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This is a podcast where one veteran game master and one green game master discuss the ins and outs of GM-ing. We give tips on how to be a better GM, or at least how to avoid some pitfalls. The focus isn't on one system of rules but rather general ideas.We are an inclusive podcast. Is means we're very LGBTQ+ friendly, have a feminist approach, speak out on issues such as racism, ableism, and more. If you're not on board with this, don't be an ass and move on to a more suitable podcast.
 
Think Story Corp for gamers. I'll talk with the folks that play the games, facilitate the games, the folks behind the scenes that make cons go and certainly the game creators. We'll cover the rest of the gamers story, like where games fit in their lives, what's life after games look like? What was early gaming like? I'll also cover what's happening in TTRPGs that week. what I'm playing or prepping at the table (or online)
 
From humble beginnings in a living room to a full-on gaming space, the cast of The Pod Called Quest is here to bring you the best long-form actual play podcast around. Die-hard players of the Pathfinder Roleplaying game, the PCQ is dedicated to telling great stories while also fully utilizing the incredible ruleset that the Pathfinder RPG provides. So grab a drink and take a seat. For today, we quest!
 
DiceCast™ is a podcast about roleplaying games (RPGs) and related hobbies produced by Polymancer Studios, Inc.. Episodes of DiceCast are always about topics that are of interest to gamers of all kinds (and for RPGs, this means both players and gamemasters) as well as special topics for freelance writers and artists. Other news about Polymancer® Studios, such as new opportunities for freelance writers and artists as well as new product announcements, are included in the cast.
 
Are you worldbuilding for homebrew RPG campaigns, novels, game development, films or anything else? Then you're in the right place! Designed to educate, inspire and entertain, World Anvil's founders Janet (an entertaining nutcase) and Dimitris (relatively sane) chat with creators and academics about the brass tacks of worldbuilding, exploring a new theme each month. Expect topics like Cultures and Societies, Settlements and their needs, Myths and Legends and how to avoid worldbuilding plotho ...
 
Behind the Doc takes you on a behind the scenes look at some of the most authentic, illuminating, and exciting documentaries chosen from the Gravitas Ventures collection. Hosts, B.C. Wehman and Heather Grayson, talk with filmmakers to get their best stories, biggest surprises during production, and uncover just what it took to bring these documentaries to you! *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.
 
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We've started our second chapter of The One Ring. The fellowship is journeying from Rivendell to Bree in search of that bad, bad, sorcerer!! Prepping a Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2ED by UFOPress for play with the Gauntlet folks GauntletCon Open Gaming is coming up and I'm running sessions of Twilight 2K and UVG. My lady friend has burned up a 4LP…
 
Comicbook writer Josh Barbeau returns to the podcast. The discussion is a deep dive into story hooks and RPG campaign hooks. We talk about how to give your players or readers questions that will carry them through the story. We draw examples from comic books, movies, role-playing games, and more.By Matt Davids | Author, Gamemaster
 
After the worst has happened, the group must rally in order to not make their current venture in vain! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Tracklist and Creative Commons Attribution Can Be Viewed HERE Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courte…
 
CinnamonRoll Studios CEO Je'Don Carter joins me on the show today. We talk about his new virtual reality role-playing game tool that gives traditional tabletop games a VR environment. Plus, we discuss his introduction to Dungeons & Dragons and his first experiences DMing.By Matt Davids | Author, Gamemaster
 
It's been a couple of weeks and I have lots to cover! We played our first session of Pirates of Drinax using Cortex Prime -it was the BOMB! Talked about playing Burning Wheel with my lady friend, she brought it up and pitched a premise inspired by...The Lion King. We also played the Harry Potter Hogwarts battle game, the co-op, and the PvP version.…
 
With the change in our release schedule, we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of how to find the new feed for The Way of the Rusty Dragon. Check out the links below so you can make sure you never go a Friday without some Pod Called Quest in your life! The Way of the Rusty Dragon Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcasts Music “Jade” Courtesy of Sc…
 
Long-time gamer, retired Air Force pilot, and game designer, Joel "The Major" Burt, visits the podcast today. Our conversation spans his introduction to RPGs, D&D, and more. However, the main focus of the discussion is his three rules to be a great dungeon master. We explore his rules and delve deep into what it means to be a truly great dungeon ma…
 
After taking a massive detour with the help of Obella, the group looks to cross another item off their list and find themselves a black dragon! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Tracklist and Creative Commons Attribution Can Be Viewed …
 
