D&D as a Lifestyle Brand



Apple. Addis. Landrover. All of these have made a brand, an image, a vision of what people see and feel when they hear their names. Dungeons and Dragons has become a household name in much the same regard. This week Sara and Rob explore the idea that D&D might be a lifestyle brand… and is that so bad?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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!

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System Spotlight: Arc Doom



ARC is a role-playing game where heroes defy the cruel Doomsday Clock to save their world from a looming apocalypse. Rules-light, tension-heavy. This week Sara and Rob throw the system spotlight on Arc: Doom!

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Storytelling 101 : Rolling With the Punches



No plot ever survives contact with your players! We as Storytellers try to plan for every outcome, but sometimes, our players toss us a curveball we didn’t account for. This week, Sara & Rob continue our Storytelling 101 series, talking about improvisation, and setting yourself up for success when things go off the rails!

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Hook, Line, and Storyteller



Storytelling can be an exercise in frustration, trying to keep your players focused on the plot you’ve prepared and not chasing random shiny objects. This week, Sara & Rob discuss hooking your players, building investment, and keeping them on-track without railroading.

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