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System Spotlight : Star Wars



Star Wars is an epic universe that spans a millennia of time, thousands of races, all from a galaxy far far away. But when did it become an RPG? And where can you start to tell a story within it? Well “strap in kid” as Rob and Sara jump back to the beginning with West End games and travel through to the current incarnation with Fantasy flight, where they will focus most of their force

 

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Conflict Resolution at the Table



We have all had players argue their interpretation of a rule, take fifteen minutes debating with another player on the proper tactics, or sit in silence because of another player’s robust play style only to rant in private later. Storytellers are there to keep the game going, but also to keep it fun. This week Sara and Rob review how to manage, de-escalate, and work through conflict at the table

 

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Organic Lore Exposition



Did you just spend 45 minutes explaining in detail the structures, culture and city of the Orc empire, while your players nodded off? Is there a better way to show the differences in your world versus the stock campaign settings presented in modern fantasy? This week’s episode is here for you! Sara, mostly, and Rob (because he is BAD at it) will try and help you weave through the difficult process of making your vast, detailed, and different world come to life without putting your players into a lore dump coma. 

 

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In-Party Conflict Done Right



Fighting a group of Orcs, goblins, or running from a fleet of pirate ships all come with a certain sense of banter and conflict. But when players decide to raise that conflict within the team, the results can’t be controlled by the Storyteller. Feelings can be hurt, friendships soured, and games broken up all over something being taken too far. This week Sara and Rob talk about inner party conflict, and how to handle issue resolution at your table, so we can stay focused on enjoying the game.

 

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Tactical vs Narrative Storytelling



Each RPG has a feel and tone when it comes to how its rules play into the way the story is told. D&D, White Wolf, 7th Sea, and Mouse Guard all have very different takes on what a challenge is, how you can overcome it, and what the results are to the story. Some of these systems focus heavily on the narrative, and allow for a broad interpretation of how the rules play out, whereas others strive to describe in detail the interactions and consequences of each action. This week Sara and Rob explore the in’s and out’s of Tactical and Narrative styles of Storytelling.

 

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System Spotlight : Numanera



Set a billion years in the future, Numenara offers a glimpse of a distant civilization in “the Ninth World.” Using the Cypher system it explores the idea that a character starts with a sentence. In this week’s episode, Sara and Rob dive into Monte Cook’s unique world and explore what it has to offer.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 : 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!

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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