042 Taboos in Roleplaying Games

Is there anything you won’t allow in your game if you’re running a roleplaying game? As a player, is there certain situations or subjects that are taboo and off limits in your rpg? It’s our topic of discussion in this episode.

Episode 42 Show Agenda


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Bonus BS 3 inside Gaming and BS: Planning. Bonus BS 4 coming, work flow.

From the Gamehole

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

Nick J put out a suggestion to do a show on our experiences using roll20.

Angela Murray from G+ re: ep 40 Tropes & Cliches

Josh Wallace email

Writes second email

I was walking my dog and listening to Gaming and BS episode 40.  I must have gotten bored because before I knew it my mind was wandering and I came up with this.  Let me know what you think.

There once were two men of success

Who spoke with great verve and finesse

Sean and Brett know the art

And at first they seem smart

But wait! they’re just full of BS

Jeff Rademaker via G+ on ep 41

Nathan Panke via G+ re: Ep 41 Improv

Chris Taylor comments via G+


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Topic of Discussion

What won’t you put into your game as GM or Player?

  • Is there anything that you or your group find to be taboo in your games?
  • What is the reason?
  • Are there things you’d only run with “the right group” but never anywhere else?
  • Do you think it’s good or bad to avoid those things?

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


  1. Orc Warfare by Osprey Publishing is on DrivethruRPG- http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product_info.php?products_id=151676&affiliate_id=41076
  2. Focal Point by Engine Publishing (new stuff from Phil and others!) – http://www.enginepublishing.com/focal-point-the-complete-game-masters-guide-to-running-extraordinary-sessions


  1. 3d Dungeon posted on FB by Moe Tousignant https://www.facebook.com/354589098058203/photos/a.354589644724815.1073741827.354589098058203/425468460970266/?type=1&fref=nf
  2. Pelgrane Press One Sheet Gumshoe Contest 2015, July 18th deadline. Prizes include 1st spot: 1 DriveThruRPG $25 gift card + 1 Pelgrane Press $25 voucher + 50% of the Geekgold + 1 Pelgrane Press Bundle of Holding https://rpggeek.com/thread/1386227/rpg-geek-one-sheet-gumshoe-contest-2015 ,


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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.