The whisper of robes and the gentle scraping of sandals on marbled tiles announces the group’s arrival. Four men enter, three locals escorting the fourth who is dressed in clothing given him in Berea. The three send the foreigner forward to the middle of the Aeropagus. He steps forward, a … Continue reading
It’s our annual New Years bonus episode! Grant, Peter, and Branden review their 2013 New Years resolutions and how well they lived up to them (or not). Then we dive headlong into our resolutions for 2014, talking about the improvements we want to make in our faith, our personal lives, and our gaming careers.
We kick off our pseudo-Christmas episode with a shoutout to all our new listeners and a reminder about our fundraiser for The Bodhana Group, and a bit more brief news (as well as a Cooking Comically reference.) Then we turn to our discussion topic: Religious holidays in your game! We talk about their importance, possible trappings, and their history (or lack thereof). Finally, we wrap up with a discussion of our own favorite Christmas traditions.
I have one rule when it comes to role-playing evil characters. I refuse to play “puppy kickers” – my general name for the sort of person who is evil not out of ambition or self-centered ideals, but just for the sheer joy of being evil. While I’m not naive enough … Continue reading
The gaming market is going at such an intense pace that it seems like hundreds, if not thousands, of new titles are hitting the shelves every day. This sort of environment is both a boon and a danger. Game designers are striving harder than ever to design THE game. The … Continue reading
In a previous article on the site, we gave you some tips for starting a new game group. In that article, we said that you don’t need a vast gaming library in order to run a game night in your house or church. While this statement is true, it is important that … Continue reading
We welcome back guest host Ben Rome, co-author of Games’ Most Wanted and Assistant Line Developer for Catalyst’s Battletech line! We discuss the 2013 RPG Podcasters’ Charity Drive and our own fundraiser for The Bodhana Group – including a rundown of all the latest prize news. Then we dive into a discussion of long campaigns, using a four-year campaign from Ben’s gaming past as a prime example. We go over the advantages and disadvantages of long campaigns compared to one-shots and mini-campaigns; how to make long campaigns work; pitfalls they might present; and problems to overcome.