Episode 102 – The Hard Crime Tale

We go looking at new ways your players can slip deeper into a crime lords grasp and how you can give the players two choices that they don’t want to take. Ben and David talk about how crime in fiction isn’t always happy go lucky and can be a huge moral quandary for those involved. Continue reading “Episode 102 – The Hard Crime Tale”

Episode 101: The Crossed Personalities Tale

We talked about The Crossroads Sector last week. This week we populate it with a family with a dark secret, a desperate criminal with a heart of gold, and a ghost ship that holds a terrifying secret. Continue reading “Episode 101: The Crossed Personalities Tale”

Episode 100 – The Crossroads Sector Tale

Wow, we made it to 100 episodes of Tales. We’re celebrating by giving you a huge gift of a new sector with interesting planets and some dangerous places where the profit can be bigger then a smuggler can imagine. Continue reading “Episode 100 – The Crossroads Sector Tale”

New Site Announcement

We now can be found at TheHydianWay.com where you can find links to as much of what we talk of as we can find, as well as all previous episodes and some bonus content for our loyal followers.

Episode 99 – The Public Force Tale

We talk of the repercussions of using the force publicly in the Empire and how it becomes this impending doom that is creeping upon the players. From Moffs to Hutts and every where in between we find the ways people will try to control the power of the force. Continue reading “Episode 99 – The Public Force Tale”

Confessions of a Newb GM: Rising Action

There has been much said in the last few years of making the results interesting from dice rolls. There has been a really good micro-cast about creating a story from the results of a roll. Creating a narrative is what an RPG is best at; while a board game always has an emergent story to it, normally it has nowhere near the depth of an RPG. A large issue is that people are trying to create a narrative from nothing preceding it. Continue reading “Confessions of a Newb GM: Rising Action”

Episode 98 – The New Player Tale

This week we talk to Susan White, the player of Behr on Dice for Brains. We talk to Susan about being a new player at the table and how to be better at improvisation from the player side of the screen. Continue reading “Episode 98 – The New Player Tale”

Confessions of a Newb GM: The Fuzzy Future

You’ve read GM sections so you know preparation is the key to a successful session, you’ve probably heard this in regards to almost everything. For a newer GM it’s true. Preparation ahead of time means having the depth of knowledge to react to a party that wants to go anywhere but the nice little path that you have lain before them. Continue reading “Confessions of a Newb GM: The Fuzzy Future”

Episode 97 – The Jelly Tale

We have Ross Rockafellow back to talk more about morality, conflict, and sith flying squirrels with us to learn how to use each more effectively at our tables.
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Confessions of a Newb GM: Disinterested Interest

Player Engagement is a precious thing. If you lose a player to an outside distraction it takes quite a while for that player to come back and be fully engaged. When players are bored they show it in a multitude of ways, from glancing at their phone, to planning out their next level, to looking up arcane uses of their current skill sets. The ability to be distracted gets heightened online when you have a browser in front of you, it’s so easy to slip over to twitter, to a chat room if you’re on Twitch or any number of other things the giant calculator can do. Continue reading “Confessions of a Newb GM: Disinterested Interest”