Episode 97 – Religious Villains

We’re back to talk about religious villains in your game! First, Grant discusses a successful Pugmire one-shot and his upcoming InSpectres game. Then, Grant and Peter put out a call for your stories of ‘othering’ in the hobby (which you can submit by email or through our contact page.) We spend a fair bit of time answering a very interesting question from Patreon backer Jim about rewarding good player behavior. And finally, we get to our main topic: Religious villains. We discuss creating religious, and even specifically Christian villains, as well as what makes those villains powerful and effective in our stories.

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The Dragon & Flagon & The Toon That is True

I first mentioned Dragon & Flagon in my Gen Con preview, declaring it the unofficial official InnRoads Ministries mascot game. There was never any doubt that I’d own a game about a medieval fantasy tavern where heroes do battle on a three dimensional board for honor and bragging rights. When it arrived and … Continue reading

Episode 96 – The First Commandment (The Ten Commandments, Part 1)

Grant and Peter kick off a new, more theologically-oriented series this week! We’ll be looking at each of the Ten Commandments, and so of course we’re starting with the First Commandment. First, though, we answer a question from Patreon backer Richard Lorenz about other podcasts in the “geeky faith” genre (and specifically faith and roleplaying games—see the show notes for a full list of everything we mentioned!) We also spend a little time talking about Game to Grow. For our main topic, we talk about the importance and theological implications of the First Commandment, as well as some of its gaming implications.

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Doing Your Homework

If you are new to the board gaming hobby, it can be overwhelming. I’ve been neck deep in the hobby for years, and even I have a hard time keeping up with everything. Games that could only be found at a game store are now widely available on Amazon, as well … Continue reading

Episode 95 – Hospitality

It’s a relatively light episode for news, so Grant and Peter have more time for the Patreon question and the main topic. It turns out they need it. Hospitality is a big, old-school StG topic and the hosts look at it from a number of angles and discuss how it applies in games, in the world around us, and at our gaming tables.

Scripture: Leviticus 19:34, Luke 14:12-14, 1 Peter 4:8-10

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Episode 5: Charity

Jean Veljean and the Bishop of Digne

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Cyclopaedia 10: Espionage

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 10: Espionage. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series.  As a kid, I grew up watching Get Smart, MacGyver, Mission Impossible, Six Million Dollar Man, and Wild Wild West. I also tried to watch James Bond movies whenever they were on TV with Sean Connery being my favorite bond. I loved watching spy shows to … Continue reading