Podcast

47 – Where System Meets Setting

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Chris, Oren, and Jim discuss how roleplaying systems succeed or fail at implementing mechanics that match their settings. They describe why systems need mechanics that fit their setting, and spend ten solid minutes discussing a Pathfinder spell that removes your skin. Read more »

46 – Best and Worst Roleplaying Systems

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While Mike is away with a cough, Oren uses his perfectly objective viewpoint to declare which systems are superior to others. Jim praises games he can break with power combos, and Chris raves about mechanics that make GMs do all the work. They all share … read more »

45 – Crafting a Climax

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Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss what goes into a strong climax. They describe examples that are masterful or weak, list common problems, and offer tips for making climaxes stronger. Read more »

44 – Good and Bad Exposition

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As you know, this will be a podcast about exposition which, as you also know, is a method for relaying information to the audience. It’s one of those techniques that’s easy to miss when it works, so we have to look extra close! Read more »

43 – Using Feedback on Your Writing

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Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss the difficulties that come with revising a story based on feedback. They compare different methods of analyzing drafts, and offer tips for receiving and incorporating feedback from readers. Read more »

42 – Using Non-Humans in Stories

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Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss the upsides and downsides of including non-humans in stories. They list their pet peeves with non-human races, and describe works with great or terrible depictions. Read more »

41 – Good and Bad Adaptations

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Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss adaptations from one story medium to another. They describe why adaptations are better or worse then their source material, and list their favorite and least favorite adaptations. Read more »

40 – Guiding PCs Through the Story

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Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss how GMs can keep their players on track. They describe railroading and why it’s harmful, warn against plots that are inflexible, and explain why players are all just cats. Read more »

39 – Scientific Accuracy in Stories

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Dr. Brandon Kier joins Oren, Mike, and Chris in discussing scientific accuracy – or lack thereof – in popular stories. They speculate on¬†whether scientific accuracy is important, describe stories and scenes with questionable science, and highlight how¬†science and the scientific process is itself portrayed. Read more »

38 – Gendered AI

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Grace joins Oren, Mike, and Chris in discussing how artificial personalities are gendered. They mention computer voices in use today and the explanations given for their gender. They describe female and male robots and AI in science fiction, and how their depiction differs. Read more »

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