039 RPG Game Groups – Consistent or Changing It Up?

We talk about rpg game groups. Is it good to have long-standing relationships with the member? What about switching it up and having new members?

Episode 39 Show Agenda


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GaryCon Podcast Seminar – Drink Spin Run, Dead Games Society, GBS

Upcoming interview with Joshy Hoyt from Gamehole event coord.

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

Nathan Panke re: Ep 38 OSR, talks about a Lego type modularity to some games: https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+NathanPanke/posts/9RiRSj3RHGT

Phil Vecchione ep 38 also weighs in on OSR on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PhilVecchione/posts/AmBqcMFH4yv



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Topic of Discussion

Know Your Group

  • What’s the good part of having a long standing group?
    • Communication should be easier
    • Known quantities – what they like, want, etc
    • Scheduling can be easier
  • Is there a downside?
    • It takes a lot of work and coordination to keep it going – who’s the one(s) to do that work?
    • Change resistant
    • “Stuck in a rut”
    • Suck with problem players/GM

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


  1. Part Time Gods of FATE kickstarter – the MM/Encoded Design boys are going strong with this – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/part-time-gods-of-fate-from-third-eye-games?ref=nav_search
  2. Greg Stafford & Sandy Petersen return to Chaosium  http://chaosium.com/
  3. Jason Stathem to play Bullseye? http://comicbook.com/2015/06/05/rumor-jason-statham-to-play-bullseye-in-daredevil-season-two
  4. Gary Con VIII Announced! New location! Gary Con is retracing the path of Gen Con by holding our celebration at the Grand Geneva Resort March 3rd to 6th, 2016. If you didn’t already know, the Grand Geneva (formerly The Playboy Club) was the site of Gen Con X. The new venue will allow us to expand our footprint significantly while retaining the atmosphere and features we’ve developed over the past seven years.
  5. Art from Lenny


  1. Tron 3 shit canned http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-not-moving-forward-tron-798941
  2. Big Trouble in Little China….2 http://scyllar.com/big-trouble-in-little-china-2-is-happening/
  3. 2015 Origins Award Winners https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SeanKelley/posts/eZYAKd51tgo
  4. 2015 Origins Vanguard Award Winners, representing “the cutting edge of new design in the gaming industry,” – Marvel Dice Masters and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/31425/origins-vanguard-award-winners-announced


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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.