041 Improvisation in Roleplaying Games

Do you do any improvisation as a player or game master in your roleplaying games? We talk about it on this episode.

Episode 41 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

Happy belated Father’s Day to all the gamer dads out there!

Sean Rant = Free RPG Day

Wil Wheaton – Producer under the bus

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

Roger from G+ comments on ep 40

Chris Sneziak from Misdirected Mark podcast on G+ comments on ep 40

From Matt Martinez comments on the blog re: Ep 38 OSR

Sponsor

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

Topic of Discussion

How Improv are you as a GM and/or Player?

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

Brett

  1. Gaming weekend done but another one coming up!

Sean

  1. Mark Diaz Truman’s patreon e-zine FATE Codex. The Fate Codex is a mostly-monthly e-zine featuring Essays, Systems, Quick Start Adventures and more for the Fate roleplaying system. https://www.patreon.com/Trumonz?ty=h
  2. Can You Make Money By Roleplaying?  is a seven-part series that explores if it is possible to make money with your roleplaying passion. Many gamers dream of publishing their own setting or system, creating a blog that the world adores, or simply earning money by actually playing games. But are those goals realistic and can you really make money by roleplaying?by RPG Alchemy. #5 in a 7 part series http://www.rpgalchemy.com/can-you-make-money-by-roleplaying-top-companies-and-earners/
  3. One Monk Miniatures, paper standees for games. http://www.onemonk.com/index.html came across the paper cut outs for Star Trek. Free! http://www.onemonk.com/guest-dl.html

Closing/outro

040 Cliches & Tropes in Roleplaying Games

Cliches and tropes in roleplaying games, are they a tiresome plot devices or are they just good old fun?

Episode 40 Show Agenda

Intro

Sponsored by DarkTheatre.net

Announcements

Darktheatre.net Apps for iPad

Part Time Gods of Fate KS – Go help out the MM boys –  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eloylasanta/part-time-gods-of-fate-from-third-eye-games

Bonus BS! – Sean talked with Gamehole events guy Josh Hoyt – https://gamingandbs.com/bbs002/

G&BS newsletter: Area of Effect

Sponsor

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

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

Austin on Ep 39 – https://plus.google.com/101015865554540697816/posts/5APzepKejaA

Victor Wyatt on G+ re: Ep 39 Game Group Size https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+Gamingandbscom/posts/SqGK1cK9VEo?cfem=1

Moe Tousignant RE: ep 37 Character Gen https://plus.google.com/b/102903036211520314167/+MoeTousignant/posts/8uJgbYHqDWY?cfem=1

Topic of Discussion

Cliches and Tropes – why they’re fun, and why comfortable is just fine sometimes

  • What cliches and tropes do we use?
  • Why are we using them?
    • Fun
    • Comfort
    • Predictable is sometimes good – can help with new players
    • Setup for the twist
  • Is there a reason to avoid them?
    • does using them make you a “bad” GM or player?
    • does using them who a lack of creativity?

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

Brett

  1. FTC dropping the hammer on failed kickstarter The Doom That Came to Atlantic Cityhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/11/the-ftcs-first-crowdfunding-enforcement-is-over-a-failed-board-game-on-kickstarter/
  2. Chaosium SALE! – http://chaosium.com/
  3. Christopher Lee died – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11666316/christopher-lee-dies-live.html

Sean

  1. Geek & Sundry Wil Wheaton’s Titan’s Grave ep 1 premieres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8HbkYV5ZaY
  2. Knights of the Dinner Table ep 1 premieres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g41Dj-bEV4o
  3. Beyond the Bundle Noir bundle, A Dirty World, Killshot, One Last Job, Streets of Bedlam. http://beyondthebundle.com/2015-06-11/deadly-games/

Closing/outro

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!