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Skill Checks is focused on developing better roleplaying game skills by discussing specific skills, practicing them in actual play, and then talking about how it went.

Skill Checks is focused on developing better roleplaying game skills by discussing specific skills, practicing them in actual play, and then talking about how it went.
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United States

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Skill Checks is focused on developing better roleplaying game skills by discussing specific skills, practicing them in actual play, and then talking about how it went.

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English


Episodes

Interview with Jeremy Tuohy, Adventure Writer

5/6/2019
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This week Adam and Steven interview Jeremy Tuohy, the writer for the adventure Heist at Nimressa, the adventure that we finished Season 1 with. Get a sneak peak into the his brain as he tells us about his inspiration, current work, and where to find him.

Duration:01:08:03

Sharing the Spotlight - Season Finale

4/23/2019
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We have our first season finale and all the threads tie in. What happens to the party?

Duration:02:01:53

Lean Into Risk Part 2 - The husk is finally torn asunder

4/8/2019
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The team jumps into another game of leaning into risk to provoke dramatic consequences. There is also some news at the beginning of the episode regarding upcoming changes. Have a listen to know what's coming up! Please contact us on Twitter @SkillChecksRP, or email us at SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:40:56

Lean Into Risk - Better choose quick

4/1/2019
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The play group takes on a listener-suggested topic--leaning into risks to create drama and excitement. This plunges the party into some intense, stressful situations. Will they survive their time in the vault? Please contact us on Twitter @SkillChecksRP, or email us at SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:01:15

The Midterm - Really nice and hearty of haunch

3/25/2019
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The team practices all the tools we've discussed so far in the series. Meanwhile, half of the party goes to recruit a dragon to help in the heist, while the other half of the party infiltrates the keep. Will Hasina get eaten by a dragon? Listen to find out... Please contact us on Twitter @SkillChecksRP, or email us at SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:42:14

Levels of Communication Part 2 - Back into the night

3/18/2019
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The team continues to play with the various levels of communication or point of view--in-character, narrator, and author--for more efficient and dramatic roleplaying. Meanwhile, the party meets with a band of rogues and tries to swindle the local marshal. Will they get the information they need? Will the rogues help them in their heist? Or will they fall into the Baroness' waiting hands? Please contact us on Twitter @SkillChecksRP, or email us at SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com Musical...

Duration:01:11:33

Levels of Communication - We have a replacement juggler!

3/11/2019
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The cast discusses the various levels of communication in RPGs: in-character, narrator, and author. Meanwhile, the party has some more heisty shenanegans. Please contact us on Twitter @SkillChecksRP, or email us at SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com Musical Attributions: Spellbound Hell, by Damiano Baldoni; November, by Kai Engel; Letoile Danse Pt 1, by Meydn.

Duration:01:08:22

Taking Note - A flickering of torchlight

3/4/2019
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The team discusses the virtues of taking notes, and some practical ways of doing so. Meanwhile, the party plans a heist to steal a mysterious treasure from a false god.

Duration:02:12:59

Inspirational Materials - On the anatomical differences between anchovies and tuna

2/26/2019
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We discuss using reference or source material in building and guiding character development and plot. We also have the best Thieves' Cant conversation ever recorded. So. Check that out. @SkillChecksRP; SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:54:25

Inspirational Materials - On the anatomical differences between anchovies and tuna

2/25/2019
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We discuss using reference or source material in building and guiding character development and plot. We also have the best Theives' Cant conversation ever recorded. So. Check that out. @SkillChecksRP; SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:18:43

Consequences Part 2 - In the dust

2/18/2019
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In this episode we continue our focuses on engaging with the environment and the social consequences of our actions. We also learn that Steven's early morning recording voice is like molasses.

Duration:01:24:58

Social Consequences - What... are you doing here?

2/11/2019
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In this episode we talk about social consequences. What they are, and why maybe they should come back to bite you in your game. @SkillChecksRP; SkillChecksPodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:48:06

Engaging Environment - And then I run

2/5/2019
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Welcome to the show! Today we discuss engaging with the environment.

Duration:00:55:19