037 Generating PCs, Collaboratively or Not

Generating player characters, it can be done together or solo. How do you do it? What makes sense or does it matter?

Episode 37 Show Agenda

Intro – Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

From the Gamehole!


Tom Valley, friend of Gamehole Con is looking for people to help run D&D Adventurers League at Gamehole in November. Contact him directly if you’re interested via email: mysterywisconsin@gmail.com

Badge registration for the upper Midwest’s largest tabletop gaming convention opens on Saturday, June 27 at noon CST.  Also, get VIG passes are something to consider. Linky: https://www.gameholecon.com/attend

Ed Greenwood Out for GenCon and Gamehole, due to understandable personal reasons. Alex Kammer, Director of Gamehole says: “We are keeping him listed as a guest as he has told me that he still wants to come. We will see if anything changes over the next few months.”

Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners


Zave (https://plus.google.com/u/0/113985467531225411004/about) writes about episode 35, Out of Print RPGs (https://gamingandbs.com/035/)

Nathan Panke comments on episode 31 Bards are for Roleplaying (https://gamingandbs.com/031) on G+ (https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+NathanPanke/about)


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Topic of Discussion

PC Building

  • build ‘em at the game
  • build ‘em before the game
  • suck with what you build? mods after?

Die Roll – 2-4 miscellaneous points of gaming or geekery we want to share with you.


  1. BPRD Training Camp – http://trackerspdx.com/youth/summer-camp/day/hellboy-camp.php
  2. Pelgrane Press $3 voucher – Until June, you can use the following code to get $3 off on your purchase: HKCDY6M9 (once per person)
  3. Played some Once Upon a Time with my kids today http://www.atlas-games.com/ouat3/
  4. Phil V talks Dead Games in his Gnome Stew article: http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/gming-dead-games/


  1. BLMA Blog by Lee Hadley (G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/114034527712452500406/about)  – miniatures website, was impressed with his smoke markers http://www.blmablog.com/2015/05/more-smoke-markers.html .  http://www.blmablog.com,
  2. Aid for GURPS GURPS rōl-play site is an online character creator and campaign server. This is an online place to store the character sheets for when the players forget their printed sheets. It is very clean and intuitive and free to use. The most recent updates were a while ago, but it appears this is because there hasn’t been the need for updates lately. If you’re a GURPS player or GM, please check this site out. It’s quite nice. (story: http://waveyourgeekflag.blogspot.com/2015/05/gurps-rol-play-site.html) tool: http://gurps4.rol-play.com/logmein.php
  3. Fury Road have you pumped, check out Atomic Highway 2010 Ennie Nominee! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/70124/Atomic-Highway–Post-Apocalyptic-Roleplaying


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The 'S' of Gaming and BS podcast. Besides producing and hosting the show, Sean enjoys long walks on the beach, running rpg's, and killing player...characters.