Two major announcements: This is the first episode in our new “Science of Storytelling” series; and Save Against Fear, a remarkable gaming convention and fundraiser for sexually traumatized kids, is the weekend of October 11th-13th. You’re going to be hearing much more about Save Against Fear in the future!
In this episode, Grant, Peter, and Branden (but mostly Branden) explain the continuous plot structure used in almost all movie scripts. (See our full show notes for a copy of that outline!) Then, Branden walks us through creating an actual plot for a game using the outline he laid out in the first half of the episode.
Scripture for this episode: Psa […]
There will be other places and other episodes that look more at the activity of Mike’s trip to Gencon 2013 . . . but he thought it was important to record his thoughts about the emotional side of his first … Continue reading → Continue reading
In this episode – while Luke is enjoying Disneyland with his family, Mike asks a familiar guest host back by the name of Chris North. They once again stare into some of the darker sides of geek storytelling to discuss … Continue reading → Continue reading
Back when we recorded this episode, Saving the Game had just turned one year old! That’s pretty awesome! A big thanks to all of our listeners, old and new.
In this episode, Grant, Peter, and Branden discuss morality in storytelling: How to effectively tell stories with moral lessons without pontificating, without insulting the other players at the table, and without taking away player agency. Peter also references an episode of Extra Credits
, “Beyond Fun” (S5E8)
Saving the Game has switched to Podbean for our web hosting—they’re specifically designed for podcasts and as such, require much less maintenance. Unfortunately, that also means we have a bit less control over things like RSS feeds and core Wordpress settings, so a few things have changed.
First, our RSS feed is now at http://savingthegame.podbean.com/feed
. This is also going to be our ‘default’ feed for podcast aggregators like RPGPodcasts.com
, which means blog posts and the like will creep in. This is probably the biggest inconvenience for longtime listeners, and we apologize—we’d have kept our feed URL the same if we cou […]
In this episode Mike and Luke talk about the trips they’ll be taking to GenCon Indy and Disney Land respectively. We talk about the use of gaming to introduce people into the church environment, the affect of gaming on the … Continue reading → Continue reading