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Episode Twenty One: Art in RPGs

Hi everyone! On this episode, we talk about the role of art in RPGs. We think it’s an important part of what makes an RPG book great, and we will tell you why.

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Episode 2-21

Favorite Games of the Week

(Low Life) The Whole Hole – A Gadabout’s Guide to Mutha Oith – Volume 01: Keister Island
Champions Complete

Currently Playing

We finally got to play Vmpire, and DFRPG is mostly going well…minus some group dynamic issues.


We’re very sorry about missing an episode.


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Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)
“Can You Feel Me (Original Mix)” (Benjamin Shock)
“Drums For Peace” (Mojo Jones)
“Blind Leading the Blissed” (B6)

Games Mentioned

Dungeons & Dragons
Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
Shadows of Esteren
Lancea Sanctum
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
World of Darkness
Pathfinder Ultimate Equipment Guide
Human Occupied Landfill
Outbreak Undead
GURPS 4th Edition
Legend 5 Rings
Children of the Sun
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Castles & Crusades
Vampire: the Requiem

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  • Totally agree concerning art. A good example of art drawing me in is the art in Palladium’s Rifts game.
    An example of art that I can’t stand is Mage the Awakening. There are a few good ones but overall they suck so bad I’m actually embarrassed to show other people lest they judge the game by the retarded looking character sketches.

    Rob Neckar

    December 4, 2012

  • Some of my favourite games for their art (in addition to ones you’ve already mentioned) are:
    Anima: Beyond Fantasy
    Eclipse Phase

    Liam Murray

    December 7, 2012

  • I should totally check out Eclipse Phase. I’ve heard nothing but good things…


    December 9, 2012

  • Eclipse Phase is definitely worth checking out! Consistently great writing thoughout the books, fantastic art and layout, interesting setting and themes.

    Finally, all books are released under Creative Commons, with official torrents for the books, and links to download and share the books can be found on the developers’ blog.

    Liam Murray

    December 9, 2012