Narrative Control

Narrative control is a podcast to reflect on the gaming experiences on Sean Nittner and his co-hosts. We present our reactions to game sessions, conventions, and other game theory. In turn, we're contributing to the existing conversations presented in podcasts, blogs and forums with our own perspective.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 86 Folge(n) erschienen.


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Narrative Control - Episode 85 - Bluebeard's Bride

Hi, and welcome back to the show! This week I'm speaking with Whitney Beltrán about her just released kickstarter for Bluebeard's Bride. Host: Sean Nittner Guests: Whitney Beltrán Length: 29:55 We discussed the origins, the goals, and the...


 20 October 2016  29m

Narrative Control - Episode 84 - Language in Games

Hi, and welcome back to the show! We're talking to Kate and Hakan about how awesome language is and how they use it in their games! Host: Sean Nittner Guests: Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalioglu Length: 51:05 Inspired by listening to Alex...


 16 July 2016  51m

Narrative Control - Episode 83 - What Would John Do?

Hi, and welcome back to the show! Over a year later and we're back! John Harper came on the show to talk to me about how his gaming style affects his design and all the pieces of the venn diagram that make for a good times at the game table. Note:...


 11 June 2016  2h12m

Narrative Control - Episode 82 - Iterative Development

Hi, and welcome back to the show! This episode I have Rob Donoghue and Vincent Baker on to respond to episode 80 and discus their thoughts on the current state of design. Host: Sean NittnerGuests: Vincent Baker and Rob Donoghue Length:...


 03 March 2015  45m

Narrative Control - Episode 81 - Sincere Emotions in Play

Hi, and welcome back to the show! This episode was recorded many moons ago (June 2014), lost, found, and released! A bunch of fantastic perspectives on sincere emotions in games.  Host: Sean Nittner Guests: Matthew Klein, Avery Alder...


 25 February 2015  47m

Narrative Control - Episode 80 - Conversations in Design

Hi, and welcome back to the show! This episode sparked from a twitter conversation between Luke Crane and I about design intentions. To hack or not to hack, Conversations in Design. Luke had thoughts. An hour of thoughts. Check em out! Note: This is...


 05 January 2015  1h2m

Narrative Control - Episode 79 - Character Driven Play

Hi, and welcome back to the show! This episode I have three awesome gamers that have played in some extremely character driven games with me. I brought them on to discuss what's needed in a game to give players the tools they need to drive a game, how...


 10 June 2014  30m

Narrative Control - Episode 78 - Pillars of Prep

Hi, and welcome back to the show! This episode I have two phenomenal GMs, Leonard Balsera and Todd Furler, on to talk about the rationale for running games either with low/no or very high prep, as well as their techniques for doing so. Host: Sean...


 03 June 2014  1h1m

Narrative Control - Episode 77 - Gaming Close to Home

Hi, welcome to the show! This week I’m reflecting on the emotional impact of a particular LARP I was in at GenCon, how to facilitate that kind of play in general, and how to port those experiences to tabletop. My guests are awesome LARPers, and...


 30 April 2014  54m

Narrative Control - Episode 76 - Talking Torches

Hi, welcome back to the show. This week I’m talking torches with Shaun Hayworth, Josh Curtis, and David Gallo. We discussed GMing and playing Torchbearer! Host: Sean Nittner Guest: Shaun Hayworth, Josh Curtis, and David Gallo Length: 1:35:16...


 22 April 2014  1h35m