Episode Archive

139 Building Stuff in RPG’s

Building, or creating, things in role-playing games. It could be a keep, a kingdom or magic items.

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138 Skills Game

Some rpg systems have skills list for player characters. Examples of these are 3.x and 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons, GURPS, Champions, Basic Role-Playing, and quite a few more. Whereas there are some older games as well as some modern OSR-based games that do not have skills inherently built into the system. Non-skill based systems abstract it...

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137 Session Zero

Session zero, we talk about how we handle it for our games. We don’t cover every detail, and you will find ways unique to your games and gaming style.

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136 Player Facing Die Rolls

Player facing die rolls. Do they fix something that is missing from some tabletop rpg’s? Spurred by listener, Ace’s, email we talk about why we do or don’t like them. We hit a goal on Patreon so you’ll hear Sean show off his accent skills.

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135 Learning A New Game

Learning a new game, there’s a few ways to approach an rpg. The obvious way is to read the book. There can be other ways, certainly.

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134 Speaking Cypher System

We invite Darcy and Troy from the Cypher Speak podcast to come on and educate us on, what else, the Cypher System rpg by Monte Cook games! How does it all work? What are the upsides of the system? There’s player facing die rolls, GM intrusions, cyphers and much more. Find more of about our...

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133 Dynamics of Game Cons

Recorded at Gary Con 2017, we talk a bit about our experience at the con as well as the dynamics of game conventions. Sorry, not Random Encounter or Die Roll this week.

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132 Player Series – Clerics

Another entry into our Player Series, this week we talk about clerics. Strengths, weaknesses, how to play them and how they are servants of a deity or ideal.

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131 Who Runs The RPG?

Spurred by listener Steve Orlik, his original email to us follows Hello BS-ers! I have a question/possible topic for you. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on who really controls the game, the gm or the players. I guess this is geared more towards Brett since we all know Sean has that train thing going...

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BBS020 Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games

Join us as we talk with rpg designer Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games about his latest kickstarter (launched March 7th, 2017) for Pip System Corebook. You can find Eloy online at the following… Third Eye Games Facebook Twitter

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