038 OSR aka Old School Renaissance

We talk old school renaissance. You might know it as OSR. We also address listener comments and die roll!

Episode 38 Show Agenda

Intro – Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners

Eric Bontz comments on G+ regarding ep 14 tech at the gaming table.

Chris Sneizak, Chad Knight, Kevin Lovecraft and Victor Wyatt all weigh in on episode 37 where we covered creating player characters at the table, collaboratively or not.

Sponsor

Greyedout Productions. Buy a dicebag and use promo code GAMINGANDBS to receive 10% off your order.

Topic of Discussion

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?

Die Roll – 2-4 miscellaneous points of gaming or geekery we want to share with you.

Brett

  1. Blowing Up the Movies by Robin Laws http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149742/Blowing-Up-the-Movies
  2. Warhammer 40k and the Military http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2012/09/warhammer_40k_why_american_troops_love_to_play_a_game_featuring_orks_necrons_and_space_marines_.html

Sean

  1. Ecosystem Generator. Original blog (http://rememberdismove.blogspot.co.nz/2015/05/ecosystem-generator_26.html) links to app: http://henrycjc.com/nico.cgi , table derivitive https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kx-p4bbbNcWTi_J7OQtkXUuvvAor6MXCNMzKGi62BFs/edit
  2. Steampunk Cthulhu has been nominated in the Best of the Independent eBook Awards! http://www.chaosium.com/blog/steampunk-cthulhu-has-been-nominated-in-the-best-of-the-independent-ebook-awards/
  3. Bram Stoker http://horror.org/awards/stokers.htm , http://www.chaosium.com/blog/bram-stoker-award-congratulations/
  4. Brent Newhall The Old School Renaissance Handbook profiles 28 popular old-school systems, http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/109631/Old-School-Renaissance-Handbook?affiliate_id=691203

Closing/outro

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 him directly if you’re interested via email: mysterywisconsin@gmail.com

Badge registration for the upper Midwest’s largest tabletop gaming convention opens on Saturday, June 27 at noon CST.  Also, get VIG passes are something to consider. Linky: https://www.gameholecon.com/attend

Ed Greenwood Out for GenCon and Gamehole, due to understandable personal reasons. Alex Kammer, Director of Gamehole says: “We are keeping him listed as a guest as he has told me that he still wants to come. We will see if anything changes over the next few months.”

Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners

 

Zave (https://plus.google.com/u/0/113985467531225411004/about) writes about episode 35, Out of Print RPGs (https://gamingandbs.com/035/)

Nathan Panke comments on episode 31 Bards are for Roleplaying (https://gamingandbs.com/031) on G+ (https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+NathanPanke/about)

Sponsor

Greyedout Productions. Buy a dicebag and use promo code GAMINGANDBS to receive 10% off your order.

Topic of Discussion

PC Building

  • build ‘em at the game
  • build ‘em before the game
  • suck with what you build? mods after?

Die Roll – 2-4 miscellaneous points of gaming or geekery we want to share with you.

Brett

  1. BPRD Training Camp – http://trackerspdx.com/youth/summer-camp/day/hellboy-camp.php
  2. Pelgrane Press $3 voucher – Until June, you can use the following code to get $3 off on your purchase: HKCDY6M9 (once per person)
  3. Played some Once Upon a Time with my kids today http://www.atlas-games.com/ouat3/
  4. Phil V talks Dead Games in his Gnome Stew article: http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/gming-dead-games/

Sean

  1. BLMA Blog by Lee Hadley (G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/114034527712452500406/about)  – miniatures website, was impressed with his smoke markers http://www.blmablog.com/2015/05/more-smoke-markers.html .  http://www.blmablog.com,
  2. Aid for GURPS GURPS rōl-play site is an online character creator and campaign server. This is an online place to store the character sheets for when the players forget their printed sheets. It is very clean and intuitive and free to use. The most recent updates were a while ago, but it appears this is because there hasn’t been the need for updates lately. If you’re a GURPS player or GM, please check this site out. It’s quite nice. (story: http://waveyourgeekflag.blogspot.com/2015/05/gurps-rol-play-site.html) tool: http://gurps4.rol-play.com/logmein.php
  3. Fury Road have you pumped, check out Atomic Highway 2010 Ennie Nominee! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/70124/Atomic-Highway–Post-Apocalyptic-Roleplaying

Closing/outro

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 to announce! Peter Adkison will be joining us this fall at Gamehole Con! Peter is the owner of Gen Con and is the former owner and CEO of Wizards of the Coast.

Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners

Phil V. claims that:  “I know who the Straygeologist is.

Thanks jasonlmorris for iTunes review!

Jeff Rademaker email

Carl Pinder comments from G+

Sponsor

Greyedout Productions. Buy a dicebag and use promo code GAMINGANDBS to receive 10% off your order.

Topic of Discussion

Epic and High-Level Gaming

  • What is Epic and what is High-Level gaming? Define terms. Is it only applicable to fantasy and superheroes?
  • What do we think of each?
  • Good and bad aspects.
  • Have you run or played in an Epic game?
  • Have you run or played in a High-Level game?

Die Roll – 2-4 miscellaneous points of gaming or geekery we want to share with you.

Brett

  1. Ars Magica update – http://blog.atlas-games.com/2015/05/futura-artis-magicae-future-of-ars.html
  2. BEER! My Hellboy brew arrived! Thank you to Mike Rigsby!
  3. Played Dungeon Lords board game this weekend – http://www.amazon.com/Czech-Games-CGE00007-Dungeon-Lords/dp/B00MEKY26W/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1431885615&sr=1-3&keywords=dungeon+lords

Sean

  1. Catchbox microphone you toss around the room http://us.getcatchbox.com
  2. Tabletop Generation, looks like it’s still under development. Tabletop Generation is a community where all parts of the industry come together. A place where a game designer can find the right illustrator for their project, a place where a graphic designer can showcase their work to the right people, a place where you can find the people you need for your project. It’s all about board games, helping each other, and making it happen! https://www.tabletopgeneration.com,
  3. Petition for Sega Dreamcast limited edition console. https://www.change.org/p/sega-of-america-to-design-and-release-a-sega-dreamcast-limited-edition-console
  4. Syrinscape  is a revolutionary sound design app that adds evocative ambient background sound and a movie-like soundtrack to your tabletop gaming experience.  https://syrinscape.com
  5. Black Cat Systems & Soundbyte you want to be sure to get the android or iOS version from the respected stores.  http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/soundbyte_rack_cart_machine_radio_automation_software.html

Closing/outro