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The GM's Guide

In-depth podcast on how to improve your campaign, focusing on the adventure, world and character design. We apply proven and practical game design techniques to the world of running pen and paper campaigns. There's a lot to get into, so let's get started.
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Aug 6, 2017

The GM's Guide is a podcast all about writing and game design through the lens of RPGs and how to run a great game. Today we're tackling Plot Twists, one of the most powerful and easy to misuse devices there is. We go through the five essential criteria of executing a good plot twist with examples from my own games and mass media. Sound fun? Then you're the strange type of person that I can get along with. Let's get started!

2 Comments
  • almost eight months ago
    Derek
    Just wanted to say I enjoy your podcast a lot. Stumbled across it recently (~ August 2017) and have listened to most of the episodes a couple of times now. I have been DMing for ~25 years and have learned much of what you are talking about through countless errors. The way you explain things is great (story structure, level design, etc.) and easy to understand. I wish I could send this podcast back in time so I could have listened to it when I was just starting out. I have recommended it to several newer DMs. Excellent stuff.

    I do have one question for you. You mentioned using a player questionnaire for your raven shadow game. How did you develop that and are there any examples you might suggest looking at? I have kicked around the idea of creating a questionnaire in the past but have never actually tried.
  • nine and a half months ago
    Henry N Bingham
    I love this podcast. I just discovered it.
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