Episode Archive

Overview of Symbaroum by Free League Publishing

Overview of Symbaroum, the dark, gritty, and deadly tabletop rpg by Free League Publishing. We briefly touch on the mechanics and the setting. Announcements Let’s play! Want to try a new game, or play with other members of the BS community? Forbidden Lands – Year Zero Engine on How2RPG youtube channel Random Encounter Jared Rascher...

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The Game Master Saying No

A game master can say no when running a tabletop rpg. It doesn’t always have to be ‘yes and’ or ‘no but’. For the sanctity of the game! Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums. Gamehole Con even submission opened May 1st. Third Floor Wars runs Brett and Sean through Blades in the Dark,...

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Horror, Tension, Suspense

Games with horror, tension and suspense are not always easy to run, or play. Setting the tone of these games is not always that easy given that many of us play games outside the genre and for fun. Whereas these games may need a level of seriousness in order to ‘get it right’. Announcements GameholeCon...

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The Game Group

The rpg game group, dynamics can make or break your game – be it one shot or long-term campaign. Casual conversation on game groups. ad: The Streets of Avalon Random Encounter Beerleaguer comments on Beyond Your Table Beerleaguer comments on Beyond Your Table Sean and Brett: First off, big thanks for the Podcast and the...

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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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