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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)
 
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On the table 3 sessions in for Vena and the King of Nothing! We had a solid ordinary but strong third session of Burning Wheel. We talk about the three sessions and the game so far, the good, the bad, and what's next. Spoilers: Elle is still game! I did a panel called Fresh Starts for Big Bad Con with Lowel Francis from the Gauntlet and Rich Rogers…
 
Mad Elle and I continue our Burning Wheel series. Vena the Elf ranger is on the run with the young Elven prince she was tasked to kill for the Queen-Regent. In this episode, she has to make some choices about the humans living in the millhouse she once stayed in with the ghost king. An Elven patrol finds her and her crew at the mill house. And Elle…
 
It's a Bye Week!!! The One Ring was a Bye Week. Our Fellowship is in Bree to track down Gorlanc the sorcerer dwarf?! The One Ring has final PDFs released and we're pouring through looking updating our characters! My new Burning Wheel game Vena and the King of Nothing is two sessions in and on the Diceology podcast. Vena is pursued by elves, made an…
 
We set off on our Burning Wheel series. Vena the Elf ranger is on the run with the young Elven prince she was tasked to kill for the Queen-Regent. We learn a bit about the ghost of the murdered King, Tengu in an ancient forest, and an Owlbear! You can check out our session zero and see how we got here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/madja…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Russell Collins is an instructional and game designer. As an instructional designer for Learning Ally, he has spent decades creating accessible content for blind and dyslexic students and training others to do the same. As a game designer, he created The Tears of a Machine, a game inspired by his love of science fiction stories and young adult melo…
 
Kira is a multi-award-winning tabletop roleplaying game and LARP designer, queer nonbinary human, and snake friend living in Columbus, Ohio. Kira and I go from goth to future punk at the speed of Trans. We discuss how Kira got into games, her goto game to run and what she gets out of the gaming hobby. Check out her library of work including her lat…
 
Mad Jay covers his gaming from last week. Rio By Night. A Vampire the Masquerade Chronicle Sorcerer: The Fallen. A Mage setting powered by Sorcerer RPG. Nibiru RPG on Twitch.tv/ActualPlay Sorcerer of Marr'd. Yes another game of Sorcerer set in the Dictionary of Mu Lancer RPG with my kid. Lifted RPG teasers, Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/…
 
My good friend Rich Rogers and I talk about ALL the stuff he played last week! Rich is the creator of ENnie Award-winning Hit the Streets: Defend the Block, a ttRPG about street-level supers who protect their neighborhood. Co-host of +1 Forward podcast. And it's Star Wars Sundays -not Saturdays! 😬 Light-Hearted RPG by Kurt Potts Once more Into the …
 
This week Paul Beakley of the Indie Game Reading Club talks about what he played last week. Paul started the Indie Game Reading Club on Google+ in 2015. It was a king's vault of opinions, reviews, thoughts, and play experiences. Today he covers a ton of small press games on his blog, there you can find links to his Patreon and the club’s slack. The…
 
I'm back and covering the week of May 9th, let me know what you're playing in the comments or on Twitter at @madjayzero Sorcerer & Sword & Dictionary of Mu with Judd. Lifted Universe with Champions Now with Kickstarter Backers Sorcerer: The Fallen a Mage setting with Brendan Rio by Night a Vampire the Masquerade Chronicle Three from Kalisz using Tw…
 
Trying out something new by request. Here's how my gaming life played out last week! Let me know if this stuff is useful to you -I'll keep doing it. Behind the scenes of Three From Kalisz , my Twilight: 2000 game. ActualPlay, where I play|stream Nibiru RPG, Sorcerer: Dictionary of Mu, Stars without Number. Tears of a Machine Kickstarter Lifted. My …
 
We get out on the existential side of things with Dr. Mitch, the virtual pub landlord. We start easy enough with beer, early gaming life in the UK, and the Virtual Pub origin story. We cover both his RPG works Liminal and the newly Kickstarter funded Out of the Ashes (of which I am a stretch goal writer) then we get off the path into consciousness,…
 
It’s my birthday month. I had my midlife crisis back in my late 20s returning to civilian life after I left the military. On the 21st of January at 16:20 I’ll be 50. Every year I get a skull tattoo to mark the years that I’m kicking diabetes ass and I make a playlist of 21 songs that I’m currently feeling. This year I will also make playlist of the…
 
Happy Birthday to me! This is the full, part two version of my talk with Andy Kitkowski made possible by my Patreon supporters, my gift to you! Andy K on Twitter Heavy Kotdama Discord Liminal RPG Raphael Chandler Judd Karlman Stras Acimovic Ars Magica The Spire RPG Shinobigami RPG Dungeon World Tenra Bansho Zero RPG Support the show (http://www.pat…
 
Andy and I talk for two hours and thirty minutes. After editing, I have two hours and fifteen minutes of conversation! This, part one, is our first hour and while we cover a lot of topics, there's a central point that plays out, again, and again! Andy K on Twitter Heavy Kotdama Discord Liminal RPG Raphael Chandler Judd Karlman Stras Acimovic Ars Ma…
 
