Episode 68 — How Do You Run Large Battles?

Episode 68 — How Do You Run Large Battles?

 
 
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What do large-scale battles look like in the games you run? Chris and Andy discuss the different ways that big battles can play out in a roleplaying game, and talk about the appeal and limitations of large-scale combat.

Episode 67 — ‘The Ground Itself’ Actual Play Part 2 (with Amber Seger and Kyle Latino)

Episode 67 — ‘The Ground Itself’ Actual Play Part 2 (with Amber Seger and Kyle Latino)

 
 
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Amber Seger (@rocketorca) and Kyle Latino (@kylelatino) join Chris and Andy for part two of our playthrough of The Ground Itself!

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Episode 66 — ‘The Ground Itself’ Actual Play Part 1 (with Amber Seger and Kyle Latino)

Episode 66 — ‘The Ground Itself’ Actual Play Part 1 (with Amber Seger and Kyle Latino)

 
 
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Amber Seger (@rocketorca) and Kyle Latino (@kylelatino) join Chris and Andy for an epic playthrough of The Ground Itself! Working together, we collaborate to tell the story of one extremely weird castle and the people who live and (maybe) die there.

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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!

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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.

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