Wes Matlock

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184 – Children and RPGs

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Have you heard about this new thing called children? They’re a sort of small human, and everyone thinks they’re a big deal. But how do you play RPGs with them? What sort of special considerations does it take, and what kind of challenges are you … read more »

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183 – World Versus Plot

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Balancing plot and worldbuilding is a tricky business. You might want a world where magic is light and fun, but then want a plot about how magic is dangerous and needs to be hidden away. If that’s happened to you, then congratulations, you’re in good … read more »

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182 – Literary Devices

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But soft, what podcast through yonder feed breaks? That there was an allusion, one of the many many literary devices authors have at their disposal. But what do literary devices mean, and how can they be used in a way that’s not grating and awkward? … read more »

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181 – Planning Your Campaign for Social Justice

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Social justice is important in all storytelling mediums, but it can be especially critical in RPGs, where the barrier between player and character is thinnest. Ambushing a player with something harmful can ruin your evening, possibly the whole campaign, and cause real harm to your … read more »

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177 – Creating Character Chemistry

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Characters that spend a lot of time together need to have a certain spark, a certain pop, a certain fizz. They need to interact in such a way that makes us want to see them interact more. That’s character chemistry, and it’s what we’re talking … read more »

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176 – RPG Weapons

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Have you ever wondered why a D&D longsword does 1d8 damage? Or why slings are a simple weapon but repeating crossbows are an exotic weapon? Well, wonder no more, because this week we’re talking about all things related to weapons in roleplaying games. How much … read more »

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175 – Fight Scenes

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Pow, biff, ka-bam! That’s right, it’s time to talk about fight scenes. These are a staple of speculative fiction, and the movies make them look so easy! But anyone who’s ever written one knows that’s not the case, so today we’re discussing tips for making … read more »

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174 – Reasons to Roleplay

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We love roleplaying, and we make no secret of it. In fact, we shout it from the rooftops whenever possible. But what are our reasons for playing in the first place? That’s what we’re talking about today. We discuss what first drew us to roleplaying, … read more »

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173 – Quest Narratives

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This week, we’re talking about quests, and not the kind where you go out and kill ten boars. These quests are the stuff of legends, of great heroes venturing out to seek a relic of power. Or of a young child taking a gift basket … read more »

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172 – Prologues and Epilogues

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Prologues and epilogues seem so simple. They come before the first chapter and after the last chapter of a book, right? But maybe there’s more to it than that. When is a prologue really chapter one? When is chapter one really a prologue? What is … read more »

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