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71 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Results of https://itch.io/jam/1hp — and discussion of each (tabletop) game in no particular order.Operation Hard Case, by Paolo Jose Cruz.End of the Road, by Jack Shirai.Hit+Die, by Jason Tocci.The Forests of Faera, by Aaron Goss.The Minus Touch, by Craig Maloney.Arid Apocalypse, by Keldaran.Disposable Heroes, by Sandy Pug Games.My Identical Cousin, by Misha Handman.A Duet of Steel, by Adrian Thoen.Little Mimic in the Big City, by Chris Hopper.01 Is The Most Dangerous Number, by Ursidice.
47 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Thanks for the mini rant about d20, @madadric, reminded me to get this one out there.
54 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
On hit points in D&D — where they came from, where they’re going, and how we feel about them.
62 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Domain management games, and the continuation of our remote recording experiment.
63 minutes | Dec 5, 2017
A very special holiday question.So much D&D.Call of Cthulhu d20.Mouse Guard x Horatio Hornblower.Burning Wheel.Dungeon World.
73 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
In this episode:Risk LegacyWe Didn't Playtest This At All: LegacyPandemic Legacy: Season 1SeafallCharterstoneFirst MartiansFable SystemLegacy of the SlayerPandemic Legacy: Season 2Torchbearer
59 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
In this episode:Torchbearer + Keep on the Borderlands (recorded session)GauntletD&D 3e, 5eApocalypse World + 2eDungeon WorldBlades in the DarkMicroscope: ExplorerCharterstoneFuture Sage: What was that game about toys that come alive each night?Monsterhearts + 2eInheritanceTwilight Struggle, 13 Days, 13 Minutes, Iron Curtain (Katie’s review).Adam’s convention game starter kit.
59 minutes | Oct 17, 2017
We make them.
52 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
In this episode:The Prussian kriegsspiel systems of the 1800s.Holland ’44: Operation Market-Garden digression.The way of GM-ing.My Life with Master.Caves of Chaos on Twitter.Le Vol de l’Aigle.Pub Battles: Brandywine.Subterfuge.Dreams in Darkness.
52 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
In this episode:Freebooting VenusDungeon WorldDCCBurning WheelTorchbearerMouse GuardTenra Bansho Zero (I’ll stop, I promise.)
55 minutes | Sep 5, 2017
In this episode:Best FriendsParanoia 2016Amber Diceless RoleplayingBurning WheelDread Geas of Duke VulkuDungeon Crawl ClassicsTravellerRogue TraderDiasporaFiascoThe Quiet YearTorchbearerThe Mountain Witch
69 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
In this episode:A tweet from Ben WrightApocalypse WorldTrainThe Valedictorian’s DeathNight WitchesGNSOSR8 Kinds of FunBartle’s Taxonomy Of Player TypesTenra Bansho ZeroAdvanced Squad LeaderCombat CommanderTowerfallVim vs. Emacs16 HP Dragon99% InvisibleDaniel SolisInnovationThe X-cardThe BeastMicroscopeOh, and “Today’s 10,000:” https://xkcd.com/1053/
48 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
A small rant for #rpgtheoryJuly about game balance: (1/6)— Vincent Baker (@lumpleygames) July 25, 2017
44 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
#rpgtheoryJuly A vital shift in how I understood RPG design came when I stopped worrying about spotlight & started thinking about audience.— Grumpy Old Ep (@Epidiah) July 4, 2017
61 minutes | Jul 11, 2017
Our perilous journey continues.
50 minutes | Dec 6, 2016
Now that the season is mostly over...
39 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
55 minutes | Oct 4, 2016
Indie Game Reading Club‘s snarky #INDIEGAMEaDAY2016 question list below the fold.When were you last deprotagonized? What happened and how did you reassertyour agency?What game created your most elaborate relationship map? How much of it did you actually use?What’s your favorite behavioral incentive?What’s your favorite perverse behavioral incentive?Would you say rolling dice to have sex is hot, dirty, deprotagonizing, or all the above?How many PbtA games do you own, and which one best captures its most clichéd genre tropes?When did you last spend more time setting up a situation and talking about the situation after than actually playing in that situation?What was your most awesome fight online about what does and does not constitute a story-game?When was the last time an indie game made you feel guilty about your race, gender, or sexual identity? Were you more or less woke after you played it?When did you most recently refuse to play a trad game because the central facilitation role was granted too much creative authority?Best unwanted fictional input generated by procedural uncertainty?Best story about waiting for players in a GMless game to finally get to the point in a scene they’ve called for but obviously had no idea why they wanted it in the first place?What’s the most you’ve spent on a Kickstarter game relative to the amount of play it received?What’s the most play-disruptive discovery you’ve made when you insist on playing by the actual printed rules?When was the last time you unironically used the word “diegetic?”GMs: abusers, control freaks or both? Best story explaining why this is so.Do you buy your legal-sized paper by the ream or by the case? Do you ever try to reuse your playbooks or just start fresh every time?What’s your best story about a precious snowflake character some trad player brought to the table because it was “clever?” How did you call them out?What kind of shit-fit did you throw the last time someone tried to schedule your convention game in a ballroom like you’re playing fucking Pathfinder or something?What’s your best story about falling all over yourself trying to rescue a bunch of awesome fiction that just got invalidated after making a fortune-at-the-end roll like some commoner?What was the last OSR game you tried to play, but quit because you realized there’s literally no mechanical support for a storyline at all?How many friendships have you terminated because they confessed they kind of like to play Fate games sometimes? It’s okay. Fate players have to hear the truth.Tell your most scandalous story about getting X-carded.What was the very saddest thing you wrote on an index card?Do you like your scene framing hard, harder, or hardest? What’s the very hardest you’ve had your scene framed?When you interrogate the nature of heroism in your game, do you prefer to directly or indirectly invoke Lacanianism?What’s the very best playtest-stage game your friends probably haven’t heard of yet? How long ago did you play it and how much better was it than the current version?What’s the most interesting period of obscure and unrelatable history you’d like to see a game set in? How would you do it?What indie game tech do you most keenly miss when you play something more mainstream? And then do you denounce the game in person or do you save it for a social media rant?What is your fondest memory of a game you thought was fun before you knew better?
51 minutes | Aug 23, 2016
TODO: Write up Black Stars Rise: Lemonade Edition.Also, Prince Valiant should still be backable when this comes out.Adam’s #Threeforged games, in case you want to tear them apart:Forgeborn (1534)Life as it Was (1572)Bootleggers (1580)
68 minutes | Aug 18, 2015
End of season one!Straits of Anián is the blog Sage was referencing. Other games in the “Tags” list.
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