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Micromanagement of Resources



Fantasy stories often ignore the small details. Does the archer run out of arrows? Does the fighter have to repair his armor after the 30th fight? And how big is the bag of ammo the twin submachine gun toting Troll is carrying? But the drama can come when the small things matter. Perhaps having one more arrow, or a few less holes, or being forced to use those guns as blunt objects of destruction. Micromanagement has its rewards and drawbacks. This week Sara and Rob discuss the finer details of managing the little things.

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“Give them a Nuke,” a Discussion on Power and Consequences



A shiny red button of ultimate destruction seems like a terrible idea, but is it? In this episode of StC, Sara and Rob explore what it means to give your players a single use item, something ultimately powerful but only once, and what it can mean for your story.

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System Spotlight : Robotech



Giant Robots, a cloned alien race, ancient powerful masters of the universe, and a young pop star? Yes, all of this is part of a fantastic world of Robotech. This week Rob and Sara will be dusting off the epic space opera that is Robotech and discussing Palladium’s take, as well as where it has moved on to.

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What We Can Learn from Video Games



Many video games share the title of RPG with their tabletop / pen & paper counterparts. However, video games and TTRPGs differ in significant ways. What can we learn from our digital cousins, though? This week, Sara & Rob discuss the various lessons we can learn from video game RPGs to enrich our TTRPG experiences!

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Episodic Storytelling



Creating a new story can be daunting, but even more so when you add in all the things you “think” you need. A deep rich world, a cast of NPCs, and a deep meaningful plot that connects with each player on every adventure. But the truth is most of that is just flavor. Episodic storytelling gives you the ease of moving into an adventure with a fresh step each time without mucking in the deeper plots that novels and movies seem to make standard. This episode, Sara and Rob explore the joy, art, and challenges in creating episodic adventures.

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Storytelling 101: Things I wish I knew when I started



When we start out gaming our minds are filled with ideas, plans, and worry. Do I have the right books, dice, maps? Is the group going to show up? And do we have enough soda? But rarely to we take the time later to recall what it was we really needed to know. In this episode, Sara and Rob return to their roots and recall really what was necessary to start a game.

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System Spotlight : WR&M, Dread, and other Rules-Light Systems



In another System Spotlight, Sara & Rob discuss Rules-Light systems, including Warrior Rogue & Mage by Stargazer Games and Dread by The Impossible Dream. WR&M is an amazingly light fantasy game system, and Dread is possibly the best Survival Horror game system ever created, using a Jenga tower for tests!

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Tools of the trade: Table top must haves for the RPG player



Regardless of what level of table top gaming you are in, either just a beginner or veteran, there are items you need or really want to pickup. Be it dice, bags, towers, vaults, books, tablets, tables or projectors we all have things we have collected or are looking to get. Sara and Rob get back to the basics of what started their gaming and what they have found. As well as some things they would love to see and have.

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Listener Appreciation show



Tonight is our Listener Appreciation show. We hear all of our listener question on our Discord live chat and give away some fine gifts as a thank you for all of your support and community in this challenging 2020 year.

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

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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


Loot & Rewards



One of the most iconic traditions in tabletop RPGs is getting treasure! But is “treasure” the only reward out there? What other forms of rewards can players & characters earn, and what can you do as a Storyteller if you give too much? This week, Rob & Sara discuss loot & rewards!


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

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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