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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Why play, hey?

Why play RPGs? Why spend hours reading books and preparing for games? Why belong to a community that is both so hostile and welcoming at the same time? Believe it or not it is a question I ask myself very often. Why bother with a hobby in which a dissenting voice is shut down instead…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: On cultural appropriation in games

The topic of cultural appropriation is a hot one in Social Justice circles. But is it a justified outcry when someone uses another’s culture to create games, costumes or anything else? It is a matter of fact that cultures evolve both by themselves – traditions that become canon in time or ones that die, fashion…
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Podcast Episode – The Boardgame Interview Room: Rome – Rise to Power from Golden Egg Games

Rome: Rise to Power is another history based game, this time from Golden Egg Games, creators of City Council and Athlas Duel for Divinity and also with a nice twist: A trademarked mechanic system. It’s all in the podcast… Also very interesting is that this time the game is also going to be finished, printed,…
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Podcast Episode – The Boardgame Interview Room: Prime Time from Golden Egg Games

Prime Time Broadcast Tycoon is the latest offering from Golden Egg Games, a company that keeps coming up with great game after great game. This time they are offering a TV channel simulator in which the players have to create their own shows, arrange a weekly schedule and compete to get the most audience and…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Ad-absentia Players and Their Characters

Sometimes players have to leave the game and be ad-absentia for a few weeks at the time and sometimes they leave their characters behind so they can come back and retake the session. That happens more often than not in long term campaigns. What should happen to those characters? In this episode Vickey Beaver, Jim…
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