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Talking about Gaming the Irish Way!

May 6, 2020


This week's hosts: Eoin, Savage and Shane

This week, the party discuss NPCs in RPGs, and why they just can’t get any danged respect.

Show notes:

01:45: Starting off with some shocking truths

03:00: Eoin starts by blaming bad players

04:00: We’re already on the flipside: The NPC who gets too much attention. Efficient podcasting like this is how we win awards.
04:50: Eoin continues by blaming the GMs

06:30: Clearly the problem is lack of information. Keep the players informed and surely they’ll react properly

10:00: Episode on Risk is recorded and will be coming your way soon!

11:50: Editting your NPCs to suit what your players think about them

13:45: Use multiple lesser NPCs instead of relying on a few super-realised ones

15:10: Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master. Mike ‘Sly Flourish’ Shea is a font of advice for Gms, well worth checking out his website and his books

16:30: Show, Don’t Tell how the NPCs should relate to the party

20:00: “You must rap battle for the right to save our lives!”

22:05: Advice straight from the Codex Astartes, probably

22:50: Murderhobos as the consequence of NPCs not getting on the players’ side

23:50: Respect is a two-way street

27:15: Possible future topic? Let us know if you want to hear us talk Motivation

30:00: The mechanics of disrespect

30:45: Some people want to be dragons, Mick. Has the internet taught you nothing?


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