Episode Archive

Beyond Your Table

Implementing something new into your home group’s role-playing game may be different than incorporating it into a game somewhere else. Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums. Sean is playing Mork Borg Saturday, April 17th – 9am CT gamingandbs.com/twitch Gamehole Con – start thinking of games you want to run Random Encounter Welcome first...

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POWER of the MOOK

Power of the mook in rpg’s. They can be cannon fodder, but let us get creative in how we use mooks in our games. Announcements Gamehole Con – let us know if you’re willing to run a game under our banner. We’ll ensure your game is full, and maybe a token of appreciation. Random Encounter...

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World of Darkness

World of Darkness, a tabletop rpg that Brett ran for 15 years. He talks about the setting, the mechanics and why it appeals to some gamers. Announcements Gamehole Con, housing options opens April 1, 2021 Brett’s interview on Third Floor Wars podcast Random Encounter Mark ‘official BS archivist’ Dawson on Why all the Hate Mark ‘official BS...

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Why All the Hate, Sean?

Why does Sean hate D&D 5th edition? There has to be a reason for this. Maybe it’s the skills, classes or races. Does he really hate it? Announcements Gamehole Con has ordered posters and plans an in-person convention this fall. Random Encounter Akodoken comments on RPG’s that Influenced Our Play Akodoken comments on RPG’s that...

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RPG’s That Changed Our Play

You play D&D, but then you come across that one rpg, or two, or three, that really changes how you play or run a role-playing game. Thanks to Blake Ryan for the inspiration. Random Encounter Tom comments on RPG PURGE Tom comments on RPG PURGE I’ve done this twice. Once when I realized my RPG...

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RPG PURGE

The mighty rpg purge. How do you determine what to keep and what to unload? Sometimes it’s easy to decide. Simply look at the role-playing games you haven’t played in a while or have lost it’s luster, sell, trade or donate them. Do you ever have regrets on getting rid of that rpg? Why do...

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RPG TOURIST

You are about to play a supers game, but aren’t into comics of movies. That’s just an example. Do you do anything special when you’re about to play in a genre or system unfamiliar to you? Thanks to Jim Fitzpatrick for the topic! Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums. Visit gamingandbs.com/games Arcadia Magazine...

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Moving Past the Example in RPG’s

A rpg player gets stuck. GM says “you could do…” The player now hangs on to GM’s example. How do you get the player to move past the example? Announcements Find a game, run a game. Link Brett was a guest on Craig Shipman’s “THIRD FLOOR WARS – Tabletop Talk” – due out in April/May...

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Inject Homewbrew into Prepublished Adventures

Using prepublished adventures are handy, but may not facilitate the character development you seek. But you can inject homebrew elements into your prepublished module and make it your own. Announcements Gaming Moot and Roundtable help you find a new game to play and meet other BS’ers. Link. Brett will be a guest on Craig Shipman’s...

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Slow Burn vs Hot Start in RPG’s

Slow burn lay out everything up front. Hot start or in media res, getting right into the action. Opening an rpg with either has its benefits. Random Encounter The Warden comments on Deploying Lore The Warden comments on Deploying Lore There are typically two approaches I like to use when it comes to providing setting...

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