Gen Con 2013

Posted in Discussions, GenCon, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on August 27th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin, CJ, and Allegra talk about their GenCon 2013 experience, along with special guest Sean. Troll was also in attendance, but sadly he got sick right before we left. All in all, it was a great GenCon!

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Bonus Episode: CONvergence 2013

Posted in Bonus Content, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on July 20th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin, Troll, Allegra, and CJ talk about their experience at CONvergence 2013. Yay cons!

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Archetypes Vs. Cliches

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on July 9th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin, Troll, CJ, and Allegra talk about archetypes and how playing them straight and turning them on their heads benefits gaming style. Bunny trails abound as we discussed authors, game designers, and other nerdy media that play with archetypes and inspire cliches.

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Cultural Appropriation and Gaming

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

Kevin sat down with Megan and Todd from the JankCast, Clyde Rhoer and Victor Raymond to talk about cultural appropriation and its impact on gaming. What is it, why is it wrong, and how can we approach these topics? This discussion touches on a lot of sensitive issues (including sexism and classism as well) and gets quite heated.

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Racial and gendered slurs used as examples of oppression.

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Interview 31: Ryan Macklin on Mythender

Posted in Interview, Mythender, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on June 20th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin and Allegra chat with the always entertaining Ryan Macklin about his baby Mythender.

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Mythender Review

Posted in Discussions, Mythender, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on June 3rd, 2013 by Allegra

We discuss our experiences with Mythender, and give it a generally positive review.

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Forge Midwest 2013 Recap

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on May 10th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin recaps his adventures at Forge Midwest with those of us that were left behind. Lots of gaming was done, and listen for an additional bit of review of our views on Mythender.

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D&D Next

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on January 15th, 2013 by Allegra

Kevin talks with CJ and Troll about the various versions of D&D and describes some of the changes he saw in a recent play test of D&DNext, as they’re calling 5th edition nowadays.

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Interview 29-B: Victor Raymond and Ron Edwards Part 2

Posted in Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on December 18th, 2012 by Kevin Weiser

Part two of our discussion with Victor and Ron about the early days of gaming, identity politics, and the similarities between the OSR and The Forge. Enjoy! Also: having trouble finding a few of the names mentioned in this episode. If any of you know where I could link to information about these people, put it in a comment!

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Interview 29-A: Victor Raymond and Ron Edwards Part 1

Posted in Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on December 11th, 2012 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin brings in his old friend Victor, who’s now a active member of the Old School Renaissance to talk to Ron Edwards about the early days of tabletop gaming and the similarities between The Forge and the OSR. These two had a lot to talk about, so we split this interview up into two parts. Part 2 coming next week!

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