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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 »

37 – Best and Worst Endings

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Chris, Mike, and Oren praise their favorite and least favorite endings. They describe what makes a great ending, and outline the traps that storytellers fall into while crafting their finish. Read more »

36 – Crafting Effective NPCs

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Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss making NPCs that are helpful to the game. They share tips on how to save time making them, how to use them to better develop the PCs, and what not to do if you want players to like them. Read more »

35 – Theming Worlds

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Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss how themes are a common part of worldbuilding. They describe worlds with memorable themes, contemplate how worldbuilders can add themes to their settings, and mention the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. Read more »

34 – The Fight Over Combat Mechanics

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Mike, Chris, and Oren discuss extended conflict rules in roleplaying games. They describe the differences between simulated combat systems and mini games, before they’re drawn into a debate about their weaknesses and strengths. Finally, they cover what encounter mechanics in general can add to a game, versus what risks they pose. Read more »

32 – Keeping Order at the Gaming Table

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Oren, Mike, and Chris discuss how to handle misbehavior during a roleplaying session, particularly when removing troublemakers isn’t an option. They provide tips for dealing with players that bully, argue, or cheat, and preventing problems before they happen.  Read more »

30 – Technology in Horror

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Mike, Oren, and Chris discuss the effect technology has on horror stories. They describe how technology can both hinder and facilitate the loss of control horror relies on, and list common themes in technology-focused horror stories. Read more »

29 – Narrative Roleplaying Games

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Chris, Oren, Mike, and special guest Sarah Gould discuss roleplaying games with mechanics for building a story. They describe the challenges of building stories from games, rant and rave about their favorite and least favorite narrative games, and listen to Oren complain about GM-less games … read more »

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