InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 5 (Hype-r-drive)

Engage Hype!! Uncle Jeff wrestles with the age old tradition (or curse) of the Geek Hype!! How long does it take from the point you emerge from a nerd-tastic experience to the point you’re already contemplating a game? I’ll bet I’ve got you beat… Tonight’s episode deals with turning your … Continue reading

Episode 101 – Playing Supernatural Creatures

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Grant and Peter sit down to tackle a topic selected by our voting Patreon supporters: Playing supernatural creatures! First, though, we spend quite a lot of time on a serious problem that cropped up in Grant’s Pugmire game—a case where a player had a very bad reaction to the previous session’s events. Then we tackle a question from Patreon supporter (and host of the Retro Rewind Podcast) Francisco Ruiz, who asks about games centered around specific holidays. Finally, it’s our main topic: How to play supernatural creatures, We talk briefly about whether Christians should do so at all; then we discuss ways to make that more interesting, especially regarding the traditional weaknesses such creatures typically have.

Mentioned in this episode: Gullah

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Where Does Sola Fide Stand?

The Reformation has always been an intriguing period of history for me. My fascination peaked in college. I stood at the door of Schlosskirche in Wittenberg Germany. I was there on a tour, hoping to garner church history class credit in a far more enjoyable way than sitting in lectures. It was there, in … Continue reading

Tips for Teaching New Board Games

Whether you’re teaching a new game or trying to introduce one of your favorites to a new group of people, the ability to teach game play in a clear and concise way is an important skill. It can also be an intimidating element of the hobby when you aren’t comfortable … Continue reading

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 4 (Richer NPCs)

NPCs to Remember Ever came across an NPC in your RPG of choice that really stuck with you? Chances are they had a bit of back story to them…maybe a unique twang in their speech…or perhaps a story that drove them to peculiarities. Uncle Jeff delves into one of his … Continue reading

Episode 100 – History and Historical Mystery

We’ve finally reached the hundred-episode milestone! Our heartfelt thanks to all our listeners, past hosts and guest hosts, and Patreon backers; you’ve all helped make this podcast special. We look forward to the next hundred-plus episodes!

This episode, Grant and Peter celebrate reaching STG 100 and call out our new theme music (by James Opie, of Nihilore.com). Then, we plug our annual charity drive for The Bodhana Group; discuss some forthcoming changes to our Patreon; and Grant reviews Big Fandom Greenville. After that, we’ve got our Patreon question! This one’s from Jared, who asks “What game systems that you have played have felt the most compatible with spiritual growth, and what game systems that you have played have felt the least compatible with spiritual growth?R […]

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InnRoads Plays: Of Mines and Biscuits

Of Mines and Biscuits What started as a one-off game of catharsis for the tumultuous ending to 2016 has turned into a long-form campaign based on the Lost Mine of Phandelver. A Half-orc Cook, a Halfling Thief with a penchant for daggers, a Human Archer of accomplished skills, a Cleric … Continue reading

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 3 (New GMs)

Running the Tables In this episode, Uncle Jeff and Brian talk down time as a last minute cancellation of their weekly Star Wars game leaves our new GM with time to reflect on prep and the randomness of the universe…and his players. We talk on-the-fly prep and when random table … Continue reading