041 Improvisation in Roleplaying Games

Do you do any improvisation as a player or game master in your roleplaying games? We talk about it on this episode.

Episode 41 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

Happy belated Father’s Day to all the gamer dads out there!

Sean Rant = Free RPG Day

Wil Wheaton – Producer under the bus

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

Roger from G+ comments on ep 40

Chris Sneziak from Misdirected Mark podcast on G+ comments on ep 40

From Matt Martinez comments on the blog re: Ep 38 OSR

Sponsor

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

Topic of Discussion

How Improv are you as a GM and/or Player?

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

Brett

  1. Gaming weekend done but another one coming up!

Sean

  1. Mark Diaz Truman’s patreon e-zine FATE Codex. The Fate Codex is a mostly-monthly e-zine featuring Essays, Systems, Quick Start Adventures and more for the Fate roleplaying system. https://www.patreon.com/Trumonz?ty=h
  2. Can You Make Money By Roleplaying?  is a seven-part series that explores if it is possible to make money with your roleplaying passion. Many gamers dream of publishing their own setting or system, creating a blog that the world adores, or simply earning money by actually playing games. But are those goals realistic and can you really make money by roleplaying?by RPG Alchemy. #5 in a 7 part series http://www.rpgalchemy.com/can-you-make-money-by-roleplaying-top-companies-and-earners/
  3. One Monk Miniatures, paper standees for games. http://www.onemonk.com/index.html came across the paper cut outs for Star Trek. Free! http://www.onemonk.com/guest-dl.html

Closing/outro

040 Cliches & Tropes in Roleplaying Games

Cliches and tropes in roleplaying games, are they a tiresome plot devices or are they just good old fun?

Episode 40 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

Darktheatre.net Apps for iPad

Part Time Gods of Fate KS – Go help out the MM boys –  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/part-time-gods-of-fate-from-third-eye-games

Bonus BS! – Sean talked with Gamehole events guy Josh Hoyt – https://gamingandbs.com/bbs002/

G&BS newsletter: Area of Effect

Sponsor

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

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

Austin on Ep 39 – https://plus.google.com/101015865554540697816/posts/5APzepKejaA

Victor Wyatt on G+ re: Ep 39 Game Group Size https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+Gamingandbscom/posts/SqGK1cK9VEo?cfem=1

Moe Tousignant RE: ep 37 Character Gen https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+MoeTousignant/posts/8uJgbYHqDWY?cfem=1

Topic of Discussion

Cliches and Tropes – why they’re fun, and why comfortable is just fine sometimes

  • What cliches and tropes do we use?
  • Why are we using them?
    • Fun
    • Comfort
    • Predictable is sometimes good – can help with new players
    • Setup for the twist
  • Is there a reason to avoid them?
    • does using them make you a “bad” GM or player?
    • does using them who a lack of creativity?

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

Brett

  1. FTC dropping the hammer on failed kickstarter The Doom That Came to Atlantic Cityhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/11/the-ftcs-first-crowdfunding-enforcement-is-over-a-failed-board-game-on-kickstarter/
  2. Chaosium SALE! – http://chaosium.com/
  3. Christopher Lee died – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11666316/christopher-lee-dies-live.html

Sean

  1. Geek & Sundry Wil Wheaton’s Titan’s Grave ep 1 premieres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8HbkYV5ZaY
  2. Knights of the Dinner Table ep 1 premieres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g41Dj-bEV4o
  3. Beyond the Bundle Noir bundle, A Dirty World, Killshot, One Last Job, Streets of Bedlam. http://beyondthebundle.com/2015-06-11/deadly-games/

Closing/outro

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

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

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

 

Sponsor

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

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.

Brett

  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

Sean

  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

Closing/outro