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Role Play Chat

By RolePlayChat
Hello and welcome to Role, Play, Chat! A biweekly forum where Mat sits down with members of the TTRPG community to chat about Role-Playing Games, like Dungeons & Dragons! Through discussions we will probe different aspects of being a Game Master or a Player, asking ourselves the same questions you might be pondering! I believe we will be sharing valuable insight in the hobby and want to take you along for the ride as we journey towards becoming better Game Masters. So sit back, relax and let's Chat!
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Happy New Year - S2 Bonus Episode
Some show annoucements!  Hope you all had relaxing Holidays. -Mat
06:01
December 30, 2021
Factions with Special Guest KoatheDM S2E35
Few things in your game world are better vehicles to the personalities, conflicts and setting than your factions. In this week's episode I am joined by KoatheDM to talk about what a faction is, what is itsn't, what benefits well thought out factions bring to your game, some strategies to buidling them and much much more.  Enjoy! Mat And I encourage you to check Koa's TTRPG material out. He can be found here: https://linktr.ee/koathedm  -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly podcast where your host Mat sits down with members of the roleplaying game community to take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find the show? 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) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:21:37
December 15, 2021
Environmental Storytelling S2 E34
Telling a story can take on many forms when playing in a Tabletop RPG. One of the most immesrive ways is through environmental storytelling. This is a form of storytelling that videogames have mastered, but how does it translate to the tabletop? In this episode I am joined by friend of the show vince to discuss the pros, cons, our personal experiences and strategies for applying this fun and engaging storytelling to the our games.  Enjoy! Mat -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your host Mat sits  down with members of the rolepalying game community to take deep dives   into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find the show? 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  ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:16:01
December 01, 2021
Multiclassing With Special Guest Jarred From Monsters & Multiclass S2 E33
Many Tabletop RPGs allow players to dabble in different classes, learning skills from all groupings they are a part of. In this week's episode I am joined by Jarred from Monsters & Multiclass and we chat about the different impacts multiclassing has on the game. Be it as a Game Masters or as a Players multiclassing can empower players to explore new and creative avenues both narratavily and mechanically. We discuss the pros and cons and what you need to consider if you are going to be playing a game as (or with) a muliclassed hero.   Enjoy! Mat And if you like Jarred's insights, I encourage you to check him out and give his podcast a listen. You can find his stuff here (https://linktr.ee/Monster_multi) -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your host Mat sits down with members of the rolepalying game community to take deep dives  into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find the show? 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  ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:13:09
November 17, 2021
Collaborative Storytelling With Special Guest Nick From Scry Society S2 E32
Tabletop RPGs are a form of collaboartive storytelling, but how to get everyone at the table involved? In this week's episode I am joined by Nick from Scry Societey and we chat about the different roles and strategies Game Masters and Players can employe to ensure you build your game's stories collaboratively by engaging players to provide meaningful input in the game.  Enjoy! Mat And if you like Nick's insights, I'd encourage you to check him out and give his charity streams a listen. You can find his stuff here (https://linktr.ee/ScrySociety) -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your host Mat sits down with members of the rolepalying game community to take deep dives  into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find the show? 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  ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:20:43
November 17, 2021
Character Bleed and Consent With Special Guest Allie From Dice Drop: Evolution S2 E31
A surefire way to improve roleplay at your table is to encourage players to embody the emotions of their player characters and to encourage them to lean into how they are feeling personally. However, do this comes with some caveats! In this week's episode I am joined by Allie from Dice Drop Evolution to discuss how character bleed and player bleed can affect your game (the good and t he bad) and ensuring that everyone at the  table is on the same page as it relates to roleplaying these potentially emotionally loaded situations.   Enjoy! Mat And if you like Allie's insights, I'd  encourage you to give their podcast a listen. You can find their stuff here (https://linktr.ee/dice_drop) -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your host Mat sits down with members of the rolepalying game community to take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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  ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:06:32
October 06, 2021
Running One-Shot Adventures With Special Guest DoubleDM - S2E30
While they might seem simple, One-shots are one of the toughest types of adventures to run. Condensing the core components of the system you are using into one self contained sitting can be a challenge but this unique format has much to offer. I am joined by the amazing DMs from the DoubleDM podcast this week to explore this topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Enjoy! Mat And if you like the insights of my friends over at DoubleDM pod, I'd encourage you to give their other content a listen. They are funny and insightful. You can find their stuff here (https://linktr.ee/DoubleDM) -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and      Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such      as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and      other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:07:44
