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What is an Actual Play to you?

Episode #10 – I have run an Actual Play podcast for quite some time now, where we have played a variety of TTRPGs. I thought I knew what an Actual Play was, but I may have been wrong. Music: “Celebration” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Powered by …

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The Mercer Effect is a Cop-out

Episode #5 – Many Tabletop Roleplayers, especially Game-Masters, have cited the “Mercer Effect” (where their players unreasonably expect the GM to be as solid and professional as Matt Mercer of “Critical Role”) as the cause of their group’s woes. I have been there myself, but that said, it’s an absolute cop-out. Let’s discuss why. Music: …

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