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Episode Seven: Conflict Resolution

This episode is about non-combat conflict resolution systems in RPGs. Not every game uses the same kind of mechanic for every conflict. Most games use a separate mechanic for combat, but a unified mechanic for non-combat conflicts. When it comes to conflict of the non-physical variety RPGs tend to be a little lacking in mechanical support, but we discuss some examples of games that change this up.

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Episode 2-7

Favorite Games of the Week

Children of Wyrms
God King
Enter The Shadowside

Currently Playing

We’re still playing Remnants, and it is going very well.


We would like some more ideas for episodes. Please let us know if you want to hear about anything in particular.


JAMES! Thanks for the episode idea.

WIL! Thanks for reinforcing the idea.

We both love Law & Order: SVU.

You should watch the He-Man Christmas Special.

Dragon Dice was and apparently still is an awesome game. Joe has a shitload of those dice…

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)
“Oh Fortune” (Dan Mangan)
“Wanna Let It Go” (Alias)
“Madras” (Chuck Jonkey)

Games Mentioned

Dresden Files RPG
The Shadow of Yesterday
Dogs in the Vineyard
World of Darkness
Dungeons & Dragons
Trail of Cthulhu
Sorcery & Super Science!
The Danse Macabre
Invite Only
Promethean: The Created
Geist: The Sin Eaters
Changeling: The Lost
GURPS 4th Edition
GURPS Social Engineering
Wicked Fantasy: Orks: Children of Pain
Part-Time Gods

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  • Love the concept of Enter the Shadowside. I saw when it was first getting created on an image board, and now it has it’s own presence on over at I’m going to go cross post this episode over there for you guys!

    Superfan Joe

    May 15, 2012

  • Thanks for cross posting, man!


    May 15, 2012

  • No big. r/shadowside isn’t very lively, but I figure the more exposure you guys get the better.

    Superfan Joe

    May 15, 2012