Episode Archive

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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BBS012 Jason Raether 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 Jason Raether talks about running Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, the one edition that has changed the...

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104 RPG A Day

RPG a day is an internet meme done by BrigadeCon and Autocratik that outlines a question a day for the month of August that spurs conversation and talk about our favorite hobby, role-playing games. We go through all 31 questions in this episode. 

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103 Steal the Plot

Steal that plot. One of Brett’s favorite GM advice books is Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley (available at DRPG).  Let’s dig into the book’s core idea and see how we can use it to really improve our genre emulation.

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BBS010 Tim Virning 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 Tim Virning talks about running Fiasco, a role-playing game by Jason Morningstar.

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102 Gaming Away From The Table

With the recent Kickstarter from Monte Cook Games where Monte talks about addressing absentee members of the game group yet still facilitate a method of play. We figured we’d want to elaborate on this. Be it a forum where you discuss what your player character does during down-time, or it’s a real life letter from one...

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101 At What Cost?

In this episode we field a question posed to us by Pure Mongrel’s G+ post … I have a pondering for you guys in regards to game tempo and quality over quantity… Understanding that each playing group is different, there is a general consensus that combat should be fast, prep time should be minimal and...

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100 Why We Game

Why we game. How did we get into gaming? What keeps us in the hobby and why is it important to us? We go into a bit about our motivation for partaking in our favorite hobby – playing role-playing games. We share some personal stories along the way. 

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