This week we’re excited to welcome James D’amato from the One Shot Network to talk about improvisation and some strategies to make it easier at the game table when players throw you for a loop.
A scenario that’s always hard to setup is getting player characters captured. We talk about how to make it more intuitive for the characters to be captured, how to deal with a near total party kill, and how to make it so the players get the idea to be captured ‘all on their own’
We started to talk about playing different species for your games and how to make it matter for your players. From how NPCs interact to how to set expectations at the table
Episode 200, you’d think we’d talk about something profound. We talk about one of the most profound things you can actually do for your campaign. How to end it. Three hosts talk about the different kinds of endings we’ve seen and give some advice for GMs on how to make it satisfying.
The topic of difficult players came up in discussion in the Tales twitter DMs. This brought up the different sorts of ways players and GMs can not see eye to eye on ideas and drew us to this episode topic.
We were asked about a particular build for a character, it raised a bit of a flag for us and all hosts decided we should talk about specializations that require a bit more work by those around the table.
We have a huge group to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story and share our perspectives. To a person we liked the movie, but we also are the sort who can look at it and see what could be done better. Continue reading “The Han Tale”
Communicating difficulty in an encounter is trickier than just giving out a number of dice. The players need to know before hand how to set their expectations. We discuss how and a few things that would normally be missed. Continue reading “The Difficulty Tale”
We talk about how to inhabit a character and create a perspective to separate two characters in a scene. We also touch on ways of acting to make a character unique in your play group as a player Continue reading “Into The Character Tale”
Ben and Rissa discuss running a module and some of the pitfalls that can emerge from trying to follow too close to the text as written. Continue reading “The Module Tale”
We created a steampunk setting in Genesys and look to different ideas that could come from the location we’ve created in Firemouth Outpost.
Ben Rissa and David talk about vehicles in Genesys and how they’re different from Star Wars while trying to remember all the rules for both systems. Continue reading “The Genesys Vehicle Tale”
No, we haven’t gone full Star Trek. We’re bringing on a new host and we’re interviewing her in this episode to give our listeners an idea of her style and some of the things she’s bringing to the table Continue reading “The Rissa Tale”
We talk about how characteristics need to be thought of for your characters as your creating, knowing where your character is now in the timeline of their growth, and how you can shape your character off of abilities that aren’t common. Continue reading “The Characteristic Tale”
Beka and Ben talk about how to make your players make a choice in your games. From giving consequences to taking the plank that their clinging to away slowly we talk about ways of getting your players to engage in the situation around them. Continue reading “The Player Choice Tale”
We welcome Beka Black to our podcast to bring an artists perspective to our show. In interviewing her we find out about her deep history with Star Wars, her ability with art, and the way she jumped in with both feet to being a Game Master. Also, there is talk of Twi’lek lekku. Continue reading “The New In Town Tale”
From talking about how a city is not as big as you think to some solid ideas on cities in wildspace, we talk of a deep seated desire to make fantastical places shine with your adventures and campaigns Continue reading “The Location Scout Tale”
We had Dice for Brains’ Ross Rockafellow on again and we talk about some great things, from the simple things of what can be brought to the table to making your descriptions even more awesome.
Continue reading “The Brains Tale”
We talk about playing in other eras and how easy the Star Wars system makes it to change time periods. From The Clone Wars to The Force Awakens we talk about how easy it is and how reskinning works for a new GM. Continue reading “The Other Era Tale”
We talk of how the force can guide your view of the galaxy and how it makes your character deeper to have few beliefs behind the reason they step out into the galaxy.
We talk of planetary driving and how to make a bit more interesting, as well as a few reasons why you aren’t wanting to take the gas guzzling freighter out for a quick jaunt down the block. Continue reading “The Encountermobile Tale”
We welcome Tess to our ranks and talk of Star Wars, being a ‘nerdy jock’, and show off some of the new dimensions that Tess brings to our podcast