Tag Archives: roleplaying

Recovering from Stumbles



There are a number of ways a TTRPG game can go sideways. Perhaps the players killed your main villain in Session 1. Perhaps your players are fighting, and cannot be civil at the table together. Perhaps you believed every contingency was covered in your game preparations, but the players chose the one option you DIDN’T think of. This week, Sara & Rob discuss how to recover from the unexpected twists and turns – both in-character and out-of-character – that can make our games feel “ruined.”

 

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

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Roleplay as Exploration of Experience



One of the best aspects of roleplaying is that we can experience, in some small way, things that may be outside of our grasp. Usually, that means fantasy or sci-fi stories, like battling dragons, delving into ancient crypts, or fighting mega-corporations with our cyber-enhanced bodies. For some, though, roleplay can be an excellent tool to explore ourselves and our psyches as well. Perhaps there is a traumatic experience you wish to confront in the safety of a roleplaying game where no harm can come to you. Perhaps you are questioning if you are LGBTQ+ and feel safe exploring that question among friends with a fictional character, to see how that experience feels. This week, Sara and Rob discuss the concept of using roleplaying as a way to explore the human experience in a relatively safe environment.

 

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

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

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Sci-Fi Space Operas with Seth Skorkowsky



Space has always captivated our imaginations. From Star Trek, to Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, The Expanse, the list goes on! This week, Sara & Rob are joined by award winning author and YouTuber Seth Skorkowsky to discuss the topic of Space Opera stories!

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System Spotlight : Traveler (Mongoose, 2E)



Traveller has been blazing across space since 1977. This sci-fi setting opened the doors to exploration, planet and space battles, and interstellar trading all while focusing on achievements, discoveries, wealth, titles, and political power. Traveller has robots, psionics, and ancient unknown civilizations to discover. So blast off this week with Sara and Rob as they review the long history and unique playstyle of Traveller!

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

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Roleplaying 101: How to step away from yourself and “get into character”



When we sit down at the table we see a sheet with numbers, details, and items. But all too often we come up blank when trying to fill in the personality and tone of who they really are. How does one become their character? Is it just you in a different world or setting, a persona you wish you could be, or something fake and ingenuine that could be mistaken as insulting? This week’s episode Rob and guest co-host Kathrine Moore, explore the fun, challenge and complexities we often miss when getting into character.

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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2nd Anniversary Episode



Storyteller Conclave is 2 years old! It seems like only yesterday we were sitting together in a coffee shop, talking for hours about storytelling techniques, and only half-joking about starting a talk show of some sort. We’ve moved out of the original studio, and weathered (currently weathering?) a pandemic. Even through all that, we’ve managed to produce a show a week for over 100 episodes! Join Sara and Rob as they look back on the last 2 years, where they’ve been, and where they might be headed in the future!

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


Environmental Storytelling with Maps



During this pandemic, many of us are turning to digital tools to continue telling our stories, and the use of digital maps has exploded! There are many great map-making tools available, but using them can be intimidating for those who lack artistic talent. Well, great news! Map making doesn’t require artistic talent! This episode, Sara and Rob discuss the map making tools that are available, and how ANY storyteller can best use those tools to make amazing looking maps with the power of environmental storytelling.

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


System Spotlight : Epyllion: A Dragon Epic



As Magpie games describe it, “Along with your fellow dragons, you and your clutchmates will protect Dragonia from the Darkness and discover the true value of friendship.” Is it the “my little pony” of RPGs? Perhaps it is…but what is wrong with that? You are playing baby dragons and friendship is the key to making your characters’ magic work, but that doesn’t mean it’s just for little kids. Join Rob and Sara on a “magical” journey into the world of Epyllion.

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


Storyteller Burnout



We all have times when we are not at our best. We finish a session, perhaps even on a good note, but days later just lose the drive to schedule the next. Or we approach the date for our next session and just don’t have the energy or state of mind to pull it together. This week Sara and Rob revisit ways to prepare and move beyond storyteller burnout. 

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


Digital Gaming : What we’ve learned



To celebrate our 100th episode, Sara & Rob take a retrospective look at the last year of COVID lockdown, and what it has taught us about gaming in the digital age using online tools. Gaming online has been around for a while via services like Roll20, but with quarantine forcing everyone to exercise those options, it has certainly placed it more into the spotlight. We discuss what we’ve learned, what the pros and cons are, what our major take-aways are, and how it might affect our in-person gaming in the future!

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