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Episode 370 – large gaming groups, redux


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Fear The Boot

Fear the Boot

St. Louis, Missouri

Description: Fear the Boot is an irreverent, roundtable discussion of tabletop roleplaying games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby

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Episode 370 – large gaming groups, redux

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* (0:35) A thank you note for our community’s donations to The Women’s Safe House.

* (3:05) Charity fundraiser for Tim Meehan. You can donate online, or join the D&D trivia night and silent auction at the St. Charles Fantasy Shop, on August 22nd at 6:00pm. Tables are up to 8 people, costing $20 per person.

* (5:56) The real Mee-how returns! Michal E. Cross does an excellent layout job on Silent Memories. You can get the PDF for free here or view the full Morning Skye Studio site here.

* (13:13) A new take on handling large groups of players, drawing from Chad’s experience at Fear the Con 8, running a game for 16 people. The recipe for Chad’s jambalaya.

* (20:14) Making sure that many people have someone’s attention and something to do.

* (25:17) The value of having connections to other player-characters.

* (30:48) Making every player important to the game.

* (34:33) Giving each PC a simple uniqueness.

* (41:38) Player inaction, whether because the player is a wallflower or it just takes a long time to reach their turn.

* (47:48) Structure and personality.

* (53:07) How to end the game.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, John, Wayne

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