Livingdice Podcast Launches! Episode 1–The Plot

The Livingdice podcast is now live! After 10 years of writing about role-playing games, tabletop games and geek culture in general, LD is moving into the audio realm!  My cohost and I dive right in to the most critical element of any role-playing game. The plot. Get it right and create a campaign for the ages. Get it wrong and suffer the ultimate humiliation;  bored players!  Forget the mechanics, let the rules fall away as we discuss interesting approaches on plotting a role-playing game campaign. Step away from the “mysterious man in the tavern offering a job” plot hook trope and try something fresh…the drunk tank!


Key elements of a plot:



Rising Action


Falling Action





Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.