Role Play Chat

Role Play Chat

By RolePlayChat
Hello and welcome to Role, Play, Chat!
A forum where Chris and I (Mat) sit down and chat about Role-Playing Games, like Dungeons & Dragons! Through discussions, we will probe different aspects of being a Game Master and a Player, asking ourselves the same questions you might be pondering! We believe we have valuable insight in the hobby and want to take you along for the ride with us as we journey towards becoming better Game Masters.
So sit back, relax and let's Chat!

This podcast contains the audio tracks from our Youtube Channel where we upload videos of our weekly discussions.
More places to listen

More places to listen

Episode 14: How to Make Player Absences A Positive Experience In Your Ongoing RPG Campaign
Chris and Mat sit down to chat about how to keep your adventure going even if players can't make it to the gaming table. We will go over the strategies we use to make sure the expectation of attendance is clear to our players and we talk about the ways we cope with players missing games. Some of the strategies are easy to implement but others are more involved. They include:   1) Making the absent PC vanish temporarily. 2) Having the PC follow along, doing minimal actions.  3) Having someone else play this PC for the session. 4) Playing a filler episode or side quest. 5) Getting the player to help come up with a narrative reason for the character's absence. 6) Running a one-shot game using the same setting to help expand lore, NPC background, etc. Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games (such as Dungeons and Dragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other RPG related topics.   Enjoy! Chris and Mat   Where to you find us?:   Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat  Twitter: @role_play_chat  Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com  Podcast: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean or where ever you find your podcasts! ( https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ) —————  Music: https://www.bensound.com
39:46
August 13, 2019
Episode 13 - Behind the GM Screen of E05 : A Storm of Ratmen
Welcome Behind the GM Screen! Here, we reflect on the events that make up the Blood & Betrayal Campaign. Anything from preparation of game, expectations, worries to surprises and spoiler full information on how everything is linked in the background. Enjoy as Chris (GM) and Mat (Player) sit down and chat about the game they love!  Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics. Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.  Sit back, relax and let's Chat! Chris and Mat Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ---- Music: https://www.bensound.com
19:52
August 9, 2019
Episode 12 - E05 : A Storm of Ratmen - an RPC Campaign Diary for Blood and Betrayal
In this entry, the group faces off with a rat ogre, an ally comes to the party rescue and Otis goes for a ride. Welcome to the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary! Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.  Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.  Sit back, relax and let's Chat! Chris and Mat Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ---- Music: https://www.bensound.com
21:34
August 9, 2019
Episode 11 - How To Prepare Combat In A TTRPG
In this episode Chris and Mat sit down to chat about how to prepare awesome combat encounters. We will go over the steps we take to make meaningful and fun combat encounters in our games of Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer and other Tabletop Role-Playing Games. The tips we will touch on relate to the following:   1) Thinking about what you are using combat for. What are your intentions? 2) Add objectives to your combat, they can be mutually exclusive or layered to add complexity. 3) Create awesome rewards and use failure to move plot and intrigue forward. - What are the circumstances that led up to this fight? Think of: 4) Who the party is fighting, which factions, what are their tactics?  5) Where the fight is happening, does the encounter have to happen here? why? 6) When is the encounter happening? Is the combat time sensitive, will there be a suprise or reinforcements?   7) Using possible solutions as inspiration for diversifying your encounters. Does your encounter include the proper tools for alternative methods of success?  Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games (such as Dungeons and Dragons or Call of Cthulhu) and other RPG related topics.    Enjoy! Chris and Mat   Where to you find us?:   Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat  Twitter: @role_play_chat  Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com  Podcast: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean or wherever you find your podcasts! ( https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ) —————  Music: https://www.bensound.com
33:49
July 23, 2019
Episode 10 - Into the Sewers - an RPC Campaign Diary for Blood and Betrayal
Hello and welcome to the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary! In this entry, Ludolf is confronted by the Council of Sigmar, Diedrich leave a mysterious note to the party and the heroes follow a lead into the sewers of Middenheim.  Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.  Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.  Sit back, relax and let's Chat! Chris and Mat Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ---- Music: https://www.bensound.com
27:26
July 16, 2019
Episode 9 - Perfect Pacing and Cliffhangers
Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games (such as Dungeons and Dragons or Call of Cthulhu) and other RPG related topics.    In this episode of Role Play Chat we chat about the pacing of a game session, how we build tension and how to end on a cliffhanger. More specifically, the episode consists of discussions related to:   - Overview of the building blocks of a game session - The pacing we strive for  - Mistakes, lessons learned, and how to avoid making them - Ways to make your session end on a cliffhanger  Enjoy! Chris and Mat   Where to you find us?:   Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat  Twitter: @role_play_chat  Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com  Podcast: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean or where ever you find your podcasts! ( https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ) —————  Music: https://www.bensound.com
