058 Player Characters Level Up or Bad Ass Beginner

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Player characters level up or bad-ass beginner? Angela Murray inspired us to discuss the topic. Do you start out a wimp where your wizard has 1d4+Con Mod hit points to only die from a pin prick or do you have max hit points and want to be an effective bad ass at first level? There is something to both sides. The former may build character, we’re not talking rpg character but personal character within the player character part of a roleplaying game. However, being a hero means you are somewhat formidable. We talk about it!

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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.


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Topic of Discussion


  • 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.


  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


  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