Episode Archive

118 Urban Adventuring Part 2

We revisit urban adventuring.  We had some good feedback on the original episode 116 that we wanted to fill in some blanks. We mention how some city-based prepublished supplements offer tables and encounter charts that may help GM an urban adventure. We talk about the interesting roles NPC’s play and how they can be resources...

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117 Creative Spell Casting

Creative spell casting could be a synergy of spells. Casting grease down a hallway and then a flame-based spell to light it on fire. Brett mentions someone casting climb walls to better pick pocket an NPC. These are just a couple examples of how spell casters can get creative with their craft. How creative do...

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BBS018 Monte Cook Games at Gamehole Con 2016

Recorded at Gamehole Con 2016, a tabletop gaming convention held in Madison, Wisconsin, this bonus episode features Monte Cook and Shanna Germain from Monte Cook Games. This is the unedited seminar that they hosted. 

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116 Urban Fantasy Adventures

What makes for a good urban adventures for our fantasy games? Well, it’s a city, but how does that change the adventure? The surroundings differ, and there are other obstacles to throw at the players.

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115 Gods in RPG’s

Gods in rpg’s, what role to they play in your game? Do they interact with the common player? We talk about whether we incorporate them and what effect it has on player characters that have a religious bend to them. You know, like taking powers away from clerics if the cleric falls out of favor...

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114 Chain of Command in RPGs

Chain of command in rpg’s, it can allow a single player character to have authority over the rest of the pc’s in the group. It can also create drama and a different type of game.

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BBS017 Wizards of the Coast at Gamehole Con

Recorded at Gamehole Con 2016, a tabletop gaming convention held in Madison, Wisconsin, this bonus episode features Mike Mearls, Christopher Perkins and Jeremy Crawford from Wizards of the Coast. This is the unedited seminar that they hosted. They discuss Volo’s Guide to Monsters, the differences in settings and the design approach to each one, field Q&A’s from...

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BBS016 Marc Miller of Traveller

Recorded at Gamehole Con 2016, this bonus episode features Marc Miller. Marc is the person behind the 40 year old role-playing game Traveller. We want to thank Marc for allowing us to record his seminar. [shadowbox]This show brought to you by fans of the show, like you. Support the show. Become a patron![/shadowbox]

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113 Post Gamehole Con 2016

Brett and Sean attended the popular tabletop gaming convention, Gamehole Con, in Madison, Wisconsin. A gaming convention that occurred the first weekend of November, the year was 2016. We talk about the games we ran and the crazy good fun we had, the best thing was the people we met. Thanks for stopping by the...

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112 Player Character Aging in RPG’s

Time passes, and player characters are aging in your role-playing games. Or are they? First edition Dungeons & Dragons had the young be strong and dextrous, but as your pc aged you became weaker, wiser and smarter. How often we do find players role-playing age?

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