Episode Archive

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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BBS008 Chris Perkins WotC at Gamehole Con 2015

Chris Perkins from Wizards of the Coast (WotC) spoke at Gamehole Con 2015. We recorded it. We think he’s hinting at potential Ravenloft product. Were we right?

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BBS007 Dungeon Bastard Gamehole Con 2015

Bill Cavalier is the Dungeon Bastard. We capture his talk at Gamehole Con 2015.

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BBS006 Gamehole Con 2015 Day 1 Recap

Gamehole Con 2015 recap of day 1 of the tabletop gaming convention located in Madison, Wisconsin. Brett and I talk about Gamehole Con 3 starting with Thursday and Friday, who we met, what we did and how things are going.

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060 Surprise Bait and Switch in Roleplaying Games

Presenting the unexpected in roleplaying games doesn’t come to your players without an element of surprise. Sean has mentioned wanting to start a game and not tell folks what it’s about so let’s discuss how to introduce a change-up or a surprise to your game (and if it’s a good idea at all).

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059 Fear and Horror in Roleplaying Games

Fear and horror in roleplaying games, after all tis the season! In this episode we talk about whether you need to scare your players in order to create fear and horror in your rpg. How does mechanics play a role in creating these emotions? There are some games that facilitate fear and horror better than...

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058 Player Characters Level Up or Bad Ass Beginner

Player characters level up or bad-ass beginner? Angela Murray inspired us to discuss the topic. Do you start out a wimp where your wizard has 1d4+Con Mod hit points to only die from a pin prick or do you have max hit points and want to be an effective bad ass at first level? There is...

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