Episode Archive

127 Social Encounters Redux

Someone called BS on us for our original episode that covered social encounters so we’re revisiting the topic. We even give some examples of how we’ve setup a social encounters.

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126 Dragons!

Dragons! They are ancient creatures of legend causing fear in player characters throughout the years. Claw, claw, tail, bite attacks. “Save versus breath weapon” and the feeling of impending doom sets in as you pick up the d20, rolling it inside your fist before you close your eyes and toss it upon the gaming table....

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125 Wilderness Encounters

Brett goes full on Ranger as we go on to talk about wilderness encounters. You can come across interesting things while walking around in the woods, and the night can make you lose your way. We share some of our own wilderness encounters.

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124 Politics in Role-playing Games

The politics in gaming, the politics ooo feeling good. We touch on law, but tie it into politics and that doesn’t make any sense. Politics is full of intrigue, plotting and scheming. We hit it at a high level, of course.

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123 Social Encounters in RPG’s

Social encounters in role-playing games. There’s the ongoing debate on how to handle a not-so-social player playing a type-A rpg character and how mechanics and/or oratory skills play into the encounter.

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BBS019 Ed Greenwood Interview

Brett interviews Ed Greenwood of The Greenwood Group, and the person behind the origins of the popular rpg campaign setting The Forgotten Realms. Recorded at Gamehole Con 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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122 Weather in Role-playing Games

Talking about weather in role-playing games. After all, we live in Wisconsin and every bit of small talk is about the weather. “Oooh, it’s cold outside.” or “Ufda, it sher is humid out.” Many times we gloss over the thing that can really have an impact on the characters, and it’s something they can rarely...

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121 What’s in a Player Character’s Name?

Peeneel Testiclees! Yes, we’re talking about what’s in a player character’s name in this episode. How do you handle those players that insist on have a player character with a goofy name? It could be as easy as saying, “seriously? you want to name your character Peeneel Testiclees? No.” Or, you could roll with it...

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120 Goals for 2017

The new year, 2017, is upon us and this is the last show of the year. We talk about what we’d like to accomplish, as it pertains to role-playing games, for 2017. Whether it’s playing new games or GM’ing ones we haven’t received yet, we’re looking forward to some great things. We even share some...

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119 Race as Class in RPG’s

Race as class in role-playing games, it goes back to Basic, Expert, Companion, Master’s and Immortal’s (BECMI) sets of Dungeons and Dragons. It is also part of many other rpg’s like Dungeon Crawl Classics, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, and many, many, more. Like two guys sitting at the lunch table, we banter a bit about this...

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