Episode Archive

028 Listener Voicemails, Maps and Character Background

We address listener voicemails that ask how we maps in roleplaying games and comment on player character backgrounds in this role playing game podcast episode. Episode 28 Show Agenda Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements Working out some colaboration with the Misdirected Mark team (http://misdirectedmark.com/) Random Encounter & Topic of Discussion VM from Chris Hussey – maps...

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027 Handling RPG Rules at the Table

We answer our first voice mail from Chris Hussey, how do you handle rpg rules at the table? Update from Gameholecon and Die Roll. Episode 27 Show Agenda Intro including music – DarkTheatre.net Home of the Character Folio Announcements Great Feedback on Episode 26 – love the input! Karl Keesler’s uses Magic Cards and an...

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026 Player Character Backgrounds in RPGs

Player character backgrounds in roleplaying games, how do you handle them? Do you incorporate them into your story? Brett and Sean share their thoughts. Episode 26 Show Agenda Intro including music – DarkTheatre.net Home of the Character Folio Announcements Volunteer for ACD’s Games Day. Go here for more details. Greyed Out Dice Bag Ad Random...

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025 Break Time and RPG Group Size

Sometimes we need to take a break from gaming and the reasons may vary. It could be GM burn-out or a player that just isn’t into the game. We also talk about Brett’s 10 person gaming group and how a smaller, more intimate, group can be more beneficial. There’s also different ways to handle rpg...

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024 Railroading and Sandboxes in Role-playing Games

Railroading and Sandboxes in role-playing games, Brett and Sean broach the often-discussed topic. Many commentary rpg podcasts typically talk about this, here is our take. Episode 24 Show Agenda Random Encounter A couple of recent emails and posts. Shane writes in response to episode 22 RPG Wikis and Dissemination of Info: Thanks again for the...

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023 What Have RPGs Done For You?

We touch on the benefits of roleplaying games in our professional lives. Then we get off the beaten path…. Die roll is still included and Sean goes on rant over bad experience registering for events for GaryCon. Episode 23 Show Agenda Intro – Sponsored by Dark Theatre, home of the character folio! Sponsor Topic of...

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022 RPG Wikis and Dissemination of Info

We start out talking about how Brett organizes his campaign info using a wiki and then slide into disseminating campaign information using social media. How do you manage getting information to your players? Episode 22 Show Agenda Intro including music – DarkTheatre.net Home of the Character Folio Announcements Gamehole NewsThe Rodneys!The what? Yes, The Rodneys....

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021 Gender Mixing, Male Players Playing Female Characters

Males players playing female characters in roleplaying games, that’s the topic. Do you allow it? Is it a big deal? Episode 21 Show Outline Intro including music – DarkTheatre.net Home of the Character Folio Announcements Submitted Gaming and BS to rpggeek.com. Thanks to Moe Tousignant for the suggestion. 10th annual podcast awards at NMX in Vegas....

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020 Experience Points & Character Advancement

Incentive for level-based roleplaying game systems is typically experience points. We talk about player character advancement and how pacing goes back to game balance. How do you handle character advancement in level-based systems? Episode 20 Show Outline Intro including music and Darktheatre.net Announcements Gamehole Con, met with director Alex, and we’re sorting out our plans....

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019 Homebrew RPG Settings

Brett and Sean talk about homebrew RPG settings versus prepublished ones. Is the mystery lost when players have access to the world atlas and details? What’s your preference? Show outline Advert from Greyed Out Visit their online store and use promo code: GamingandBS to receive 10% off your order. Topics of Discussion – Homebrew RPG Settings...

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