Episode Archive

040 Cliches & Tropes in Roleplaying Games

Cliches and tropes in roleplaying games, are they a tiresome plot devices or are they just good old fun? Episode 40 Show Agenda Intro Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements Darktheatre.net Apps for iPad Our Character Folio 2 is live and it’s only $2.99! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/character-folio-2/id978347562?mt=8 Our Army Folio is price reduced to $1.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/army-folio/id892196370?mt=8 Part Time Gods...

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BBS002 Bonus BS Events Guy Josh Hoyt of Gamehole Con

Josh Hoyt, Director of Games, making him the events guy at Gamehole Con. Gamehole Con is a yearly tabletop gaming convention held in November in Madison, Wisconsin. This is Gamehole Con’s third year. Their debut event had 200+ events. This year they are already over 500! Sean talks to Josh about his gaming background, what...

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039 RPG Game Groups – Consistent or Changing It Up?

We talk about rpg game groups. Is it good to have long-standing relationships with the member? What about switching it up and having new members? Episode 39 Show Agenda Intro Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements GaryCon Podcast Seminar – Drink Spin Run, Dead Games Society, GBS Upcoming interview with Joshy Hoyt from Gamehole event coord. Random...

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OSR aka Old School Renaissance

OSR What is it? Is this simply the style of play (rulings v rules)? Why should I play a clone if I’ve got access to the original game? A game like DCC  – what sets it apart? We talk old school renaissance. You might know it as OSR. We also address listener comments and die roll!

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037 Generating PCs, Collaboratively or Not

Generating player characters, it can be done together or solo. How do you do it? What makes sense or does it matter? Episode 37 Show Agenda Intro – Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net From the Gamehole!   Tom Valley, friend of Gamehole Con is looking for people to help run D&D Adventurers League at Gamehole in November. Contact...

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036 Epic Level, High Level Role-playing Games

Is there a difference between epic level and high level gaming? Of course there is. Maybe. Kind of. Sort of. Episode 36 Show Agenda Intro Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements Rumors of Sean and Brett being part of a brotherhood of Canadian spies lead may or may not have been true. News from Gamehole! Another Guest...

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035 Out of Print Role-playing Games

Out of print role-playing games, sometimes referred to as ‘dead games’, do you still play them? Do you need to play the latest and greatest? Intro Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements Happy late Mother’s Day to all the gaming moms, and moms who let the rest of us game! Reminder to folks about Gamehole Con’s design...

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034 Handling Time in Roleplaying Games

Listener email leads us to the topic of handling time in roleplaying games. Do you track time? How? Do you have it effect the aging of player characters? Lets talk about it. Episode 34 Outline Intro Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements Sean’s Forge Midwest experience. Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners Thank you...

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033 Espionage Roleplaying Games

Be it fantasy, modern or far future scifi, you can make espionage a big part of your roleplaying game But what about running a game that is catered to the genre? We talk about it in this episode and we’ll throw in some random encounters as well. Episode 33 Show Outline Intro Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net Announcements Bonus...

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BBS001 Bonus BS ENnie Awards Lowdown with Hans Cummings

We get the lowdown on the ENnie Awards from the ENnie Submissions Coordinator and Publisher Relations, Hans Cummings. About Hans He’s the Author/Publisher & tabletop gamer since 1982 He’s recognized as ‘One of Nuvo’s Best Local Authors’ in Indianapolis: http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/bestofindy/Page Some of his works include… Fear the Boot’s Sojurn & Sojurn Vol 2 anthology Fantasy...

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