September 22, 2021
Downtime In Tabletop RPGs With Special Guest Double DM Pod (Bonus Episode)
Downtime represents much of the play time in most table top roleplaying games. Shopping, campfires, training, on the road, homebase upkeep, etc. While some find it more fun than others, it is an important part of the game. In this bonus episode I chat with the folks from DoubleDM pod about why. Enjoy and be sure to look for DoubleDM if you like what you heard! Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:18:12
September 12, 2021
Splitting The Party S2E29
Should or shouldn't you split the party? That is the question. The effects of having a split party go deeper than you might expect! This week I am joined by friend of the show Vince to chat about splitting in the party. We talk about pros, cons and we also answer some questions from listeners.  Enjoy! Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and     Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such     as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and     other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:06:09
September 08, 2021
What's In A Villain? S2E28
Making a memorable baddie who opposes your party is often critical in tabletop RPGs. In this week's episode we take a deep dive on the topic of villains. We will discuss things like what makes a villain memorable, what archetypes can you use for inspiration, how should you include villainy in your campaign?  Enjoy! Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and    Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such    as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and    other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:18:54
August 25, 2021
Introducing New Players With Special Guest Gamer Mom Luna S2E27
When playing a roleplaying game with someone who is new to the hobby there are things to consider. In this week’s episode we talk about if you should change your DM style, run a session 0, consider the other players at the table and more related to running games for the uninitiated. We are also joined by a special guest: Gamer Mom Luna. You may know her from her twitch streams on the shared experience network. Look for Gamermomluna on Twitter and Shared Experience on Twitch for more of her amazing content. Enjoy! Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:09:34
August 04, 2021
Impactful Roleplay Scenes S2E26
When tabletop gaming & improvisation collide you get the role play scene. To Chris and I, building and perfecting these moments of role play between party members is one of the most rewarding parts of the hobby. In today's episode we dissect what type of content makes for a good  role play scene and try our best to break down some words of wisdom for you to try at your table. Enjoy! Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such    as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:06:41
July 21, 2021
Fast Travel in Tabletop Role Playing Games - S2E25
Portals, Flying ships or time-skipping to instantly arrive at your destination. These are tools some GMs leverage in there games to skip over travel. In video games this would normally be called fast travel. What is the role of fast travel in a TTRPG? In this episode we take a deep dive on a the topic. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and   Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such   as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and   other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:10:41
July 07, 2021
Lore & Exposition With Special Guest Roxane "Arikanthus"
The traditions, stories, legends and myths of the inhabitants of your setting make up a rich tapestry that contribute to a player's sense of immersion when playing in a TTRPG. Lore comes in all shapes and sizes! When we game master a game sometimes we create it ourselves and other times it is given to us in modules, or handbooks, the trick though is how you showcase it to your players. In today's episode we talk about lore and exposition.  We are also joined by a special guest: Roxane, also known as Arikanthus & The Tipsy Geek. Roxane is a long time game master, world builder and occasional blogger!  Twitter - https://twitter.com/Arikanthus Blog - https://tipsy-geek.blogspot.com/ Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and   Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such   as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and   other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:21:43
June 09, 2021
Player Behaviour: How Players React To Risks - S2E23
Player types! A topic that most TTRPG creators address in their shows or podcasts. Chris & I take a different approach in this week's episode where we give you our take on player types - which is instead to talk about player behavior types. In this initial episode (which may eventually be a mini series) we take a deep dive on a how players respond to to risk in the game and how that affects the way they play.  Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and  Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such  as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and  other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:13:58
May 19, 2021
RolePlaying Games As A Teaching Tool With Special Guest Rich, The Creator Of Inspirisles - S2E22
Tabletop games are uniquely positioned and particularly well suited for engaging and teaching people. In today's episode we talk to Rich, the creator of the unique Inspirisles system to chat about playing games for a younger audience, using TTRPGs to teach empathy and teamwork, and much more.  Rich is an all ages TTRPG creator. Who has lead projects such as the Inspirisles TTRPG system. It is a unique system that teaches Sign Language as you play. Rich is also a member of Hatlching Games, hosting workshops and events sharing the joy of RPGs with young adults and children. You can find him on twitter @HatchlingDM and you can learn more about the Inspirisles TTRPG system here: https://hatchlingdm.itch.io/inspirisles Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com XWWqwSAx499KAs2kokKV
01:02:33
May 05, 2021
Player Character Death - S2E21
