Feb. 26, 2021

Improvisation


This episode I'm joined by Daniel, a.k.a @eos_rakonto, and we talk about the fine art of improvisation. Starting with the frankly embarrassing realisation on my part that almost everything that happens in a given game is improvised, we move on to discuss a number of tips for DMs on how to deal with the dynamic nature of play, and role playing on the fly. We end on ways to improve your own character role play at the table, especially for those that find it intimidating. Daniel is sincere, knowledgeable and insightful, and it was a pleasure to have him on the show.

  • 01:25 - How improvisation is at the core of D&D
  • 03:38 - Improvising NPCs - tips for maintaining role play
  • 18:37 - Improvising encounters - dealing with the unpredictability of players
  • 32:05 - Setting difficulty dynamically
  • 38:43 - Order from improv - a purely improvised game
  • 44:34 - Campfire talk - PC to PC RP
  • 56:03 - Encouraging improvisational RP

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Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod
Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod

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