We like to think that the team here at InnRoads covers a variety of fandoms, game styles, and gaming experiences. However, we cannot be everywhere and cannot play everything. As the tabletop hobby spreads out like a great web of meeples, dice, boffers, and minis, we want to make sure … Continue reading
In a thematic continuation from our previous episode on death, Grant, Peter and Branden talk about resurrection! We first address the question of whether a game that features any resurrection other than the resurrection of the body through Christ can be played by Christians; then, we discuss how the details of resurrection can have a significant impact on your game and its story. We cover numerous fictional resurrection stories, from Highlander to To Your Scattered Bodies Go, and wrap up with a recommendation from Peter: Rev. Adam Hamilton’s Jan. 26th sermon, “The Meaning of Christ’s Death”.
Last year, Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day headed to youtube with an announcement. Through Tabletop, they were seeing an explosion of people gathering around game tables, and they wanted to celebrate the success of the show. Thus was born International Tabletop Day. Tabletop Day is just what the name implies. It … Continue reading
When I discovered that the game Elder Sign had an electronic version designed just perfectly for my mobile device of choice, I was filled with glee. There is something approaching pure joy that arrives when the game comes to a crescendo to where one roll stands between world swallowing death … Continue reading
Much like our first installment of the Gamer Glossary – this will be a brief overview of overarching terms for those looking to get into tabletop role playing games. While each RPG will have its own specific terms – this list will cover terms that are used across multiple games. … Continue reading
After only a little bit of banter and news (including an official announcement relating to our backlog of missing episodes), Grant, Peter and Branden jump right into a particularly heavy topic: Death. We discuss the problems and opportunities that character deaths can create in your games, and suggest some tips for dealing with some of those common problems (both in- and out-of-game). Then we talk a great deal about storytelling hooks relating to death—and survival—in a multitude of forms. (Fair warning: There’s also a small technical hiccup towards the end. Our apologies!)
Feature photo credit: Jeff Belmonte via photopin cc We love welcoming new gamers into the hobby. However, we also know we can get so caught up in esoteric terminology that we forget some people don’t know what we’re talking about. Thus – we have the Gamer’s Glossary. In this … Continue reading