38:21
July 9, 2019
Episode 8 - Murder & Mystery - an RPC Campaign Diary for Blood and Betrayal
Hello and welcome to the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary! In this entry, a new hero joins the party and they take on an investigation to exonerate someone close to them. Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.  Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.  Sit back, relax and let's Chat! Chris and Mat Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com
26:30
June 29, 2019
Episode 7 - Interesting NPCs
Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.    In this episode of Role Play Chat we chat about Non-Player Characters (NPCs) and what we use as the core of our creative process.  We also touch on a number of topics related to NPCs such as:    - Motivation - Personality  - Creating an NPC on the fly - Players being sometime more interested in improvised NPC then fully fleshed out ones.  - Over creating NPCs - Social interrupts - Consistency Enjoy! Chris and Mat   Where to you find us?:   Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat  Twitter: @role_play_chat  Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat or google podcasts, spotify and other podcasting services!  —————  Music: https://www.bensound.com
46:34
June 22, 2019
Episode 6 - The Crossroads an RPC Campaign Diary for Blood and Betrayal
Hello and welcome to the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary!  In this entry our heroes deal with an ambush on the road and make a decision that will follow them for a long time to come!   Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.    Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.    Sit back, relax and let's Chat! Chris and Mat   Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat  Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat  ---- Music: https://www.bensound.com
35:01
June 17, 2019
Bonus Episode - Creating Awesome Player Characters (Alternate)
Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.  In this bonus episode of Role Play Chat we revisit the topic of Player Characters and what we use as the core of our creative process. We also touch on a number of topics related to PCs such as:  - What is at the core of Chris and Mat's Player Characters? - How we feel about the impact of a rolling dice to determine Ability Scores or statitics. - Player powers, feats, stunts or abilities and where they fit into our PC creation. - Some of our favorite player powers (feel free to steal these for your games!) - How we consider our place in the party when creating a PC. - Our method of developing a backstory and leaving gaps in the story to facilitate integration into the world and plot. - We look through and comment on the steps found in the 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook. -  We describe the way we created Player Characters for our games with our players and we talk about the pros and cons of our methods. Enjoy! Chris and Mat Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat or google podcasts, spotify and other podcasting services! ————— Music: https://www.bensound.com Community Questions: How have you creating a cool Player Character? Did you concern yourself about how they fit in the party? What did you do to make sure it was a good fit in the party and the world the campaign was going to take place in?
56:03
June 7, 2019
Episode 5 - Through the Drakwald an RPC Campaign Diary for Blood and Betrayal
Hello and welcome to the start of the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary! In this entry our heroes face off against beastmen and intrigue begins as they make their way through Drakwald forest.  Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games and other RPG related topics.  Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.  Sit back, relax and let's Chat! Chris and Mat Where to you find us?:  Youtube: Look for Role Play Chat Twitter: @role_play_chat Email: contactroleplaychat@gmail.com Podcast: https://anchor.fm/roleplaychat ---- Music: https://www.bensound.com
27:30
June 2, 2019
Episode 4 - Blood and Betrayal Campaign Diary: Meeting the Heroes Part 2
Our second entry in the Blood and Betrayal Campaign Diaries. In todays Episode we meet our two other heroes, one a young man with a lot to prove to himself and to his father and the other a hasty, fun and loyal dwarf!
26:33
May 26, 2019
Episode 3 - Running The 1st Game
Welcome to Role Play Chat! We are two game masters who just can’t stop talking about roleplaying games. In this episode of RPC, We talk about different theories and ideas for what to do in the first game of a campaign. What we like, don't like and more! 
57:09
May 26, 2019
Episode 2 - Blood and Betrayal Campaign Diary: Meeting the Heroes (Part 1)
Welcome to Role Play Chat! We are two game masters who just can’t stop talking about roleplaying games. This is the first episode of our Campaign Diary, set in the Warhammer Universe. We hope you enjoy listening!  Note that the Campaign Diaries are stand alone from the Role Play Chat Discussions, so for those of you who are less interested in the background stories that inspired our discussion feel free to skip these episodes.  
26:51
May 26, 2019
Episode 1 - Creating Awesome Player Characters
Welcome to Role Play Chat! We are two game masters who just can’t stop talking about Roleplaying Games! In today's episode we ask ourselves what makes a fun player character? We talk about roleplaying, team synergy, and more! 
45:33
May 26, 2019
Episode 0 - Role Play Chat: An Introduction
Hello and Welcome to Role Play Chat, we are two game master who just can’t stop talking about roleplaying games. This first episode is an introductory episode to tell you a bit about what our show is all about. Hope you enjoy!
11:54
May 26, 2019
Make your own podcast for free with Anchor!