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Series 34.3 – Tide Breaker with Nick Butler [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 34 and 2020, everyone! This series we are covering the modular world building, action RPG Tide Breaker with designer Nick Butler! This episode we’ll be discussing the character creation process as well as dishing up some final outtakes of the year. Read More

Series 34.3 – Tide Breaker with Nick Butler [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 34 and 2020, everyone! This series we are covering the modular world building, action RPG Tide Breaker with designer Nick Butler! This episode we’ll be discussing the character creation process as well as dishing up some final outtakes of the year. Read More

Series 33.3 – Unbound with Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor (Discussion)

On the last episode of our 33rd series, halfway to the evil number, we welcome back Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor from Rowan Rook and Decard, to discuss character creation and world building in Unbound, a scalable action pulp, collaborative world building RPG. We also get to some pretty fantastic fanfiction for our characters, so you’ll want to stick around for that! Read More

Series 32.3 – Burn Bryte with Celeste Conowitch and Eugenio Vargas (Discussion)

It’s the final episode of series 32! We welcome back Celeste Conowitch and Eugenio Vargas from the Burning Daylight live streamed campaign to discuss the character creation process for Burn Bryte, a galaxy spanning, science fantasy RPG exclusively for Roll20.net. Read More

Episode 23: Kara-Tur the Eastern Realms (Part 2)

Daniel, Makenzie, Emma, Jacky, and Michelle continue their epic quest to read through the AD&D Kara-Tur campaign setting and provide their critical insight! This time, the places of note in Shou Lung and “eastern monasteries”.

Episode 22: Kara-Tur the Eastern Realms (Part 1)

Daniel, Makenzie, Emma, Jacky, and Michelle begin their epic quest to read through the AD&D Kara-Tur campaign setting and provide their critical insight!

Series 30.3 – Quest with Kyle Allen and Russ Wilde [Prism Pals] (Discussion)

In today’s episode, we welcome back Kyle Allen and Russ Wild from the Prism Pals podcast, to discuss the character creation process for Quest, the fantasy RPG from TC Sottek of The Adventure Guild. We also get into some not-at-all confusing fanfic about the characters we made this series! Read More

Series 29.3 – Legend of the Five Rings with David Gordon Buresh (Discussion)

The final Episode of our Legend of the Five Rings series with David Gordon Bursesh. We discuss the character creation process, the problems with this game, and the frustrations of trying to level up. Read More

Series 28.3 – Numenera with Darcy Ross (Discussion)

In the final episode of our Numenera series, Darcy Ross, from Cypher Speak and Monte Cook Games, sits down with us to discuss the process of character creation and we make some great fanfic!

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Games discussed this episode:

Numenera: Discovery & Destiny

Numenera: Starter Set

Ashes of the Sea Free Quickstart Rules

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:02:50 – Intro
  • 00:03:35 – Darcy’s Character
  • 00:05:04 – Amelia’s Character 
  • 00:06:01 – Ryan’s Character
  • 00:07:32 – D20 for your thoughts
  • 00:07:51 – Darcy’s start in RPGs
  • 00:10:51 – Personal process for character creation
  • 00:12:48 – How does character creation stack up?
  • 00:18:43 – How do mechanics reinforce feel?
  • 00:20:55 – How does character creation set expectations?
  • 00:27:31 – Flaws and best parts
  • 00:38:22 – Mix of sci fi and fantasy
  • 00:42:47 – Fanfic
  • 00:57:38 – Take it up a level
  • 01:05:30 – Plugs
  • 01:07:13 – Closer
  • 01:08:46 – Show Blurb: Total Party Kill

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Episode 19: Sex, Relationships, & TTRPGs ft. Sharang Biswas & Clio Yun-su Davis

Game designers Sharang Biswas and Clio Yun-su Davis joined Daniel and Ammar for a discussion about the ways that RPGs can challenge how you think about roleplaying, sexuality, and human relationships!