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

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

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

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 2 (New GMs)

Tangential Fun Uncle Jeff and guest host Brian delve into the seedier side of marxist Jawas and how an encounter with a tribe of Cannok worshipers isn’t a monkey wrench in the works, it’s a Tangent! It’s all about game prep for those players who specialize in the unexpected and … Continue reading

One-Shots: Dungeons and Dragons

The New Classic: Dungeons & Dragons Winter descends upon the village, its full force arriving in less than a moon’s cycle. In the distance, storm clouds roll and the thunder of Thor’s hammer can be heard driving them onward. Angered voices can be heard coming from the largest structure in … Continue reading

One-Shot: Stars Without Number

Stars Without Number A routine salvage job on the edges of Grimhild finds the crew of the Razorback trying to outrun Trehuvian Pirates to reach Erginus Station 1742. Rumor on the spaceways is an ancient piece of tech could bring new fortunes for the first crew to the recovery. But … Continue reading

One-Shot: Dungeon World

Dungeon World Outside the walls of Southold, the long roads can be cold and treacherous. Especially the ones that lead to secret places. The Priory of St. Antoinette’s has been out of communication for more than a year. Even for the hidden homes of the Benetnasch faithful that is far … Continue reading

Taking a One-Shot

An Experiment in Turning Strangers into Friends It’s been a month since the last session of our Summer One-Shots event.  Plenty of time to review the recordings and create the VODs and – more importantly – reflect.  I’d had the idea early in February of 2016, a possibility of drawing … Continue reading

Episode 135 – Better is the Wrong Question

We are sans Romo for episode 135, but Daniel and I sort through a bit of an InnRoads news business before we spend a good chunk of time tackling a question that we got from one of the Regulars in the Tavern.

When it comes to using games for outreach or inward growth – which is ‘better’ is the wrong question.

Web site round up for episode 135:
The InnRoads Regulars Extra Life 2016 team page
The bonus content episode where Katie visited Children’s Specialized Hospital.
The InnRoads Support Shirt Store (15 days left in the campaign at time of posting) Continue reading