Episode 125 – Trust and the Kickstarter Feast

Episode 125 has us talking about a veritable mountain of possible kickstarter wonderfulness that is either about to go live or is currently running. As we are talking about kickstarter projects, we also talk about the nature of trust and figuring out what makes someone trustworthy.

Here are the kickstarters that we talk about in the episode:
-Savage World Rifts (this project goes live the 26th, but you can find news about it here )
-The Game Canopy
-Unknown Armies 3rd edition
-Dark Souls Board Game
-Ghost Busters the Board Game 2
-The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
-Tak
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Bushido of Board games

During a lull in my college studies, I found myself wandering through the recommended titles Amazon. It brought me to a book called Bushido: Way of the Samurai, claiming to be the first English translation of the Hagakure. I jumped on it immediately. I have no idea whether or not this is … Continue reading

Episode 83 – Personal Horror (with Greg Stolze)

Author and game designer Greg Stolze joins Grant and Peter to talk about Unknown Armies 3rd Edition, its Kickstarter, some of his other work, and personal-scale horror stories! We spend a lot of time talking about Unknown Armies—practically the whole episode, really—and Greg had plenty to say about personal horror and how Unknown Armies reflects that. In particular, we talk about how this sort of horror differs from the “cosmic horror” currently in vogue; how relationships can matter more in personal horror; stress and horror; and more. Enjoy!

Mentioned in this episode:

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Episode 124 – Stewardship, Asmodee, and the Shelf of Shame

In this episode, Daniel and I give reports on continuing game-day activities of the ministry, we talk about playing Catan Junior VERY seriously, the joys of shouting with a foam gun in your hand (Ca$h ‘N Guns), and a few other titles before jumping in on talking stewardship in light of the overwhelming wave of great big-name titles that are hitting the market soon and the Asmodee policy change.

If you’d like to support us getting Game Canopy bags from Level 3B, you can click the store or donate links on the InnRoads Home Page to do that. We’ll be sure to post on twitter and in the Tavern when their kickstarter officially goes live.

If you are curious about Cube Quest – Future Mike mentioned that SU&SD talked about it as part of their dexterity games special, so you can check it out there. Continue reading

Episode 82 – Diaspora

Not much in the way of news this week, so Grant and Peter get almost straight into the topic: diaspora, the scattering of a people from a common homeland and their desire to return. We discuss what, exactly makes a diaspora and how it can be used for world and character building.

Links:

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff #129

The Crooked Ladder

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 36:20, Psalm 147:2-4, John 7:33-36,

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Cyclopaedia 4: Gothic

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 4: Gothic. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. This month’s article was inspired by my preparations to run the 5th Ed D&D adventure Curse of Strahd. I have fond memories of playing the original 1st Ed AD&D … Continue reading