On the Shoulders of Dwarves

--- Eran Aviram ---

**Feburary 2021:** Dwarves! We're prolonging our hiatus until 2022. We hope to be able to return earlier, but things haven't changed in our lives and until the corona epidemic is over it's unlikely we'll be able to go back to any routine. We're interested in doing at least something weekly or semi-weekly, even if not a podcast - if you have any ideas, please send us! To show@dwarfcast.net **September 2020:** Recently, we've been unable to dig into new seams of RPGitium, and forge new episodes. Too occupied were we, with the feeble matters of life: new jobs, maintaining households, having a kid, surviving a global pandemic. This trend is not expected to change in the foreseeable future, and so we put our mountain hold into a magical slumber. Our gates shall remain sealed until 2021, at which point we'll look again upon our lands and re-examine the ritual. Uri, Eran and Aviv

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Interesting Dice Mechanics (episode 80)

    Different types of Dice Mechanic - Exploding dice - What are they? And the effects they generate? (01:05) - The Wild Die ([Savage Worlds RPG](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/261539/Savage-Worlds-Adventure-Edition?affiliate_id=2966)) (03:50) - Min-max-mid die ([Sentinel comics the RPG](https://store.greaterthangames.com/sentinel-comics-the-roleplaying-game-starter-kit.html)) (06:30) - Escalation Die ([13th age RPG](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/118994/13th-Age-Core-Book?affiliate_id=29668)) (09:08) - Depletion ...


  2. Offplay Decision Making (episode 79)

    ### What do we mean when we say Offplay discussions? (00:30) When we say offplay discussions in this episode we mean instances where the players are discussing the events that happened in-play and what to do next but as players and not necessarily as their characters. There are two prevalent approaches to ...


  3. Girl Underground (episode 78)

    Thank you Lauren and Jesse for this interview! ### Previous experience (2:10) [Trophy](https://trophyrpg.com/) [The Final Girl](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/182628/The-Final-Girl?affiliate_id=29668) [Hot Guys Making Out](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156244/Hot-Guys-Making-Out?affiliate_id=29668) [Lauren's hacks](https://www.thestraykiwi.com/design-work) [Codex Lies](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/238692/Codex--Lies-Jan-2018?affiliate_id=29668) [The Gauntlet](https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/) ### Inspiration and genre emulation (5:30) What is this genre? [Girls-underground.com](https://girls-underground.com/) by Kate Winter ### Why a PbtA hack? (11:20) ### Switching protagonists (14:00) [Bluebird’s Bride](https://www.magpiegames.com/bluebeards-bride/) ### Very easy to run (18:35) [Girl Underground on Oneshot RPG](http://oneshotpodcast.com/tag/girl-underground/) ### ...


  4. The Importance of Routines (episode 77)

    Giving the ordinary some attention can help establish a believable world, and create the basis for exciting changes. [Holidays and Anniversaries (episode 8)](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/holidays-anniversaries-and-celebrations-episode-8-35cb85c9839280/) [Your Next Character Should be an Accountant (episode 74)](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/your-next-character-should-be-an-accountant-episode-74-37bad526ff17fc/) [Specials (episode 75)](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/a-special-episode-episode-75-37c04c3a2b8ed0/) ### Roni Dover (1:20) > Hello Dwarves, > First big kudos on the podcast - you're doing an awesome job ...


  5. Extras and Supporting Characters (episode 76)

    ### Using and playing extras As a GM, please avoid using these beings as easy targets. ### Taking advantage of this opportunity (6:45) * Treat as characters - start thinking about the supporting characters as characters and not as equipment/extensions of your character. * Names - so you can humanize and speak to ...