It's a long one this week! We talk about character death and how to make it fun. Character death doesn't have to be a bad thing, in fact it can be the most dramatic and memorable part of a table top roleplaying game, so let's make the most of it! Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and      Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as      #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and  other     tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com _________ Snyder's Return is a UK based Tabletop Roleplaying Game Podcast featuring D&D 5e Actual  Play (where a misfit band of ‘Heroes’ take on adventures across the D&D Multiverse), Interviews and DM/Player Guides. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1061770
01:26:24
April 21, 2021
One Room Dungeons? - S2E20
Can one room be considered a dungeon? And if so, what does that mean? Chris and Mat take a dive down the rabbit hole to chat about what makes a sprawling dungeon fun to play in, and how or if that can be translated into one room. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and     Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as     #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other     tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:09:51
April 07, 2021
Character Alignment - S2E19
We tackle one of the age old discussion topics, character alignment, and analyze the good and the bad. Despite this topic being one we consider to be discussed often, it was fun to dissect and we come up with some alternate systems for you and your players to integrate into your games.  Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and    Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as    #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other    tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:09:45
March 24, 2021
Does Playing Video Games Improve Roleplay? S2E18
Playing Video Games can generate habits in tabletop players. In this week's discussion we dissect the good, the bad, how to make the most out of those habits and what to do to make improvements!    Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and   Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as   #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other   tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:09:45
March 10, 2021
Roleplay Tasks, A Way To Faciliate Being Gift Giving With Your Tabletop RPG Group - S2E17
Want to improve roleplay and collaborative story telling at your table? We did too, so we tried to build a system we could use to help structure our roleplay in a way that also facilitated being gift giving, preluding and collaboration. In this week's episode we walk you through the system we have been using: Roleplay Tasks. We also discuss improvements and other variations we are eager to explore.  Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and  Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as  #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other  tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:20:08
February 24, 2021
Why Player's Should Run A Game (At Least Once)! S2E16
After having played in a game that was run by someone who is normally a player at our table, we decided to dissect the occurrence and found some interesting benefits to having players Game Master a tabletop roleplaying game. Especially if it is for someone who is regularly their Game Master.  Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and  Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as  #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other  tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:10:45
February 17, 2021
3rd Person Player Character Narration - S2E15
Today we talk (mainly) to the player, in an discussion around narrating your character's actions, expression and other non verbal elements. There are loads of benefits to doing this 3rd person narration and it can be used in a variety of ways to set yourself up for great role play with other players.  Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and  Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as  #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other  tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: https://www.bensound.com
01:18:12
February 03, 2021
Improv & Comedy With Special Guest Brennan Lee Mulligan (Part 2) - S2E14
We continue our discussion with the one and only Brennan Lee Mulligan in this week's Deep Dive. Last time we were discussing adventure building and improvisation. If you haven't had a chance to listen to last week's conversation I highly encourage you to check it out before diving into this episode. This week the conversation continues on the topic of improvisation and jumps to comedy before making its way back to adventure building. All critical components of a Game Masters toolkit. You may know Brennan as: The creator and amazing DM for #Dimension 20, the CollegeHumor D&D actual play show He hosts Adventuring Academy, a vodcast about all things tabletop where he and his guests share incredible insight about playing and running  games. He also performed in many CollegeHumor sketches (CEO series) and he made many memorable appearances in Umm actually and Game changer. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Where to you find us? 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 ) Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat -————— Music: Celebration by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
48:41
January 27, 2021
Adventure Building & Improv With Special Guest Brennan Lee Mulligan (Part 1) - S2E13
One of the central components of a Tabletop RPG is the adventure. These segments of a campaign can be as long or as short as you like and often times offer up a good opportunity for GMs to propel the narrative forward by using components of your player character's past or future objectives.  We are also excited to be joined by the one and only Brennan Lee Mulligan in this week's Deep Dive. You know him his as: The creator and amazing DM for #Dimension 20, the CollegeHumor D&D actual play show He hosts Adventuring Academy, a vodcast about all things tabletop where he and his guests share incredible insight about playing and running  games. He also performed in many CollegeHumor sketches (CEO series) and he made many memorable appearances in Umm actually and Game changer.  We had so much fun chatting that the discussion went a little long, and took a few segues into topics such as improv tricks, roleplay strategies and comedic tone. Stay tuned next week for the second half of the conversation.   Enjoy! Chris and Mat.  -—————  Role Play Chat is a biweekly(ish) podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs.  Where to you find us?  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 )  Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat  -—————  Music: Celebration by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
