Tag Archives: Narrative Storytelling

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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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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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 : 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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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 : 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?

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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

Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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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

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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

Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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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.

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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

Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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System Spotlight : Dune – Adventures in the Imperium



Rob and Sara take you into a far future where fear is the mind killer. The Imperium is a place of deadly duels, feudal politics and mysterious abilities in a universe where a blade can change the fortunes of millions. This month’s System Spotlight is focused on The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium.

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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Building a Mystery



Murder to lost children, political truths and campy old people scaring kids off their property as monsters, mysteries have been part of stories. But in TTRPG storytelling your players have to figure it out on their own. This week Rob and Sara review the Do’s and Don’ts when writing and telling TTRPG mystery stories.

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

Or find our older episodes at Https://Storytellerconclave.com

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System Spotlight: Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall



Your family has been in this community for three generations. Serving the community food and hospitality. All the while managing a business and racism…oh and protecting people from the jiangshi! This week Sara and Rob are spotlighting a narrative heavy system where “combat is limited, but horror, drama and sometimes comedy” may be your best weapons.

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