Dungeon Musings

Dungeon Musings

By Dungeon Musings
Idle thoughts on roleplaying games, and the folks what play them.

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Ten Rules for Designing One-Shot RPG Sessions
In this episode, I steal a page from Kurt Vonnegut and offer ten rules for making strong one-shot RPG sessions.
43:00
March 22, 2019
Rewards and Incentives in RPGs
Note: There is a brief period of silence, from the 59 minute mark to the 1 hour 2 minute mark, because I cannot push buttons. In this episode, I look at ways to reward your players and incentivize certain types of play, and how those ideas apply to a new campaign I am planning.
1:33:35
March 9, 2019
I'm Back, Baby!!!
And I am here to talk about the marathon of gaming that has been my first six weeks of 2019!
1:10:50
February 21, 2019
Funky Factions and Kickass Cantrips
I roll a nat "1" trying to remember a caller's name, and then share some thoughts about using factions and cantrips in old school roleplaying games.
41:17
January 25, 2019
Hey, Kev, what have you been up to?
In this episode, I talk about the gaming prep that has been chewing up my time, explain where the viewer mail episode went, and talk about plans for actual play podcasts.
15:55
January 18, 2019
Gaming Plans for 2019 and How They Came Together
In this episode, I share how the sausage is made by walking you through my gaming plans for 2019, and how I came to them.
51:45
January 6, 2019
Taking the Easy Road: Complexity in RPG Combat and Character Generation
In this episode, I consider the interplay of involved character generation and tactical combat systems in RPG.
41:58
December 22, 2018
Wrestling with Rolemaster
In this episode, I examine the relationship between Iron Crown Enterprise's classic Rolemaster RPG and Terry Amthor's Jaiman: Land of Twilight (both of which were staples of my childhood).
45:18
December 8, 2018
Barrowmaze Bosses and Megadungeon Random Tables
In today's episode, I tackle some serious questions about my canine companion, megadungeon random tables, and the first "Boss" fight we have had in our Barrowmaze campaign since making the switch to Scarlet Heroes.
19:41
December 6, 2018
OSR Heroes in the Barrowmaze and at the Table
In today's episode, I answer two questions about my Scarlet Heroes Barrowmaze campaign and about strategies to attract 5e and Pathfinder players to an OSR game.
49:45
December 6, 2018
Saving Pearls and Chasing Whales
On this episode, I dive into the mailbag and then examine my troubling history of saving great gaming content for the "perfect" time. I also give an update on the Barrowmaze campaign, but be warned...it involved skygnomes and giant space hamsters.
37:52
November 30, 2018
Scripts vs. Sandboxes
A few quick thoughts on scripted sessions in RPGs and how they compare to sandbox sessions.
10:03
November 22, 2018
Introducing Reluctant New Players to RPGs
This episode, I answer a question posed on my YouTube channel about introducing reluctant new players to RPGs
12:07
November 21, 2018
Complexity in RPG Combat: A Historical and Dramatic Analysis
I answer a listener question about whether complexity in combat is a characteristic of modern D&D, and then dive into the topic of using mechanics to manage dramatic pacing in tactical combat encounters in tabletop RPGs.
41:33
November 21, 2018
Braving the Barrowmaze: Unhappy Marriages of System and Setting
In the inaugural episode of the Dungeon Musings Anchor podcast, I chat about system, setting, and ludonarrative dissonance in my Barrowmaze Complete campaign.
39:43
November 20, 2018
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