Storytelling
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Minor Spider-Man: No Way Home spoilers in this episode! I'm joined by Sam Bradley from Starter Set Studios to talk all how to tell, or be told, a good story. We dissect a couple of common storytelling tools such as 'show, don't tell', and how these translate to running a TTRPG. The implementation of these tools varies system to system, table to table, and requires additional overhead on the GM. I put Sam on spot by asking him exactly who's responsible, and how much so, for creating a good story. Our discussion could be considered a hot take! And once more we discuss the "knowledge divide" between GM and players and how, if you're not careful, this can negatively impact the experience. 03:36 - The Art of Leading 09:39 - Who's Responsible for the Story? 21:10 - Storytelling versus Worldbuilding 30:09 - Communicating Through Filters 37:05 - Serving the Story 44:32 - How Players Can Help 52:39 - Railroading Successfully Find Sam on: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/017DIgzgMJkvxOru4rywNr?si=bpBPJRrLRjW02WcANDUP0Q Starter Set Show: https://twitter.com/StarterSetShow Let's Get Shawarma: https://letsgetshawarma.com/ DMs Guild: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/371898/The-StarterSet-Handbook-of-Homebrew-Heroes?view_as_pub=1 Find Thinking Critically on: Website: https://www.thinkingcritically.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkCritDnD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinking_critically_dnd/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThinkingCriticallyDnD YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH_BSgazjwyshzo1jazHeaQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thinkingcritically Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/thinkingcritically Patrons: Robert Hartley @RobertHartleyGM: https://www.patreon.com/RobertHartleyGM Optional Rule @optionalrule: https://www.optionalrule.com/ Matthew Perkins @mperkinsDM: https://www.matthewperkins.net/ Matt Street @mpstreet88: https://www.virtualtimehustle.com/ 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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