Tag Archives: Dungeon Master

Noir in RPGs

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Chris and Del talk about running and playing in Noir RPG games! (50min)

Things you may be interested in:
The Last Garden
Noirlandia
Gumshoe
Call of Cthulu
Necromancer in D3
Noir World

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Improvised Surprises in RPGs

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Chris and Del answer some questions about improvising storylinesand when it’s alright to lie to your players! (48min)

Things you may be interested in:
The Last Garden
Rising Sun on Kickstarter
Legendary Encounters Alien Expansion

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Party Splitting and Rotating Players

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Del and Chris answer a couple of audience questions, including what to do when your players are heading in different directions and the best way to run a game for a ton of players! (54min)

Things you may be interested in:
Shadowrun: Anarchy
The Last Garden

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nPc 4 Life

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In Aaron’s last show as NPC Cast host, we look back on the things he has been the most proud about! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:
Overwatch
Dusk City Outlaws
Harry Potter Minis Game

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New Hotness and New Players

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Del and Chris answer a couple of listener questions, including how to deal with players that want to play the new hotness and how to introduce brand new players to the hobby! (52min)

Things you may be interested in:
Roll Player
Apocrypha
The Other Side

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Haberdashers – Campaign Crucible

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Del and Chris combine some ingredients for another Campaign Crucible! (50min)

Things you may be interested in:
OrcaCon
Baseball Prospectus
The Last Garden Contest!

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Running RPGs with Problem Players

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Del and Chris answer a listener question about how to deal with problem players in your RPG campaign! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:
The Other Side Kickstarter
The Last Garden Contest!

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LEVEL UP MAIL BAG

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The NPC Cast enters 2nd Edition, and fields questions from the NPC Universe! We’re also on YouTube now, over at One Thousand XP. Oh, and you can all finally level up! (53min)

To get the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire PDFs that Del was referring to, head here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/level-up-mail-7648658

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Preprinted RPG Modules

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The NPC Cast fields a request from a Patreon backer, and discusses their ideal Preprinted Modules!! (52min)

Things you may be interested in:
NPC Cast Episode 163
The Dracula Dossier
Ugly Critmas Sweater
Monocle Society

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Holidays in Role-Playing Games

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The NPC Cast discusses holidays in role-playing games, and also talk about what it means for your group IRL! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:
Gift Trap
The Other Side
Sofa Justice Warriors: Soldier
Champions

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RPG Campaigns From Video Games

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The NPC Cast discusses some video games, and what they would do to make them into RPG campaigns! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:
Overwatch
Final Fantasy
X-Com 2
Pokemon
Lisboa
Star Trek: Discovery
Westworld

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50 RPG Story Hooks

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The NPC Cast gets together and does some rapid-fire story hook generation! (61min)

Things you may be interested in:
Fabled Fruit
Final Fantasy XV
Uncanny Valley

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NPC Archive – Off the Rails

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Revisit our very first episode ever, with some bonus commentary from NPC Chris! (53min)

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Dentium – Campaign Crucible

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In this episode the guys have another campaign crucible, and this one features some difficult ingredients! (58min)

Things you may be interested in:

City of Mist

NaNoWriMo

Monocle Society

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Role-Playing Game Consequences

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In this episode the guys all discuss consequences in RPGs, and how GMs can calibrate them! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Follow

Volo’s Guide to Monsters

Terraforming Mars

Extra Life!

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Horror Role-Playing Games

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In this episode the guys chat about the things that make for good horror RPG sessions! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

Dr. Strange

Bluebeard’s Bride 

Extra Life!

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Dice in RPGs

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In this episode Del and Chris talk about dice systems in a variety of different RPGs! (59min)

Things you may be interested in:

Ghost Court

Netrunner: Daedalus Complex 

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Breaking the Rules in RPGs

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In this episode Del and Chris talk about omitting rules from your RPG game, and about GMs and players fudging dice rolls! (61min)

Things you may be interested in:

PredictIt.Org

World Wide Wrestling RPG 

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GM’s Checklist

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In this episode Del and Chris offer up a checklist for new and established GMs when preparing for their sessions! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

Chessex Pound ‘O Dice

CrysKnife007 Soundbeds

Scrivener

Space Ghost Coast to Coast

MTG Kaladesh

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Cardamom

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In this episode Del and Chris hit you with another Campaign Crucible! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Mars 4:45

Star Wars: Destiny

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Politics in RPGs

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In this episode Del and Chris talk about Politics in your campaign world, and how you can use them to add some flavor to your adventures! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Shudder.tv

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Disease in RPGs

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In this episode Del and Chris talk about how diseases in RPGs, and how GMs can use them in their campaigns! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Dead of Winter: The Long Night

rk post Patreon Page

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Players That Know Too Much

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In this episode Del and Chris take a question from a listener about players who know too much! (59min)

Things you may be interested in:

Duckfeed.tv – The podcast network Gary runs!

