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Jan 022017
 

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks with, his guest, Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs about social tension and how it can be applied to role-playing. Filmed at Origins 2016 this is one of my favorite episodes of all time. This episode was inspired by the transgender bathroom debate that was socially prominent early in 2016. Jason and I don’t actually debate an issue here; we discuss how to apply an issue appropriately with your community.

This is a really great episode for thse who truly want to create an extremely rich game world.  Thank you Jason Hardy for making this topic make perfect sense

Jan 022017
 

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt discusses spotlighting. Which is the art of allowing player characters shine at the right point in time for them to become integral to the story.

I have been GMing for about 30 years and I still find this to be one of the most difficult things to do!

Jan 022017
 

In this Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks about Story telling, He shares some of the pitfalls he has experienced as a GM and he talks about how writing fiction differs from writing an adventure.

This is probably a topic I will come back to in the future, it’s one of those rare topic where you can always learn and apply something.

Jan 022017
 

In this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks about planting seeds.  Which in this conversation is a combination of foreshadowing, note taking, listening and even closure.

 


This is something that I think newer GM’S struggle with, but once it’s learned it is very rewarding.

Jan 022017
 

To start Season two of Role-Play Ramblings Matt talks about the importance of note taking in an RPG.  He covers who should takes notes and  when some of the better times for taking them are.

 

 

I had a lot of fun filming this episode.  It took me a lot longer than I thought it would to play three people, but I had a blast.  I hope to do more like this in the future.

Nov 082015
 

As GM I love to create and tell the story.  but many players invest a great deal of time in maturing their characters.  In this episode we explore who’s story it is.

Well, for what it’s worth that’s what I think.  Next week we’ll look at some tips I’ve used when my villain dies too soon.

Nov 012015
 

I this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt Lemke shares his gaming experiences with problem players, some of them include the wallflower,  philosopher, rules lawyer and even the instigator.  This short message is for Role-players at all levels of experience, but is most beneficial for GM’s.  These tips can be applied to any game system.

If you like this please like it please give it a thumbs up on YouTube and if you know someone who would enjoy it please share.  I had a lot of fun coming up with this seasons content and I would love to continue.

Next episode (targeted for Thursday) is “Who’s Telling the Story”. Is it the GM’s Story or the players?

 

Special Thanks to Owen K.C. Sthephens and Ryan Hale for their extra input on this season. I also have to thank all of my backers for making this happen.  I wouldn’t have had the drive to do this without their support!

Oct 222015
 

In this flip Through Matt Takes a look at out of the Abyss.  I’ve always been a fan of the underdark and I love the role reversal they do with this title.  Most books are about delving into the darkeness, this one is about trying to run from it.  There are so many good things about this book.

I think it’s one of the best written adventure guides I’ve ever read.

Apr 132015
 

In this Flip Through Matt takes a look the the Princes of the Apocalypse. This adventure can be played for months.  Watch as Matt Shares the basics with you.

I’m super excited for this, my children know nothing the the Temple and I believe they will all die