On the Shoulders of Dwarves

A weekly podcast about roleplaying games and the gamers who game them

Latest episode
Between the Gaming Sessions (episode 66)

Gaming sessions are great, but they are also very far apart!

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Older episodes

Taking Notes (episode 65)

It's important to keep track of details, but how can we do it in an unobstructive way?

Props (episode 64)

Handouts, physical objects, and even apparel and mood setters can all help shape an experience.

Why Use Questions? (episode 63)

We use questions to learn information, but we can also use them to create information, or even to guide us.

Choosing a Game (episode 62)

So we've convinced you there may be a better game for you out there - now, how to find it?

Best of Both Worlds: Genre Mash-Up (episode 61)

Why and how to grab to different sets of tropes, and mash them together.

From Player to Game Master (episode 60)

Running your first session might seem intimidating, but it's mostly because of imagined obstacles, not real ones.

Industry Insight: Top Selling RPGs of 2018 (episode 59)

What do players buy, and why? Let's find out.

Better Background (episode 58)

Many of us fall into the trap of writing an overly complicated background that, in retrospective, doesn’t come into play. How to fix that?

Analysis Paralysis (episode 57)

Over-analysis can grind the game to a halt, but this problem has several good solutions.

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On the Shoulders of Dwarves is a weekly podcast focusing on practical advice for role-players, with a lighthearted atmosphere and no GM screen. Every 30-40 minutes episode focuses on a specific subject, with the aim to provide useful suggestions for players and GMs who are looking to solve a problem they came up against, or just upgrade their game.

Email us with your questions and remarks, to show@dwarfcast.net

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