Episode Archive

069 Star Wars Edge of the Empire Part 1

Part one of two where we discuss Star Wars Edge of the Empire roleplaying game published by Fantasy Flight Games. We talk about the dice, dice pool and the narrative component of the rpg system. We also touch on the force die, light and dark side points and how those are used within the game....

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068 Ending the RPG Campaign

Ending the rpg campaign. There can be a number of situations why you would want to wrap up your roleplaying game. Whether it is GM or player burn out, the game is falling apart – players not getting along, or you’re being tempted by the new shiny, we talk about how and when to end it....

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067 Why We Like Dungeons and Dragons

Why we like Dungeons & Dragons. We get asked “you play rpg’s, but why do you like D&D?” We think it’s a good ‘universal’ fantasy rpg system. Most people are aware of how the game works, many have played it at one time or another, and it contains a fair amount of different rpg mechanics –...

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066 Critical Hits and Fumbles in RPGs

Critical hits and fumbles in tabletop roleplaying games, how do they enrich your game or can they be just plain silly? Some systems have critical hits and fumbles built into it. Most of us may have taken it upon ourselves to incorporate such a system into our house rules. Dungeon Crawl Classics make critical hits...

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065 RPG Styles and Systems

RPG styles and systems, a preference on system and how it may tie into system. It’s hard to explain, but we get there…eventually. We’ve been thinking a lot recently about roleplaying game systems that are designed specifically for certain types of stories v. those systems that try and be generic enough to “do it all”

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064 Holidays in Roleplaying Games

Holidays and festivals in roleplaying games, they can bring people together, start plots and story arcs and much more. They also help to enforce seasonal changes and the passage of time. There’s also the real-world holidays and how they effect your game. Tis the holiday season and we want your rpg to be festive!

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063 Treachery in Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Treachery in roleplaying games, how do you handle that and betrayal without having players get upset? After Sean and Chris from MM used each other to cheat on Phil and Me, I figured we’d talk about: Treachery in your RPGs!

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062 Horses, Hirelings & Living Gear in RPGs

Gear can play a unique role in your rpg. You’re equipped with a horse, to carry your stuff. You hire a pleeb to carry your loot, but how do you really handle these things in your rpg. Inspired by a question posed to The Dungeon Bastard at Gamehole Con 2015, we touch on the subject.

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061 Dark and Gritty in Role-playing Games

Dark and gritty in role-playing games. A dark and gritty game is probably one you won’t GM to children due to moral quandaries, adult themes, or violence and mature situations. We wanted to compare it to heroic games, but not sure that came across.

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BBS009 Gamehole Con 2015 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 recap of Gamehole Con 2015.  Gamehole Con is a gaming convention held every November in Madison, Wisconsin. We speak with the Director of the con, Alex Kammer. There’s good, bad and improvements to make for 2016’s event. Chad Knight, an organizer of Ever Con, talks about the student-run gaming convention that takes place...

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