Episode Archive

RPG Campaign Talk

You want to run an rpg campaign. Your players roll up  characters and you do a few intro adventures but realize you don’t have anything long-term. Setting up an rpg campaign. Thanks to Tom for bringing this up. Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration and badges available now. Delta Green: Music from a Darkened Room...

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Dungeon Crawls

Dungeon crawls. Confined spaces for your rpg player characters to adventure through. The concept Brett comes up with doesn’t mean it has to be a dark, dank, underground structure. Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration and badges available now. Delta Green starts July 30th with session zero, tune in on Twitch.tv/gaming_and_bs at 8pm cdt Random...

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Monsters as Monsters

Sometimes, it’s ok to have monsters simply be monsters that need to be fought. Not everything the PCs go up against needs to be fraught with moral dilemmas. There are times when we treat monsters as monsters. Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration and badges available now. Sean won an all inclusive copy of Burn...

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Build Your Own RPG System

The topic of GM Style has lead Brett down a potentially dangerous path – the poor bastard is thinking of building his own rpg system! *shudder* So, let’s ask ourselves – why the hell would anyone do such a thing? Announcements Chases coming to How 2 RPG please subscribe. Gamehole Virtual Con moves forward for...

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Relying on NPC’s

I’ve been thinking about PCs relying too much on NPCs. In a couple games I’ve been running/playing in, it seems like almost every time a question gets asked or a decision has to be made, the PCs say, “What does the NPC think? Does the NPC know the solution?” Basically, the PCs want to follow...

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Game Master Style

Game Master’s style, it’s not about whether a game master is good or bad. It’s about the things they do. One GM may be strict rules-as-written, another may go with the flow at the table. We all have our own style. Random Encounter Mike Watkins sends in voicemail about spell components and resources Mike Watkins...

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All About Resources Part 2

Episode 296 it was all about the resources in tabletop rpg’s. We talked about the idea of tracking gear and food and such as a possible way to help make certain adventures/stories fun.  Now let’s see if we can come up with some methods for tracking this stuff so it’s not too much work. Random...

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BS’ers Are Smarter Than BS

This episode is full of good feedback on previous topics. It proves BS’ers are smarter than BS. Announcements Sean’s Youtube channel is coming! Random Encounter Call in by Old School DM Call in by Old School DM PATRON Dirtilus writes in to address DM Cojo’s dilemma PATRON Dirtilus writes in to address DM Cojo’s dilemma...

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All About the Resources

Ok, I have 3 torches; rations, iron, 2 weeks; 1 waterskin and 20 arrows. We know the ruins are a week’s journey, one way. Time passes. Now you are down to 5 arrows, no water, and the bear ate your food, what do you do? This is a different type of game, but what challenges...

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Applying Pressure on PC’s, Part 2

In episode 294 we talked about applying pressure to the player characters in order to add a sense of tension. We never outlined how to apply pressure and tension. We make an attempt at doing that in this episode. Next Episode Subscribe on iOS or Android so you don’t miss our next episode. GamingandBS.com/Forums GamingandBS.com/Twitch...

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