Episode 89 — Design the Coolest Boat for an RPG

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Episode 89 — Design the Coolest Boat for an RPG
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What would you say is the coolest boat there is? Andy, Chris, and guest GM Nate put their minds together to try and create a really cool boat you can drop into your tabletop RPG.

Episode 88 – Design an Arena Boss Rush

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Episode 88 - Design an Arena Boss Rush
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Listen as Andy and Chris continually fail to not reference videogames as they design an arena boss rush! This question was sent into us by Ryan out in Korea. Thanks, Ryan!

Episode 87 — Design an Interesting Shop

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Episode 87 — Design an Interesting Shop
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Can Chris and Andy design a shop for a roleplaying game that’s actually interesting to visit? Listen as they brainstorm a quirky shop that provides not only items for your players to purchase, but opportunities for investigation and adventure.

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Episode 86 – Create a Festival!

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Episode 86 - Create a Festival!
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Test your might and win the prize of listening to this episode where Chris and Andy take on the design challenge of: “Create a festival” (a topic added by Tim Saucer)!

Chris reminisces way too much his stint in Indiana and Andy relives some memories of horrible footwear. Then they imagine a totally normal festival with absolutely no creepy stuff set in 80s/90s small town America.

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Episode 85 — Space Anomalies That Beg to be Investigated

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Episode 85 — Space Anomalies That Beg to be Investigated
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What space object or event would be so insanely interesting that even the most dedicated PCs will divert course to go check it out? Chris and Andy brainstorm three space anomalies that even the least curious characters couldn’t stop themselves from investigating.

Episode 84 — Underwater Adventures (That Are Actually Fun)

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Episode 84 — Underwater Adventures (That Are Actually Fun)
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Big news in this episode! Roll for Topic isn’t on its own anymore–we’re now part of a brand-new podcast network. After discussing this news (and nerding out about Michael Moorcock’s Elric novels), Chris and Andy puts their GM brains together to come up with an idea for an underwater adventure that sounds not just workable, but fun.

Episode 83 — AMBUSH! (with Peter Dillman)

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Episode 83 — AMBUSH! (with Peter Dillman)
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Andy and Chris ambush Peter Dillman, creator of the Dillman’s Dungeon: A Gamer’s Retreat Kickstarter campaign, and force him to design an ambush scenario for a fantasy roleplaying game. Along the way we learn all about Peter’s amazing vision for an “Air D&D” venue to host gaming getaways.

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Episode 82 — Useless Magic Items (That Might Have a Use)

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Episode 82 — Useless Magic Items (That Might Have a Use)
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Ever given the player characters a magic item that seems to have no practical use… only to have the players figure out a good use for it anyway? Andy and Chris brainstorm up several such “useless” magic items you could drop into your campaign.

Episode 81 — Creating a Love Triangle for Your Game

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Episode 81 — Creating a Love Triangle for Your Game
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We’re starting something new with this episode! Join as we roll on our brand new Table of Design Challenges to determine a random GM design challenge for Andy and Chris to create on air. The first challenge is to create a love triangle that can be added to any D&D campaign!

Episode 80 — Actual Play Retrospective, and New Year GMing Goals

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Episode 80 — Actual Play Retrospective, and New Year GMing Goals
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It’s a brand new year! We start with Chris’ reflections on running last episode’s live game, and then Andy and Chris both talk about GMing goals for 2022—as well as about plans for the podcast!