Beyond the Audience: Phone a Friend

Last article, we chatted about creating teams in the world of our games, but this time, we’re pulling the camera back to discuss the benefits of working with other content creators. So let’s get started! There are a lot of people creating RPG content these days. Seriously, it’s a lot. You can’t throw a rock without hitting someone launching an actual-play podcast or stream. Tabletop gaming has exploded in the last few years, and demand for...

Beyond the Audience: Team Up

Greetings, travelers! And welcome to Beyond the Audience where we provide tips and tricks for building an RPG show that is loved by both your players and the larger audience beyond your table. This time, I want to focus on a specific narrative strategy that does wonders for both players and viewers: incorporating teams into your storytelling. What exactly does that mean? Well let’s dive in! In the fantasy genre at large, there is a common trope...

Beyond the Audience: Leaving Blank Space

Greetings, travelers! And welcome to Beyond the Audience where we shall discuss a topic many in our community have on their minds: how do I build games that appeal to both my players and an overarching audience. We find ourselves in an era where everyone either has an actual-play podcast, stars in a livestreamed game, is publishing adventures, or is dreaming of doing any number of the above. We occupy a space where our content isn’t built to...


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