Episode Archive

168 Burning Hands…On Sean

Sean has been dragging feet getting his West Marches-style rpg campaign up and running. Brett has decided to provide some ‘guidance’ and light a fire under Sean.

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167 All in the Family

Brett’s group often keeps family out of character backgrounds. Why? Because he’ll kill them off, torture them, or use them as means to putting pc’s in a difficult predicament. They wonder if they’re alone. We talk about family in role-playing games.

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166 Combat Adding to Story

Brett and Sean have a Jason Hobbs from Hobbs and Friends of the OSR podcast to talk about how combat in rpg’s don’t have to be ‘I hit ’em with my sword. Fourteen, did I hit? Take 3 damage’ rinse, repeat. There may be things you can incorporate into combat that actually contributes to your...

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165 Like Night and Day

“After Gamehole con I realized something that I could do which should drastically change up and, I hope, improve my Iron Shoes adventure: Changing the Time of Day/Night that it takes place.  So I figured I’d talk through that and we’ll see where that leads us.” ~Brett

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164 Post Gamehole – GBS Unplugged

Yes, we recap Gamehole Con 2017, but the conversation isn’t simply a rehash of what we did. We talk about a GM’s experience at the con as well.

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163 Play By Post RPG

Michael Parker asked us about Play by Post rpg’ing, so we figured we’d dig into this a bit and see what thoughts, ideas, and/or advice we have around it.

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162 West Marches RPG

While some may have run games like this since they were children, Ben Robbins fleshed out the nuances of what he eventually called The West Marches. Matt Colville had a great youtube video about it so we wanted to bring it to your attention because it sounds super sexy. That last part was Brett.

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161 Brett’s Upcoming RPG

Last week we talked about Sean getting a game up and running, this week we talk about Brett’s upcoming RPG.

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160 Sean’s Next RPG

In an exercise in futility, Brett decides to put the screws to Sean in order to help(?) him figure out what he’s going to run for his next rpg.

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159 Re-Energizing Your RPG

The rpg you’re running is starting to get stale. Maybe it’s the same ole tropes, story and routine. Brought on by a conversation Brett had with Tom Flanigan from Knights of the Night and Streets of Avalon, we talk about some things to consider to re-energize your role-playing game.

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