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56: Scenario Lovecrafting

Our Months of Madness continues as we talk about crafting a scenario of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Here are the steps we discuss:

1. Themes & Threat;
2. The Hook;
3. Factions & NPCs;
4. Scenes & Clues;
5. Starting Scene;
6. Keeping up the Pressure;
7. Endings & Epilogues.

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10-Sep-19 0

55: Lessons from Lovecraft

Our Months of Madness continues as we talk about how to bring the themes and tone of cosmic horror into games that aren’t designed to do it.

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24-Aug-19 0

40: Dark Magic

Episode 40 is all about dark magic! Join us as we talk about how to do magic in a grim setting, world-building for a magic system in our own game, and freeform vs spell list magic systems.

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27-Apr-19 0

39: Social Interactions

Episode 39 is all about social interactions. Join us as we talk about what makes a good social interaction, roleplay vs. rollplay, and which games do things differently.

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13-Apr-19 0

38: Mood Crafting

Episode 38 is all about how to set the mood for your games. Join us as we talk about ambience, handouts, and making your characters and locations come alive.

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06-Apr-19 0

33: Into the Wilds

In Episode 33, we take a look at The Wilderness. Many fantasy settings describe the wilderness as a wild and dangerous place, lethal to the unwary and full of monsters. Yet many games don’t go any further, leaving wilderness survival and travel as something to either be handwaved or ignored completely. Yet treating the wilderness as a dangerous and unpredictable part of your game can help make the setting feel even more compelling. Join us as we march west of civilisation, and tackle the subject of Wilderness.

Resources mentioned:
Do Not Let Us Die in the Dark Night Of This Cold Winter: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198895/Do-Not-Let-Us-Die-In-The-Dark-Night-Of-This-Cold-Winter
Nights in the Drakwald: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tbMNWxS4wl0iOhiiB4CNQINOjRZmoZY1/view

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16-Feb-19 0

25: Warhammer Through the Ages

In Episode 25, Liam and Matt are joined by legendary RPG writer Graeme Davis and WFRP blogger Michał Górzański, talking about which periods of WFRP history (and alt-history!) could make for some great adventures & campaigns.

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01-Dec-18 0

24: Gotta Have Faith

We take a look at faith & belief, trying to go deeper than just pantheons and fanaticism. Comparison to real world religions kept to an absolute minimum!

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21-Nov-18 0

21: Inside Insanity

In time for Halloween, Liam and Matt discuss insanity, a common and key component of dark and grim RPGs. Join them as they do a deep dive into this sensitive topic.

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25-Oct-18 0

19: Kenneth Hite’s Horrific Interview

In plenty of time for Halloween, Liam and Matt are joined by Kenneth Hite, arguably the king of RPG horror, to discuss all things horror. Kenneth has worked on and created a ton of horror-themed games, and is also the author of all 3 editions of the brilliant GURPS Horror supplement.

You can find Kenneth at:
@KennethHite on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kennethhite)
@Kenneth.Hite on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kenneth.hite)

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11-Oct-18 0