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PAX Announcement!

PAX Announcement!

January 14, 2020

Welcome back! After a brief hiatus for the holiday season, The DM Screen is back with an important announcement: We will be hosting a panel at PAX South! If you happen to be in the San Antonio area on January 17th, come join us for a pseudo-informative lecture on running your first-ever tabletop campaign. 

https://south.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/how-to-run-your-very-first-rpg-session-ever

 

Regular episodes will resume soon. Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you this weekend!

Episode 11: Horror and You

Episode 11: Horror and You

December 24, 2019

As we approach late December, it's finally time to get into the holiday spirit. Nobody said WHICH holiday.

Join us as we discuss Halloween and how to run horror campaigns in the middle of the Christmas season, get distracted by a dog with allergies, and have an awkwardly long tangent about That's So Raven. It's been an odd month.

As always, you can find us on Twitter @DMScreenCast, or can email us directly at DMScreenCast@gmail.com if you've got any questions or recommendations for future episodes!

 

Episode 10: Existing Settings

Episode 10: Existing Settings

December 2, 2019

Writing your own campaign from scratch can be an exhaustive process. Please don't let it take over your life completely... I mean, unless that's what you want, then by all means go for it.

This week, join us as we attempt to remove the stigma of using a pre-existing campaign setting.

As always, you can find us on Twitter @DMScreenCast, or can email us directly at DMScreenCast@gmail.com if you've got any questions or recommendations for future episodes!

Episode 9: Behind the Screen - Afton

Episode 9: Behind the Screen - Afton

November 18, 2019

In order to avoid the echo chamber that is three friends discussing something they've done their entire lives, we've brought on a guest speaker! This week, we are joined by newcomer DM Afton, who's here to make us look at the world of DM'ing with a fresh set of eyes. 

 

As always, you can find us on Twitter @DMScreenCast, or can email us directly at DMScreenCast@gmail.com if you've got any questions or recommendations for future episodes!

Episode 8: Downtime

Episode 8: Downtime

November 5, 2019

Surprisingly, not all of your time in an RPG will be spent stabbing demons and stealing ancient artifacts. Just most of it.

 

This week, join us once again as we discuss how to keep the party interested when they're not actively engaged with dungeons and/or dragons.

 

As always, you can find us on Twitter @DMScreenCast, or can email us directly at DMScreenCast@gmail.com if you've got any questions or recommendations for future episodes!

Episode 7: Session 0

Episode 7: Session 0

October 21, 2019

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this final arc of the "That Guy" trilogy, we introduce the concept of Session Zero, in which ground rules are established, and problem players are stopped in their tracks.

 

...We probably should have started with the preventative measures, now that I think about it.

 

Be sure to check us out on Twitter @DMScreenCast for updates and shenanigans!

Episode 6: Dealing with “That Guy”, Part 2

Episode 6: Dealing with “That Guy”, Part 2

October 8, 2019

So there are bad people in the world, and now one is sitting across the table from you. Let us help you find a more harmonious life in these troubling times.

Content Warning: this episode deals with some unsavory players, and content that may be troubling or upsetting to some.

 

Be sure to check us out on Twitter @DMScreenCast for updates and shenanigans!

Episode 5: Dealing with “That Guy”

Episode 5: Dealing with “That Guy”

September 24, 2019

Fun Fact: some people are terrible, and the law of averages dictates that they may end up in your game eventually. But it's not the end of the world! Join us this week as we discuss the dangers of playing with "That Guy".

We're on Twitter now! Be sure to follow us @DMScreenCast for updates and shenanigans.

Music from https://filmmusic.io

"Heartbreaking" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 4: Absent Players

Episode 4: Absent Players

September 9, 2019

Sometimes, things beyond your control can affect your or your players' ability to make it to your games. Illness, work, prior engagements, bear attacks...

 

This week, join us as we discuss how to maneuver around players that just can't make the time to venture into your carefully crafted campaigns. Mild bitterness ensues.

Episode 3: Non-Combat Encounters

Episode 3: Non-Combat Encounters

August 26, 2019

Violence isn't always the answer. It just usually is.

Listen in as Robert, Alex, and Matt attempt to find entertaining scenarios for your campaign that aren't hitting things with large sticks.

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