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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.

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The Ship of Theseus



TTRPGs are constantly being updated for newer editions. Often, when an edition falls flat, we say it “doesn’t feel like the same game.” How much can a game system be changed before it’s no longer the same game anymore? Sara & Rob discuss revisions and identity of game systems.

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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Strolling into Meta



Meta discussions, between players, at the table go well beyond what the characters know. But as a storyteller, should you join in on them? And if so, how much? After all it is a cooperative game and even the storyteller is playing. This week Sara and Rob take a stroll and have some meta discussions.

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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Rob’s Campaign Breakdown



Rob’s games tend to be wrapped in mystery, filled with political intrigue, and deep fried in cinematic feel. Ever wanted to know how it gets built? What makes their doom clock tick? Well this week is your lucky chance. Rob will be breaking down his games and giving you a glimpse behind the screen.

 

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

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“A Magic Item Destroyed My Game”



Players are crafty and can pretty much make anything you give them into an “ultimate weapon”. We have all heard the tales of something simple becoming game changing. But is that the fault of the item? Or a fault at all? This week, Sara and Rob will be discussing the pro’s and con’s of magic items and how they can “destroy games”

 

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

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Controlled Substances at the Table



Tabletop gaming has always been a social event. Bringing friends together, telling stories, laughing and finding the right level of tension. But somewhere along the way we added other things, maybe it was just Crown Royal bags being good for starter dice bags. Have we gone too far? Is there a place for it? Or should we just avoid it all together because it impacts the story. This week Rob and Sara will discuss “Controlled Substances” at the gaming table. After all, it is 420.

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

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Storytelling 101 : The Player’s Role



So, you are heading into session zero, but what guidelines and rules do you set forth to your players? Do you limit what books, resources, or classes they can choose? Is it ok to say “no”? This week Sara & Rob will discuss the player’s role in this Storytelling 101 episode.

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

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Handling Action Consequences



As a Storyteller, it’s your job to create challenges for players, give them opportunities to succeed. But when the character fails a check, flubs a roll, or takes an approach that (although successful) shouldn’t feel like a win, we are often at a loss to handle it without disappointment. This week, Sara and Rob talk about the hidden gem of consequences and the fine art of failing forward.

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

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