Episode Archive

Lessons Learned Running an RPG

Brett wonders what kind of lessons did Sean learn when running one his most recent games. A GM’s journey is never over. Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums. Gamehole Con, come have fun! Random Encounter Sky comments on Discord about episode 345 modifying combats on the fly Sky comments on Discord about episode...

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Being a Better TTRPG Player

Being a better ttrpg player, it doesn’t have to always fall to the game master to produce a great gaming experience. Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums. Jim Fitzpatrick will be running a Sign Language game at Gamehole Con 2021! Random Encounter Todd Broken Ruler Games comments on modifying encounters on the fly...

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Modifying Combat Encounters on the Fly

You plan a combat encounter, but the party walks through it, or it knocks them down too quickly. We talk about modifying encounters on the fly. Thanks to Eric Salzwedel for the inspiration! Announcements Gamehole Con register an event under Gaming and BS. Official plushie is the Blink Dog! Random Encounter Todd Crapper comments on...

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Streaming or Recording Actual Play

Streaming or recording rpg actual play takes a different approach to how might run your game. It all depends on why you want to do it. Announcements Get your events into Gamehole Con. Consider running under GBS banner! Random Encounter Email from Mark Tasaka Email from Mark Tasaka Hi Sean, I would like to wish...

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Expecting Too Much from RPG’s

RPG’s, source of joy, friendship, creativity, and much more. But for some of us they can become an obsession and possibly a crutch. We try and find the perfect game. Are we expecting too much? Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums.Submit events to Gamehole Con under GBS banner Random Encounter Voicemail from Timothy...

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Changing the RPG Setting

Jared Rascher broke Brett’s Avalon cosmology by changing the rpg setting!  Why isn’t Brett mad about that?  Let’s talk about what Jared did, why it’s pretty cool, and what ideas/lessons we can learn from this. Changing the RPG setting can be done. Make it your game. Will the changes make sense? Does it matter? We...

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Overview of Symbaroum by Free League Publishing

Overview of Symbaroum, the dark, gritty, and deadly tabletop rpg by Free League Publishing. We briefly touch on the mechanics and the setting. Announcements Let’s play! Want to try a new game, or play with other members of the BS community? Forbidden Lands – Year Zero Engine on How2RPG youtube channel Random Encounter Jared Rascher...

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The Game Master Saying No

A game master can say no when running a tabletop rpg. It doesn’t always have to be ‘yes and’ or ‘no but’. For the sanctity of the game! Announcements Let’s play! Topic on Discord and Forums. Gamehole Con even submission opened May 1st. Third Floor Wars runs Brett and Sean through Blades in the Dark,...

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Horror, Tension, Suspense

Games with horror, tension and suspense are not always easy to run, or play. Setting the tone of these games is not always that easy given that many of us play games outside the genre and for fun. Whereas these games may need a level of seriousness in order to ‘get it right’. Announcements GameholeCon...

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The Game Group

The rpg game group, dynamics can make or break your game – be it one shot or long-term campaign. Casual conversation on game groups. ad: The Streets of Avalon Random Encounter Beerleaguer comments on Beyond Your Table Beerleaguer comments on Beyond Your Table Sean and Brett: First off, big thanks for the Podcast and the...

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