Episode 272 4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters plus a 5th for DMs

Episode 272 4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters plus a 5th for DMs

Today’s Topic 4 “S”s to create better side scenes

As a game master, I call them random encounters.  I call them a side scene in writing. They are the scenes add do not add to the plot of the story.  Join Michael and Jeff as they talk about the 4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters plus a 5th for DMs.

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Podcast Show flow – Brainstorming

    • A non-essential plot scenes for the plot
      • In Games
    • Track them

    4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters – Add variety to a story

    • Spice
    • Surprises – Easter Eggs
    • Strengthening – Leads into side plots or red herring
    • Setbacks – Should set the story back
    • For Game Masters and Dungeon Masters
      • Semi-Random encounters
      • When, Where, Why

Worldbuilding Task

Start tracking your encounters

Real World Task

Bank some good will. Pick one area of your home and spring clean it.

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