187 episodes

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!

Storyteller Conclave Storyteller Conclave

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

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!

    Stereotypes in Gaming

    Stereotypes in Gaming

    TTRPGs have always relied upon certain stereotypes: Orcs are evil, elves are haughty, etc. Recently, there has been much talk of these perpetuating harmful racial biases that mirror real prejudice. This week, Sara & Rob discuss the place of fantasy stereotypes in the TTRPG hobby.



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



    Listen to us on your favorite device!

    Or Amazon Audible



    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

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Creating Homebrew Worlds w/ David Somerville

    Creating Homebrew Worlds w/ David Somerville

    As storytellers, we feel the draw to create whole worlds for our players to run around in. But where do you start? When do you stop? Sara & Rob talk to David Somerville, creator of Planegea, a successfully Kickstarted and published D&D5e supplement.



    Planegea: The Prehistoric Fantasy Setting for D&D 5E

    Available at: https://atlas-games.com/planegea

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIYlpFCLK8s



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



    Listen to us on your favorite device!

    Or Amazon Audible



    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

    • 1 hr 22 min
    System Spotlight: MÖRK BORG

    System Spotlight: MÖRK BORG

    Our System Spotlight this month is MÖRK BORG, A pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and dying world. This week Rob & Sara explore an OSR that is light on rules but HEAVY on everything else.



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



    Listen to us on your favorite device!

    Or Amazon Audible



    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

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Storytelling 101 : the football

    Storytelling 101 : the football

    Many RPG stories revolve around a "McGuffin," an object both the heroes and villains are trying to obtain or control. For this month's Storytelling 101, Sara & Rob explore how to keep a story with a McGuffin moving in interesting ways, and not devolve into simple tug-of-war.



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



    Listen to us on your favorite device!

    Or Amazon Audible



    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







    #Dungeonsanddragons, #tabletopgaming, #ttrpg, #rpgs, #dnd5e, #PoweredbytheApocalypse, #MagpieGames, #MouseGuard, #Shadowrun, #swade, #7thsea

    • 59 min
    "The Matthew Mercer Effect" : A Retrospective

    "The Matthew Mercer Effect" : A Retrospective

    The success of Critical Role shook the TTRPG world, fast-tracking D&D's rise to popularity. Along with the new generation of players, however, came the "Matt Mercer Effect." This week, Sara & Rob look at the last 7 years and see how gaming has changed for better or worse.



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



    Listen to us on your favorite device!

    Or Amazon Audible



    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







    #Dungeonsanddragons, #tabletopgaming, #ttrpg, #rpgs, #dnd5e, #criticalrole

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Storyteller Red Flags

    Storyteller Red Flags

    Online TTRPG discussions are filled with "RPG Horror Stories" and "Is my DM wrong?" discussions. Red flags that your Storyteller is bad can be elusive, so Sara & Rob are here to help you spot them, or see if you're guilty of them yourself!



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



    Listen to us on your favorite device!

    Or Amazon Audible



    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

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Kiggylover2000 ,

Great TTRPG show

This is one of the best shows discussing tabletop role playing games. Sara and Rob have an excellent format where different weeks they cover TTRPG systems, 101 sessions for new game masters, and deep dives in specific subjects. They also have one of the best run discord servers full of helpful people seeking to improve each other’s games. I highly recommend this podcast.

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!

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Lemonada Media
NPR
What’s Your Journey?
Critical Role
Rooster Teeth
Si Robertson & Justin Martin