011 Roleplaying Game Stores

Bad roleplaying game stores get our blood pressure up, but it’s because we want them to thrive. Let us know why your game store rocks via email: gamingandbs@gmail.com or call 929.BIG.DICE and leave us a message!

Episode 11 Show Outline


Announcements – updates to website, news, events, links, etc

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Random Encounter – misc rants

What kind of ASSHOLE knocks over a guys motorcycle?!?  I want that guy’s head on a pike.

Message – messages from audience via email, G+ community or Twitter

Topics of Discussion – Girth of the show, links, blurb, references, etc.

WARNING to Listeners – Sean is totally gonna lose his shit in this episode

  1. Benefits to local game store
    1. meet other gamers
    2. events
    3. order stuff
    4. support local economy – employs people, etc
    5. promotes the hobby
    6. may be able to purchase something on the spot to include impulse buys
  2. What makes a good game store
    1. good inventory – define ‘good’
    2. friendly & knowledgeable staff
    3. clean store
    4. good communication
    5. loyalty programs
    6. pre-orders
    7. makes use of social media
  3. What makes a bad game store
    1. crappy customer service
    2. shit inventory
    3. dirty game store – garbage, signs done in MS word using word art.
  4. Location
  5. What challenges do game stores have in today’s market
    1. pdfs
    2. publishers selling direct
    3. kickstarter
    4. too many products
    5. staffing – specifically events

Die Roll 


  1. Saw a bear this trip  – seems I’m upgrading from wolves?
  2. Get to have one last gaming session with my group before the end of the year -never easy to get this last one in but we’ve got it on the calendar!
  3. Ken Hite’s Dracula Dossier for Night’s Black Agents is going strong on KS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1721105501/the-dracula-dossier) – this is one KS I’m thinking of putting mone into as I’m confident they will deliver a solid product.
  4. Thanksgiving is my favorite family holiday. Hope all the US listeners have a good holiday!


  1. Stan Shin – 5e rules summary in both landscape and portrait formats https://plus.google.com/+StanShinn/posts/eso3h2RCKpq,
  2. Fantasy Flight merges with Asmodee Group http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5212


010 Game Master Mistakes in RPGs

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Getting impatient with players? Not ‘yes, and’ing? B & S Divulge some of their GM mistakes in roleplaying games. It’s all learning, right?

Episode 10 Show Outline


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Official podcast of Gamehole Con III in 2015!

Random Encounter

  • Happy post Canadian Thanksgiving to Moe and others! (it was Nov 13th)
  • Happy soon to be Thanksgiving to the US listeners!
  • Wayne Humfleet posting to his stream of 7200 people and G+ Tabletop RPG General Discussion community w/13000+ members! Thank you Wayne!  https://plus.google.com/+WayneHumfleet/posts If you’re a rpg gamer, veteran, Star Wars buff, consumer of fine beers…follow Wayne. He’s also @lumrunner on Twitter.

Topics of Discussion 

  1. Sean and Brett’s Biggest Mistakes
    1. Our screw ups as GMs:
      1. Brett –
        1. GM angry
        2. over explain
        3. Letting players make whatever they want
        4. Not dealing with a problem player because I didn’t to hurt their feelings
      2. Sean – Sean makes no mistakes, but if he did
        1. Getting impatient with players
        2. Ensuring things are communicated properly, “you said you were going into the room.” “no i didn’t”
        3. Not allowing the ‘yes, and’ scenario
        4. Not asking the players exactly what they want to get out of the game.
    2. Our screw ups as Players:
      1. Brett –
        1. PC that doesn’t fit the story
        2. Put up with problem players and expect the GM to fix it
      2. Sean –
        1. Giving nothing to the GM to work with/entertain me
  2. How They Got Better

Die Roll


  1. Back to the woods – heading back to the UP to hunt, bringing my oldest son with me this time.
  2. Does 3 = a collection?  My buddy Henry gave me a sword.


  1. Dreamworks and Hasbro to merge? http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/30189.html  http://deadline.com/2014/11/dreamworks-animation-hasbro-merger-negotiations-in-works-1201282751/
  2. Philae Lander touchdowns on comet 67p https://plus.google.com/+YonatanZunger/posts/GxZRN3tbLHn

Closing/outtro  – final goodbye of episode

009 RPG Convention Game Prep

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RPG Convention game prep: goals of the game, what should players bring, pacing and more.

Episode 9 Show Outline


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Random Encounter

Email from Nick A.

Comments from Chad K.

Topics of Discussion – Convention Game Prep

  1. Game Master
    1. Game system
      1. known system
      2. unknown system
      3. Knowing rules
    2. Prepublished vs homebrew
    3. Props – handouts, maps, minis
    4. Pacing
      1. 2, 4, 6 hour game slot
    5. Goals of game
      1. entertainment
      2. production
  2. Player
    1. Stuff you should bring
      1. Set of dice
      2. pencil
      3. scratch paper
    2. Play what you know vs something new?

Die Roll – 2-4 misc points we want to bring up at end of cast. Should be short and sweet, could be a plug, something to check out, etc. Limited time to spout off.


  1. Awesome time at Gamehole
  2. Took my sons to the rifle range today


  1. Tech sandbox – 3D terrain using a Kinect sensor http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/touchscreen-landscapes.html
  2. Eraseable gaming paper kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingpaper/gaming-paper-erasable?ref=watched_project_launched