Episode Archive

011 Roleplaying Game Stores

Bad roleplaying game stores get our blood pressure up, but it’s because we want them to thrive. Let us know why your game store rocks via email: gamingandbs@gmail.com or call 929.BIG.DICE and leave us a message! Episode 11 Show Outline Intro Announcements – updates to website, news, events, links, etc Sponsor: Greyed Out Productions. https://www.etsy.com/shop/greyedout Use...

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010 Game Master Mistakes in RPGs

Getting impatient with players? Not ‘yes, and’ing? B & S Divulge some of their GM mistakes in roleplaying games. It’s all learning, right? Episode 10 Show Outline Announcements Friends of the show page on the website. Drop us a line.18 Official podcast of Gamehole Con III in 2015! Random Encounter Happy post Canadian Thanksgiving to...

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009 RPG Convention Game Prep

RPG Convention game prep: goals of the game, what should players bring, pacing and more. Episode 9 Show Outline Announcements Friends of the show page on the website. Drop us a line. Random Encounter Email from Nick A. Comments from Chad K. Topics of Discussion – Convention Game Prep Game Master Game system known system unknown...

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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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