018 Re-Alignment, In and Out of Game

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We circle back to episode 17 where we initially talked about alignment. We address listener feedback and elaborate a bit more on the topic.

Episode 18 Show Outline

Intro including music

Announcements

Brett is in news coverage of EverCon: http://www.waow.com/story/27815978/2015/01/09/gamers-come-out-for-evercon

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

Sean – this! is why I appreciate the gaming community, different angles and considerations, experienced players and GM’s and systems!…

Follow up discussion from ep 17 – Alignment

Email from Adam Muszkiewicz

G+ Post from Kristian Serrano

G+ Post from Austin

Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/gamingandbs/status/552527595552907266

Topics of Discussion – Re-Alignment

3 Alignment system

  • DCC and new OSR systems
  • Basic D&D – Moldvay & Mentzer do this (Holmes did NOT – he had the AD&D setup)

It’s How You Use It

  • Guideline
  • Railroad for morality
  • In-world or in-system impact to shifts of alignment
  • Excuse to be a dick

How to be a group with mixed alignments?

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – what they were before and what they became together
  • Develop the bonds and connections and goals that the group agrees on (ie. the “quest” they are on)
  • Those that act “in character” in a way that harms the group get booted out “in character” – adventures aren’t stupid.

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.

Brett

  1. EverCon recap – Live Pathfinder
  2. EverCon recap – OSR Challenge

Sean

  1. How fight with a dagger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bteyMFfeaYk
  2. Telescope, futuristic short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yid59_nd9-8 ,
  3. GURPS Calculator http://www.gurpscalculator.com/Account/Login?returnUrl=%2FAccount

Closing/outro

017 Alignment In Fantasy RPGs

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We talk about alignment, primarily in D&D/fantasy roleplaying games. How do you handle alignment in your game?

Intro including music

Announcements

Sean submitted event for GaryCon.com in March. Running One Minute to Midnight, a Spycraft d20 scenario.

Brett will be at EverCon.org next weekend and is all set to go.

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

Had a few folks chime in on G+ and the website about props.

Josh W. writes: I’m enjoying the podcast and I see that iTunes has episodes 7-16 available. What does a guy need to do to hear the first six episodes?

Two little bits of feedback:
1) the intro and outro music is time consuming and I find I skip it pretty much every time. I want to listen to B & S bs about gaming, not some music track.
2) I grew up in northern Minnesota and I’m digging the slight north woods accents that come through, particularly while Brett talks about hunting.

Topics of Discussion – Alignment

  • D&D
  • Other systems
  • What does it help with?
  • What does it get in the way of?
  • How “strong” do you use alignments in your games?
  • Adventurers are insane…

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.

Brett

  • Got my copy of Hobbit Tales – think I’ll bring it to EverCon and give it a try if I have time (Cubicle 7 Entertainment makes it)
  • Got a new (used) vehicle and a free iPad Air with it so now my youngest son has an iPad and the first new thing he asked for was a copy of the OSRIC rules

Sean

Closing/outro