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Seventh Heaven: The Game Table

This episode’s topic is “The Physicality of gaming: Where you Game”

Welcome back to the newest episode of 2 Gms, 1 Mic. We’re starting to gear up for GenCon, and while going to conventions is fun, it’s important to think about where we game while not on vacation. In fact, having a comfortble place to game in probably contributes a lot to a satisfying campaign.

Episode Seven

FAVORITE GAMES OF THE WEEK

Trail of Cthulhu
Tough Justice
Silver Age Sentinels

CURRENTLY PLAYING

Qin: The Warring States

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 1,000th listener is going to win $20 for Amazon.

SHOUTOUTS

Zach, the Requiem games rocked, especially Flagstaff.

Cam! You’re awesome!

Joe loves his Sodastream an inordinate amount.

Randy is a great chef.

MUSIC SECTION

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day” (Mustard Men)
“Unkind” (Sloan)
“Relax, Max!… music for stressed people” (Jako Jake)
“End Times” Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game

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  • Only gamed without a table once when my anxiety got so bad I could barely leave my room.

    Most of the time I’ve been in private venues but recently I’ve been playing in pubs and handing out business cards to anyone who looks interested.

    It’s awesome!

    Thanks for the shout out for Tough Justice.

    Ian Warner

    July 5, 2011

  • By the way the blog has been massively reorganized with a link to the trailer and a link to the print version stickied at the top

    http://toughjustice.blog.co.uk

    Ian Warner

    July 5, 2011

  • Can the winner have $20 AND a nude pic of Nicky or Joe(Winner’s Choice)?

    Anony-Mous

    July 5, 2011

  • $20 AND Nude pic!? You ask too much! Plus, a nude pic of either of us would be worth much, much more than the $20…I’m a bronze Adonis come to life and Nicky is a stellar Aphrodite, there’s no way a nude picture of either of us would ever work, it would destroy the tubes of the intarwebz, burning them out with our accumulated radiance. Do you really want to break the interwebs?

    joewolz

    July 5, 2011

  • Hey, I’ve been really enjoying the episodes so far. I’m about to start running a Savage Worlds conversion of the Iron Kingdoms setting with my wife and a few friends. I was interested in your input though as I’m a bit novice in GM’ing. What are some suggestions you would have for a GM running a game with new or relatively inexperienced players? What are some things I can do to draw them in and get them hooked? Thanks for your advice!

    Snapshot_Superhero

    July 18, 2011

  • Well, the bet way to hook them is to be excited the whole time. Make sure you hit them with some furious fun, as SW is intended. I’d actually start the first (and maybe most of the subsequent) session “in media res.” Start each adventure with “roll initiative” so to speak. Try to end with good cliffhangers.

    joewolz

    July 20, 2011

  • One way to remove permanent marker from your game map (mentioned in Episode 7) is to draw over the Sharpie ink with dry erase ink, then erase that. It doesn’t work with all materials, but it works with some.

    Simon Fix

    August 4, 2011

  • I will try that if I didn’t throw it away. It’s been at my parents house for over a decade…

    joewolz

    August 8, 2011

  • You mentioned pictures in your games and it reminded me of one of my personal favorite moments while gaming. One of our GMs runs a World of Darkness game and during one of the sessions we ended up in Shadow. For whatever reason (and I can’t remember why) we all reverted to children. Once he dropped the bomb on us that we were all children he passed around school pictures of children that he had found on the world wide webs (beware parents!). Those simple black and white pictures set the whole tone for the next couple of sessions and added a level of creepiness to the game that I don’t think would have been achieved if he hadn’t printed off those pictures.

    Great podcast by the way, a friend recently recommended it and I am working through all your previous episodes.

    Dan

    March 5, 2012

  • That does sound creepy! I’m glad you’re liking the show so far.

    joewolz

    March 5, 2012

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