Critical Success

Critical Success is a resource for new GMs and players as well as experienced role-players who want to spend time thinking about game theory.

James will be applying concepts from improv, writing and story telling to explain how you can sharpen your GM skills and make your game more fun for everyone. Critical Success will use clips from the ONE SHOT podcast so everyone can see these concepts in action.

26. Roll 20 and OGL

James talks to Suzanne Wallace and Nolan T. Jones of Roll20 about online play, the changing face of tabletop, and D&D 5th edition OGL on Roll20’s virtual marketplace.

25. Japanese Game Design

Matt Sanchez and Andy Kitowski are the two brilliant minds behind Kotodama Heavy Industries. You’ll recognize their work on games that have been translated from Japanese into english like Tenra Bansho: ZERO, Ryuutama, and Shinobigami. They about the history and development of RPGs in Japan, Japanese gaming culture, and the process of translating a game.

Avonelle Wing

James sits down with one of the brilliant minds behind Double Exposure to discuss Metatopia, the Envoy program, and fostering an open gaming community.

Rapid Fire 2

In this episode James tells you what’s so great about sailor moon character sheets, what you should do about describing actions in combat, and how to handle two players with the same specialization.

Gencon Fan Panel 2015

James, Kat, and John Patrick Coan discuss playing as performance and answer questions from heroes

Rapid Fire

James, Kat, and John Patrick Coan discuss playing as performance and answer questions from heroes

Blue Rose with Jack Norris

James speaks to Jack Norris about the return of Blue Rose, Green Ronin’s new take on the original romantic fantasy RPG. We calk about changes to the setting, updates to AGE, and design goals for the new edition.

Sex and Romance

Today James sits down with Alex Roberts from the Table Top Superhighway Podcast to discuss two often ignored topics at the gaming table: sex and romance.

20. Heart Breakers

James invites Jon and Jef from the System Mastery podcast on to the show to talk about bad role playing games and how to avoid making them.

Maps and Minis

This week James McGhie asked the simple question: “Tiles and minis, yay or nay?”