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Welcome to Gelatinous Cube! A podcast about creating great encounters in Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games.

We're Rosie and Adam, siblings and hard working dungeon masters. Every episode we get forensic on an RPG encounter: why it works, where it could - or did - go wrong and what's cool about it. Whether you play narrative or sandbox, OSR or 5e we want to give you useful tools for thinking about your game.

Aug 25, 2021

We discuss Rosie's doomed expedition to a hell gate. Peril and mystery as adventure hooks, greed as a player motivator, how gothic twists can enliven RPG creativity and the setting altering potential of deals with the devil.

Check our show notes below for the full encounter write-up


Aug 11, 2021

We dig into Adam's encounter, "this worm is cosmic". Get ready for monsters-as-traps, zero gravity made simple, and the surprising importance of prog rock aesthetics. Yeah, we weren't expecting that either.

Check our show notes below for the full encounter write-up, along with the slimeous fabulations of the Gelatinous...