52:12
January 20, 2021
Add Dimension To Your Game By Using Themes - S2E12
Add more dimension to your adventure by giving it a THEME. Be it a D&D game or any other TTRPG using a central theme helps keep a thread throughout your sessions and can be used as inspiration for content. Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,   Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics.  Enjoy!  Chris and Mat.  -—————  Where to you find us?: Y outube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat  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
01:09:45
January 13, 2021
Be A Better TableTop Player By Accepting Failure - S2E11
Failure is a big part of playing D&D or any other TTRPG. Missed attacks, botched stealth checks or failed social interactions with NPCs happen all the time. The potential for more serious failures, like the loss of a player character are also always lurking just around the corner. Theses failures or the potential for failure however shouldn't take away for your game, infact it should enhance it. In this week's episode we chat about how and why would should try to make yourself resilient to failure in your games, because the way you react to failure has a big affect on the game.   Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit   down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,   Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:06:41
December 29, 2020
Building Dynamic Combat Environments In a Tabletop RPG - S2E10
Combat is a core pillar in most TTRPGs. Even in games or systems that are role play heavy, combat encounters often play a critical role in the game as a story telling tool or method of confrontation. To make combat fun, engaging and entertaining, we have found that the forum of the combat, the environment if you will, is just  as important as why or who the party is fighting. In this week's episode Chris and Mat talk about what elements we like to add to our locations to ensure that combat is dynamic, engaging and fun.  Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit  down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:25:33
December 21, 2020
Demystifying The Partner Effect With Special Guests Ours, Played Podcast - S2 E9
Playing a tabletop RPG with your partner can be one of the most enjoyable pastimes imaginable for folks who enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons as much as us, but it does come with it's share of trade-offs. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons about playing a roleplaying game with your partner, touching on topics such favoritism, coaching players, shepherding players and immersion. Do you ever play games with people you are close to? Additionally, in this episode Chris and Mat are joined by Rob and Bailey, the hosts of the Ours, Played Podcast as we dissect the topic of playing RPGs with your partner.  Role Play Chat is a podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and take deep dives into #ttrpg related topics (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPGs. Ours, Played is a podcast for couples looking for the perfect cooperative game. Tune in as Rob and Bailey explore new and nostalgic co-op games to  help you pick what to play on game night. Look for Ours, Played where ever you listen! (https://linktr.ee/oursplayed)  Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:24:12
December 09, 2020
Game Prep For Tabletop RPGs - S2E8
A big part of a Game Master's job is to do prep before a game. Some love it, others dislike it. Where do you fall? In this week's episode Chris and Mat talk about what we like about game prep, the kinds of things we prep and dive a little into the philosophy what is we think is needed for us to optimize our play.   Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit  down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics.  Enjoy! Chris and Mat.  -—————  Where to you find us?:  Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat  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
37:22
November 26, 2020
Halloween Themed Games - S2E7
If you ask most Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, or Players, one of the joys of the fall is running or playing in a Halloween themed game. Spooky, scary, horrific or silly Halloween games can take many forms and can be inspired by so many things in media.  And that is one of the things that makes it such a great theme - it's flexibility!  In today's episode Chris and I discuss what makes a Halloween game special and we go through a list of things that we like to use for inspiration when prepping a Halloween Game for our tabletop RPG groups.  Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics.  Enjoy!  Chris and Mat.  -—————  Where to you find us?:  Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat  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 -—————  List of inspiration: Innistrad Block MTG Laird Barron - The beautiful thing that awaits us all Junji Ito - Horror manga- Spiral/Uzumaki Cold case files - L’ombre du doute Shock value - human centipede Halloween 13, Scream, The babysitter: Slasher (dread) Alien: Trapped in a location Murder mystery games Poltergeist, Exorcism Walking dead Supernatural
01:17:03
October 28, 2020
GM Well-Being & Our Strategies For Dealing With Stressors In Our Tabletop RPG -S2E6
Being a Dungeon Master or Game Master can be taxing. Despite being loads of fun, sometimes finding the balance between running a fun game, managing prep time and our daily lives, this wonderful hobby of ours can feel like it adds stress and anxiety into our lives. In this week's episode Chris and I take an introspective look at the things that cause us stress or anxiety in our games, then we share strategies we employ to try and combat them. Full disclosure, we vent a little haha, but it felt good and hopefully listening to us can also help you feel good too! We play TTRPG for fun after all and it's important  to keep your well-being front and center as you play.  Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,    Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:08:58
October 21, 2020
Timeskipping & Leveraging Downtime To Enable Roleplay In Your Tabletop RPG - S2E5
