After a short hiatus, the guys are back on track - and talking about it! What are the best ways to get back into the game after an extended break? From session zeroes, to eclipse-laden dental exams, to narrative introductory recaps, we touch all the bases!


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Roll Up & Die - Podcast 072

June 28, 2017

The End is Nigh!  
In this final episode of our narrative structure series the Roll Up & Die guys discuss Falling Action. And that's all we have to say about that. (Gothnog's Curiosity Shop)
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Roll Up & Die - Podcast 071

May 29, 2017

The Roll Up & Die Guys are back to take a bite outta crime! In this episode, we take a gander at the "dark reflection" of society that we know as the criminal world, and we (allegedly) help you to make your game's crime syndicates more realistic!



Roll Up & Die - Podcast 070

May 8, 2017

Pinnacles, peaks, and climactic finishes!

Today, we're finishing up our series on narrative structure by discussing the climax (har)! Gothnog shares his Maine accent, Matt takes over the podcast in a bloodless coup, and Barker learns what "penultimate" means.



Roll Up & Die - Podcast 069

April 20, 2017

In this episode, the guys talk about gnomes. I'm not kidding. You should check it out if you don't believe me. We go into a large amount of detail on the creature that we imagine might be a gnome, and then Matt called them eccentric, it was a thing. Can you tell I'm in a hurry to get this posted?



Roll Up & Die - Podcast 068

March 22, 2017

The series on narrative structure continues this week, when the guys tackle the rising action! So call up all your old plots and tell 'em they're about to get THICKENED.

Also included: Gothnog talks ether, Barker gets nostalgic about family, and Matt rolls the d6 again.


Roll Up & Die - Podcast 067

March 16, 2017

In this episode, the guys tackle FEAR at the table (talk about a Gothnog's dream). What basically morphed into an episode about creating immersion using the five senses will still inspire the heck out of you. At the very least, you'll listen to some other, sexier podcast instead. 

We don't set the bar very high for ourselves...


Roll Up & Die - Podcast 066

March 1, 2017


In this episode, the guys discuss how best to deliver background information about your campaign, story, or setting, without drowning your players in a massive info-dump! Also, Matt tells an exciting story about his neighbors, and Barker teaches you how to pull off the most horrifying prank imaginable...



Roll Up & Die - Podcast 065

February 8, 2017

Egyptian Adventures!

While Barker was busy being obliterated by a flu, Jake from Mini Terrain Domain and the Something RPGish Podcast joins Matt and Gothnog on a journey through gargantuan pyramids, dark tombs, evil monstrosities, and the majestic beauty of Egypt. 


Roll Up & Die - Podcast 064

February 2, 2017

The guys are back with a new series on story arc elements!

Beginning with introductions, we dive into the myriad of ways you can start your game. From the In Medias Res tendencies of action-packed GMs, to the successful introductions we can find in film and television, we examine the whole gamut!