What can gamers learn from improv to have more fun at the table? Improv impresario Karen Twelves has the answers! Ben has a wide-ranging and free-wheeling conversation with her about game, life, and living abroad. Buy her book, Improv for Gamers here!
Also mentioned in the podcast was Archipelago.
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Plot Points is going to try out a new feature: an Appendix N book club! Prof. Jason Carney is an expert in pulp fiction, and RPG superstar and Pathfinder author Clinton J. Boomer knows fantasy RPGs like the back of his hand. We gather these two phenoms to discuss authors that influenced D&D, starting with “The Return of the Sorcerer” by Clark Ashton Smith. Read it here in the next few weeks if you want to be ready for the episode!
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