On the Shoulders of Dwarves

Getting Ready for a New System (episode 73)

On the Shoulders of Dwarves
Getting Ready for a New System (episode 73)
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"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 basic sections and then the sections relevant to my character. Read guides and forum posts Watch actual plays: in order to learn the mechanics. Finalize your character sheet ### GM perspective (8:00) Watch or listen to people playing it, to get the flow between GM and players, expected pace, quick-and-dirty resolution. Find the best character sheets, summary sheets, condition cards, GM screen. Start small with a simple published module. Help them find the best way to manifest their ideas using the rules. [Early character malleability](https://www.uptofourplayers.com/2017/03/early-character-malleability-the-weekly-podcast/) When unsure about something, check immediately. Ask for patience. Dellagate. Play according to the rules, start house ruling only after something fails repeatedly, and after asking on the webs. [We need a new mechanic for this](https://dwarves.podiant.co/e/we-need-a-new-mechanic-for-this-episode-26-363f31467fd6dc/) ### Summary (22:45) ### Taking the Load off (25:25) Eran - I was in a Tabletop Industry Networking event, started thinking that there’s no current solution to cons like those we see in Israel. ----- Email us at show@dwarfcast.net with questions, topic suggestions, and comments on this episode, and check out [our Facebook group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/dwarfpodcast) [We have a Patreon page](https://www.patreon.com/dwarfcast), in case you'd like to support us in a monetary fashion. Also, most links to [DriveThruRPG are affiliate](http://drivethrurpg.com/?affiliate_id=29668), which means we get a bit of money if you buy through them, with no added cost to you. Intro and outro based on On the Shoulders of Dwarves by the Cliches Duo. On the Shoulders of Dwarves is shared under [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
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