Episode 64 – Matching System and Story

Grant and Peter are back, with Fear the Con 8 behind us and new gaming horizons ahead! Grant’s had some major changes in his local gaming group, which prompt some discussion, but soon enough it’s on to our main topic: Picking a system that works best for the kinds of stories you want to tell while gaming. From universal to simulationist to light-weight indie games, we weigh all the considerations we can to help you pick the right game. Plus, some (well-deserved) plugs for System Mastery [NSFW], and this clever trick for making your own Fate dice!

Scripture: Proverbs 4:6,

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IRP D&D: Session 13 of the Broken Road pt 1

Velsharoon!, pt 1 Standing over a pit of zombies, the adventurers must descend into the midst of the undead horde to find out what else stirs in this most ancient of temple warrens. Session 13: Part 1 (finally nailed the overlay thing, kids) The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas … Continue reading

The Road to Dungeon Master Part 2

If you haven’t had a chance to read part one of Heather’s to part series, you can find it here. My evolution from non-gamer to game master has led to many positives in my life. In my last article I shared how I got into role-playing games as an adult. … Continue reading

Bonus Episode 6 – Fear the Con 8

Grant and Peter sat down together—in the same room for the first time in the history of Saving the Game—and recorded a short bonus episode together at Fear the Con 8 in St. Louis, MO! We talked about a lot of people, including Mikey Mason and Rev. Derek W. White, but mostly we talked about what we did at the convention and how much fun we had there with the extended Booter family. Enjoy!

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IRP D&D: Session 12 of the Broken Road pt 4

The Undead in Our Midst, pt 4 The adventurers stand ready to face the horrors of the guardian. On the other side of puzzles and mysterious objects lay fire. Session 12: Part 4 (session wrap up included) The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas the Wizard – Luke Navarro Baerd … Continue reading

IRP D&D: Session 12 of the Broken Road pt 3

The Undead in Our Midst, pt 3 Puzzle boxes and a lurking guardian spell trouble for our brave heroes! Session 12: Part 3 The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas the Wizard – Luke Navarro Baerd the Cleric – Mike Perna Kindrik the Rogue – Mike Boscia