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. A Special Episode (episode 75)

    ### Why have a “special” episode? (1:06) It’s a fun break from the routine, it keeps the tension going, it’s a way to make some in-game event more special and it allows you to do things that the “regular” rules/flow/setting might not be well-suited to. And it encourages everyone to put ...


  2. Your Next Character Should Be an Accountant (episode 74)

    This episode focus on suggestions for character concepts that might be different from your usual tropes, with boring or "unwanted" histories or ideals. [Better Backgrounds](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/better-background-episode-58-372bd15a77f9e8/) [Avoiding Character Cliches](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/avoiding-character-cliches-episode-2-35aab600eb0406/) ### The family man (2:00) An adult with a family that comes into play in a positive way during the game. ### Unrelated history (3:55) A character that ...


  3. Getting Ready for a New System (episode 73)

    "Folk vs Medicine" charity event, this Sunday! [icel.me/wish](http://icel.me/wish) [Facebook event](https://www.facebook.com/events/419128882065377/) ### Player perspective (1:55) Talk with your GM: to make sure you're not going to focus your attention on anything that might not be of value Build your character concept: based on what's available in the system, and fits the campaign. Rulebook: read all the ...


  4. Scaling Through Maps (episode 72)

    Maps not only show you different scales, they also help you think in different scales. It’s a common thing for maps to follow adventures, but sometimes it can be the other way around. The scale of the map you are using in your adventure is influencing how you and your ...


  5. Playing Through Text Chat (episode 71)

    Further reading: [Aviv's advice for playing in text chat](https://icel.me/en/games/roleplaying-in-text-chat-3012) [Discord](https://discordapp.com/) [Sidekick bot](https://github.com/ArtemGr/Sidekick) ### Fluid obligation (5:15) ### A standard chat session (9:10) Who writes what and when. ### Main issues (18:55) It’s slow! We can only focus on one interaction at the time. ### Using text to our advantage (21:35) Style! ### Summary (26:00) ### Taking the Load off (29:00) Aviv: Playing ...