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Episode 13 : Genres

Episode 13 : Genres

In this regular episode we discuss genres of role-playing games, why we like particular genres and why certain certain don’t appeal to us.Can we overlook subpar game mechanics if we love the genre, and can we overlook genre if the game mechanics are solid? Hosts: Carl, Brandon, Andrew, Jason and Todd Note: We tried something […]

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GenCon 2011 Wrap-Up

GenCon 2011 Wrap-Up

This is a recording of our Saturday lunch conversation and our Sunday airport wrap-up. We recorded a few other times, but the conversation didn’t stick to gaming or the convention, so I didn’t include it in this episode. In this episode we give our opinions on the games we played, such as Tannhauser, Chaos in […]

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Episode 12 : Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch

Episode 12 : Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch

In this episode we discuss our experiences playing and reading through the Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying games of Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader and Deathwatch. If you’ve never played any of these games, this episode will give you a good overview of them and what to expect from them. We go over the pros and cons of […]

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Episode 10 : The Cost of Tabletop Gaming

Episode 10 : The Cost of Tabletop Gaming

In this episode we discuss the cost of tabletop gaming, be it roleplaying games, wargames, board games or card games. Is it expensive? Does it have to be? What about all those limited edition collector editions?  We also briefly discuss buying online vs. the friendly local gaming store, buying new vs. used, and selling your […]

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Episode 9: Dice!

Episode 9: Dice!

In this episode we discuss dice, our superstitions regarding dice, our favorite types, Game Science dice, dice etiquette and much more. Jason and Conn also give a quick review of their trip to this year’s PAX East convention. We would like to give a mention to Dragon Chow Dice Bags, as we highly recommend her […]

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Episode 8: RPG Player Types

Episode 8: RPG Player Types

In this episode we discuss 7 archetypes of RPG players as listed in Robin D. Law’s book ‘Robin’s Laws of Good Game Mastering’  (Steve Jackson Games, 2001).  In it, he describes the categories of players as: The Power Gamer The Butt Kicker The Tactician The Specialist The Method Actor The Storyteller The Casual Gamer Robin […]

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Episode 7: It’s About Time

Episode 7: It’s About Time

Having kids, careers, other responsibilities and diversions, we find that gaming often takes a back seat. We discuss the changes they’ve made to keep tabletop gaming a part of their lives. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the subject! How do you schedule your games, cut down on prep time, and have you sought […]

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Episode 6: Character Death

Episode 6: Character Death

We’re back from a short break for the holidays and this is a short episode in which we shake-off the dust and talk about character death. In our last Pathfinder RPG gaming session, we lost over half the party and thought it would make a good topic of discussion. We also discuss the lethality of […]

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Episode 5: Savage Worlds… and kids!

Episode 5: Savage Worlds… and kids!

In this episode, Carl, Andrew and his son Drew talk about Savage Worlds, have a root beer break, and share their Top 5 Animated Movies lists. 00:00 Introduction 00:50 Savage Worlds 23:54 Root Beer break 26:25 Savage Worlds Final Thoughts 31:28 Top 5 Animated Movies Hosts: Carl, Andrew Guest: Drew Podcast: Play in new window […]

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Episode 4: New Players

Episode 4: New Players

Our friends Shaffer and Conn are both new to the gaming hobby and have been playing for only a few months. We decided to get their thoughts on what they like, what they don’t like, and how they got involved in this crazy hobby with funny dice. 00:00 Introduction 00:45 New players pt.1 14:34 Beer […]

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