The Session Zero Duo sit down with special guest Shareef Jackson from Rivals of Waterdeep to talk about gaming with generation Z. Tune in to learn more about what games have to offer kids and what cool things kids can bring to your table.
"Session Zero" Backlog
Episode 26: Gaming with KidsMarch 31st, 2020
Episode 25: Gaming at a Social DistanceMarch 17th, 2020
The Session Zero duo discuss social distancing during COVID 19 and the impacts of social isolation on emotional well-being. Join us and explore ways to keep connected and supported when we can’t sit around the table.
Episode 24: GMing with AnxietyMarch 3rd, 2020
The Session Zero duo is joined by Porter’s wife Shelby to talk about the experience of GMing with anxiety, the challenges it poses, and some ways to tackle it.
Episode 23: Therapy with Characters: Hee-nod of the Carral ClanFebruary 18th, 2020
Session Zero brings back out our pretend therapy couch again. Porter is joined by Hee-nod of Carral, a bloodthirsty, clever (and soft!) Flind/Gnoll of the Carral Clan, who would like some help with “being a better gnoll” and with making friends with humans.
Episode 22: Anxiety & Shyness at the TableFebruary 4th, 2020
The Session Zero duo explore the causes of shyness and social anxiety for roleplayers, and ways that they can not only assist themselves, but their fellow players as well, in easing and conquering it.
Episode 21: Research on RoleplayingSeptember 24th, 2019
The Session Zero duo are joined by Ben Aldred, Assistant Professor and Liaison and Reference Librarian from The University of Illinois at Chicago, to discuss why it can be so difficult to find research on roleplaying and roleplayers in the field of psychology.
Episode 20: Therapy with Characters: Spit, from the UhuruSeptember 10th, 2019
Today, Session Zero will be doing something a little different by pulling out our pretend therapy couch. Porter is joined by Spit, seasoned sky pirate from the good ship Uhuru, after Spit has been sent to mandatory therapy by order of his ship’s HR.
Episode 19: Running Games with ADHDAugust 27th, 2019
Another episode, another special guest! This week, The One Shot Network’s James D’Amato joins the Session Zero duo to talk about the strengths and challenges of being a gamemaster with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The three of us jump right in and discuss strategies for success, workarounds for common struggles, and how to be kind to … Read more
Episode 18: Colonialism in Gaming, Part 2July 30th, 2019
This week, the Session Zero duo have a Special Guest! Join us while we speak with James Mendez Hodes about colonialism in gaming and its impacts on the worlds we build. In this second part of a two-part Mendez special, we explore what colonialism looks like in traditional fantasy and cyberpunk, and investigate what games … Read more
Episode 17: Colonialism in Gaming, Part 1July 16th, 2019
This week the Session Zero duo have a Special Guest! Join us while we speak with James Mendez Hodes about colonialism in gaming and its impacts on the worlds we build. In this first part of a two-part Mendez special, we learn broadly about colonialism, as well as its place within the sciences.