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GM Day Celebrating continues as Chris Birch joins us to talk about the hugely successful Mutant Chronicles Kickstarter and how improvisational comedy has developed his GM style.
Visit the Mutant Chronicles Kickstarter now!
The Phil Vecchione books about gamemastering I talked about can be found here.
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A star-studded panel revels on GM Day to celebrate the art of game mastering. Listen to Sean Patrick Fannon, Keith Kappel, Robert Karson, Tony Scinta and Owen Stephens.
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Bail Organa’s agents face an unnerving site at a defiled temple. Tim Hannon talks horror. Is Star Wars a good setting for rpgs, and Mayday Malone gets the dirt on a book store from his pal Lando.
Ben Mowbray wrote a wonderful sequel to Echoes of the Jedi, which I discussed with GM Brev during Episode 51. Here is a link to that wonderful module.
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GM Brev joins us to discuss the art of flying without an astrogation course… and loving it. Mayday Malone steals a Rocket Hutt, and dark side points start to pile up. All this and a discussion about why failure is fun.
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Wow, welcome to the 50th episode of Threat Detected. We set aside the campaign to reboot Dawn of Defiance using the comical Toon RPG rules. It was a lot of fun and inadvertently dragged Rodney Thompson, Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Little and Mike Mearls into our cast of NPCs. We laughed till we ached and hope you suffer in the same way.
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Episode 49 picks up with an epic battle with lyleks and the fate of the city of Kala’uun in the balance. Then, Ramma gets angry, and a high speed Z95 Headhunter chase across Ryloth ensues.
Plus, we discuss why we love tabletop gaming, and Padme’s Lover’s group plays sabacc.
The Threat Detected group has played together twice a month for the last 38 months. We set out to play the Dawn of Defiance campaign. We were so amazed by the quality of our gaming we decided to turn it into a live play podcast.
Dawn of Defiance is complete. The Epilogue is even over.
All that remains is to reminisce and have some final laughs.
Join us for our last session together. The festivities will be broadcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/threat-detected
Moderators will be standing by to share your comments with the group.
Does this mean Threat Detected Podcast is canceled? Nope. We have years worth of recordings left to share with you. All it means is there won't be current scheduled gaming. Keep enjoying the podcasts as we continue to salivate over the goodness that is Star Wars Saga.
Roll20 offers a lot of functionality, but it also gives GMs a challenge to create a feel through visual means, even beyond maps.
For my MHR Civil War game for instance, I've borrowed Marvel wallpapers to create a constant background wall, one that we post on top of. The first layer is always a dedicated block to remind players of Scene Distinctions. It's so easy to forget, and they are part of the setting, so they are present in an orange box to the right.
Of course, maps. Even if it's a map of New York or Niagara Falls, if not pictures of our Nation's capital, it reinforces the illusion of the players being in a common specific location.
I like to use the maps and space to move tokens around to keep track of who is fighting who and where they are compared to other things.
Whenever players log in and see the setup, their imaginations are jarred from whatever concerns they had in life and smile, knowing they have entered the Marvel Universe.
Below are actual desktop setups from my MHR game.