Is it 2017 already?!? People are looking forward to this year and every new and wonderful thing it brings–and we are no different! Listen as Wayne and Alex go through their list of games they are eagerly anticipating–this week on Advantage to Insight!
(Due to a recording error, Episode 18: Year in Review was lost. We endeavor to re-record and release the episode–which included heartfelt messages and lessons from 2016.)
It is solo host on the podcast this week as Wayne abuses the power of the mics and talks about a random splattering of topics–some of them even D&D related! It is the recap and update show–this week on Advantage to Insight!
Why This Topic
Flying solo this week, time for an update of random D&D and gaming
Hey Folks. We’re talking about monsters this week. Where they fit in RPGs, how they’re perceived and used, why they’re monsters in the first place, and what a monster even is. So strap in and lets get to it.
Hey Folks. We’re talking about the narrative and how it is, surround, and binds mechanics together today. We also hit the EDMS depository, and talk podcasts as we always do. There’s also the 2016 weight loss challenge. Take a listen to see what it’s all about.
1:35 – What’s Going On
13:16 – The Study: Narrative Positioning
Definition – How what the players have their characters do in the play affects the mechanics of the game.
Play – The game as it’s occurring
Mechanics – dice rolls, modifiers, etc
What does this do in a game?
It makes what the players describe important.
It allows players who are creative in their descriptions to engage the mechanics of the game.
It reinforces more colorful descriptions of actions.
Challenges of Narrative Positioning
Takes some players a bit of getting use to.
Not everyone enjoys that level of narrative in their game.
Games That Do This
Key Points / Summary
Hacking This Into Another Game
Easy, just make sure there needs to be a narrative component in order to engage any mechanic.