Paul and I talk about capitalism, evil races, inclusion vs representation, safety tools, abortion...then we get into our Ars Magica game. Lots of triggery content. Be warned. We recorded this some months back, but I held it because the stuff we talk about is hard, for some folks emotional and full of triggers. Know this: Paul and I do not have the …
 
Somewhere along the line, I dropped a couple of podcasts... it's Catch-up weekend! Jason Cordova and I have a solid conversation on the origins of the Gauntlet, our shared challenges of race and what's giving him life! Jason Cordova on Twittter The Gauntlet Trophy Gold RPG The Golden Girls Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/madjayzero)…
 
Whitney Delaglio, game designer but wanted to be a Lawful Evil Dolphin. We chat about Play by post games, Aquatic paladins, and the making of her indie game Prism. It turns out we both enjoyed the Netflix series Marco Polo and Scott Bakula. If you're paying attention, there's a Bret Gillan game designer reference and wisdom in here too! Whitney Del…
 
I got a chance to sit down with Lucian Khan and talk about quarantine life in NY. His early game roots with NES, and playing "secret" Vampire the masquerade games! Lucian is the creator of Dead Friend RPG (it's about necromancy!) and he's wrapping up Visigoths Vs. Mall Goths RPG. We talk about his approach to micro-creations and macro-creations. Lu…
 
In Champions Now Edwards talks about the Now, the stuff that's already in action at the start of a session. We are 'playing it cool' with the Now in this session. There are several conversations our anti-hero Kurt has with the authorities and one Charles requested to see play out. And a cliffhanger ending! Creed "Kat" makes another appearance this …
 
I catch up with Maxwell before rambling on about the stuff you talk about when you're celebrating your one year anniversary. Lumpley Games Lucian Khan - Visigoths vs Mall Goths Whitney Delaglio - Prism RPG Andy K - Shinobigami Alien RPG Symbaroum Trudvang RPG Anthony Bourdain w/Luther Campbell (Parts Unknown S05E02) Support the show (http://www.pat…
 
Rich Rogers joins me today and we run the bases!! We start with his current play of Minimum Rage RPG, a spin-off of the Mutant Year Zero Engine then we get into his various sessions of Star Wars Themed RPGs Dogs in the vineyard Star Wars World PBTA AW Burned-Over Cartel/ Hutt Cartel Bounty of the Week We talk about Fantasy Flight Games Genesys Shad…
 
Detective Armstead brings Kurt on a witness relocation job, only someone has plans to move that witness to the grave. Join Charles Picard and I as we continue our Champions Now series. We talk about presence attacks, hazards, and Armstead, Kurt's Hunted Situation. 10 Hunted: Detective Armstead, Spokane PD (one person, manipulative), Marine veteran.…
 
The Witness Protection Services in Spokane, WA. gets a brand new client. Kurt Renfro. He's a mid-level super-villain F.K.A Bone from the east. He's settling into his new life in the WitSec program. Welcome to our run of Champions Now by Ron Edwards and Hero Games. Charles Picard is playing Kurt Renfro. We start with me monologuing about what we're …
 
In Episode Two, the Young Mandalorian returns to the Steel having taken on a new bounty...from two different clients! We're playing Fantasy Flight Games: Edge of the Empire with the books: No Disintegrations (Bounty Hunters), Lords of Nal Hutta(Hutts) and Allies and Adversaries (LOADS of baddies) Cast: Tara720 (Gank) and IG-3OJ - Enforcers for Bael…
 
On today’s show, we chat up Nathan D. Paoletta about the 2nd edition of World Wide Wrestling RPG which is running on Kickstarter. We cover NDP game Carry, a game about war RPG and The Things They Carried novel. We also cover Imp of the perverse and a Paul Beakely story. $200 a day podcast about the Rockford files, and a little teaser about Black, R…
 
Today we welcome game designer, Beau Sheldon, to the show to talk about his life in gaming. Beau is the creator of Script Change and the author behind Thoughty! He has created several games, the most recent and dear of these being Turn. Beau explains his family background and upbringing and how these have informed creating and playing games in his …
 
Max and I continue playing D&D using the Old school Essentials from Necrotic Gnome. Max is playing Priest the Cleric of the god of Ahrepo. We are using the Mad Lands 'rulings'. Priest and Jefferies track the gnolls to an old village and descend into the crypts beneath. I'm using The Church of Morlorrim for inspiration for the crypts beneath the vil…
 
Rich Rogers resumes GM duties for his superhero game Hit the Streets: Defend the Block. I play the 'grinking' hero Traceur. Tonight it's Traceur Vs. BetaMax! The extended version of this episode where we discuss our Kickstarter experiences is available on my Patreon. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/madjayzero)…
 
Paul Beakley of Indie Game Reading Club fame and I cover Paul's initial reads and thoughts of Invisible Sun RPG. Spendy games and my own largest game purchase 😱. We get a little into 'paying your people' and my limited 2-Kickstarter experience in this area. Then we sprinkle on a little Into The Mad Lands talk. RinCon is the convention we talk about…
 
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