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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.

Oct 27, 2021

This episode we talk Adam's dark fairytale farmyard encounter.

Rosie and Ad discuss why the weird is privileged over the uncanny in RPG creation, horror in the familiar, and motivating players through moral appeals. They get into the virtues of over preparation and what do if your players sidestep an encounter...

Oct 13, 2021

Merry met, friends! Revelations abound as we shine the divine light of Pelor on Rosie's favourite PC, Moonie the Cleric. Rosie and Ad discuss how players can "presence" their cleric's god to make games more surprising and fun, and explore how clerics tap into the deep magic that happens at the D&D table.  

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