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Sand Castle Episode 7 – Sky City – Power Swap

The end of our third season has arrived and we leave you with this episode to enjoy while we step back, rest, plan and run our APs for next season. In this episode, Christopher and I create an adventure for … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 23 – Houserules

We’ve got another Pod Chatter episode for you this week. In episode 23, Christopher and I discuss houserules! We all know what those are, those pesky things the GM keeps making up to gimp our characters into losing. Am I … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 22 – Using the Sand Castle

In this episode, Christopher and I chat about using the adventures created in our Sand Castle episodes. We don’t start out that way, we start talking about dice and dice rolls, continuing a conversation we were having off the mics. … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 20 – Being a Better Player

This episode is packed with useful advice and stories on being a better player. I know that we normally talk about GMing and GM advice, but we thought we’d give something to the players, without whom, there would be no … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 18 – Railroading: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

In this episode, Christopher and I chat about the much maligned practice of Railroading at the game table! Surprisingly, we had quite a few positive things to say about it! I also realized something about GMing that I hadn’t realized … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 14 – The Three Act Story Structure

In this episode, Christopher and I discuss using the three act story structure in games. Specifically, prepping and running games using this structure as a framework for the stories told at the game table. I think it’s a great tool. … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 12 – PC Romance

In this episode, Christopher and I chatted about in-game PC romance in front of a live Hangouts audience. If you missed it, we will be recording our next on on February 25th! Watch for the event on Google +. Show … Continue reading

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CHUM 37 – Planning Better Scenes

Awhile ago, I started using a different method for planning the scenes in my game sessions. That method has worked out really well for me so I decided to share it and some quick thoughts. This is the result. This … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 11 – Licensed IPs

Welcome to the new year! Christopher and I had a blast recording this episode live via Google Hangouts. What? You didn’t know we recorded Pod Chatters live? Well, we certainly do, and we want you to join us on the … Continue reading

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Pod Chatter Episode 10 – Play Aids

We really enjoyed doing this episode. We actually had some viewers online for the live recording of this episode! Due to that, there are some start and stops while we are answering questions from our live audience, but it’s a … Continue reading

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