We've all done downtime or timeskips to zoom past a few days, weeks, or months, it's a needed part of the game. Helps with a number of things like pacing, character leveling up, etc. but is there  a way to do timeskips while also adding opportunities for roleplay? Yes! Yes there is a way, and in this weeks episode we talk about a strategy we've employed recently to conduct a timeskip while also enabling fun role play scenes at the gaming table. Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit   down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,   Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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 -—————
01:00:40
October 07, 2020
The Pros & Cons of Prepared Text, Is It A Game Master Tool? - S2E4
Box text, written dialogue, bullets or monologues, we've all written or read some form of prepared text in our tabletop RPG but finding the right time to use it to make the most of it can sometime be tricky. In this weeks episode we talk about our experiences with prepared text as both a GM and as a player and go over what makes it good, great or cumbersome based on the circumstances. Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit  down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates,  Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris and Mat. -————— Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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 -————— Dawn of Worlds: http://www.clanwebsite.org/games/rpg/Dawn_of_Worlds_game_1_0Final.pdf Reddit Topics For Consideration: https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/601awb/session0_topic_checklist_and_guide/ Sponsorships: off for this episode
01:04:50
September 30, 2020
The Famous Session Zero Of Tabletop Roleplaying Games - S2 E3
The famous session zero, although not technically part of your adventure it is a highly recommended piece of the puzzle. I'd say most Game Masters agree that  the session zero is valuable, but why? What makes it great, what elements to we like to include in our session zero and what do we recommend! Listen in to this weeks episode as we dive deep into the topic. Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics.  Enjoy!  Chris and Mat. -—————   Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat  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 -—————  Dawn of Worlds: http://www.clanwebsite.org/games/rpg/Dawn_of_Worlds_game_1_0Final.pdf Reddit Topics For Consideration: https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/601awb/session0_topic_checklist_and_guide/ 
58:27
September 16, 2020
Challenging & Enabling Players, The Delicate Balance A Game Master Must Strike In A Tabletop RPG - S2E2
Striking the right balance between challenging and enabling your players is a needed skill for Game Masters in the hobby. Building challenges for players builds up tension, creates payoff but do it too much and you risk to frustrate the people around the table. Creativity shines and narrative goes in fun and unexpected ways if you enable your players, but again, if you do it too much your world will lose consistency and players will lose purpose.  A balance is needed, but it's easier said than done! In today's episode we talk about the elegant dance a game master needs to do when enabling and challenging their table.  Role Play Chat is a Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other tabletop #RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris  and Mat Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:10:05
September 09, 2020
S2 E1 - Preluding, A Great Way To Set Up Role Play In Your Tabletop RPG
NEW LISTENERS CAN START HERE. Welcome to season 2 of Role Play Chat. In today’s episode we talk about a roleplay concept Chris &I have been considered for quite some time now: Preluding. This concept, targeted to intermediate table top players and game masters alike, it will allow you to make roleplay more personal, fun and helps you set up really dramatic moments in your game. Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel and Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other #TTRPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris  and Mat Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:04:23
August 26, 2020
Episode 22 - WRAP UP Of Season One, A Look Back At The First Season Of Role Play Chat
That's a wrap! Of season one I mean :)  Chris and I take a look back at the journey we have taken up until now and talk about some of our favorite episodes this season. We also discuss some of the big take aways of the episodes we are the most proud of.   We also look into the future of the show and brainstorm some ideas of content we are looking forward to talk about in season 2 which will likely start in a few weeks time.  Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel and Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other #TTRPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris  and Mat Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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 For Podbean: 7upi2qud
01:09:13
August 19, 2020
Episode 21 - The End Of Game Debrief
We share with you how to engage your players in an end of game debrief. Although simple, these out of game discussions between players and game master provide a number of opportunities for you and the players or your #ttrpg campaign. We chat about: -  What exactly we mean by the End of Game Debrief? -  The types of questions we've had success asking? -  What to expect from your table. -  What to do with the feedback your players will inevitably provide you. -  Other positive side effects of the conversation. Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel and Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris  and Mat Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
56:29
August 05, 2020
EPISODE 20 - BEING GIFT GIVING Another Way to Improve Role Play In Your Dungeons & Dragons Game or Tabletop RPG
In this episode, we will share with you the powerful concept of Gift Giving in #ttrpg. This subject is close to our heart and can be a crucial aspect to creating space for great Roleplay moments at your table. We chat about: -  What is being Gift Giving ? -  What function does it serve? -  How to do it? -  Where & when to incorporate it in your game? -  Tools to start being Gift Giving, -  Gift Giving and Gamemasters. Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel and Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris  and Mat Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
54:08
July 08, 2020
EPISODE 19 - HOME BASES AND AFFILIATIONS The effect it has on our games.
