134 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!

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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!

    Companions, Followers, and Pets!

    Companions, Followers, and Pets!

    Our TTRPG characters are often bold heroes that inspire others, or are connected to the underworld and have access to a network of minions. Others still bond with nature, or summon companions with magic. This week, Sara & Rob talk about handling companions, followers, and pets!



     



    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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Managing Player Expectations

    Managing Player Expectations

    Some game sessions land differently than others, whether you tried to tell a horror story and your players felt it wasn't fun, or your "big reveal" catches players off-guard, seen as a gaff rather than a brilliant twist. Oftentimes, the emotional impact, enjoyment, and interaction with a game can be a matter of mismanaged expectations - the story you told was different from what the players wanted or expected. This week, Sara & Rob discuss managing player expectations, and how it can greatly affect the enjoyment of your 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

    • 1 hr 18 min
    System Spotlight : Alien RPG

    System Spotlight : Alien RPG

    A universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship, where synthetic people play god while space truckers and marines serve host to newborn ghoulish creatures. It’s a harsh and unforgiving universe and you are nothing if not expendable. This month's spotlight puts us in the terror-filled existence of Free League Publishing’s Alien TTRPG. In space, nobody can hear you scream!



     



    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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Villainous Movements

    Villainous Movements

    Why is the BBEG always waiting in his mountain lair, his hand perched on the button, waiting for the heroes to arrive? And what is up with the monologue? Is this really necessary? Sara and Rob review villainy further and discuss the merits and flaws of villains waiting for heroes.



    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

    • 1 hr
    Building a Better Villain

    Building a Better Villain

    Not all villains are inherently evil for the reason of evil. It's possible to have them misunderstood, confused, and or caught between loyalty and honor. And the best ones often feel almost heroic about their cause, at least in their own eyes. This week Sara and Rob will discuss how to build a better villain.



    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    "Lawful Stupid" - Playing Alignments Correctly

    "Lawful Stupid" - Playing Alignments Correctly

    Maybe you have a player asking to play an "evil" character. Maybe your "chaotic neutral" is "chaotic lunatic" or your group's paladin is the ubiquitous "lawful stupid." Alignments can be good indicators of a character’s moral compass, but are often terrible guides for HOW to roleplay them. This week, Sara & Rob look at some common misconceptions about alignments, character motivations, and roleplay.



    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

    • 1 hr 25 min

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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