Reviewing The Convocation a 5E compatible supplement about Griffon riders written by Matt Click and released by Absolute Tabletop, it is available from Drivethrurpg:
In my latest Player Tips video I talk about using simple costuming to add something to your character portrayals.
The British Pathé youtube channel collects archived footage about particular topics from the days when news reels used to be shown in cinemas, some very interesting stuff and also shows the biases and thoughts of the time when the reels were made, could be very useful to GMs running period games:
I’ve recently read some very insightful posts on the various online roleplaying communities that I am a member of, some of these have made me give thought to how good a job my own channel and this website do with communicating my aims to the audience, and what those aims actually.
So I sat down and thought about what the aim of this site and my Youtube channel is and I came up with the following:
To provide tips and advice for roleplayings, broadcast games showing that advice in action and highlight games that offer innovative mechanics or assistance to the GM.
Going forward I am going to make that phrase my mission statement and feature very little on my channel and this site that does not somehow help with that; luckily I seem to have been thinking about this on a subconscious level for a while, so a lot of my older stuff actually does this already.
There are also a couple of other things I like to do in the future:
- Stick to a more regular schedule of releasing videos, at the moment I’m thinking Saturday each week.
- Film a more vloggy un-edited video each Monday talking about RP stuff I’ve done during the week.
- More clearly divide the various different shows (GM Tips, RPG Bugbears, etc) that I do.
- Attempt to edit some of my actual plays to remove dead-air, shorten the videos and make them more watchable so that people can see the mechanics and running of a game in action without having to wade through so much footage.
I was tagged into this by Chalice in Chains and Drop Dice, both great channels; they asked me to talk about five youtube content producers that I like and watch:
Fantastic Dimensions asked whether I could discuss Fate compels in more detail, happy to oblige 🙂
As promised here is the video version of our sixth episode in this series where we discuss the default actions in Fate.
I played in a very enjoyable game of Fate Accelerated last night run by Sam Dimercurio of Chalice in Chains (recommend you give the YT channel a look); I played Asim Shadid, leader of the Sons of Ammon, a band of desert warriors pledged to prevent the rise of Imhotep.
The other players/characters were:
- Alex Gillot as Howard Bowman, an arms dealer and criminal with a shadey past.
- David Semmes as Hamilton Harris, a disenfranchised banker with a passion for motorcycles.
- Ian F. White as Charles Manning, a well spoken gentleman working with the British Intelligence service.
Great fun game, good GMing and excellent RP all round; you can watch the video here:
Fantastic Dimensions asked for some additional tips on running horror games in his video, so here’s my response: