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 […]
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.
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
If you are a regular reader on the site or listener to our podcasts, you know about the Dice Tower and the greater Dice Tower Network. However, maybe your various wanderings have brought you here through the wilds of the internet. Maybe you work at a church and are curious … Continue reading
One of the questions I get asked more than any other is “When can I get an InnRoads or Game Store Prophets t-shirt?!” I’m thankful that we live in an age of email, because otherwise I’d still be digging my way out of the giant pile of requests just like … Continue reading
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