a Patreon-exclusive monthly GM chat
Are you an aspiring game master looking to learn from those with more experience? Have you been running games for a while but long to take your skills to the next level? Are you full of questions you wish you could pose to other GMs? You’re in luck, because you’ve got a Hold 2!
Once a month, Hold 2 host Kim will sit down with a fellow cast member to discuss a pair of listener questions on all manner of GM-related topics. You’ll benefit from Kim’s highly developed sense of curiosity as well as her self-confessed “innate nosiness” as she compares notes with her fellow storytellers and they discuss the many ways to approach running an RPG.
Despite its name, Hold 2 is not limited to Monster of the Week or even Powered By the Apocalypse, but will cover general GM questions and answer them in ways that can be applied across systems.
Being a GM can seem intimidating because it’s not a single skill, but a collection: improv, performance, pacing, organization, world-building, and more. There’s no one right way to do it, and each GM brings their own strengths and personality to their approach. But since so many GMs are always the GM, they often don’t get the opportunity to learn from each other.
Hold 2 is not a how-to podcast, and it’s not a collection of so-called experts claiming their way as the way – in fact, it’s safe to say our host and monthly guest won’t always be in agreement, which is often where the magic happens! Rather, Hold 2 is simply GMs learning from each other, with a ticket for you to listen in. It’s a centralized collection of much of the GM-focused conversation that’s already happening in our Discord, in an easy-to-consume audio format that zeroes in on a couple specific topics each episode.
Hold 2 launched on January 31, 2021, and new episodes drop once a month. The show is available to anyone who supports us on Patreon at The Expert level and above.