Episode 66 – Gatekeeping (with Mike Perna)

Mike Perna of Innroads Ministries and Game Store Prophets joins us to talk about a complex problem in both faith communities and geek communities: Gatekeeping. Mike’s joined us before for Episode 33 (”Our Origin Stories”), and he was a perfect fit for this topic in many ways. He previously wrote an excellent article on gatekeeping, and has a lot of wisdom and experience to share with us.  We hit on a lot of small details—’controllers’ vs. ‘facilitators’; gatekeeping in church and in geek culture; comments on “pastoral […]

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IRP D&D: Session 13 of the Broken Road pt 4

Velsharoon!, pt 4 The battle joined, Baerd, Silas and Kindrik aim to put an end to Anod’s plans. Session 13: Part 4 The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas the Wizard – Luke Navarro Baerd the Cleric – Mike Perna Kindrik the Rogue – Mike Boscia

Episode 65 – Non-Human Characters

Grant and Peter are back to talk about non-human player characters—the weirder, the better! After a quick reminder to rate and review us on iTunes or Stitcher, we get on with our main topic. We run through the spectrum of inhumanity: Near-humans, former humans, intelligent animals, and more! Then, we go through questions players (and GMs) need to ask themselves about these sorts of characters to make them effective, believable, and interesting.

Scripture: Genesis 1:21, Hebrews 13:2

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IRP D&D: Session 13 of the Broken Road pt 3

Velsharoon!, pt 3 The unholy alliance of House Leighyaron with a mad cleric is revealed! What darkness is held within the lair of Anod Anier? Can the heroes overcome his madness and prevent the plague facing Melvaunt? Session 13: Part 3 The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas the Wizard … Continue reading

IRP D&D: Session 13 of the Broken Road pt 2

Velsharoon!, pt 2 The mad cleric, Anod Anier’s journal reveals plans of larger proportions than can be held in these tunnels. In this episode, Baerd likens Kindrik to the group terrier… Session 13: Part 2 (I say session 12 here, but it’s really 13) The Cast DM – Jeff Romo … Continue reading