Episode 440 – battered group syndrome

* (1:43) Introducing our topic from Lars-Hendrik: Groups that have been abused by their GM.

* (4:10) Knowing about the problems prior to the first game versus finding out when the game is in progress.

* (8:00) Mending trust through transparency, patience, and consistency.

* (12:22) Intentionally making mistakes. Rolling above the board.

* (16:12) The bad behaviors we learn when coping with negative people.

* (22:57) Eric’s road to recovery. Realigning your view of the game. Cheating for the players and making deals.

* (35:04) Picking the right game for a battered group.

* (38:23) Handing off the GM seat.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Eric

Comments (3)

Ryan OwensApril 24th, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Hey FTB, I discovered you about a month ago and ive been listening quite a lot. So far ive listened to episodes one through forty six. I wanted to ask, would you recommend that i jump in somewhere closer to the current episodes?

Or maybe a better way of asking this would be; If i was to recommend FTB to someone new, a friend of mine, what episode would you suggest as a start. (Im likely to listen to the whole thing anyway, so im asking for my friend).

Thanks, for all the great content my friends.

DanApril 25th, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Glad to have you join us!

We’ve learned and grown a lot as we’ve done the show, so I definitely like our newer episodes better than our older ones. Not to say we didn’t have some good content back then, but I still cringe a bit.

I think the episode I’d pick for your friend would depend heavily on one question: Are they a long-time roleplayer or someone that’s new to the hobby?

Ryan OwensApril 27th, 2017 at 12:05 am

Everyone that i know that would possibly be interested in the podcast is mid-twenties and been playing table-top for less than four years. For my own part, all my experience is with either DnD with a heavy home brew, or Pathfinder. Personally, im really enjoying a lot of the awesome first hand perspective on the history of the hobby. Youre talking about games i had never even heard about. But the concepts are completely relevant.

Thanks again for the reply.

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