Episode Archive

111 What is Heroic in RPG’s

What does it mean to be heroic in tabletop rpg’s? Aside from sitting as a player in one of Brett’s games, some would argue that having a player character at full strength and rushing into battle is not as heroic as being down to one hit point and entering battle to slay the dragon and...

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110 Traps in Role-playing Games

Traps in role-playing games, they’re used for a variety of reasons as a GM, but player characters can also setup traps to ensnare their foes. There is the popular mechanical trap as well as the social trap, “aha! We’ve got you now!” Brett shares a funny story about his son’s, AJ, approach to littering a dungeon with...

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109 Organizations in RPG’s

Organizations in RPG’s, inspired by community member Sgt Pemberfoot, we talk about the roles of cults, sects, clubs, fraternities, sacred orders and what you can do with them. Want to build your own? We talk about the elements that make up an organization in fantasy RPG setting. 

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108 Side Quests

Side quests, how do they fit in to the grand scheme of the story, or does it? What if the party is sent on a side quest, but it doesn’t serve a purpose? 

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BBS015 Gabe and Yggdrasill

We asked game masters, that are gracious enough to run games under the Gaming and BS banner at Gamehole Con 2016, to give us some insight into what they’re running. This is a segment of that series. In this bonus episode Gabe D. talks about running Cubicle 7’s Yggdrasill rpg, his first trip to a tabletop gaming convention...

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107 Evil Games

Evil games, or allowing your players to play evil characters. According to Sean, all players are evil. Well, to some degree. Many people may say that alignment/good/evil are all relative. Have you ran an evil group of player characters through adventures? What pitfalls or triumphs have you experienced? Maybe you’re vehemently against being involved in...

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BBS014 Forrest Aguirre at Gamehole Con

We asked game masters, that are gracious enough to run games under the Gaming and BS banner at Gamehole Con 2016, to give us some insight into what they’re running. This is a segment of that series. In this bonus episode Forrest Aguirre talks about running his mashup of old school games to come up with just the...

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106 Magic Items and Player Characters

Magic items, how do you convey the properties of these wondrous items to the player characters? A topic brought up by Kevin Lovecraft, he writes “I wonder how to reveal the properties of such items to players/characters when they discover them. Spout Lore seems like the obvious method, but what are some other ways to justify...

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BBS013 Roger Brasslett at Gamehole Con

We asked game masters, that are gracious enough to run games under the Gaming and BS banner at Gamehole Con 2016, to give us some insight into what they’re running. This is a segment of that series. In this bonus episode Roger Brasslett talks about running Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing, 1st edition. 

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105 PC Safe Zones

PC safe zones, inspired by Ed Nagy. He asks, “Do you allow your PCs somewhere where they can store items without fear, can heal and plot without worry?  When do you break that tacit agreement and have robbers hit them at home?” We talk how we have encountered safe zones, either as a pc or game...

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