World Wide Wrestling – International Incident

Merchants of Araby

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NPCs in RPGs

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In this episode, Chris and Del talk about NPCs in RPGs! It’s a legit NPC CAST! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

NPC Cast Episode 5

Near and Far

Doom: the Board Game

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Non-Fantasy RPGs

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In this episode, Chris and Del talk about transitioning from Fantasy RPGs to different genres! (53min)

Things you may be interested in:

I just realized I have no idea how to play games that aren’t medieval fantasy

Night’s Black Agents

World Wide Wrestling

Deadlands

Shadowrun

Pod X

Reflections

 

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Playing Canon Games

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In this episode, Chris and Del talk about playing games based on pre-existing canons! (52min)

Things you may be interested in:

Overwatch

Scythe

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Economics in RPGs

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The gang chats about Economic systems in RPGs! (57min)

Things you may be interested in:

Del’s EotE Trading Sub Game

DC: The New Frontier

Malifaux

Warcraft Movie

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Matryoshka w/ Monte Cook

Download NPC Cast Episode 176 – Matryoshka w/ Monte Cook
Recorded live in front of an audience at MoxCon 2016, the gang is joined by legendary RPG designer Monte Cook for some Campaign Crucible action! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Monte Cook Games

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Vehicles in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 175 – Vehicles in RPGs

NPC Chris and NPC Del chat about Vehicles in RPGs! (60min)

Things you may be interested in:

Netrunner LCG

 

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Trappers – Campaign Crucible

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In this episode campaign crucible episode, the guys take suggestions from Patreon and make a random table! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Quadropolis

Manifest Destiny (Comic Series)

NPC Cast on Google Play!

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One Shot Invades NPC Cast

Download NPC Cast Episode 172 – One Shot Invades NPC Cast

In this episode, James and Kat from the One Shot podcast come on the show to chat about their new project, plus improv at the RPG table! (69min)

Things you may be interested in:

One Shot Podcast

Noisy Person Cards Kickstarter

Trail of the Apprentice

Into the Echoside

Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game

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Unfun PCs

Download NPC Cast Episode 170 – Unfun PCs

The NPC Cast discusses what you can do if you’re not having fun with your current character! (50min)

Things you may be interested in:

Colosseum : Emperor’s Edition

Netrunner

Daredevil

 

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Del’s GMtervention

Download NPC Cast Episode 169 – Del’s GMtervention

Del has some issues in his campaign and we talk about some potential fixes for his problems! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:

 

Del’s Campaign Journal

Worlds of Cypher System

The Last Garden

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Dungeons in RPGS

Download NPC Cast Episode 167 – Dungeons in RPGs

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The band is back together to chat about what they think would make a great system for dungeons in an RPG! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Shadows Over Innistrad Spoilers

Stardew Valley

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Hacking in RPGs

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The guys chat about what they want out of a hacking mechanic in RPGs! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

Eternal Masters

Corrupted Kingdoms

World Wide Wrestling: International Incident

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Running a Published RPG Module

Download NPC Cast Episode 163 – Running a Published RPG Module

The guys chat about running published RPG modules and how you can tailor them to your campaigns! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Firewatch

Mega Civilization

GenCon HQ Mega Civ Video

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Roll20 and Writing Adventures for Profit

Download NPC Cast Episode 160 – Roll20 and Writing Adventures for Profit

Aaron and Chris chat with Roll20 Co-Founder Nolan T. Jones and Roll20 Brand Manager Suzanne Wallace! (72min)

Things you may be interested in:

Roll20.net

WotC Announces OGL and DMs Guild for 5E.

Unpub 6

Prophecy of Dragons

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How to be a Good Player

Download NPC Cast Episode 156 – How to be a Good Player

We offer some of our advice for how to be the type of player your GM would love to have at the table! (73min)

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Things you may be interested in:

Iron Gods Adventure Path

Pop Culture Playoffs – Aaron and Del’s other podcast!

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The Big Picture in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 147 – The Big Picture in RPGs

In this episode, Aaron goes solo and talks about big picture story arcs in RPGs! (22min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

Pop Culture Playoffs –  Aaron and Del’s other podcast!

 

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Cypher System – System Mastery

Download NPC Cast Episode 146 – Cypher System – System Mastery

In this episode, Aaron and Chris are joined by Friend-PC Matt as they talk about the Cypher System from Monte Cook Games! (73min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

Cypher System RPG

Our Cypher System Actual Plays on Youtube.

Pandemic Legacy

Mega Civilization

Star Wars Battlefront 3

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Playing RPGs Online


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In this episode, Aaron and Chris are joined by Friend-PC Stephanie Straw to talk about playing Tabletop RPGs over the world wide web! (68min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

City of Egress Episodes on YouTube

Scythe

Legion of Everblight

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Campaign Crucible – Cel


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In this episode we do another Campaign Crucible! (62min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Masks: A New Generation

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Food and RPGs


Download NPC Cast Episode 141 – Food and RPGs

In this episode we chat about the food we eat at the RPG table, and also food INSIDE of our RPGs! (63min)

Food We Eat: 03:31
Food Inside: 30:50

Some things you may be interested in:

Codenames

SPACE WHISKY

Long Walk to Valhalla

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Minigames in RPGs


Download NPC Cast Episode 139 – Minigames in RPGs

In this episode we chat with about making and using minigames for your RPG campaigns! (55min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Duelyst

The Massing at Sullest – A Star Wars Armada Event

Roll20

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