Episode Archive

No Right Answer

One of the key things that make a TTRPG a TTRPG is that there is no “Right Answer” for nearly everything. By that I mean – when you have any encounter, there are quite nearly unlimited options for how you will solve it. No two groups will play through the same adventure the same way....

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Don’t Tell Me What Play

How do we nicely discuss the topic of “you should play X game instead of Y game” so that we don’t come across as snobbish assholes? “I want to play X type of game with Y system” is often met with, “Then you shouldn’t play that system, you need this better system.” Announcements Project BS:...

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You Meet in a Tavern

It’s a classic rpg trope. You all meet in a tavern, but it doesn’t have to be boring or the same every time you use it. Besides, there are other ways to bring your role-playing game party of characters together. Announcements Project BS: The Delta Green Experiment Sign up for some games Random Encounter Harrigan...

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Always Be Prepping

Always be prepping rpg’s. Many people don’t think Brett does any prep for his games, but that’s not necessarily true. Announcements Delta Green Experiment – we’ve chosen Hourglass (print / pdf) as our adventure. Next phase: Pick the dates and times for the game Gameholecon.com Random Encounter Chris Shorb leaves voicemail on dedication vs serious....

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Picture This

Using an image to portray the scene. Montage boards, throwing a picture down on the table or simply describing it to the players. Announcements Project BS: The Delta Green Experiment Third Floor Wars hosts Streets of Avalon game with Brett. Friday, Aug 27th at 8pm CT US Random Encounter David B. emails on homework and commitment...

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Player Homework RPG’s

Players in rpg’s don’t read the handouts, or read the GM notes about the setting or home rules, how much homework should they do? Announcements Event registration is under way for Gamehole Con Avalon game – Friday, June 27th at 8pm on Twitch Random Encounter Harrigan, Rory, Vece and FeelinGoodLouis comment on Delta Green Initiative...

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BS To Run The Same RPG

Sean and I have been talking about running the same game with the same adventure to see who’s better… actually, just to compare notes on how things are going, talk about how we’re approaching things, and see if we can learn from each other.So, let’s see if we can setting on a system and an...

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Dedicated vs Serious RPG’ers

Sean and I take this hobby seriously – more seriously than some other folks do. What happens when there are differences in dedication between folks in a group? Should folks like Sean and I cut some slack to those who don’t take it as seriously/dedicated as we do? Announcements Gamehole Con events – 10 under...

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RPG Player Feedback

RPG player feedback is not often considered. It is a little different from giving game masters feedback. We talk about it. Announcements Gamehole Con Random Encounter Stephen Dragonspawn emails us on Retcon Deputy Dragonspawn, of the BSPD I believe that you may have forgotten to mention that players often times have the ability to retcon...

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Breaking the Fourth Wall

Getting information to our players and to our GMs can be challenging. We want to do it in character, or as a character. Sometimes it’s just easier to break the 4th wall. Announcements Gamehole Con Random Encounter Timothy Stone calls one in Timothy Stone calls one in Edwin emails us on hex crawls Edwin emails...

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