Fight Ebola with Pandemic Parties

What if you made a game about fighting disease epidemics across the world, and then a disease that is curable, yet still incredibly dangerous, lethal, and spreadable without the proper precautions was raging across the globe? What if you could rally fans of that game to raise funds to help … Continue reading

Blog: Community at a Distance

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25

I’ve made no secret to anyone who knows me (or anyone who listens to the podcast) that I sit on the “introvert” side of the introvert-extrovert spectrum. It may come off as odd or even inaccurate to some, because my job is fairly asocial. I work in shipping and receiving, and for most of the year, I am a one-man department. Because of this, unlike a lot of introverts, I still have some social energy left in the evenings because my work doesn’t drain it away, so friends often see a fairly […]

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Episode 50 – Live – Making Interesting Characters (Part 2)

It’s Part Two of the special LIVE recording we did with listener questions to celebrate fifty episodes of STG! Thanks again to everyone who participated, and thanks to everyone who’s kept us going all this time! If you missed it, you can re-watch the whole, unedited show on YouTube or listen to Part One right here.

Scripture: Proverbs 17:17, Romans 8:35, James 1:2-4

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InnRoads Plays D&D 5e: The Broken Road (Session Two)

The InnRoads Actual Play continues… After their run in with Rutilus, a local thug looking to make a name for himself, the party retires to the seclusion of the private room to take in a meeting with Ulblyn Blackalbuck and the Lady Joyworker Shandar Lyrintar.  It’s somewhat obvious why the information … Continue reading

Blog: Who Do You Play?

During our live episode, I asked Grant, mostly rhetorically, what kind of characters I play. My intention was to illustrate for the audience that I tend to play an archetype and then segue into noting that this is a fairly common practice. In so doing, I reminded myself of something I should have remembered, namely: “Don’t ask Grant a question unless you’re ready for an insightful answer.”

Because Grant gave me an answer that I really didn’t expect (though I probably should have): “You.” And then he went on to enumerate his supporting evidence for that statement, which was more plentiful than I consciously realized.

Still, there’s no denying that I put myself into my characters; up until recently, they almost all even shared my own eye and hair coloration (gray/brown). Player characters of mine are usually some member or former member of the “protector class” – military, espionage, or law enforcement. In a fan […]

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One Year Anniversary Contest!

November of last year, we unveiled this website. Our original goals and strategies have been refined over the past year, but we are still committed to introducing church and community leaders to the tabletop gaming world and equipping them to harness games as a tool to impact those around them. As we look forward … Continue reading

Episode 50 – Live – Making Interesting Characters (Part 1)

For our 50th episode, we wanted to do something a little special: A live episode recorded via Hangouts On-Air, with listener questions and responses! It turned out amazingly well, and we’re excited to do another one in the future. Thanks to everyone who participated, and thanks to everyone who’s kept us going for fifty episodes and more! If you missed it, you can re-watch the whole, unedited show on YouTube (and marvel at the amount of editing Branden does to make our episodes sound halfway decent.)

Show notes: Our fundraiser for The Bodhana Group has started, and you can help us support their excellent work here! Also, visit our store, and buy something for someone you thi […]

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