Tag Archives: dnd5e

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.

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Sara’s Campaign Breakdown



What goes on behind the screen? Where does she get her ideas? What issues has she struggled to resolve? This week, Sara talks in-depth about her own campaign, to “pop the hood” and give a glimpse inside.

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Routine, Ritualize, Repeat



Take care of your players, don’t write too much, have lots of NPC names at the ready, and take good notes! With all we have to do as Storytellers it can be hard to remember it all. This week Rob and Sara help by breaking down what steps you can take to make good Storytelling habits feel routine.

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

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System Spotlight : Kids on Bikes



Continuing the “Child Adventure” genre of systems, this month’s system spotlight is on Kids On Bikes by Renegade Games. In the spirit of Goonies and Stranger Things, your characters are everyday people grappling with strange, terrifying, and very, very powerful forces that they cannot defeat, control, or even fully understand.

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

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Storytelling 101 : Choosing the Right System for Your Game



There are hundreds of good TTRPG systems out there. Is the story more tactical, or narrative, and what degrees of verisimilitude to have? So how do you narrow down the list of what to use for YOUR new campaign? This week Sara and Rob break down what to consider, how to weigh it, and make sure your players’ needs are kept in the decision making process when you pick the right system.

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

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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

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The “Child Adventure” Genre



Popularized by movies in the 80s, the “Child Adventure” genre is all about bringing youthful and childlike exploration to strange circumstances: Goonies, Stranger Things, even Scooby-Doo! This week, Sara & Rob examine the Child Adventure genre, and what TTRPGs exist to help.

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

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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

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Gritty and Violent Stories



TTRPGs can feature violent themes, as most involve combat in some form. Some stories can focus on the violence as a topic or theme, telling stories of murder and horror! This week, Sara & Rob discuss how to handle violent and gritty themes with everyone’s comfort in mind.

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

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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

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System Spotlight : Stars Without Number



The year is 3200 and mankind’s empire lies in ashes. The Jump Gates fell six hundred years ago, severing the links between the myriad worlds of the human diaspora. This week our System Spotlight shines on Stars Without Number, an old-school-inspired game of sci-fi adventure.

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

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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

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Storytelling 101 : Concept to Campaign



The game system you tell your story with can be a harder choice than you’d think! How do you choose a system that gives you the tools to tell your story to the fullest, but is also accessible to your players? The game system also greatly informs how your players interact with the story you’re telling. This week, Rob & Sara discuss choosing the right system for your game.

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

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Board Games as RPGs



Have you ever played Monopoly and made someone pay rent while maniacally laughing? Or explained how your town was invading the lands of another in Catan? Is this “Roleplaying”? Rob & Sara spend this week’s episode talking about the line between playing a game and playing a role.

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

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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

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