Episode 43 – Now You’re Playing With Power!

This is December 2017’s Episode. In this final month of 2017, we talk about handling and working with power scale in various RPGs and formats. Many of the discussion questions were created from a conversation that James and David Havelka had prior to the episode’s discussion.

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This episode was recorded on 12/18/2017 using Mumble and edited in Audacity. There is a little bit of a quality issue with Steve’s mic that I was unable to correct. He sounds like he’s on the toilet. 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.

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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.

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Episode 40 – A Particular Set of Skills

This month we talk about our favorite Skills subsystems within various RPGs. We also discuss our time at and running 1d4Con 2017 as well.

Thank you to Zac C. for writing in!

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This episode was recorded on 5/15/2017 using G+ Hangouts and recorded by routing the sound through a mixer and into Audacity. There is a little bit of a quality issue with this episode as there are 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 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. Another Vampire episode on its way as well as a Mouse Guard Playtest.

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Episode 29 – Wanna Play In Our Sandbox?

In this episode, we talk a little bit about games we have run or played in since the last recording as well as discuss twitter and facebook posts from our listeners.

The episode’s main topic is all about Sandbox Gaming. We have a discussion about what it means to be in a sandbox game, some methods to motivate players and make their choices count, as well as some helpful tools to get your world set up and going.

We hope that you enjoy the show.

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Episode 28 – Getting A Clue

Hey! We aren’t dead…. yet!

We do apologize for the long hiatus, as Conventions (planning and executing) and Life in general have gotten in the way of, and eaten our podcasting time away.

In this episode, we talk a little bit about 1d4Con 2015, John got married the weekend after, and James (me) is having twins! We also talk about the “Favorite Game” Contest and announce our two winners: Zac C. and Moe T.

The episode’s main topic is all about GUMSHOE, written by Robin D. Laws, expanded upon by many great writers/developers (Ken Hite, Kevin Kulp, David Allsop, Jason Morningstar, Graham Walmsley, Gareth Rider-Hanrahan, and many more), and published/distributed by Pelgrane Press. We have a discussion about some of the game system’s mechanics and the many flavors/varieties that it is available in.

We hope that you enjoy the show.

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