In #TTRPGs, most party eventually end up managing some kind of HOME BASE. It could be a keep where they raise an army, a temple to honor a god, or even a tavern to gather people and rumors. In any case, having a headquarter or stronghold has a lot of benefits for your gaming experience, but it also brings its fair share of challenges. In this episode, we give our thoughts on THE EFFECT OF HAVING A HOME BASE, based on twitter questions from the community. We chat about: -  What is considered a home base ? -  What function does it serve? -  What are the benefits and challenges of having a home base. -  Our personal preferences and the elements we focus on. -  Design ideas and supplement options. Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel and Podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, Fates, Warhammer or Call of Cthulhu) and other RPG related topics. Enjoy! Chris  and Mat Where to you find us?: Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/roleplaychat 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
01:07:27
June 24, 2020
Episode 18 RAILROADING, SANDBOXING & BRANCHING A spectrum of GM styles and preferences
We tackle the age old debate of sandbox vs railroad.  It's a topic that has come up a number of times, so we figured we would share our thoughts on the topic. These two concepts live on a spectrum where a healthy balance between both seems to work best for most. But where do we find ourselves on this spectrum and why?   In the episode we talk about:  - ThinkDM's definition of purely sandbox and purely railroad. His article and analysis can be found here: https://thinkdm.org/2018/07/07/railroad-vs-sandbox/  - Where we think we stand on the spectrum and why.  - Why the term railroad gets a bad reputation.  - The role of simulations and trust in determining style.  - Giving advice to new DMs trying to run games in a certain style.  - Our attempt at finding the perfect balance between the two: Branching.  Enjoy!  Chris and Mat  Where to you find us?:  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/roleplaychat 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 The Solo TTRPG Mat mentioned at the start of the episode: https://mouseholepress.itch.io/artefact (NOT SPONSORED) 
01:11:60
June 03, 2020
Episode 17 - Setting Character Objectives In Dungeons & Dragons And Other Tabletop RPGs
We  talk about setting objectives, how players should do it, what makes a good objective, what makes a bad objective and how GMs can incorporate it and add them into games. Enjoy! Role  Play Chat is a YouTube channel and podcast where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down  and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, 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
58:43
May 20, 2020
Episode 16 - ZERO PREP IMPROV EXERCISE To Improve Roleplay In Your TTRPG or Dungeons And Dragons Game
In today's episode we talk about a fun, easy and system agnostic exercise you can play with your gaming group. Heavily inspired by the structure of the French Canadian "Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation" improv this simple yet elegant game can provide you a fun alternative to playing #DnD on Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds. It requires little to no preparation and also giving everyone a framework to practice their roleplay and improv. As always, this is the deep dive, where Chris and I take a more unscripted approach. In the episode we talk about: - New virtual layout (And this was our first time filming the entire episode in one take!) - The exercise's structure. - Benefits of this "scene" format. - Things to look out for. - Variants. - Optional rules. - Some questions. - Takeaway Role  Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down  and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, 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
01:10:24
April 29, 2020
Episode 15 - KEEPING SECRETS FROM YOUR GAMEMASTER? In Your Roleplaying Game, Role Play Chat
We  talk SECRET, building TRUST and the effect of KNOWING PLANS! Some  tables have a PLAYER vs GM mentality, while others would have no  barriers to information. We give our thoughts on PLAYERS SHARING THEIR  PLANS WITH THE GM, based on twitter responses from the  community. We chat about: -  Poll Result. -  Trust. -  Expectations. -  The 4 levels of Trust. -  Schrödinger Effect. -  What about Combat? -  Story/Simulation -  Takeaway Role  Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down  and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, 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
20:19
April 23, 2020
Episode 14 - The Power of Names In Your D&D Or TTRPG Game
In this 3 part Podcast we chat about NAMES in #DnD games or TTRPG! 1st Part: A free form discussion about NAMES and their use! Game Masters often overlook this aspect of the game, but it can be crucial to the immersion and storytelling of your game. 2nd Part: We chat about 8 ways to use NAMES to add dimension to your #DnD game or #TTRPG. So before quickly discarding this part of the game, consider these elements! 3rd Part: We give you solutions to 5 common mistakes people make when creating names for locations and NPC's in their so you can avoid them!  We also mentioned some tools and lists. Here are a few we use:   ___Gary Gygax's Extraordinary Book of Names___ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/235757.Gary_Gygax_s_Extraordinary_Book_of_Names    ___List of generic forms in place names in Ireland and the United Kingdom___  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_forms_in_place_names_in_Ireland_and_the_United_Kingdom    ___Norman toponymy___   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_toponymy     Role Play Chat is a Podcast and YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, 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
38:14
April 13, 2020
Episode 13 - How To Elevate Ambiance In Your D&D Or TTRPG Game
