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337. The Try Guys Try D&D Part 1

James takes The Try Guys to Snowdonia, a land of danger and adventure haunted by the terrible crimson mist. It is up to:

  • EdGar, an Ivy League-educated barbarian searching for his lost family (Ned Fulmer)
  • Hotankles, a teifling bard working on a song that will one day save the world (Zach Kornfeld)
  • Joshua, a dragonborn sorcerer who loves to paint and travels the world for new pigments (Keith Habersberger)
  • Carol, a drow rogue femme fatale trying to keep her sordid past behind her while fighting for gay rights (Eugene Lee Yang) to track the mist to its source and protect the innocent Snowdonian villagers accused of witchcraft.

They must track the mist to its source and protect the innocent Snowdonian villagers accused of witchcraft.

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Skyjacks: Courier’s Call Episode 1

June Hymnal, Cecelia Witwick, and Kiran Rao live in a small town buried in the Ambershine Mountains called Thornvale. A magic place where it is always autumn and the harvest is always in season with it. Thornvale is also home to the Swiftwell Courier Service a moble post office that delivers mail from four Skyships. They are about to attend the novice festival where they might earn a space aboard an Audron Skyship and passage to Adventure.

CONTENT WARNING
Main Show: Implied parental conflict, non-physical fight between kids

TALK TO YOUR KIDS
Courier’s Call features non-binary gendered characters. If you are not familiar with non-binary genders or neutral pronouns, this is a good resource for for talking about those concepts with your kids!

THE ULTIMATE RPG GAMEPLAY GUIDE
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MERCH
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MUSIC
Arne Parrott
“Division” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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EDITING
Casey Toney
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BONUS: Year-End Q&A

Happy New Year! And, happy anniversary, Citizens of Revenant! Join us for a special celebratory Q&A episode as we answer fan questions and talk about what this show means to us.

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New Years 2019 Special & ReCast – Character Evolution Cast E06 – Session Zero

This is a special episode of Character Creation ReCast where we spend an extended cold open reminiscing on 2019 and looking forward to 2020. After that, we dive into a bonus ReCast episode where we discuss what makes a good session zero and what sorts of things you need to keep in mind as both a player and a GM to help enhance the experience! We even have our own Session Zero worksheet in the show notes for you to follow along with!

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Play/Test Guest Appearance by Amelia and Ryan:

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Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:24:39 – Intro
  • 00:25:20 – Ryan’s favorite part of session zero
  • 00:26:45 – Amelia’s favorite part of session zero
  • 00:27:36 – What is a session zero?
  • 00:29:20 – How does it feel different when you create characters together?
  • 00:32:17 – Building relationships between characters
  • 00:34:03 – Never go adventuring with strangers
  • 00:34:57 – The elevator pitch
  • 00:35:44 – Your inner power gamer
  • 00:36:30 – Say what you want
  • 00:38:05 – Your RPG first date
  • 00:40:00 – Why you should have a session zero
  • 00:41:06 – Safety and saying what you do(n’t) want
  • 00:27:27 – Establishing characters and relationships
  • 00:59:59 – A half-hearted apology to Caleb
  • 01:00:47 – Setting expectations
  • 01:05:05 – Our session zero guide
  • 01:09:30 – Meta game discussions
  • 01:11:54 – GM expectations of players
  • 01:26:18 – Player expectations of GMs
  • 01:29:56 – Safety guide
  • 01:32:54 – You don’t have to explain
  • 01:35:16 – NO MEANS NO (the X Card)
  • 01:39:07 – Soft no and checking in
  • 01:48:04 – Out of game logistics
  • 01:52:09 – Creating characters (or GO LISTEN TO OUR SHOW)
  • 01:55:08 – Let us tell people why session zero is great!
  • 01:58:53 – Closer
  • 02:00:11 – Show Blurb – A Horror Borealis

Transcripts

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336. Love and Justice Part 2

Bianca concludes their magical girl adventure with Meghan, Ryan, and Victoria.

Huge thanks to the donors to our World Builders page!

LOVE AND JUSTICE
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Skyjacks: Episode 44.5 Youngblood Interlude

Just a few miles outside of the Red Feather jewel city of Aurum the Youngblood estate has just received word of Tiberius’ demise. Remington Youngblood, current family patriarch, enlists the aid of his strongest ally to plot his response.

