Tag Archives: Tabletop RPG

26 – Tabletop RPGs vs Writing

Daystar and Alexander explore the differences between GMing a tabletop RPG and writing a story.

Co-hosted by Alexander Wales

With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected


A bunch of articles by Daystar, mostly on GMing and writing.

Codex Alera by Jim Butcher

John Ringo’s Pulpy Action Series (NSFW)

Alexander’s campaign wiki, Magus Europa

Marked for Death Naruto Quest

Changeling: The Lost

D&D 5e Player’s Handbook

Time Stamps

01:04 Gaming creds

05:10 Starting a story vs an RPG.

15:50 Railroading

28:36 Players as Characters

35:23 Exposition

37:51 Source Books


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