Ep 57 – Factions, Guilds, & Other Affiliations

Is your TTRPG character affiliated with anything larger than themselves or the party they roll with (heheh puns)? This week we cover TTRPG factions, guilds, and other big-picture affiliations. We discuss how they can provide scope, inform character backstory, create fascinating and useful narrative drivers for your campaigns, and much more.

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Show Breakdown:

  • 0:00: Intro
  • 01:12: TTRPG News
  • 10:12 Main Topic
  • 12:50: Some TTRPGs lean more heavily on factions than others
  • 13:32: TTRPG factions serving as patrons
  • 15:53: Forged in the Dark and juggling power between factions
  • 16:58: Big factions that span entire peoples and how they can inform character backstory and disposition
  • 21:14: TTRPG factions can help characters realize end-game aspirations
  • 22:44: Using factions as a trump card
  • 26: 18: Factions can be a way to introduce lore and legacy setting characters
  • 27:17: Factions can be a great way to explain the 'start of things'
  • 33:05: Watch out for misaligned goals and disparate faction affiliations within your TTRPG party
  • 35:25: 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.

Twitter: @ReturnSnyder