Episode 42 – Building Character

This is November 2017’s Episode. This month we talk about our favorite Character Building subsystems within various RPGs. We ask ourselves (and each other) the tough questions and take a few small walks down Memory Lane.

If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! You can also post to our Facebook Community and/or Google+ Community You can even leave us feedback on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or even Google Play Music! We’d love to hear from you and will read your message on the next episode!

This episode was recorded on 11/20/2017 using Mumble and edited in Audacity. There is a little bit of a quality issue with some weird pops and noises around Monica’s and Steve’s mics that I was unable to completely remove. We used Levelator to level and normalize the audio before editing in Audacity. This show has been minimally edited to remove a few gaps of silence and fix some quality issues here and there.

Don’t forget to check out our 1d4cast Actual Play Episodes in iTunes, they are on a separate feed. Hoping to add more AP content soon.

Thank you for listening! We hope you enjoy.

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7th Year Anniversary & Halloween Special AP – Shadow of the Demon Lord

This was supposed to be August 2017’s episode, however between personal things and crazy work hours for James, it wasn’t recorded until September. Also due to crazy work issues, James hasn’t been able to edit it until now. There were some issues with Katie dropping and reconnecting to Mumble, but hopefully the post editing helped lessen the effects of that. So, without further ado, we finally present an episode to commemorate a Happy 7th Anniversary of Podcasting to us and and a Happy Halloween to you! This episode will be in both the normal feed and the AP feed. We hope you enjoy!

If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! You can also post to our Facebook Community and/or Google+ Community You can even leave us feedback on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or event Google Play Music! We’d love to hear from you and will read your message on the next episode!

This episode was recorded on 9/25/2017 using Mumble and edited in Audacity. Discord chat was used to dice rolling. We used Levelator to level and normalize the audio before editing in Audacity. This show has been minimally edited to remove a few gaps of silence and fix continuity when Katie dropped and reconnected tothe recording here and there.

If you enjoyed this, don’t forget to check out our 1d4cast Actual Play Episodes in iTunes, as they are typically provided on a separate feed.

Game Master:

  • Henry

Players:

  • Ushat – Katie (Orc)
  • Bunion – Paul (Orc)
  • Bund√ľk – Stephen (Dwarf)
  • Unit 2 – Monica (Clockwork)

Here are the show notes:

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Mouse Guard 2nd Ed. Actual Play Series – Mission of Mercy

James decided that he wanted to run Mouse Guard again, so he invited a few friends. Paul and Steve are part of the normal podcast, while Matt and Andy are newcomers to the 1d4Cast scene.

**Note** – Mouse Guard is a front heavy system in terms of mechanical crunchiness. This games was a learning exercise and it not played 100% correctly according to the book.

The recording, after editing out long pauses, runs short of 2 hours.

Here is the cast:

GM – James Winfield

Kenzie – Stephen Horrocks
Saxon – Paul Carlson
Lieam – Andy Mull
Celanawe – Matt Poole

If you are following the Vampire V20 game, it is on hiatus until after the major convention season. It should start back up in September or October. In the meantime, we are planning to release a couple of other one-shot APs of various systems until then. Look for a Fate Core one-shot coming next.

Hope you enjoy!

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Mouse Guard 2nd Ed. Actual Play Series – 1d4Con 2017 Playtest

This was recorded right before 1d4Con 2017. This is the Playtest of the Scenario James ran at the convention. He recruited David and Marian to play and Marian brought Derek along with her.

**Note** – Mouse Guard is a front heavy system in terms of mechanical crunchiness. This games was a learning exercise and it not played 100% correctly according to the book.

The recorded game itself has a running time of about 2 hours and 30 minutes after the long pauses had been removed. Then we discuss things that we noticed or questioned about the game for about 15 minutes afterwards.

Here is the cast:

GM – James Winfield

Kenzie – David Havelka
Saxon – Marian McBrine
Lieam – Derek Guder

If you are following the Vampire V20 game, it is on hiatus until after the major convention season. It should start back up in September or October. In the meantime, we are planning to release a couple of other one-shot APs of various systems until then.

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Episode 41 – It’s Clobbering Time

This is June 2017’s Episode. This month we talk about our favorite Combat and other Conflict Resolution subsystems within various RPGs.

If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! You can also post to our Facebook Community and/or Google+ Community You can even leave us feedback on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or event Google Play Music! We’d love to hear from you and will read your message on the next episode!

This episode was recorded on 6/26/2017 using Mumble and edited in Audacity. Due to a system meltdown after updating to Windows 10 “Creator’s Update”, James’ laptop took a huge dump, so we were unable to record originally on 6/19/2017. Anyway, there is a little bit of a quality issue with some weird pops and noises around Monica’s and Henry’s mics that I was unable to completely remove. We used Levelator to level and normalize the audio after editing in Audacity. This show has been minimally edited to remove a few gaps of silence and fix some quality issues here and there.

Don’t forget to check out our 1d4cast Actual Play Episodes in iTunes, they are on a separate feed. Another Vampire episode has been posted (Session 3) and a Mouse Guard Playtest will be appearing there soon (hopefully).

Here are the show notes:

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