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 makes Gamehole Con different from other gaming conventions, and what it takes to coordinate events. We didn’t forget to put him through Skill Check!

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 Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners

Nathan Panke re: Ep 38 OSR, talks about a Lego type modularity to some games: https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+NathanPanke/posts/9RiRSj3RHGT

Phil Vecchione ep 38 also weighs in on OSR on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PhilVecchione/posts/AmBqcMFH4yv

 

Sponsor

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

Topic of Discussion

Know Your Group

  • What’s the good part of having a long standing group?
    • Communication should be easier
    • Known quantities – what they like, want, etc
    • Scheduling can be easier
  • Is there a downside?
    • It takes a lot of work and coordination to keep it going – who’s the one(s) to do that work?
    • Change resistant
    • “Stuck in a rut”
    • Suck with problem players/GM

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

Brett

  1. Part Time Gods of FATE kickstarter – the MM/Encoded Design boys are going strong with this – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/part-time-gods-of-fate-from-third-eye-games?ref=nav_search
  2. Greg Stafford & Sandy Petersen return to Chaosium  http://chaosium.com/
  3. Jason Stathem to play Bullseye? http://comicbook.com/2015/06/05/rumor-jason-statham-to-play-bullseye-in-daredevil-season-two
  4. Gary Con VIII Announced! New location! Gary Con is retracing the path of Gen Con by holding our celebration at the Grand Geneva Resort March 3rd to 6th, 2016. If you didn’t already know, the Grand Geneva (formerly The Playboy Club) was the site of Gen Con X. The new venue will allow us to expand our footprint significantly while retaining the atmosphere and features we’ve developed over the past seven years.
  5. Art from Lenny

Sean

  1. Tron 3 shit canned http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-not-moving-forward-tron-798941
  2. Big Trouble in Little China….2 http://scyllar.com/big-trouble-in-little-china-2-is-happening/
  3. 2015 Origins Award Winners https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SeanKelley/posts/eZYAKd51tgo
  4. 2015 Origins Vanguard Award Winners, representing “the cutting edge of new design in the gaming industry,” – Marvel Dice Masters and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/31425/origins-vanguard-award-winners-announced

Closing/outro

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