Dice of Doom Podcast 031: Refocusing a Game that has Lost its Way, Should a GM Controlling HP in Combat and The Role of the GM

Dice of Doom PodcastIn this episode of the podcast Dwayne regales us with stories of how a game he was running got off the rails (literally), and we talk about ways to get things back on track (bear with us, the intro takes a little while on this one…). We also answer a question posed to us by reader Disemvowel. He asks us “Could a GM control the HPs of the players in a game to promote better roleplaying.” We also summarise our thoughts on the recent, and very controversial, guest posts on the role of the GM (at least until we get distracted by something else that is…).

Running Sheet

  • 07:43 – Refocusing a game
  • 15:53 – Could a GM control the Player’s HP during a game?
  • 37:40 – The Role of the GM Summary

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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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