Episode 103 – Fitness for Gamers, Part 1 (with Kimi, Chris, and Krissi)

We’ve got THREE guests crowding around the mics this week for part one of a special episode on personal fitness! Kimi (cosplayer, tabletop gaming podcaster, weightlifter, gym owner, and former personal trainer), Chris (media professional, tabletop gaming podcaster, filmmaker, and former personal trainer) and Krissi (gamer, stay-at-home mom, and licensed Zumba instructor) all join us to put personal fitness into a gamer-friendly context. They (along with Grant and Peter) discuss their own fitness journeys, why exercise and physical health matter, unfocused and focused exercise, and setting goals. Plus, Grant and Peter slip through time and answer a question from Patreon backer Doug Hagler, who asks what system we’d use to run a post-apocalyptic campaign.

Be sure to catch the second half of this episode as well, when we’ll talk about nutrition, sleep, stress reduction, willpower, and more!

Special thanks to all our guests for joining us for a long […]

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Numenera: Rebirth – Session 0

In this preliminary session of InnRoads Plays Numenera: Rebirth, the players gather to discuss how they fit in the 9th world, how they work together, and a bit about how their greatest failure as a unit was also their greatest success. For more information about the 9th world and Numenera, … Continue reading

Ten Reasons Your Church Should Be Gaming

When we start communicating with churches to see about starting up gaming groups in their congregations – we have a litany of reasons why this sort of group is useful in a ministry context. Whether your church is in a center of nerd culture or the geekiest thing you’ve done … Continue reading

Episode 102 – Adapting to the Dice

Happy New Year! Grant and Peter are back to talk about … dice?! After a couple of minor announcements and housekeeping notes, we list off some of the games we’d really like to try to play in 2017. We also tackle a Patreon question from Jim, who asks us about handling combat in theatre-of-the-mind games (or for visually-impaired gamers, like the Going In Blind podcast.) Our main topic isn’t so much about dice as reacting to the dice, and handling the unexpected results they can give us while keeping a consistent narration—even if it leads campaigns in strange and unexpected directions.

Games we mentioned wanting to play in 2017: Unknown Armies, 3rd Edition; Pillar of Fire;

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Numenera: Rebirth – an Introduction

We are starting off 2017 with a brand new InnRoads Plays series. This time featuring Numenera, a Cypher System game from the folks at Monty Cook Games. Not only is it a new game, but Jeff has decided to step out from behind the GM screen for this series, allowing … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 13: Sword And Sorcery

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 13: Sword and Sorcery. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series.  Number thirteen, the thirteenth article, unlucky thirteen, to some that does bode well. In a dark world full of sorcery and superstition, numbers can have meaning and perhaps foretell … Continue reading

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 5 (Hype-r-drive)

Engage Hype!! Uncle Jeff wrestles with the age old tradition (or curse) of the Geek Hype!! How long does it take from the point you emerge from a nerd-tastic experience to the point you’re already contemplating a game? I’ll bet I’ve got you beat… Tonight’s episode deals with turning your … Continue reading