047 Monster Ecologies in Roleplaying Games

Monster ecologies in roleplaying games. We talk a little synergy and if it matters that it make sense having monsters in your encounter. Should the players notice if it belongs or not?

Episode 47 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

G&BS spy network success! Our elite team infiltrated the Misdirected Mark’s Gen Con seminar!

Loved to see the amount of “I can’t make Gen Con but I’m gonna game anyway!” activity on G+

Those who went to Gen Con – Tell us your favorite part – game you played, gear you bought, someone you met.  Tell us about it on our G+ Community.  Let’s see those G&BS Index Cards!

From the Gamehole

VIG event registration went live this past Saturday, Aug 1st. Awesome. See if we can get Royce.

We talk about how slick their event registration is by sharing a comment from someone on Facebook.

 

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

Michael Althauser on G+ re: Ep 44 Fuding Dice Rolls

Moe Tousignant on G+ re: Ep 43 Taking it to the table

 

Roger Brasslet re: Ep 46 Money episode

 

Sponsor

Greyedout Productions. Just like the guys at MM say “Buy a dicebag and use promo code GAMINGANDBS to receive 10% off your order!”  If we’ve got this through to the MM crew we must be doing something right! It’s also interesting how no one will sponsor their show…

Topic of Discussion

Ecologies of monsters and races in your games

  • Understanding the ecologies of critters give you:
    • Better understanding of how the various critters exist together
    • Provides depth to your encounters – e.g. reasons why critters/races do things
    • Gives you a chance to play against type – One shot games, and con games can really shine with this
  • How much do you need?
    • Start small and keep notes
    • Guidelines not rules

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

Brett

  1. Flash Gordon coming soon from Pinnacle for Savage Worlds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYCroyXZSDs&feature=autoshare
  2. Pelgrane+Delta Green Vietnam is a great combination!  Fall of Delta Green book will be, Per Ken Hite’s FB post: “…a standalone adaptation of the new Delta Green RPG to GUMSHOE, set in the last era that DELTA GREEN was an authorized anti-Mythos agency of the U.S Government — the 1960s. Organizations, Bonds, everything you’re going to love about the new DG RPG, coming soon for GUMSHOE and TRAIL OF CTHULHU-compatible.”
  3. ENnie Award Winners – http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2792-Congratulations-to-the-2015-ENnies-Award-Winners!#.Vb53mLc1cj7

Sean

  1. Diana Jones Award Guide to Glorantha, a role-playing sourcebook by Greg Stafford, Jeff Richard, and Sandy Petersen, published by Moon Design Publications. http://www.dianajonesaward.org/the-2015-award-2/
  2. Z-Man Games parent F2Z Entertainment has acquired Plaid Hat Games, the companies announced Wednesday.  Plaid Hat is the publisher of hit game Dead of Winter (see “Top 10 Board Games—Spring 2015”), Mice and Mystics, and others.  The new entity will operate out of Dallas, Texas under the name F2Z USA Corp. http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/32188/z-man-parent-buys-plaid-hat
  3. Force and Destiny launches from FFG
  4. Savage Worlds Rifts

Closing/outro

046 Money in Roleplaying Games

How do you handle money in roleplaying games? There are lots of different ways, we share our thoughts.

Episode 46 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

Shaintar KS – Brett explains something he thinks is important.

Now on Tumblr gamingandbs.tumblr.com

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

From ep 45 https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+Gamingandbscom/posts/Jb89rPQeM2L?cfem=1

Phil Vecchione

Tim Jensen

Victor Wyatt

Shane Freeman- Dead Games Society interview with Stephen Sullivan creator of Chill RPG http://dgsociety.net/chill-with-stephen-d-sullivan/

Joe Cwik

Sponsor

Greyedout Productions. Buy a dicebag and use promo code GAMINGANDBS to receive 10% off your order.

Topic of Discussion

How do you like to deal with money in your game?

  • OSR/1st Ed AD&D type of gp = xp
  • BRP style
  • GP v SP standard for “gritty” fantasy games
  • Gems and Jewelry
  • What do you let people buy? Do you play through shopping sessions?

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

Brett

  1. I saw Ant Man – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/antman/
  2. Never look a gift orc in the mouth – http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/never-look-a-gift-orc-in-the-mouth/
  3. Jeff Dee gets to keep his rights to publish Villaians and Vigilantes RPG – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Villains-and-Vigilantes/110965138921803?fref=nf
  4. Show us your Gen Con pics!

Sean

  1. World War Cthuhlu – Cubicle 7 kickstarter funded https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/world-war-cthulhu-cold-war-for-the-call-of-cthulhu
    • 256-page Core Setting Book – with extra material on the intelligence theatres of the Cold War as well as a section on operations in the UK.
    • Limited-edition, deluxe version, foil-stamped of the Core Setting Book.
    • 6-part campaign – Yesterday’s Men.
    • 6-scenario supplement – Covert Actions.
    • Player’s Guide – Section 46 Operations Manual.
    • A set of die-cut card handouts – Kickstarter exclusive!
  2. #rpgaday in August https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TIuHaeoQ_-s
  3. Anti Gen Con online game con https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JezGordon/posts/42rKtnH21WM

Closing/outro

045 Travel in Roleplaying Games

Travel in roleplaying games. Is it the destination or the journey? You walk, and walk, and walk some more. How do you handle travel in your game?

Episode 45 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

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

 

Kevthuhlu on our website writes on Ep 005 BBS w/Misdirected Mark guys

The following listeners comment via G+ regarding ep 44 where we talk about Fudging Die Rolls…

Angela Murray

Victor Wyatt

 

Michael Althauser

Moe “Gilvan Blight” Tousignant

Joe Cwik

Sponsor

Greyedout Productions. Buy a dicebag and use promo code GAMINGANDBS to receive 10% off your order.

Topic of Discussion

Travel in RPGs

How much detail do you put into travel in your RPGs?

  • Fantasy
  • Modern
  • Sci-Fi

Are there any types of travel that you don’t like to deal with in your games?

  • “I hate water based adventures”
  • Plane flights
  • Others?

Is the journey just random encounters or planned events?  What makes a good RPG trip?

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

Brett

  1. D&D Basic Set for my youngest son
  2. Index Cards for Phil V – http://www.amazon.com/Debra-Dale-Designs-Packages-Standard/dp/B00HUEY0KA/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1437350023&sr=8-18-spons&keywords=index+cards+bulk

Sean

  1. Dun Gen, dungeon generator http://meta-studios.com/dg/dungen.html ,
  2. D&D Pint beer glasses http://www.welovefine.com/feature/dd-new-pint-glasses.html
  3. Tabletop Simulator by John Arcadian on Gnome Stew…It has the ability to load in your own custom models and pieces, enabling a near limitless number of options for tabletop terrain. Doing something as simple as creating a custom table and loading in an image of a map, then adding models and some rocks really provides an immersive experience. http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/tabletop-simulator-review/

Closing/outro