101 At What Cost?

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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 GM’s need to be adaptable; able to cater to a parties erratic decisions and random directions chosen. Are we in danger of diluting our craft with this model? I mean by this are we sacrificing story telling and drama for speed and adaptability? I feel too much player agency leaves the Gm “heading cats”, combat and encounters become to generic and GMing becomes a chore instead of a hobby.

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100 Why We Game

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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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099 Screw the Rules

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Screw the rules. We come across rules that we don’t use, but why do we overlook them. Aren’t they part of the roleplaying game? Maybe it’s a complicated rule that slows down play. Perhaps we have a better way of doing things. We discuss the rules we don’t use and why.

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