Episode Archive

143 Kids Track at Cons

We have Alex Kammer, Director of Gamehole Con, come on so we can ask him about the kids track that they have in place for this year’s event.

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142 Supernatural Horror and Mystery

Chris Lange wrote us: “…my question is, when your players know they are playing a supernatural horror game, what are some ways to rend their understanding of the world, to, hopefully, make them uncomfortable due to lack of understanding the world, much as their characters should be feeling.”

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141 Super Villains

Super villains and ultimate baddies in role-playing games can be all full of cliches. Inspired by listener George S., we talk about those trope and maybe give you some ideas on how to make them better.

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140 Player Series – Thieves & Rogues

We talk about playing thieves and rogues. Be it sneaky sneak thieves, trap detector and disabler, swashbuckler Robin Hood Musketeer type or even scoundrels, it’s all about the sinister class of the thief. Or shall we say rogue?

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139 Building Stuff in RPG’s

Building, or creating, things in role-playing games. It could be a keep, a kingdom or magic items.

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138 Skills Game

Some rpg systems have skills list for player characters. Examples of these are 3.x and 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons, GURPS, Champions, Basic Role-Playing, and quite a few more. Whereas there are some older games as well as some modern OSR-based games that do not have skills inherently built into the system. Non-skill based systems abstract it...

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137 Session Zero

Session zero, we talk about how we handle it for our games. We don’t cover every detail, and you will find ways unique to your games and gaming style.

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136 Player Facing Die Rolls

Player facing die rolls. Do they fix something that is missing from some tabletop rpg’s? Spurred by listener, Ace’s, email we talk about why we do or don’t like them. We hit a goal on Patreon so you’ll hear Sean show off his accent skills.

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135 Learning A New Game

Learning a new game, there’s a few ways to approach an rpg. The obvious way is to read the book. There can be other ways, certainly.

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134 Speaking Cypher System

We invite Darcy and Troy from the Cypher Speak podcast to come on and educate us on, what else, the Cypher System rpg by Monte Cook games! How does it all work? What are the upsides of the system? There’s player facing die rolls, GM intrusions, cyphers and much more. Find more of about our...

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