"Session Zero" Backlog

Episode 6: Gaming with ADHD

February 12th, 2019

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.

Episode 5: Termination

January 29th, 2019

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.

Episode 4: Implicit Theories of Playership

January 15th, 2019

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

January 1st, 2019

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.

Episode 2: Implicit Theories of GMing

December 18th, 2018

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-memorySchema: 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, … Read more

Episode 1: Group Dynamics

December 4th, 2018

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

December 4th, 2018

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.