On RPGs

In this episode,Don talks with Jonathan Tweet about the 13th Age.

 
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In this episode, Erik and Don talk about adding riddles and puzzles to your adventures.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

In this episode, Don talks with Scott Nicholson about Nordic LARP.

 All things Nordic LARP: https://nordiclarp.org/
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about death in the game and all of its implications.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talks about how to introduce RPGs to new players.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

In this episode, Don talks with Jon Maness about Quickstarts in RPGs.

 
 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about their favorite mechanics from various role-playing games.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am EST

In this episode, Don and Stephanie Frey talk about their experiences at ScarabCon and how they did with the Pharoah's challenge!

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk doing research on your adventure and what happens when it doesn't go the way you think it will.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EST

In this episode, Don talks with Stephanie Fry about running Ravenloft.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

In this episode, Don talks with Giles about gaming in Australia and a little about On Minis Games.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

In this episode, Don talks with Darren Miller, author of the the Monster Hunters Club, about 80s nostalgia and gaming.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about failed campaigns, starting a new one, and what to consider when starting a super hero game.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EST

In this episode, Don is joined by the one and only Ken Hite to talk about their experiences at Origins.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

In this episode, Erik is joined by Philip Jaques to talk about creating backgrounds for your characters.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about games they've played and discuss what a good video intro to specific RPGs should look like.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk lines and veils, a listener response to our discussion on X-cards.

Next, Don tells Erik about his love affair with the Dungeonworld RPG.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about X cards and how to deal with sensitive subject matter in your game.

Next, Don tells Erik about his experiences at ScarabCon participating in the Iron GM tournament again.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about what makes a good demo scenario.

Also, Don takes a look at the 60 Second Dungeon, Erik looks at Paizo's pocket rulebooks for Pathfinder and also the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path book. Lastly, Don is smitten with Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

In this episode, Don and Jon Maness talk about running games at conventions, with special tips on running for people who don't know the system.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about how to keep the mystery alive in your campaign.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about the background options or feats your characters take and how to incorporate them into your campaign.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about humor in role-playing games, both intentional and unintentional.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about the way adventures are presented and that there has to be a better way.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

In this episode, Don talks with Chaosium about the goings on with the company.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk with Sean Patrick Fannon about Savage Worlds Rifts, currently on Kickstarter.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik answer a listener's email about how to avoid railroading in your campaign.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about starting a new campaign where all characters suffer from amnesia.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

In this episode, Don talk with folks from Scarab Con about the Iron GM event.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about what goes into a great convention game.

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

In this episode, Erik and Don are joined by Reed Little to talk about using food to create a bond with your gaming group.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don take a look at running a game with one or two players.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don take a look at running a horror game.

Don also talks about Hrothgar's Horde and Adventure Scents.

 

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EST

In this episode, Erik and Don take a look at games set in crazy or unusual locations

 
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

In this episode, Don talks to Clint Black all about Savage Worlds.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don take a look at the tarvern (or seedy bar, or sci-fi cantina) and its place in the campaign.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don continue their talk on various role-playing games; their strengths and their weaknesses.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk various role-playing games; their strengths and their weaknesses.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about non-traditional senses and incorporating them into your campaign.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

In this episode we continue Don's coverage of Scarab Con to talk about Pathfinder and talk with Mary Harbaugh.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:50am EST

In this episode Don goes to Scarab Con to talk about the Iron GM competition.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about trading off GM duties in a campaign.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about maps in games.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EST

In this episode, Don is joined by special guest Ken Hite to talk about many things gaming including his new Kickstarter, The Dracula Dossier.

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik are joined by special guest James Wallis to talk about the new version of Paranoia, Baron Munchausen, and humorous gaming.

You can check out the Paranoia Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990654819/paranoia-rpg?ref=discovery

 

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Category:guest -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about changing the style or feel of a campaign while it is ongoing.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about what to do when your players don't pick up on your breadcrumbs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about dungeon crawls and building a dungeon that makes sense.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about GM screens and their usefulness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about playing sub-optimal characters and the options that creates.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about isms (like racisim or sexism) in a role-playing game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about acts of villainy in your game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about what it takes to make a good villain in your game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EST

In this episode, Don and Erik talk about treasure and rewards in your game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about the campaign world and how detailed it needs to be for your game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk the need for rules in a game and also how to deal with cheaters.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk computers at the table.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk social gaming in your rpg.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about memorable moments in a game and how to create them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about the length of a campaign.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about playing when all of your players aren't there.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about choosing the right game for your campaign.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about the different types of players you will often find in a campaign and how to tailor your game to meet their disparate needs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about the flower of the five senses. How to engage your players by using all of their characters' senses.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

In this episode, Erik and Don talk about how to run a campaign when you only game once per month.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

In this premiere episode, Don and Erik discuss their role-playing game backgrounds and what they hope the show will cover in future episodes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

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