Ep 56 – GM Fiat (And Deus Ex Machina)

What would you do if your GM said “because I said so” during a session? Talking about when GMs flex their table authority 'just because.' There are two sides of the GM using unilateral decision making, and we investigate both the positive and the negative aspects of this contentious issue. We talk through deus ex machina and offer our hot takes on popularized forms of it, plus much more.

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Show Breakdown:

  • 0:00: Intro
  • 0:57: TTRPG News
  • 13:00 Main Topic
  • 14:43: Ways GM fiat can be used for bad.
  • 23:35: On TTRPG deus ex machina.
  • 33:56: Ways GM fiat can be used for good.
  • 44:02: Outro

Snyder’s Return:

  1. Interviews with Content Creators, Developers and Publishers for both established and Indie TTRPGs
  2. TTRPG Actual Play. Published/Homebrew adventures using a variety of Game Systems helmed by GM, Adam ‘Cosy’ Powell

All the best info, and never too serious.

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