052 Gear in Roleplaying Games

Gear in roleplaying games may incude a ten foot pole, bag of flower, pouch of marbles and more. How do you handle gear in your rpg.

Episode 52 Show Agenda



Gamehole attendees flying in for con. If you give me a heads up AND are flying into Madison, I will try to pick you up and take you to hotel. Let us know.

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

Voice mail from Joe

Ep 051 Weirdness – Nathan Panke


Greyedout Productions – head over to http://greyedout.etsy.com use promo code GAMINGANDBS to get 10% off your order

Topic of Discussion

How does mundane and exceptional/magic gear impact your game?

  • Social status
  • Maintenance of gear
  • Do you track *all* the gear you carry?
  • Do you “mark off” every arrow or other item you use?
  • How often does your mundane gear ever come into play?
  • Less magic in the horde

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


  1. Evercon is coming! http://evercon.org/
  2. MM’s ep 171 – Teamwork was an interesting breakdown of the goals and issues with the teamwork mechanic
  3. Bermuda Triangle Ship Reapears (Yeah, it’s a fake article and all but it’s good inspiration for gaming) – http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/bermuda-triangle-ship-reappears-90-years-after-going-missing/
  4. Lost Tunnels Under Liverpool – http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150902-the-lost-tunnels-of-liverpool


  1. NEW (Northeast Wisconsin) Game formerly Oshcon – Oct 9-11 in Oshkosh, WI …http://newgameapalooza.com/newgame2015-pre-order-store-and-gamemaster-registration-are-now-open/
  2. Hasbro contest, design a party board game http://hasbrogaminglab.com

Closing/outro – List Patrons

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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.