City of Aurum created by Amina Du Jean.

BEN MEREDITH
Stellar Firma
Rusty Quill Gaming
The Magnus Archives

MUSIC
“Division” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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ReCast – Character Evolution Cast E03 – 8 Kinds of Fun with Jim McClure

On this final ReCast episode, we delve into the Character Evolution Cast backlog to pull out our interview with Jim McClure, host of the Talking Tabletop podcast, designer of Reflections and Satanic Panic and owner of Third Act Publishing to learn about how the theory of the 8 kinds of fun can help players hone in on their interests and communicate with their GMs for the best play experience.

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Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:03:26 – Introductions
  • 00:05:58 – The highest art form known to mankind
  • 00:07:06 – Jim’s most satisfying project so far
  • 00:10:24 – Jim’s favorite part of creating
  • 00:12:16 – Did you think we weren’t going to talk about L5R???
  • 00:18:09 – Jim’s types of fun
  • 00:19:16 – What is “The 8 Kinds of Fun?”
  • 00:23:35 – How can players use this theory to further their own experience?
  • 00:25:31 – “My D&D looks nothing like yours”
  • 00:28:18 – What if your game isn’t engaging your kind of fun?
  • 00:30:54 – A description of each type of fun
  • 00:31:31 – 1 Sensation
  • 00:33:39 – 2 Fantasy
  • 00:35:36 – 3 Narrative
  • 00:42:21 – 4 Challenge
  • 00:45:36 – It’s okay if that type isn’t your favorite!
  • 00:48:05 – 5 Fellowship
  • 00:50:28 – 6 Expression
  • 00:52:28 – 7 Discovery
  • 00:53:58 – Mountain Tuna!!!
  • 00:56:26 – 8 Submission
  • 01:02:57 – Ryan and Amelia speculate about their types of fun
  • 01:06:45 – Player Examples
  • 01:08:39 – Amelia can’t understand playing nice
  • 01:12:33 – Ryan can’t understand why you wouldn’t
  • 01:14:28 – How having these terms can change the conversation
  • 01:16:29 – How to know what your type of fun is
  • 01:18:47 – The 8 kinds of fun in character creation
  • 01:21:57 – HAVE A SESSION ZERO
  • 01:23:24 – Do RPGs do certain kinds of fun better?
  • 01:25:11 – How can players bring in additional types?
  • 01:30:49 – A little more advice…
  • 01:34:33 – Amelia tells Jim what’s what
  • 01:35:35 – Plugs
  • 01:39:15 – Show Closer
  • 01:40:22 – Network Plug: Design Doc

Transcripts

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ReCast – Series 2.3 – MASKS with Brandon James and Elsbeth [Protean City Comics] (Discussion)

On this special Character Creation ReCast episode, we’re going all the way back to the beginning! This episode was originally released with the launch of our podcast back in April, 2018, and our guests were the GMs from Protean City Comics where we learned about MASKS: A New Generation and learned a lot about PbtA and how important it is to be able to see yourself in a game.

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Ep 60: The Howls of Hell

Like bats from hell, Dak, Z, and the Ronin Kumjumper descend on Xanadu’s violators with righteous — and cacophonous — fury.

NeoScum is Blair Britt, Mike Migdall, Gannon Reedy, Eleni Sauvageau, and Casey Toney. Yeah, daddy. You can find NeoScum on Twitter, on Reddit, and at NeoScum.com.

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  • ORDERS CLOSE for the #1 Sister’s Kid Enamel Pin on December 16th! Order yours at NeoScum.com/limitedrun before they’re gone!
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This episode of NeoScum features the following music from HoZac Records:

  • I Know You Know – The Band in Heaven (starts 11:30)
  • Three Tricks – MAMA (27:25)
  • The Train Creep A-Loopin’ – The Limiñanas (49:00)
  • Before It Rains – Terminals (52:45)
  • I’m Dead (Instrumental) – The Limiñanas (ending plug)

Music may have been edited or modified for use. Learn more about HoZac and the artists they support at HoZacRecords.com.