Before you pull out the candles for your next #DnD game, listen in to  our lessons learnt on how to elevate ambiance and tone at your table!  Game Master's often shoot for a specific tone in their game, and a solid  ambiance can go a long way to help support the tone and mood you are  trying to establish. In this discussion we go over 6 lessons we've  learnt the hard way so you don't have to! They will help you level up  the ambiance by going above and beyond the usual elements, such as music  and lighting.  We touch on:    - Use of the voice.  - Considering the space and seating.  - Temperature Control.  - Descriptive Wording.   - Ensure Tone and Ambiance are working together.  - Not forcing the tone.  - Props, handouts and terrain.  - Consider the season or IRL holidays.    Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit  down and chat about #ttrpg (such as #DungeonsandDragons, 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
28:50
March 04, 2020
Episode 12 - Upgrade Your Traps with these 7 key elements
It's a TRAP!  PART 1:  A free form discussion about using Traps as a Game Master and how we make them interesting and avoid some of the pitfalls that comes with them. This discussion is inspired by questions that was provided to us on twitter, and we answer in a free form, podcast style.  We touch on:    1) What to do if the party faces a dungeon full of traps, but does not have a thief-type character?  2) How to avoid the game from halting, because of the many rolls players ask to make when exploring areas with potential traps?  3) Should traps be just damage/no damage and what else can they be?  4) How to give purpose to your traps, so they don't feel pointless? PART 2:  Are your traps boring? Want to do more with you traps in your next #DnD or #TTRPG session? In this episode, we give you 7 tips on how to make traps fun and meaningful in your game.   The 7 things to consider are:    1) Integration of traps with other elements  2) Why is the trap there? Give it purpose  3) Variability of skill and diversity of challenge  4) How was it built? Give it lore/history  5) Puzzly traps - Easy to find, but hard to deal with  6) Frontload information - Bringing tension to every check  7) Make traps more than straight up damage - Alarm, environment change, conditions and more….    Role Play Chat is a YouTube channel where your hosts Chris and Mat sit down and chat about Tabletop Role-Playing Games (such as #DungeonsandDragons, 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
31:41
February 14, 2020
Episode 11 - Puzzles & How We Make Them Interesting
A free form discussion about using Puzzles as a Game Master and how we  make puzzles interesting and engage our players in the right way to  ensure everyone at the table is given the opportunity to play with  puzzles they way they want to. This discussion is inspired by a question  that was provided to us on twitter, and we meander through our answer  in a free form, podcast style.  We touch on:    1) Our level of interest using and playing with puzzles.  2) How we incorporate puzzles as Game Masters into our TTRPGs.  3) How we build puzzles into different pillars of the game to make them  fun. 4) How we design puzzles in a forgiving way. 5) How we try to make them interesting.  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
35:43
January 29, 2020
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: Rise of a Crimson Sun
The party reaches their destination and they come face to face with servants of Khorne!   Welcome to the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary!   Our campaign diary series will follow Chris and Mat's adventures as Game Master and Player in a Warhammer TTRPG universe.  Then, from Behind the GM Screen, 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.    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
24:26
January 15, 2020
Episode 10 - The Pufferfish Moment, A Simple Way To Improve Role-Play In Your Game
A free form, essay discussion about a great Game Master and Player tool:  The Pufferfish moment. Is your D&D group struggling with role play?  Does your TTRPG group want to improve their spotlight management? Try  the Pufferfish Moment! This simple yet versatile variant of the talking  stick helps Game Masters and Players alike to provide more structure to  the ins and outs of roleplaying, because lets face it, we aren't all  professional actors! I know, it sounds a little silly but ever since we  started using it, our game has improved tremendously. These dual talking  sticks help solve common role-playing issues by helping with:   1) Spotlight management.  2) Another way to facilitate pillar change.  3) Creates a clear distinction between when the players are in  character.  4) It structures Roleplay in a very natural way.    We also discuss some interesting variations and methods of using the  puffefish to explore and add complexity to this amazing Dungeon Master  tool!    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
44:58
December 31, 2019
Episode 9 - The Benefits Of Being An Engaging Player
Be a better ttrpg player! A free form, essay discussion about a skill every roleplayer should try to hone: Engagement. This mindset and attitude is something that can take your playing to the next level. We go over why we think it is important to engage your fellow players and talk about how we like to do this when we play. The elements we talk about are: 1) Being a Fan of Other PCs. 2) Developing your character's relationship with the other PCs. 3) Engage the plot and setting when possible. 4) Try to plan or build consensus with other characters. 5) Have opinions, make your character take a stance. 6) Use talking sticks, or pufferfish moments!  7) The importance of setting boundaries and talking things out before roleplaying. 8) Engaging with NPCs. 9) Frequency, timing and using in game events. 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   and special thanks to our Special Guest Vince!  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
40:20
November 26, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: Following the Azyr
