Category Archives: Storyteller Conclave

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.

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

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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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B Plots



Running a TTRPG requires us to have a main story that we’re trying to tell. Often, though, we want to include “B-Plots”- Side stories about a character’s backstory, or a paladin’s personal quest. This week, Sara & Rob discuss how to successfully run B-Plots in your stories!

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

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System Spotlight: Dark Souls



You Died. The iconic message is not something you often want to see, let alone hear, in your ttrpg. This month’s system spotlight is Dark Souls RPG, an adventure, horror, and tactical combat system that is set in the lands of darkness and flame where hollows, demons, and Abyssal creatures abound.

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

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


Storytelling 101 : Creating Investment



Great TTRPG stories pull the players in, get them invested, and make them care about the NPCs, the conflict, and the world. How do we, as Storytellers, create that investment?

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

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#Dungeonsanddragons, #tabletopgaming, #ttrpg, #rpgs, #dnd5e, #PoweredbytheApocalypse, #MagpieGames, #MouseGuard, #Shadowrun, #swade, #7thsea #DM101


Stories with no Villains



Stories are born from adversity, and usually in TTRPGs, that’s the ubiquitous “Big Bad Evil Guy.” But, can we tell stories that have no BBEG? No villain to conquer? Where would the adversity come from? This week, Sara & Rob discuss how to tell stories with no villain

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

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


Beginnings and Endings



Writing stories for your game is a complex task. Hours of discussion have been devoted to making the body of the plot flow well. Two often overlooked aspects, though, are beginnings and endings. This week, Sara & Rob discuss how to introduce a story, and how to wrap it up.

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

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


Things I Wish I Knew As a New GM/Storyteller



Starting as a Dungeon Master or Storyteller can be a daunting task, and long lessons on how to DM can feel like work to learn. This week, Sara & Rob discuss short, easy-to-implement tips we wish WE had when we first started Storytelling!

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

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


System Spotlight: Mistborn



Based on the best-selling novels by Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn TTRPG is set in the world of Scadrial. Rob and Sara will be examining this D6 and narrative system to master the primal forces of Allomancy, Feruchemy, and Hemalurgy.

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

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#mistborn, #BrandonSanderson, #ttrpg, #rpgs, #dnd5e, #PoweredbytheApocalypse, #MouseGuard, #Shadowrun, #swade, #7thsea


Storytelling 101 : Populating Your World



Worldbuilding can be a daunting task for any Storyteller, let alone new ones! This week, Sara & Rob aim to demystify the act of breathing life into your world with NPCs and worldbuilding in this month’s Storytelling 101 discussion

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

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


Overpowered PCs Broke My Game



High stats, powerful magic items, and optimized characters can make challenging a group of D&D players very difficult, even for a seasoned DM. Having a party full of “broken” PCs can be fun for them, but frustrating to DM for. Sara & Rob discuss these dynamics at the game table.

 

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

Podchaser - Storyteller Conclave

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