Jul 072015
 

game_overPlaying RPGs is a source of joy and entertainment for those who play them, but sometimes, just sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. Sometimes there’s someone who ruins your game.

And it can be you ruining it and not even realise.

In this episode, Jim Pinto and I talk about some of the bad experiences we’ve had at the table with our worst game sessions and we air some dirty secrets, as well as a few tips on how to stop it when “it” goes awry.

And we swear a bit in this episode. Sorry…

Hope you enjoy the show!

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Mar 152015
 

smoothRunning a game is not an exact science. Not even sure it is a science but sometimes it feels like it because you have to experiment a lot to get the desired results. And then you have to try again in a different group to get results and you might not get the results you wanted because… well, because people.

And yet we do learn to keep our games smooth so they are fun for everyone involved. Or we try.

In this episode we are going to give you our view and take on how to make that happen. We’ll tell you our techniques, some more controversial than others, and our approach.

Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

Also, please please please take a look at the Shadow of the Demon Lord Kickstarter that’s going on as this podcast comes out. It’s truly superb and, just in case you need any more reason, we talk about it in this episode too!

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Dec 072014
 

moralityandethicsimg[1]There is a lot to be said for ethics in games journalism. The fact is that it’s a very grey area because most of the journalism that goes on is done by amateurs for the love of it. Whether it is for boardgames or roleplaying games, there are just a handful of professional websites that are businesses.

And those numbers are *tiny* compared with the number of bloggers and video-bloggers out there. People writing reviews, articles and giving opinions about games of all sorts.

But are we an ethical lot? Probably not, though we also probably try our best and we’re not unethical maliciously.

There’s just not an established code of ethics in our media and, let’s face it, we all do what we want to do.

So what’s the solution?

We discuss some options in this episode.

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Apr 232014
 

UNCLE-SAM-GET-OUTOur hobby has a nasty side sometimes and when it shows its ugly face it is very difficult to roll high enough to save for the trolls. And some trolls don’t go away even if you pour acid or burn them to the ground.

That’s what happened recently with a Kickstarter project from Daring Entertainment.

The company released a project to fund a FATE based super hero game and some people took it to heart that they didn’t release the game on a “Pay What You Want” basis as well as having to deal with a well known con-man called Josh Hoopes.

Things got ugly and when they were on the brink of funding, the project was cancelled.

Well… if you’re one of the trolls who influenced this decision, this podcast episode is dedicated to you!

If you’re not one of those, I think you’ll find the episode entertaining!

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Apr 132014
 

legendary_gamesLegendary Games has been creating Pathfinder material for a while now and they do indeed know what they’re doing. Our very own Endzeitgeist has written numerous reviews of their products and more often than not he’s very complimentary, which is a good sing indeed!

It seems that now they’re setting themselves up for something bigger and better than anything they’ve done before and for that they’re in Kickstarter.

They have teamed up with Rogue Genius Games, Kobold Press and Dreamscarred Press to create an amazing looking compendium of books to expand on the Pathfinder Mythic rules. Three books, no less.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel Ventura and Jason Nelson and got to ask them a lot of questions about the project, their company, their future and a lot more.

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Podcast episode – The RPG Interview Room: Hero Forge Kickstarter

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Jan 212014
 

hero_forgeBy Paco Garcia Jaen

I’ve been waiting for Hero Forge for years and years and years and years. A company that can produce customised and bespoke  minis, printed on demand and to a such a high standard that there is no difference between those minis and those produced by more established companies.

At least that’s what they claim and that’s why I thought it’d be a good idea to invite the two instigators and chief thinkers of the company to find out what their plans are, what sort of miniatures, the artwork behind the minis, how are they going to avoid problems in the future and also what plans they have for the future!

Joshua Bennet and Teagan Morrison joined me to discuss all sorts of things and face some unnerving questions they probably weren’t expecting!

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