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Archive for October, 2012

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Episode Nineteen: Does System Matter?

This is a perennial debate amongst roleplayers on the Internet. Some feel the debate is settled, some do not, it’s still an interesting point to debate, and so Nicky and I do so.

Let us know how you feel about it via email, on the Forums, on Facebook, or even on Twitter.

Episode 2-19

Favorite Games of the Week

ImagiNation
Blue Planet
Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. – Savage Worlds Edition

Currently Playing

Well, Shadows of Esteren died an ignominious death. We discuss what happened, and talk about how we selected Dresden Files RPG. Our monthly game also settled on Vampire: the Requiem!

Announcements

OneBadMoFo, congratulations!

Shoutouts!

Be sure to check out the IndieGoGo for RATS!

Also, be certain to look at the Kickstarter for Magicians: A Language Learning RPG.

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)

The rest of this week’s music is provided by Midnight Syndicate from their album A Time Forgotten. Specifically, the tracks are:
01 The Lost Overture (Fallen Grandeur)
08 Master of Evil (Unseen Eyes)
13 Farewell Forever (Noctem Aeternus – Encoder Remix)

Games Mentioned

Dresden Files RPG
Fate
The Shadow of Yesterday
Shard
Shadows of Esteren
Vampire: the Requiem
Castles & Crusades
Pathfinder
World of Darkness
Dogs in the Vineyard
Scion
Star Wars D6
Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition
GURPS 4th Edition
Sorcery & Super Science!
High School of the Damned
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition
Qin: The Warring States
Dread
Bogeyman
Spycraft

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Episode Eighteen: Horror

Horror is in the air, as we are in the season of Halloween (in the U.S. anyway). We felt it was appropriate to mention out Halloween games. Every year, we set up a Halloween Special which we either insert into the campaign of the moment or do as a one-shot.

Be sure to write us an email, post on our Forums, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Episode 2-18

Favorite Games of the Week

The Resurrectionists Collection
Nights Black Agents
High School of the Damned

Currently Playing

We are still doing Shadows of Esteren . A great game with a very specific feel.

Announcements

Why don’t you think about buying a buy a T-Shirt!

Joe is a terrible geek.

What is Halloween like where you’re at, if you’re not in the United States?

Shoutouts!

Joe ran a one shot based on Nightcrawlers which is available to read on the author’s (Robert R. McCammon) site for free.

I can’t believe we’re shouting out to Insane Clown Posse.

Nicky is Queen of GUMSHOE!

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)

The rest of this week’s music is provided by Midnight Syndicate from their album Carnival Arcane. Specifically, the tracks are:
03 Welcome To the Carnival
06 A Strange Menagerie
15 Carousel Ride

Games Mentioned

7th Sea
Vampire: the Requiem
World of Darkness
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Shadows of Esteren
Savage Worlds
Dread
Bogeyman
Changeling: The Lost
Mage: The Awakening
GURPS IOU
Deadlands Classic
Deadlands: Reloaded
Ravenloft
Wraith: The Oblivion
Kill Puppies for Satan
Grey Ranks
My Life with Master
Little Fears
Monsters and Other Childish Things
GUMSHOE
Welcome to Mortiston, USA
Castles & Crusades
Geist: The Sin Eaters

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Interview with Robin Laws

Here’s an extra special interview wherein Nicky interviews Robin Laws. He’s kickstarting a new game, Hillfolk, and in this interview he talks quite a bit about it. It’s an interesting game that’s worth backing!

Special Robin Laws Interview Episode

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Episode Seventeen: Burnout

This episode is about how to avoid Burnout. Sometimes, especially when you’ve been playing the same game for a while, you just aren’t having fun anymore while you game. Nicky and Joe offer a lot of advice on how to keep up some excitement in a game. It mostly boils down to good communication within a group, the more comfortable everyone is with telling the group that they are just not having fun, the easier it is to address the problem early.

There are a lot of different ways to get ahold of us: email, our Forums, Facebook, and Twitter! You can also call and leave a voicemail at +1-773-998-2467

Episode 2-17

Favorite Games of the Week

Pandemic
Lords of Olympus
High Space Beta

Currently Playing

We have just started playing Shadows of Esteren . So far, the game goes well! We’ve made characters and are ready to begin our adventures in a dark, gothic medieval world.

Announcements

Joe messed up saying that the Lords of Olympus PDF isn’t bookmarked: it is indeed very thoroughly bookmarked.

T-Shirts are available, pictures soon!

Joe is still posting his novel, Dead Home Chicago.

Shoutouts!

Drew! This episode could not have happened without you.

Emily from On The Lamb Games makes Brushfire, and she helped my brother resolve an issue he had after ordering a bunch of minis from them.

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)
“Lost In Time” (Jesus On Extasy)
“The Distance Between Two Points” (Bill Evans)
“Yellow Dragon” (Charles Scott)

Games Mentioned

Sorcery & Super Science!
Shadows of Esteren
Scion
Dresden Files RPG
GURPS 4th Edition
Deadlands Classic
Dungeons & Dragons
Remnants
The World’s Greatest Screen
Racial Holy War
FATAL
Human Occupied Landfill
Shard
Arkham Horror
Zynvaded
Forbidden Island
Castles & Crusades
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Amber
Fate
Savage Worlds