InnRoads Plays: Summer One-Shots!

InnRoads Plays: Summer One-Shots Ahh, summer.  Sunshine, popsicles and games-games and more games!  InnRoads is stepping into vacation time to give you a 4-part series of games where we open up the table to our beloved fans!   From June to September, we’ll be celebrating our community with a different Role … Continue reading

Episode 86 – Callings and Changes

Grant and Peter discuss Peter’s new job, Grant’s new hobby, and the impact those sorts of life changes and callings can change the inner lives of your characters, how they can be reflected (or not) mechanically, and how they can affect the way your game progresses.

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One Shot’s Tenra Bansho Zero (episode 1)

Tenra Bansho Zero

Bob Ross Official YouTube Channel

Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:5-8, Matthew 4:18-22

 

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Episode 127 – We Got What We Always Wanted – And Ruined it.

GSP 127 is flying Mike-less, as I had to step out to take care of some family business. However, Jeff and Daniel tucked in and made GSP happen on schedule for all of you. They talk about telling stories with Rory’s Story Cubes and Dungeon World, talk about a bit of digital craziness like Pokemon Go, and talk about the fact that after a horde of complaining geeks going on forums complaining about women never getting into the hobby … a host of folks started complaining because over half the featured guest list for Gen Con this year were women. This is why we can’t have nice things, people. Continue reading

Ever the Hero

The Bioshock Infinite video game opens with you taking on the role of Booker Dewitt, a psuedo-noir style detective swimming in gambling debts and alcohol. Looking at the note that put him where he finds himself, his role is clear. Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt. He … Continue reading

Episode 85 – Designing Fantasy Pantheons (with James Wyatt)

Former Methodist minister and current Wizards of the Coast writer James Wyatt joins us to talk about designing pantheons for fantasy settings! James is a long-time D&D writer with a multitude of major credits, and he’s currently writing for the Magic: the Gathering creative team. That experience shows in this conversation, which covers the qualities of well-designed pantheons, their essential natures, and a multitude of design details relevant to your campaign world. We also talk about Shadows Over Innistrad and “The Lunarch Inquisition“, James’s recent story set there;

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Episode 126: Am I an NPC?

In this episode we talk about playing Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia after a THREE YEAR wait, some new RPGs Daniel found on kickstarter that are story driven, and how we may always feel like the story is centered around us – but we might actually just be an NPC in someone else’s narrative.

We mention the SuperPLEX kickstarter campaign by the folks at Button Shy Games, and you can check that out HERE:

You can also find the video explaining all the moving parts of Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia far better than I could in my brief summation HERE: Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 5: Anthropomorphism

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 5: Anthropomorphism. 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 recent proofreading work on Mutant: Genlab Alpha from Free League Publishing and Modiphius. Working on this book brought back fond memories … Continue reading