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So You Want to Be a Storyteller?

Storytelling, At first you may think this is off topic for a RPG Blog. But the more you think about it as you read this you will see. There are a TON of great parallels between this topic and Running RPG’s. After all if your a GM/DM. What really are you but a storyteller. One who is weaving story’s for a crowd you must please week in and week out! Take a few tips from the pro’s I promise you will find a few that are relevant

Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything

Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure?

Okay. Welcome aboard.

Here’s a cheap glass of wine. Where we’re going, you’ll need it.

I’ve got to tell you – I think you’ve picked a great time to get into the story game. I mean, with the success of storytelling podcasts like The Moth, RISK!, Definitely Not the Opera, Snap Judgement and This American Life millions of people are now aware of the phenomenon of modern storytelling. Just about every city in North America now has a regular storytelling event, and there seems to be more opportunities for storytellers than ever before. For raconteurs like us, the getting has never been good-er.

But before you start speaking your heart into the crackly microphone at the local roti place’s storytelling event (at which no one is there to actually hear stories [they’re just there…

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