Dice of Doom Podcast 022: Vampire: The Masquerade Review and Running an Investigative RPG

Dice of Doom PodcastIn this episode we review Vampire: The Masquerade which we have just finished playing as part of our Grand Gaming Experiment and we look at running investigative style roleplaying games.

After the completion of our Vampire: The Masquerade game we started discussing how often we had run games where the PC’s were put in positions of having to investigate mysteries, crimes, conspiracies and the like. An investigative game suits any setting you may be playing from high fantasy through to a gritty Call of Cthulhu game. If you have ever thought that you might like to cast your players in the roles of detectives, sleuths, or hapless bystanders who get caught up in a conspiracy, we have a look at how to run these games along with tips to giving hints to your players to avoid the awful “I don’t know what to do next…” problem that often plagues games of this sort.

Running Sheet

  • 01:05 – Vampire: The Masquerade Review
  • 19:40 – Running an Investigative Roleplaying Game
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About RupertG

RupertG has been playing roleplaying games ever since he discovered Dragon Warriors at the age of 12. Since those days he has played many different RPG's, collected not insignificant Dwarf and Tomb Kings armies for Warhammer Fantasy Battles and even worked as a games designer in the heady days of the late 90's building a CCG. Now he runs a gaming blog and is a participant in the Grand Gaming Experiment
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