Episode 65 — What on Earth is a THAC0?

Episode 65 — What on Earth is a THAC0?

 
 
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After an opening reflection about character creation, Chris and Andy tackle the question that drives us all: what is THAC0, how does it work, and why do so many gamers point to it as a confusing stumbling block?

Episode 64 — Spaceship Dinosaurs, Mutant Crime-fighters, and More

Episode 64 — Spaceship Dinosaurs, Mutant Crime-fighters, and More

 
 
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Join Chris, Andy, and guest GM Joel Boonstra as they venture off-script and deep into the heart of 1980s children’s cartoons! With the help of the Gamma World roleplaying game, they create a team of barge-dwelling crime-fighters certain to dominate Reagan-era toy store shelves and Saturday morning TV.

Episode 60 – What campaign are you chickening out of running?

Episode 60 – What campaign are you chickening out of running?

 
 
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Andy and Chris get personal and share all about the campaigns they really want to run, but just can’t quite bring themselves to dive into. It’s a GM therapy session!

Appendix:

Episode 59 — How Do You Use Mazes in a Roleplaying Game?

Episode 59 — How Do You Use Mazes in a Roleplaying Game?

 
 
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Mazes and labyrinths are a fixture of fantasy roleplaying games, but are they actually fun? Chris and Andy talk about what goes into making mazes fun for your players to interact with.

Episode 59 appendix:

Episode 57 — “Eternal Lies” Campaign Postmortem (with Guest GM Matt Wilson)

Episode 57 — “Eternal Lies” Campaign Postmortem (with Guest GM Matt Wilson)

 
 
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Guest GM Matt Wilson (@hypomodern) joins the show to discuss his recently-finished 18-month campaign of “Eternal Lies”! Matt talks about what worked and what didn’t, how he adjusted the campaign for his table, and what GM tricks he used to make the experience come alive for his players.

Episode 57 appendix:

Episode 56 — How Do You Handle Luck and Divine Intervention? (with guest GM Kyle Latino)

Episode 56 — How Do You Handle Luck and Divine Intervention? (with guest GM Kyle Latino)

 
 
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Guest GM Kyle Latino joins Andy and Chris to discuss luck, fate points, divine intervention, and other ways that games equip players with get-out-of-jail-free cards! We hear from Kyle about his new Kickstarter project, and then chat about every type of deus ex machina we can think of.

Episode 56 appendix:

  • Old Roads, Kyle’s map zine currently being funded on Kickstarter!