Ep 52 – Taverns (and Other TTRPG Waypoints)

Discussing everyone’s favorite stomping ground, tabletop roleplaying game taverns. We cover a lot of ground ranging from tips and advice on how to keep your players on their toes, to how we think adding extra flavor to a tavern setting can prevent this part of gaming from becoming just another uninteresting place to take a long rest. NPC generation tips, keeping continuity in questing, listener feedback, TTRPG news, and much more.

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Show Breakdown:

  • 0:00: Intro
  • 1:00: @bddc_pod “On TTRPG Lore”
  • 10:56: Tabletop Roleplaying Games as film
  • 22:39: TTRPG News
  • 25:24: Main Topic
  • 25:25: Why we think how we have been playing taverns needs an overhaul
  • 40:53: Taking your players’ cues
  • 45:55: Give your TTRPG tavern proprietor genuine life
  • 51:11: Subvert your players’ expectations to keep things interesting
  • 57:20: Continuity in questing and making it relevant in your taverns/waypoints
  • 1:02:59: Home bases vs oases
  • 1:08:13: Outro