Category: The RPG Room

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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: Cognitive Bias and the death of geekdom

  Is Cognitive bias destroying geekdom? In this episode, Jim Pinto proposes that Geekdom as we know is about to die a painful and very unavoidable death thanks to the blight that is cognitive bias and confirmation bias in our lives. In a nutshell, we are seeing more and more crappy shows and movies that…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: GenCon and the Ennies

For those of us who are on the other side of the planet, GenCon is a very difficult to reach convention. And that can be frustrating because, inarguably, GenCon is the best RPG convention in the world and the biggest. And we can’t be there. Or I can’t. However both Vickey and Jim do get…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: So you want to be a freelance?

I think it’s safe to say that every single roleplaying games out there has, at some point, wanted to write games. Whether it is for their own adventures, new classes, professions, spells… and fully fledged games too, of course. The RPG industry relies quite heavily on freelancers because few companies can afford to hire full-time…
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room 17: Our worst game sessions ever

Playing 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…
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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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