Numenera Review

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on July 9th, 2014 by Allegra

The crew talks about their generally positive experiences with Numenera.

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Interview 32: Meguey Baker on Psi*Run

Posted in Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on February 18th, 2014 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin and Allegra sit down with Meguey Baker to talk about Psi*Run, Victorian Parlor Games, and myriad other topics!

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Discussion 53: Further Discussion of the Gaming Commandments

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on February 11th, 2014 by Kevin Weiser

After our 10 Commandments of Gaming discussion Ron Edwards posted* a great comment asking a whole bunch of questions with some commentary. So we decided to address as many of his questions and comments as we could. Enjoy!

*Turns out it was someone posing as Ron, or someone who coincidentally has the same name. Ah well. It was a fun episode to record and there’s good discussion in there anyway.

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Discussion 52: Psi*Run Review

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, Psi*Run, Review, RPG Only on February 4th, 2014 by Allegra

A short but sweet review of Psi*Run.

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Discussion 51: Emergent Story in EVE Online

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on January 13th, 2014 by Kevin Weiser

Jen returns during her brief bit of free time from Grad School to tell us about how she’s been keeping sane: EVE Online. We discuss how the complexity and community of the game makes for an immerse experience that produces compelling narratives.

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10 (12) Gaming Commandments

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on January 7th, 2014 by Kevin Weiser

We come down from the mountain with 10 (12!) gaming commandments.

Update: Listener Urs has created a very nice Google Doc with notes on each of the commandments: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1crApXzGObngTWVXZ1CiD2Dgcq033FkEBBoND5bStc58/edit?usp=sharing

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They Became Flesh Review

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on December 10th, 2013 by Kevin Weiser

Our thoughts on They Became Flesh. We wanted to like this game, but in the end there just wasn’t enough there.

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Geek Social Fallacies

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on October 23rd, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin, Allegra, CJ, and Troll sit down and have a heart to heart about the 5 Geek Social Fallacies and how, uh, fallacious they are.

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Discussion 47: Kickstarter

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on September 25th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin, Troll, CJ and Allegra sit down to chat about everyone’s favorite crowd funding site. Note: This is slightly dated as it was recorded in July, so the projects discussed have closed.

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Dungeon World Revisted Review

Posted in Discussions, Dungeon World, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on September 17th, 2013 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin, CJ, Troll, and Allegra sit down to review the final version of Dungeon World. Spoilers: We liked it, and we have OPINIONS on bonds.

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