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49 minutes | May 19, 2022
Episode 145: How to be a good citizen at the game table
Main Topic When you are sitting at the table to play a game what are you doing? Are you waiting to be led to the next thing or are you engaging in the game? How...
56 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Episode A Gross: GM Library 6
Main Topic Guard-a-Manger The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett. The last novel published by Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man gave rise to a media phenomenon including movies, tv shows, and more. For a GM, The Thin...
65 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Episode 143: Bashing with the BattleLords and we get Savage!!
Main Topic Tonight we are sitting down to chat Savage BattleLords again but this time with the creators. Let them know what we like and question about how they did things. Just a reminder the...
42 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Episode 142: Review of Savage BattleLords
Main Topic The Kickstarter for this book will be going live in the spring some time. We were not given a firm date for that yet. If you want to check out the Quickstart rules...
46 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Episode 141: Impromptu GMing
Main Topic We have all been there. You check your notes for the game that is supposed to start in 30 minutes and realize you haven’t got anything written down. Oh No, what do you...
52 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Episode 140: Constructs, Undead and the Unliving Creature Catalog 2
Main Topic As we look at more ways to include creatures and interesting critters to populate a world, we turn to primarily non-sentient undead, constructs, and robots that may be around! Undead – One of...
39 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Episode 139: Super Villains
Main Topic Super Villains are a staple of the comic genre. They help to be the foil to the Heroes of those stories. How do you build one in a Superhero Game? First look to...
49 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Episode 138: Taking, Giving and Analyzing Advice
Main Topic Even as folks become more proficient in running games, there is always room for improvement. There is a kind of strange kind of situation that seems to be unique to gaming when it...
43 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Episode 137: Tropes vs. Cliches
Main Topic Tropes and cliches represent two related ideas that often are confused with one another. Each can be used to great effect, but often the former is considered positive while the latter negative. Each...
48 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Episode 136: Fireside Chat 2021
Main Topic Fireside Chat 2021. We just sit around and chat about the year. Also what we would like to do in the upcoming year as well. We cover movies we liked to working on...
39 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Episode 135: Evil Overlords
Main Topic The Evil Overlord is an iconic stereotype of games and books. This one leans into the fantasy realms more so than some of the other villains. At least I feel that way. This...
63 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Episode 134: Kinds of Technology for Sci-Fi Games
Main Topic Technology is ubiquitous in Sci-Fi. As a matter of fact it is actually one of the defining elements to the genre. Is this something you are going to make major or minor as...
36 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Episode 133: Kinds of Magic For Fantasy Games
Main Topic Magic is often one of the defining pillars of a Fantasy Game or Setting. When you are either designing your own, or describing an existing setting’s magic, make sure to capture what sort...
54 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Episode 132: Interview with B Dave Walters
Main Topic With a varied and rich background, B. Dave Walters brings a unique touch to the characters and games he runs, plays, and writes. A well recognized panelist for conventions, streamer, and writer, Dave...
70 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 131: BattleLords new Kickstarter
Main Topic Sitting down with the guys over at BattleLords to chat about what they have been working on recently, as well as the new Kickstarter that should go live by the end of October...
49 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 130: How to Research for your Game
Main Topic So you are going to be running a game. All GM’s do this but what is the first thing you do once you have pitched the basic idea to your players? Maybe you...
41 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 129: Statblockapolloza Part 6
Main Topic So over the last couple of episodes we did character creation for a FATE game. We are at that time of the year for another round of Statblockopolloza. All of us thought it...
58 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Episode 128: Building Fate Characters Part 2
Main Topic In this episode we finish up these characters Skills and Stunts, plus a few more campaign setting items to touch up. How do you build out your FATE character skills? When you have...
53 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Episode 127: Building Fate Characters Part One
Main Topic Creating FATE Characters has never been easier or more fun. We are going to create some Fate characters for a campaign idea Guard-A-Manger has cooked up. Let’s see what we come up with....
58 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Episode 126: Inspiration for Metaphysical Games
Main Topic We are going to wrap up this series with a discussion about where you can draw inspiration for those whimsical or dark games with a metaphysical bend. You can draw Inspiration for these...
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