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29: Experience Pointers - Running Games With Your Significant Other

11/28/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about the common pitfalls and some possible workarounds for GMing for your significant other! **QOTS:**...

Duration:00:54:30

28: Experience Pointers - Supporting Your Players

9/25/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about ways you can support your players during your games! **QOTS:...

Duration:00:52:24

27: Experience Pointers - More Two Word Adventure Hooks

9/4/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they do another round of the Two Word Adventure Hook exercise!

Duration:01:01:31

26: Experience Pointers - GenCon and YOU! ...and us.

8/21/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about their trip to GenCon 2018 and what to think about if you're planning on going in the future!

Duration:00:59:36

25: Experience Pointers - GM & Player Secrets

8/7/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about using secrets in your game as game masters as well as players! **SHOW NOTES** * **Question** **of the SODE:**...

Duration:01:07:09

24: Experience Pointers - Running One-Shots

7/24/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about One-Shots and some tips on running them! **SHOW NOTES** * **Question** **of the SODE:** [https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/90zwg8/what_kind_of_adventures_to_run_in_a_fantasy_urban/](https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/90zwg8/what_kind_of_adventures_to_run_in_a_fantasy_urban/) *...

Duration:00:44:05

23: Experience Pointers - Personal Play with James D'Amato

7/10/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they are joined by special guest James D'Amato to discuss his upcoming book and how you can use personal play techniques to improve your character! **SHOW NOTES** * **Question of the SODE:** *...

Duration:00:48:05

22: Experience Pointers - Tools of the Trade

6/26/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they share some of the tools and websites that they use during their games. **SHOW NOTES** * Question of the SODE:...

Duration:00:51:36

21: Experience Pointers - Five Room Dungeons

6/12/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they discuss the Five Room Dungeon model for creating adventures! **SHOW NOTES** * **Question** **of the SODE:**...

Duration:01:10:54

20: Experience Pointers - Character Backgrounds with Tyler Rhoades

5/29/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they're joined by special guest Tyler Rhoades to discuss character backgrounds! **SHOW NOTES** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/24rWA7](https://goo.gl/24rWA7)

Duration:01:04:21

19: Experience Pointers - Dealing with GM Anxiety

5/15/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about some of the anxiety that Game Masters have when prepping and running their game, and how to deal with them! **SHOW NOTES** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/gJ566L](https://goo.gl/gJ566L)

Duration:00:42:20

18: Experience Pointers - Using Character Voices with Tom Lommel

5/1/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk with special guest Tom Lommel about using character voices to enhance your game. **SHOW NOTES** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/wq3Qgf](https://goo.gl/wq3Qgf) * Tom Lommel on Twitter: [https://twitter.com/dungeonbastard](https://twitter.com/dungeonbastard)

Duration:01:06:26

17: Experience Pointers - Breaking the Mold Part 3

4/17/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they complete the "Breaking the Mold" series and discuss the character archetypes associated with the Monk, Paladin, Ranger, and Sorcerer! **SHOW NOTES** Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/wq3Qgf](https://goo.gl/wq3Qgf)

Duration:00:50:19

16: Experience Pointers - Meghan's Second GMing Experience

4/3/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they discuss Meghan's second time ever as a GM running a game based on the board game Mysterium using the RISUS ruleset! **SHOW NOTES:** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/u1Unjq](https://goo.gl/u1Unjq) * Risus RPG Rules: [https://goo.gl/pg2ubT](https://goo.gl/pg2ubT) * Digital DM:...

Duration:00:54:27

15: Experience Pointers - The Importance of Session Zero

3/20/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they talk about the importance of doing a session zero before starting your full-fledged RPG campaign! **SHOW NOTES:** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/dtE1NH](https://goo.gl/dtE1NH) * Microscope, World-Building RPG: [http://amzn.to/2Gi6mWk](http://amzn.to/2Gi6mWk)

Duration:00:35:22

14: Experience Pointers - Breaking the Mold Part 2

3/6/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring to your games. On this episode, they continue the "Breaking the Mold" series and discuss the character archetypes associated with the Barbarian, Bard, Druid, and Warlock! **SHOW NOTES:** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/UEw6Hi](https://goo.gl/UEw6Hi) * Risus RPG Rules: [https://goo.gl/pg2ubT](https://goo.gl/pg2ubT) * Good...

Duration:00:43:48

13: Experience Pointers - Actions & Consequences

2/20/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring into your games. On this episode they are joined by special guest Scott Woodard to discuss player actions and in-game consequences! **SHOW NOTES:** * The Savage World of Flash Gordon: [https://goo.gl/SjrBDN](https://goo.gl/SjrBDN)

Duration:00:51:29

12: Experience Pointers - Big Bads & You!

2/6/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring into your games. On this episode they discuss the Big Bads of RPG Campaigns and a few ways to make yours even better! **SHOW NOTES:** * Question of the SODE: [https://goo.gl/Y5beCw](https://goo.gl/Y5beCw) * I, Strahd Book: [http://amzn.to/2rTDWhQ](http://amzn.to/2rTDWhQ)

Duration:00:50:19

11: Experience Pointers - Breaking the Mold Part 1

1/23/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring into your games. On this episode they discuss the character archetypes associated with the Fighter, Rogue, Cleric, and Wizard, and how to break the mold when creating new ones! **SHOW NOTES** Question of the SODE: https://goo.gl/qYLvc1 Gaurav's Homebrew MTG RPG: https://goo.gl/hsfbzH

Duration:00:47:31

10: Experience Pointers - Two Word Adventure Hooks

1/9/2018
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Join Jordan, Meghan, and Gaurav as they discuss different aspects of running and playing tabletop RPGs, and offer up some ideas and suggestions for you to bring into your games. On this episode they are joined once again by special guest Dom Zook for a fun exercise where they use two word prompts to create RPG adventures! SHOW NOTES: Question of the SODE: https://goo.gl/k69vkR

Duration:01:05:40