Runkle Plays Games, Post Game Wrap-Up

So when your weekly tabletop RPG is wrapping up and you have a week or two until your next game session. When does your game prep start? For me it begins before my players even leave the table.

Post Game Wrap Up

Post game I often have two things that I try and do after every session. One is game related the other is to prevent complacency as a GM and promote communication.

One of the first things I do after a game, is ask my players what they thought of the game! This is a key part of my game prep. I also want my players to know the lines of communication are always open with me. During this time I am seeking feedback and insights from my players, good or bad. Often it is in these brief interactions in the few min while game is wrapping up that players will open up and share their thoughts more candidly. Often I am also able to take away deeper insights as to what the players may be thinking is going on in the greater story as well.

I think that it is important to note that I used to ask if my players “Had Fun”. This prompt too often would result in comments like “Good Game” Or “Yah it was Great”. By not priming the conversation with a leading question I found I get much better feedback. I find that asking “What did you think? or How was game?” Often gets you a far more in depth on topic response about the game itself.

Get Feedback

Take Notes

Luckily for me often after game is over I have some quiet time where I can reflect on the game. During this time I take notes about what happened during the session for my upcoming game prep. This is never a very extensive note taking session as often five to ten minutes of note taking is all I need for a 4-6 hour game. Even if the game session has taken a hard turn and we have ventured into uncharted territory I keep this bit of my game prep short. I Never spend more than 20 min or so on this step of my game prep.

Next Time Downtime & Session Prep…

Next time I will share some of the things things I do between game sessions and before game day itself that I personally find make for a better game master experience for me at the table from week to week.

Figure of the Week: Doom Demon

Doom Demon

Today’s figure is the pink demon from Doom. I painted it to look like an undead version of the original game monster. It appears to be a medium-sized Minotaur, with a hunched back (with protruding spine), overlarge head and three-toed feet.

The closest Pathfinder creature that I could find to this is the classic Minotaur. Below are similar links:

Zombie (3.5 ed)

Minotaur Race

Half-Fiend

I will work on creating my own version of this iconic monster from Doom. It will be medium sized, primitive and undead. They only use natural weapons: bite (mostly), gore and maybe claw.  They are of limited intelligence, demonic, killing machines.

 

Figure of the Week: Mushroom King

Mushroom King

Today’s figure is the Reaper Dark Heaven Legends Mushroom King. He is similar to the Myceloid, I painted him whitish like many mushrooms, a red cap with green spots and a variety of mushrooms, moss and lichen, he is carrying a staff with the same growing on it.

Mushroom King (for sale)

amazon

reaper

miniature giant

 

Other links you might like:

Figure of the Week: Balto Burrowell

Mycili (my homebrew plant/fey race)

 

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Figure of the Week: Goroloth

Goroloth

Today’s figure is a Reaper Dark Heaven Legends monster called Goroloth. It appears to be a mixture of shark, and an ancient ancestor of the illithid combined with an aboleth. It has two sets of dorsal and pectoral fins and a tri-finned tail (both horizontal and vertical, multiple eyes (12), 4 squid-like appendages, gills, bony protrusions, and various other growths. In the deep various parts of his appendages have a bio-luminescent glow.

Links:

Atlantean

Figure of the Week: Po Wi Set, Nagendra Warlord

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Figure of the Week: Sea Creature of Blood Reef

Sea Creature of Blood Reef

Today’s figure is the Sea Creature of Blood Reef, it is from the Reaper Bones (plastic line). It only has natural weapons and armor.

I painted it in dark blues and greens with a blue wash to shade the crevices. I decided on yellow eyes, as a lure similar to the deep-sea anglerfish.

I had similar problems with this plastic figure as with many previous ones, the paint not sticking. I’ve tried washing them in soapy water and priming them to no avail. The soap doesn’t work and the primer seems to melt the first layer of plastic, leaving them sticky

Links:

The closest creature that I could find stats for is the Sahuagin. I’ve always like this evil race.

Here are some creatures that would go well in an encounter with this creature.

 

Figure of the Week: Tiik Warrior

Figure of the Week: Sea Lion

To Buy:

Amazon

Reaper

 

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Figure of the Week: Tiik Warrior

Tiik Warrior

Today’s figure is from the Reaper Bones line, a Tiik Warrior. It only has natural weapons and armor, has an eyestalk like a deep sea anglerfish. I like painting aquatic figures because of my water-world Aquatica Homebrew. This figure was painted in varying shades of blue and green for camouflage in the deep. My only problem with this figure is that the Bones Reaper plastic miniatures don’t hold all paints well, so you have to put on multiple coats.

Check out this previous post for creature stats that I found. Kuo-toa and Locathah are the closest races that I could find to fit their look. Of course this one includes the eyestalk of the deep-sea anglerfish.

 

Links:

Check out this previous post for creature stats that I found. Kuo-toa and Locathah are the closest races that I could find to fit their look. Of course this one includes the eyestalk of the deep-sea anglerfish.

I also have posts of similar figures to the Tiik Warrior and relations.

Figure of the Week: Tiik Warrior

Figure of the Week: Sea Lion

 

To buy:

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reaper

 

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