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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!

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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!

    Encounter Design : Out of Scope

    Encounter Design : Out of Scope

    As we close our mini-series on Encounter Design, Rob & Sara discuss... the rest. Out of scope Encounters! Perhaps your players made a bet and gambling is on the table. Or what seems like a simple stop becomes a battle of the bards. Sometimes you have the beginning and end of a plot but no middle, perhaps some encounters? This episode wraps the discussion and helps "fill the gaps". 





    Listen to us live, every Wednesday night at 7pm EST, at http://www.mixlr.com/storyteller-conclave.



    Find us on Twitter (@st_conclave) – Instagram (st_conclave)

    Support the show by joining our Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/StorytellerConclave



    Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG



    Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com



     

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    In-Game Holidays & Festivities

    In-Game Holidays & Festivities

    From Storyteller Conclave to all our listeners, we wish you a very happy (and safe!) Thanksgiving! We are very thankful for every one of you! This week, Sara & Rob discuss holidays in our games - From worldbuilding and history, to how they might be celebrated and why, to having festivals and games and treats for your characters to experience in-game.



    Listen to us live, every Wednesday night at 7pm EST, at http://www.mixlr.com/storyteller-conclave.



    Find us on Twitter (@st_conclave) – Instagram (st_conclave)

    Support the show by joining our Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/StorytellerConclave



    Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG



    Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com



     



     

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    Encounter Design : Puzzle Encounters

    Encounter Design : Puzzle Encounters

    Continuing our mini-series on Encounter Design, Rob & Sara delve this week into Puzzle Encounters! Do you need to walk on specific places to cross the trapped dungeon floor? Does the evil noble have an elaborate lock on his vault? Will the sphinx only answer your question after you’ve solved it’s riddles three? Using puzzles can add a dimension of fun to your game that simple combat and intrigue cannot!



    Listen to us live, every Wednesday night at 7pm EST, at http://www.mixlr.com/storyteller-conclave.



    Find us on Twitter (@st_conclave) – Instagram (st_conclave)

    Support the show by joining our Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/StorytellerConclave



    Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG



    Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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    System Spotlight : “Powered by the Apocalypse”

    System Spotlight : “Powered by the Apocalypse”

    “Powered by the Apocalypse” is a TTRPG system created in 2010 for the game Apocalypse World, but later adapted to other games such as Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, and Urban Shadows. It features narrative gameplay with heavy player collaboration. This week, Rob & Sara delve into what makes PbtA unique with another of their System Spotlights.



    If you are interested in Urban Shadows, check out their kickstarted for 2nd edition.. ending SOON!



    Listen to us live, every Wednesday night at 7pm EST, at http://www.mixlr.com/storyteller-conclave.



    Find us on Twitter (@st_conclave) – Instagram (st_conclave)



    Support the show by joining our Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/StorytellerConclave



    Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG



    Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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    Encounter Design : Not-So-Random Encounters

    Encounter Design : Not-So-Random Encounters

    Continuing our mini-series on Encounter Design, Rob & Sara delve this week into Random Encounters! Are you grossly underprepared for the current story and need “filler”? Did you forget to give them an important plot item and now you need someone to drop it conveniently? Is there a bit of drama between the players and it needs to bubble to the surface? All of these can seem random, but are they really?



    Listen to us live, every Wednesday night at 7pm EST, at http://www.mixlr.com/storyteller-conclave.



    Find us on Twitter (@st_conclave) – Instagram (st_conclave)



    Support the show by joining our Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/StorytellerConclave



    Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG



    Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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    Using Props

    Using Props

    We often associate Tabletop RPGs with dice, paper, and pencils. Some of us also include miniatures, terrain, and other visual aids. But how much further can you take the immersion of physical objects in your storytelling? This week, Sara & Rob discuss the utility of using props in your storytelling, as well as some of the do’s and don’ts.



    Listen to us live, every Wednesday night at 7pm EST, at http://www.mixlr.com/storyteller-conclave.



    Find us on Twitter (@st_conclave) – Instagram (st_conclave)



    Support the show by joining our Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/StorytellerConclave



    Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG



    Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

squ3lchr ,

Such a life saver

Im a complete noob when it comes to world creation and dungeon mastering. However, the information presented in this podcast has really been useful. With the hosts help, I am running more effective, entertaining games. Thanks!!!

Murphyc7 ,

Lots of love!

I love listening to these two!

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