DriveThruRPG's Indie Publisher Representative Adriel Wilson joins me on the podcast today. We talk about the do's and don't of publishing role-playing games on DriveThruRPG. The conversation begins by discussing tips and advice for those new to publishing. Then it moves into more advanced tips for experienced RPG publishers. Topics touched on inclu…
 
The group rings in the new year with friends and takes a trip to collect some much-needed components! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Tracklist and Creative Commons Attribution Can Be Viewed HERE Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courtes…
 
Today, my guest is Peter Corless, a game designer who worked for West End Games and once owned the Pendragon RPG. In our conversation, we discuss his work on the Paranoia RPG and how he drew the map of the Millennium Falcon map for the WEG Star Wars RPG. We talk about Pendragon and what sets it apart from other role-playing games.…
 
Fortune finds the group in the college town of Uzar on the eve of the new year as Percy tries to impress someone! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courtesy of Serpent Sound…
 
Writer and game designer Tristan Zimmerman returns to the podcast once again. Today's history topics include a murderous mail robbery in France, a Ming Dynasty invasion fleet, and the Pilgrimage of the Dead. Tristan covers these real events and then we break them down showing ways you can use them in your RPG campaigns. This episode provides a weal…
 
The group makes some deals and finishes up their stay in Sabat, but not before gearing themselves up a bit! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courtesy of Serpent Sound Studi…
 
Keith Ammann, the author of The Monsters Know What They're Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters, joins me on the podcast today. The conversation kicks off with Keith telling how he was introduced to TTRPGs and how he played D&D. We discuss how important it is to understand what NPCs in the game world know because that determines how they act. …
 
Kickstarters...WTF!! Hottest KS - Avatar Legends. The Upset - Tears of a Machine SC Carbon Grey RPG Chronicles of Drunagor Dogmight’s GM screen. Forbidden Lands RPG – Book of Beasts and The Bloodmarch A|State Ran/Played: 2nd episode of The One Ring on Twitch.tv/ActualPlay R3D - Lifted with Champions Now. On my campaign turn with Five Parsecs from H…
 
After meeting the Merchant Prince Qitzelebash, the group must decide whether his offer is worth the risk and look into the man who previously took up the task! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Out…
 
Archeologist Scott Smallwood returns to the podcast to discuss treasure hunting and looting in real life and in role-playing games. His perspective as an archeologist is thought-provoking and insightful. We also check in on his RPG design projects and end up talking about ancient Norse rap battles.By Matt Davids | Author, Gamemaster
 
The group begins tying up loose ends as they hop around Qarthar meeting old and new acquaintances! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courtesy of Serpent Sound Studios Interl…
 
Last week I ... Ran/Played: The One Ring on Twitch.tv/ActualPlay Twilight: 2000 twice! Lifted with Champions Now two times! And thinking about an All-Star-Crisis session. Started Five Parsecs from Home, a Sci-fi Solo Adventure wargaming game by Modiphius. Lancer RPG. Reading/Prepping: Session Zero from Nahual Reading Ruin Masters and the White Hack…
 
RPG designer and writer, Shawn Merwin, joins me on the podcast today. We discuss Shawn's history with role-playing games and how he began writing RPG adventures. We talk about his work on the Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook for D&D 5e. Plus we talk about his current work with Ghost Fire Gaming and, of course, he drops role-playing wisdom and a…
 
With Kilgaeron Igo defeated and Ae's past revealed to her, the group must begin to tie up loose ends as they finish up their time in Qarthar! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jotunhei…
 
Ryan McHargue, co-host of the Geezers of the Game podcast, joins me today on the show. We discuss what not to do when GMing and other role-playing game advice and tips. We talk about creating planets for Star Wars and Star Trek RPGs, FASA Star Trek, and Ryan's work with his RPG podcast. Plus we go on a rant about Star Trek 2 and 3 as well as take a…
 
I nerd-out about designing Debtpunk and Pinx via Vincent Baker's Powered by the Apocalypse essays and my Vampire game (SPOILERS) Played: Lancer RPG Hutt Cartel - a Star Wars hack of Cartel Twilight: 2000 Tears of a Machine Sc -Live on Kickstarter!! Prepping VtM:Rio by Night The One Ring for Twitch/Actualplay Nahual A Tabletop RPG of Mexican Urban F…
 
The group faces off with the infamous Kilgaeron Igo and this time they have no plans to allow him to escape! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courtesy of Serpent Sound Stud…
 
Tales from the Magician's Skull magazine editor and author Howard Andrew Jones returns to the podcast. In the discussion, we define the sword and sorcery genre. We cover the submission guidelines for Tales from the Magician's Skull magazine and Howard tells us feelings about dwarf and elf detective stories. Howard enlightens us as to why stories sh…
 
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