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May 22, 2019

Episode 541

This week's hosts: Liam, Mick, and Shane

This week, the party form a tribunal to examine accusations levelled at games masters everywhere.

00:34 – THE GAMES MASTERS STAND ACCUSED.

01:06 – Half the talking in a session is the GM? Mick starts throwing the controversial statements right out the door.

02:37 – Fudging Dice. I’d defend it, but I’m not there.

03:44 – Rolling in the Open. Also, rolling behind your screen.

05:57 – Rolling sometimes in the open but also behind your screen.

06:55 – Railroading.

09:47 – Negating player agency.

12:30 – Avoiding mechanics and improving everything.

14:15 – Agreeing to everything the players ask.

16:12 – Favouritism.

18:22 – Silly voices. And they’re great. Stereotypes are another matter.

20:14 – Not controlling the tone of the game.

22:03 – Running a ‘DMPC’.

24:18 – Making every NPC a potential traitor.

27:06 – Making every encounter an easy win.

28:08 – Making every encounter too difficult.

29:57 – Always playing with optimal tactics.

34:44 – The Tribunal will reconvene…