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Gamemaster Tips and Tricks with Jason Brick

Dicegeeks.com Tabletop RPG Show

Release Date: 08/12/2020

Poor Heroes, Rich Heroes, and Fly Free or Die with Jason Tondro (Starfinder) show art Poor Heroes, Rich Heroes, and Fly Free or Die with Jason Tondro (Starfinder)

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Starfinder developer Jason Tondro drops in on the podcast today. The discussion ranges from gamemaster advice to poor heroes and rich heroes in tabletop role-playing games and movies. We also talk about the Starfinder Adventure Path Fly Free or Die and how working-class heroes tackle space adventures.

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Post-Apocalyptic Movie Geek Out with Ty Rucker (Part 2) show art Post-Apocalyptic Movie Geek Out with Ty Rucker (Part 2)

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Ty Rucker from Crypt Monkey Games returns as we explore the wasteland once again. Our post-apocalyptic movie geek out continues from 1987. We cover obscure movies and popular ones, but all of them deal with the end of the world. The Blood of Heroes created a sport called Jugger. Escape from L.A. gave us Kurt Russel and Peter Fonda surfing a tsunami. Robot Jox was giant mech before giant mech was cool. The Postman was almost a work of complete genius.

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Writing Star Trek Novels with Keith R. A. DeCandido show art Writing Star Trek Novels with Keith R. A. DeCandido

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Keith R. A. DeCandido is the author of more than 50 novels. He has written for series like Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Andromeda, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more. Keith joins me on the podcast today to discuss writing, storytelling, our favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, and more. Also, we touch on his experience with D&D and his career as a writer.

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The Monster First in Tabletop RPGs with Lucas Zellers show art The Monster First in Tabletop RPGs with Lucas Zellers

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The host of the Making a Monster podcast Lucas Zellers joins me on the podcast today. We discuss his monster's first approach to running tabletop role-playing games. We learn how Lucas began playing D&D and we get into his ideas for running one-shot adventures. We delve into monsters and why as humans we are fascinated with them. Plus, we talk about Lucas' D&D adventure he published on the DMs Guild.

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Watching Tabletop RPGs Online the Future of the Gaming Industry with Cat Tobin show art Watching Tabletop RPGs Online the Future of the Gaming Industry with Cat Tobin

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Cat Tobin, co-owner and CEO of Pelgrane Press, returns to the podcast. We discuss the future of tabletop role-playing games as an industry and as a hobby. The conversation delves into the phenomenon of watching people play TTRPGs online. Cat also lets us know how Pelgrane Press is handling the changing nature of the RPG hobby and what new RPGs they are releasing soon.

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Monsters in D&D, Books, Movies and Writing Them with Philip Athans (NYT Bestselling Author) show art Monsters in D&D, Books, Movies and Writing Them with Philip Athans (NYT Bestselling Author)

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New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans visits the podcast today. We have a wide-ranging discussion that includes Phil's career, his time editing and writing D&D novels, how he began playing Dungeons and Dragons, gamemaster advice, writing monsters in RPGs and fiction, the history of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Lovecraft's fiction, and what monsters mean. The conversation also touches on Jaws, Aliens, and how those movies handle monsters.

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The Most Fun Option, Unchanging Heroes, Mazes RPG with Chris O'Neill (9th Level Games) show art The Most Fun Option, Unchanging Heroes, Mazes RPG with Chris O'Neill (9th Level Games)

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Chris O'Neill from 9th Level Games joins me on the podcast today. We discuss Chris' history playing tabletop RPGs and the various games he has played. The conversation moves into 9th Level's RPGs and his preferences in RPG design. Chris gives us some excellent gamemaster advice and we talk about unchanging heroes.

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Cultural Respect, Reactive GMing with Archeologist Scott Smallwood show art Cultural Respect, Reactive GMing with Archeologist Scott Smallwood

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Archeologist and tabletop role-playing game designer Scott Smallwood joins me on the podcast today. We learn about Scott's history with TTRPGS as well as his day job as an archeologist. We discuss how cultural respect informs his RPG adventure design and why he doesn't like the term "race." The conversation covers a variety of RPGs and Scott's own The Matter of Elbe RPG. He also shares his advice for gamemasters, which involves reactive GMing and more.

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Megaliths, Icelandic Beasts, and David Alroy with Tristan Zimmerman show art Megaliths, Icelandic Beasts, and David Alroy with Tristan Zimmerman

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Megaliths, Icelandic beasts, and David Alroy with Tristan Zimmerman. Tristan from Molten Sulfur Blog joins me on the podcast again to discuss a range of topics. We dive into Stonehenge and other stone circles and how to use them in your tabletop RPG campaigns. If that wasn't enough, we cover Icelandic beasts and a false messiah and how to work them into your RPGs.

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Running D&D with The Dungeon Coach show art Running D&D with The Dungeon Coach

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The Dungeon Coach drops in on the podcast today to dish out dungeon master advice. The Dungeon Coach is a YouTuber who creates helpful D&D videos. We talk running D&D campaigns and our best pieces of advice for DMs. We touch on a variety of topics all geared to crafting better Dungeons and Dragons sessions.

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Writer and game designer Jason Brick drops in on the podcast to discuss running tabletop role-playing games. Jason has written for RPGs like Conan, John Carter of Mars, Dishonored, and more. We cover a variety of topics and drop GM tips and tricks along the way. If you want to level up your gamemastering, this is the episode for you. Plus Jason tells us why we need our own "awesome guy" when preparing to run an RPG session.