&D has moved from our basements and livingrooms to our computers and...

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 35 Listener Appreciation / New Year

Wishing everyone a great start to the new year from Rob & Sara! We’ve had many great episodes so far, and we’re looking forward to many more in 2020....

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 34 In the Spirit of the Holidays

Happy Holidays, everybody! As our regular show recording falls on a major holiday this year, we’ve prerecorded, so our gift to you can be another episode of the show....

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 33 Session Zero (Patreon Submission)

We spend hours discussing the ins and outs of running role playing games, but how do we set a game up? How do you organize several people to make...

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 32 Player vs Environment

The environment in a story helps set the stage, give flavor, and explain where the players are in the mind’s eye. But can it also be an antagonist? How...

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 31 Environmental Storytelling

Environmental Storytelling can be the difference between a world feeling static, and feeling alive. But what is “Environmental Storytelling”? How does one use it to bring a feeling of...

Storyteller Conclave – Episode 30 A Story of Hope

In light of the holiday, Sara and Rob will be giving thanks and reflecting on “hopeful settings”. This week will cover not only hope and thankful moods but also...