Session Zero

Episode 6: Gaming with ADHD

Steve and Porter explore the challenges that come with gaming at the table when you have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by exploring what ADHD is, how it can manifest, and what are strategies for working around it.

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Episode 5: Termination

Steve and Porter explore what it means when things come to an end, be it for a game or a gaming group, and how you can prepare for it.

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Episode 4: Implicit Theories of Playership

The Session Zero duo discuss what it might mean to be a player at the table, including player expectations, norms, and styles of play.

Episode 3: Feedback

The Session Zero duo explore the idea of feedback at the table, how to structure it, and the importance and benefits of active communication for the roleplaying group.

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Episode 2: Implicit Theories of GMing

The Session Zero duo explore the rules and expectations that are often placed upon the person who sits at the head of the gaming table: the gamemaster. 

You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:
Schema: https://www.psychologistworld.com/memory/schema-memory
Schema: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_(psychology)
Implicit Person Theory: https://psychology.iresearchnet.com/industrial-organizational-psychology/leadership-and-management/implicit-theory-of-leadership/
Implicit Person Theory: Chiu, C., Hong, Y., & Dweck, C. S. (1997). Lay dispositionism and implicit theories of personality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73(1), 19-30.

Episode 1: Group Dynamics

Steve and Porter discuss one of the fundamental social units within roleplaying: The gaming group and the group’s dynamics, norms, and more.

Episode 0: Introductions

Porter and Steve have their own session zero for Session Zero as they introduce themselves, talk about their professional backgrounds, and discuss what roleplaying means to them.