SWGMH S08E11: Roleplaying in the Theatre of the Mind

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Veteran Savage, blogger, and podcaster Ron Blessing joins the gang to discuss playing without maps and minis.

  • What is theatre of the mind?
  • Plot appropriate, narrative distance
  • Giving players agency over the scene and GM improve
  • Visual Aids as “set dressing”

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Hosts:  Jerrod ‘Savage Daddy’ Gunning, David Scott, Jib, and Ron Blessing

SWGMH S08E10: It’s More Than Combat

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There seems to be a trend whereby everything is being filtered through the lens of combat. From post about combat effectiveness of monsters as an Extra or Wild Card NPC, to the old-fashioned approach to require players to roleplay social conflicts instead of rolling social skills. The gang dives head first into the topic.

  • Making the T-800 Terminator
  • Using Hazards to challenge players
  • Ignoring social skill and rules
  • Third person narrative IS roleplaying…

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Hosts:  Jerrod ‘Savage Daddy’ GunningChris Fuchs, and Scott W.

SWGMH S08E09: Metagaming Is Not A Four Letter Word

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Metagaming. What is it? Is metagaming always a bad thing? When should players do it, and avoid it? The gang gets together to tackle the topic and offer some advice…

  • What is Metagaming?
  • When it is good, and bad.
  • Bennies are Metagaming
  • and more….

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Hosts:  Jerrod ‘Savage Daddy’ Gunning, and Chris Fuchs

SWGMH S08E08: Knowing is half the Battle

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Common Knowledge. Specific Knowledge. Skill application. It can all be very confusing for new Savage Worlds GMs and Players. Why are skills so broad and apparently limited? What is skill specialization? What does Familiarization mean? The gang gets together to tackle the topic and offer some advice…

  • What is Common Knowledge?
  • Why have Specific Knowledge?
  • And more….

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Savage Worlds DeluxeG+Savage Worlds GM CommunitySmilin’ Jacks Bar and Grill, Sin City Savages, Happy Jacks RPG Podcast, and Whispers from the Pit #4

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Hosts:  Jerrod ‘Savage Daddy’ Gunning, and Chris Fuchs

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