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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 than you've spent an age crafting. All that and a disturbing dinner party courtesy of the Gelatinous Cube.

Check our show notes below for the full encounter write-up and the Gelatinous Cube's take on the prompt

Title music: Shadows in the Night by Adrian Berenguer