Episode Archive

008 Fresh Blood Into RPG Hobby

We talk about getting new people into the tabletop rpg hobby. Be careful of turning-off new players – killing pc’s, ruling with iron fist, and more. Episode 8 Show Outline Announcements VOTE DAMMIT! <psa> Topics of Discussion – New Gamers How we got started in RPGs The pitch – what to say to someone to...

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007 Interview with Alex from Gamehole Con

Brett is out for this one so Sean interviews the Director of  Gamehole Con, Alex Kammer. Episode 7 Show Outline While Brett spends time in the woods of northern Wisconsin Sean flies solo but not without the help of Alex Kammer, Director, of Gamehole Con. Topic of Discussion – Alex Kammer of Gamehole Con Our first...

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RPG Settings

RPG Settings (aka Location, Location, Location). Homebrew vs prepublished. Does one take more work than the other?

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RPG Rule Systems Matter

System matters? A high level overview of whether system matters or not in roleplaying games. Sean’s 5E game kicks off, sort of. Die roll: Brett takes notes! Sean mentions some sci-fi games and settings.

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‘Role’ Play It Again Sam

GMs overusing the same concepts, schticks and being predictable in rpgs. Players playing the same character. How did you get in hobby? – vote! Gumshoe, 5E, and NewGameapalooza. Check out Darktheatre.net/llc. Announcements Darktheatre will be pushing out an update to their Character Folio app at the end of the year (Dec) www.darktheatre.net/llc/ Random Encounter Poll Results!...

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Player Character Death in Roleplaying Games

Player character death in rpgs! How do you handle it? Doesn’t it contribute to the story? Leave us review on iTunes. Our first listener email – Thanks Zave! Brett would make a bad dwarf, buys a sword, and preps for new game. Ben Gerber games 24 hrs straight for charity, sponsor his effort. Shout outs...

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Metagaming in RPGs

Metagaming in rpgs! We talk about posting on Google+ and how some people seem to spam their info all over the place. Once the banter is over, we get to metagaming, which was originally spurred from our first episode. We define it in our own terms – essentially player knowledge and manipulating the game through...

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Pilot: Narrative Control in RPGs

Narrative control is our first ‘main’ topic of discussion. Sean touches on the approach that the Star Wars Edge of the Empire by Fantasy Flight Games takes with narration and how some systems or groups approach narration differently based on the game, or is it how they play? But before that we talk about Warhammer 40k, and why...

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Things are coming along

Our Google+ page looks a bit better with a cover photo and avatar/logo. RSS feed is displayed. Cast of characters has been fleshed out. Things are coming along nicely for our little venture. Can’t wait to release our first episode. Have to setup our itunes feed and content delivery provider.

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Gaming and BS Has a Logo

We’d like to thank David Reichgeld for helping us with the logo. He did it out of the graciousness of his heart. True gamer spirit. If you’re on Google+ be sure to circle him.

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