Series 56.1 - Sleepaway with Nicole Trainor [Misfits of Space] (Creation)


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Welcome to the first episode of our Sleepaway series, everyone! This series we have Nicole Trainor/Phae from the Misfits of Space podcast, joining us to discuss and create characters (and a camp!) for, Sleepaway, existential horror themed summer camp RPG by Jay Dragon! This episode we learn about the game, create our summer camp, and begin creating our characters!

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  • 00:00:00 - Announcements
  • 00:01:48 - Introductions
  • 00:04:31 - What's in a game? - Core Concept of Sleep Away
  • 00:05:49 - Setting - World Building
  • 00:08:16 - What materials do we need to play?
  • 00:09:31 - What sort of stories and themes does this game explore?
  • 00:11:59 - What do characters do in this game?
  • 00:12:54 - What makes Sleepaway unique?
  • 00:17:01 - History of Sleep Away
  • 00:19:07 - Terms and Concepts
  • 00:20:29 - Let's make some people! - Start by creating our summer camp
  • 00:22:24 - Drawing our map - Placing the Field, Lake, Fire Pit, Oldest Tree in the Woods and Bunks
  • 00:32:13 - Each player adds another location
  • 00:37:03 - Choose two traits of the camp as a group
  • 00:42:42 - Final details from each player
  • 00:46:24 - What happened last time?
  • 00:48:03 - The playbooks
  • 00:52:24 - Picking our playbooks
  • 00:55:04 - Play to find out and Names
  • 01:02:51 - Call to Action
  • 01:13:15 - Credits


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