Animo – I choose you!

I was introduced to collectible card games the summer I turned fifteen. I’d been going to the local game store a lot, playing Warhammer 40k, but there was always time between matches where I had nothing to do. During one of these down times, my friends asked if I wanted … Continue reading

Episode 125 – Positive Metagaming

This week, we’re talking about positive metagaming! First, we catch up a bit and recap what games we’ve played recently (including Peter’s terrifying encounter with a flock of seagulls and Jenny’s Beyond the Wall game.) Then, Grant goes on for a while about the Link to the Past Randomizer race at AGDQ 2018 (seriously, it’s fascinating.) We also answer a simple question from Patreon supporter Francisco, who asks if we prefer roller coasters or 4D immersive movie rides.

Then, after our Scripture reading, we delve into various ways […]

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Cyclopaedia 26: Greco-Roman Mythology

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 26: Greco-Roman Mythology. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. I still remember watching the original Clash of the Titans movie in class as a kid. I think it was the first time we watched a full Hollywood movie in class. I was fascinated … Continue reading

Episode 124 – Roleplaying in Mass Combat

We’re back with a follow-up to our previous episode on mass combat! This time around, we’re talking about actually roleplaying in a mass combat scenario, and treating war and conflict as a setting for more traditional roleplaying. First, though, we plug Peter’s blog posts, and especially his heavy metal D&D setting design series and his most recent post on Horvu. (Happy Horvu, everyone!) We then tackle a question from Patreon supporter Richard, who asks us about Bible stories as one-shot games.

After our Scri […]

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Episode 123 – Making Mass Combat Interesting

(Fixed audio.) This episode’s conversation about mass combat—a topic selected by our Patreon supporters—turned out to be so big, we’re following this one up with another episode on a related topic next time! Before that, though, we’ve got a lot of other things to discuss: The holidays, and especially all the games we played and picked up over the Christmas break. We talk a bit more about our Patreon and the need to change things somewhat as we move forward into 2018 (leave your comments on that below.) We also send our congratulations and prayers to Mike Perna and his family as they welcome their son into the world; and we send our condolences to the family and friends of Pat Roper, longtime […]

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Cyclopaedia 25: Horses

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 25: Horses. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. Sometimes you read one article online and that spirals down a deep rabbit hole, in this case a long horse trail. I read the post Horses Are Not Machines: On Writing the Steeds of Fantasy Fiction by … Continue reading