It’s World building Wednesday, where I invite you to think about aspects of a world to help you create your own. Today’s topic is food. Reference is https://www.patreon.com/lumpley
S2E8 – Thanks, GM!
Being a GM can be a thankless task and is frequently a lot of work so that others can have fun. In this episode Sam talks about the many ways a player group could support their GM.
S2E7 Linear Story Vs Sandboxes
Should a GM for a #ttrpg provide a sandbox for the players to play in, or a linear story to lead them along?
S2E6 Cater to Your Players
Sam talks about collaboration with players to cater to their desires. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/412232/Foreword-Mercenaries
S2E5 Player Autonomy
In this episode I talk about big picture game design and the idea that every system has trade offs you must address. I talk about the game SRD called Four Points by Penflower Ink available here https://penflower-ink.itch.io/four-points-rpg-system-srd cover graphic by https://unsplash.com/photos/uKlneQRwaxY?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditShareLink
S2E4 Safety Tools
Reference Script Change on Beau’s https://thoughty.itch.io/script-change and don’t forget to donate a little something if you use it.
Foreword: Mercenaries is a system-agnostic guide to a fantasy TTRPG group with a head start on creating a full game campaign based around the service of the player’s characters in a mercenary troop, as part of a Guild of mercenaries. The book contains a wealth of story ideas and character development concepts toward this goal. GMs may use the book to give a detailed background about the establishment, administration, and running of the Merc Guild, and use that as an engine to provide story for their PCs.
The book is 31 pages with a full-color cover by Sheryl Westleigh
Special thanks to the Youtube Channel Splinterverse for giving an awesome preview! https://www.youtube.com/clip/UgkxGaKAlzJXNYSpURlRLDHIWUNbbvYIMJx3
Foreword: Mercenaries is sold exclusively on DriveThruRPG.
S2E3 Stance & Pick Up Play
Sam discusses the concept of stance in ttrpgs. Mentioned is https://pca.st/podcast/4a4d1d20-d6f3-013a-d9ac-0acc26574db2 and https://ttrpg.substack.com
In this episode Sam talks about the Mastodon microblogging platform and his ideas for a board game / ttrpg hybrid model
In this first episode of a new season I am talking about CATS and how it may really help you organize a new gaming group and the play at the table.
Concept, Aim, Topics, and Subject Matter is not my idea but I have been studying and thinking about it a lot! Here’s the link to the blog for it : https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/sharing-the-cognitive-load