Episode 129 – Tonal Shift

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This episode starts off with us having a lot of fun. There’s a Tavern Con 2016 report, we talk about playing One Night Ultimate Werewolf with kids, Arctic Scavengers, and shenanigans in the Tavern. Oh, and we also talk about this video…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A

…Then the tone dropped.

Guys we talk about the tragedy that happened recently. There have been some folks using tags and search terms about that tragedy in an attempt to just up their click count. I have no desire to do that – so you can just listen to the episode, hear what we have to say, and join us in mourning with those who mourn and doing what we can to impact those around us with the powerful love of God. Continue reading

Bonus Content – Chris Ode and Attacking the Darkness

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There have been a handful of times that you can see us approach the short film adaptation of the Chick tract Dark Dungeons from the folks at Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. Hunting down some stories about that adaptation first got us in touch with Chris Ode. This edition of Bonus Content is a new interview with Chris about their newest video project currently on kickstarter – Attacking the Darkness. Check it out, support it if you can, and get ready to laugh at ourselves. Continue reading

Episode 128 – Servant Leadership & the GM

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In this episode we talk about the possibilities found in the growing number of virtual tabletop programs, my first couple plays of Boss Monster, playing Blood Rage with my minis all painted up, and I share a story about how my local Numenera group MacGyvered defeating three bosses, and how the best GM, and the best leaders in many contexts as well, often disappear as they empower and feature those they are trying to lead.

Tavern Con 2016 is less than 2 weeks away! If you are going to be in the central NJ area on June 18th, we’d love to see you there. If not, there are plenty of other ways you can support the ministry.

At the end there I mention a couple places you can find your intrepid hosts. You can find me featured on The Arcade, the community podcast of GameChurch City. You can also find Jeff playing guest GM over at the Invictus stream (NOTE: Invictus is not as family friendly as our channel, so parental discretion is advised). Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 6: Space Opera

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Welcome to Cyclopaedia 6: Space Opera. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. The topic this month was voted on by the InnRoads Ministries Guild on BGG yet the inspiration came from my recent viewing of the movie, Star Wars: The Force … Continue reading

InnRoads Plays: Summer One-Shots!

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InnRoads Plays: Summer One-Shots Ahh, summer.  Sunshine, popsicles and games-games and more games!  InnRoads is stepping into vacation time to give you a 4-part series of games where we open up the table to our beloved fans!   From June to September, we’ll be celebrating our community with a different Role … Continue reading

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