Tag Archives: Narrative Storytelling

Evolving Relationships



Love and Hate are extremes that follow our PC’s and NPC’s alike. But there are shades of gray, moments of understanding, and possibly even attraction that can infiltrate. Join Rob and Sara as they pen letters of envy on the topic of Evolving Relationships in roleplaying games.

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System Spotlight: Thirsty Sword Lesbians



Defined as “joyously fun and disastrously romantic”, Thirsty Sword Lesbians, from Evil Hat Games, is our system spotlight for this very RED month. Keeping up with the theme of February, Sara and Rob grab their weapons, don their gayest apparel, and step into this PbtA system about celebrating queerness!

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Adult Themes



TTRPGs are often about escape from reality, a step away from the drama of our lives. But there are still adult themes there to explore. No, not just romance, but loss, grief, depression, and even death. This week Rob and Sara step into the month and talk about gaming with Adult Themes.

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Escapism vs Realism



While framing stories, we often want the game to feel a particular way. A key part of that is how “real” it should feel and what consequences should be. This episode, Rob and Sara will discuss where escapism and realism collide when defining feel TTRPGs.

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System Spotlight: Wanderhome



Wanderhome is a “slice of life” TTRPG, where players explore their characters versus the world around them through conversation and moves. So this week Rob and Sara will take a journey, village to village, season to season, to explore the mechanics & more that Jay Dragon created.

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Handling Stealth Scenes



Stealth is a mechanic that nearly every TTRPG has. Who hasn’t dreamt of playing the mysterious ninja or catburglar? However, it can seem like your players are avoiding all of the obstacles you’ve laid out! This week, Sara & Rob discuss the best ways to run stealth encounters!

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Storytelling 202: Lifelike NPCs



As Storytellers, we strive to make our games feel like living worlds. Having lifelike NPCs can make or break that feeling of immersion. This week, Sara & Rob take a deep-dive into the best ways to make your NPCs not only feel like they belong, but also react to your story.

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Reskinning Stories



We all struggle with the thought that our plots might not be “original.” There are only 9 basic plots, after all! This week, Sara & Rob discuss how to lean into repurposing plots for your own home games by filing off the identifying marks and using popular stories as your own!

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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 202 : MacGuffins



A storytelling trope that spans into any genre, is the MacGuffin – the object of importance that sits at the center of the story. The heroes and villains both seek it, and control of it means victory! This week, Sara & Rob look at interesting ways to use MacGuffins in our stories!

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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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Narrative and Combat



Sara & Rob have spent years talking about how to build a better narrative for your TTRPG. What if your table just wants to hack & slash their way through the game, though? This week, Sara & Rob discuss weaving story together with good ol’ fashioned combat!

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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