Episode 127 – We Got What We Always Wanted – And Ruined it.

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GSP 127 is flying Mike-less, as I had to step out to take care of some family business. However, Jeff and Daniel tucked in and made GSP happen on schedule for all of you. They talk about telling stories with Rory’s Story Cubes and Dungeon World, talk about a bit of digital craziness like Pokemon Go, and talk about the fact that after a horde of complaining geeks going on forums complaining about women never getting into the hobby … a host of folks started complaining because over half the featured guest list for Gen Con this year were women. This is why we can’t have nice things, people. Continue reading

Ever the Hero

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The Bioshock Infinite video game opens with you taking on the role of Booker Dewitt, a psuedo-noir style detective swimming in gambling debts and alcohol. Looking at the note that put him where he finds himself, his role is clear. Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt. He … Continue reading

Episode 126: Am I an NPC?

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In this episode we talk about playing Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia after a THREE YEAR wait, some new RPGs Daniel found on kickstarter that are story driven, and how we may always feel like the story is centered around us – but we might actually just be an NPC in someone else’s narrative.

We mention the SuperPLEX kickstarter campaign by the folks at Button Shy Games, and you can check that out HERE:

You can also find the video explaining all the moving parts of Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia far better than I could in my brief summation HERE: Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 5: Anthropomorphism

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Welcome to Cyclopaedia 5: Anthropomorphism. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. This month’s article was inspired by my recent proofreading work on Mutant: Genlab Alpha from Free League Publishing and Modiphius. Working on this book brought back fond memories … Continue reading

Episode 125 – Trust and the Kickstarter Feast

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Episode 125 has us talking about a veritable mountain of possible kickstarter wonderfulness that is either about to go live or is currently running. As we are talking about kickstarter projects, we also talk about the nature of trust and figuring out what makes someone trustworthy.

Here are the kickstarters that we talk about in the episode:
-Savage World Rifts (this project goes live the 26th, but you can find news about it here )
-The Game Canopy
-Unknown Armies 3rd edition
-Dark Souls Board Game
-Ghost Busters the Board Game 2
-The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
-Tak
-This War of Mine the Board Game (kickstarter has not launched yet. Preview here ) Continue reading

Bushido of Board games

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During a a lull in my college studies, I found myself wandering through the recommended titles Amazon. It brought me to a book called Bushido: Way of the Samurai, claiming to be the first English translation of the Hagakure, and I jumped on it. To this day I have no idea … Continue reading

Episode 124 – Stewardship, Asmodee, and the Shelf of Shame

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In this episode, Daniel and I give reports on continuing game-day activities of the ministry, we talk about playing Catan Junior VERY seriously, the joys of shouting with a foam gun in your hand (Ca$h ‘N Guns), and a few other titles before jumping in on talking stewardship in light of the overwhelming wave of great big-name titles that are hitting the market soon and the Asmodee policy change.

If you’d like to support us getting Game Canopy bags from Level 3B, you can click the store or donate links on the InnRoads Home Page to do that. We’ll be sure to post on twitter and in the Tavern when their kickstarter officially goes live.

If you are curious about Cube Quest – Future Mike mentioned that SU&SD talked about it as part of their dexterity games special, so you can check it out there. Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 4: Gothic

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Welcome to Cyclopaedia 4: Gothic. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. This month’s article was inspired by my preparations to run the 5th Ed D&D adventure Curse of Strahd. I have fond memories of playing the original 1st Ed AD&D … Continue reading

GSP 123 – All the News That’s Fit to Chat About

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Sadly, Jeff could not be with us for this episode, but that doesn’t mean Daniel and I didn’t have a lot to talk about. With the announcement of the Golden Geek Award Winners and videos/blogs coming out of the GAMA Trade Show, we decided we’d share with you guys what we thought about the announcements we’ve been hearing. We also get a report on Daniel’s first game day.

Also – don’t expect to hear Daniel close the show again. You’ll see why. Continue reading

Tavern Con 2016

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Last year we unveiled our first major fundraiser event. The goal was to help raise some of the funds we needed to produce materials, travel to churches, go to conventions, and all the hundreds of little things that make InnRoads Ministries’ work happen. As it was our first event of … Continue reading