Diedrich makes a deal, the party solves the mystery of the letter and they follow the Azyr towards their biggest challenge yet!  Welcome to the Blood and Betrayal adventure campaign diary! After that, they reflect on the events that make up the story in the Behind the GM Screen segment. 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 and Behind the GM Screen series 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
34:59
November 14, 2019
Campaign Diary - Behind the GM Screen of A Daring Excursion
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
15:56
November 07, 2019
Episode 8 - The Interrupt, A Delve Into A Great Game Master Tool, Role Play Chat
A free form, essay discussion about a great Game Master tool: The  Interrupt. This advanced Game Master tool is something you shouldn't run your games without as it allows you to naturally present situations to your players to force them to rethink their priorities you can really take control of your story's pace and add depth to your games. We go over the definition and talk about how we like to use this amazing tool in our games. Our chat also takes us to some of our favorite examples. The elements we talk about can be used individually or in combination with one another to help you build strong interrupts that will enrich your games. These elements are distilled in our short video which can be found here: https://youtu.be/gxiXOxzX4ow The strategies to creating strong interrupts are:   1) Tailoring the interrupt to a specific hero's bonds, past or ideals.  2) Make it consequential, the players should be able to look at the scenario and be able to deduce that something bad may happen if they don't engage with it. You could also consider giving them a reward if they succeed at solving the issue.  3) Take the opportunity to showcase lore, history or factions. Interrupts are a good opportunity to do exposition. 4)  When things get slow, change the pillar of the game. Think about how the interrupt you are using can present a different pillar of the game to the table and use it to take your party there.   5) Use Seeding! Interrupts and seeding go very well together. Use a seed you've planted in the past to make your interrupt feel like it's a part of the world. Or plant several seeds for the first time with your interrupt.  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   PS: there are some minor Blood and Betrayal Spoilers between 21 minutes and 25 minutes  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
48:45
October 23, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: A Daring Excursion
Umgrim and Randald go in search of the mysterious Stardust. It will be a daring excursion! Join us in this retelling of this improvised session. 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
14:04
September 27, 2019
Episode 7 - Elevate Your One on One Adventures
Chris and Mat chat about how to run one on one TTRPG sessions. We go over the pros and cons of this format and strategies to integrate them into your group game. We also give ways to elevate these games beyond your players expectations. Some of the elements we talk about are easy to implement but others are more involved. These strategies include:   1) Tailoring the experience to the person you are running the game for! 2) Use the intimacy of the session to do exposition the character would already know, but that the player doesn't! 3) Reveal a big plot point, a hidden secret or something special about a NPC to the character you are playing with. 4) Give the character challenges in skills they excel at, give them a chance to shine beyond what they can do in a group setting.  Our community question this week is: If you were given the choice, would you prefer to play a campaign one on one with a game master you get along well with or would you prefer playing in a group that has great team synergy?  Let us know your preference and tell us why! 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
48:22
September 11, 2019
Campaign Diary - Behind the GM Screen of The Will of the Master
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
15:24
September 08, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: The Will of the Master
Diedrich's powers are tested and he hears words from his master. Join us in this retelling of our one-on-one session. 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
23:39
August 28, 2019
Episode 6 - 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
Campaign Diary - Behind the GM Screen of 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
19:53
August 09, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: A Storm of Ratmen
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 09, 2019
Episode 5 - 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
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: Into the Sewers
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
27:27
July 16, 2019
Episode 4 - 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
38:22
July 09, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: Murder & Mystery
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 3 - 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
46:35
June 22, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: The Crossroads
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?
56:04
June 07, 2019
Campaign Dairy - Blood and Betrayal: Through the Drakwald
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
27:31
June 02, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: Meeting the Heroes Part 2
Our second entry in the Blood and Betrayal Campaign Diaries. In today's 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! 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
26:31
May 26, 2019
Episode 2 - 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!  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
57:25
May 26, 2019
Campaign Diary - Blood and Betrayal: 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.  
26:52
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!  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: Celebration by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
46:10
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 and who your hosts are. Hope you enjoy! Music: Celebration by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
02:40
May 26, 2019