Talking Tabletop 4
Darcy Ross – an evolutionary biologist, snail aficionado, gamer and amateur mixologist – talks through all things tabletop with Jim. They cover the worlds of Numenera and Legend of the Five Rings as well as tactics for being a successful GM through development of story, environment and character.
5:55: Darcy describes how she got into tabletop from the world of video games and literature.
8:08: Darcy talks about how she got into GMing and her first experience with Numenera at GenCon.
13:05: Darcy talks about what it is like to get new players into systems that have extensive settings and how she goes about indoctrinating them into the world.
22:58: Darcy and Jim talk about the Numenera game they played together at GenCon and the art of 'using the most interesting thing in the environment' to influence players.
32:35: Darcy talks about moving on from solely doing one shots to running a full on campaign and the differences between these two types of play.
42:20: Darcy talks about designing NPCs and her unique approach to subverting troupe.
58:42: The hard questions begin.