Tale #16 – The Compatriots

There are certain names that we remember when we’re looking at Paul and his missionary journeys. There are two of them in particular that can be easily overlooked but should be given a particular note. Priscilla and Aquila are among Paul’s dearest friends. They are from the same trade, they … Continue reading

Episode 118 – Ends and Means

We’re back with an episode topic selected by our Patreon supporters: That old adage, “the ends justify the means”—in other words, consequentialism! First, a few announcements: Grant now regularly streams the editing process for these episodes over on Mixer, so come hang out if you want to chat with him while he does that. Also, to help wrap up our “summer of mental health” focus, Jenny and Grant have pulled together a few mental health resources; we’ve got those listed below.

Our Patreon backer question this week is from Doug Hagler, who asks us about using a board game to introduce or set the scene for a tabletop roleplaying game. We struggle a bit with this one, admittedly, but we do manage to come up with a couple of ideas!

Then we settle into the main topic: Consequenti […]

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Tale #15 – The Seller of Purple

We’re still working through this series on characters found all over the Bible that often are overlooked or underappreciated. Today’s feature is Lydia – the seller of purple. A woman who hosts Luke, Paul, and the missionaries with them – the first believer in all of Phillipi. There’s not much … Continue reading

Episode 117 – Con Planning (with Adam Gottfried)

Booter, con organizer, and friend Adam Gottfried joins us to talk about planning Fear the Con and other conventions! First, Adam has an announcement (the first piece of news ever broken on Saving the Game!)—Fear the Con 11 will be June 22-23, 2018. Also, there will be a Kickstarter for the con at some point, although those dates aren’t exactly set in stone yet. (For more Fear the Con, see Episode 61 with Derek Knutsen and a host of others.)

Having made that announcement, we tackle Patreon backer Jim’s question about obscure media we’d want to turn into a RPG. We also discuss an impending visit from the Bishop of Jerusalem, which naturally leads int […]

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Tale #14 – Detailed Account of a Left Handed Assassin

The very first time I did a series about lesser-known, favorite characters in the Bible started with me telling a room full of fifth-grade boys, “Has anyone ever told you about Ehud the left handed assassin?” It was a ploy, mind you, to get these guys who showed absolutely no … Continue reading

Episode 116 – Therapeutic Gaming Revisited (with Jack Berkenstock)

We’re delighted to welcome Jack Berkenstock Jr. of The Bodhana Group back onto the mics this week! Jack previously joined us on STG 25, when he introduced us to the idea of roleplaying games as an adjunct therapeutic tool for children who were victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse, among others. This time, he’s here to talk more about RPGs in treatment for social skills, grief, loss, and more. After catching up with our old friend a bit, we let him plug Save Against Fear 2017 (Oct. 13-15 in Harrisburg, PA)—which we can confirm Jenny will attend this year, so catch up with her there too if you see her! We also plug the

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Episode 160 – The Intern & the Mechanical Gospel

Many of our usual hosts are off dealing with other things at the moment, so I asked our new intern Jonathan Campoverde to come on the podcast to tell our wonderful listeners a little bit about himself. In this episode, … Continue reading Continue reading