Dungeon World Revisted, Recap of Session IV

Posted in Discussions, Dungeon World, Play Sessions, RPG Only on September 17th, 2013 by Kevin Weiser

And now for something a little different. Due to a technical issue, the last recording of the Dungeon World Revisted AP was lost. So Kevin, CJ, Troll, and Allegra sit down to do a more traditional AP/recap. More character death! More gods! More…Dungeon World!

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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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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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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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  • None

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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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Discussion 40: Monster Hearts Review

Posted in Discussions, Monster Hearts, Review, RPG Only on December 4th, 2012 by Allegra

Kevin, Allegra, CJ, and Dan discuss Monster Hearts. Overall we had a very positive experience with the game, and spend most of our time discussing its particular take on the Apocalypse World system: Strings, Social PVP, and the like. Enjoy!

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Trigger Warnings

  • We talk about using the skins as archetypes/stereotypes of mental illnesses.

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Discussion 39: Rape Jokes and Trigger Warnings

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on November 13th, 2012 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin, Allegra, and CJ discuss some difficult but important topics that affect gaming culture (and beyond). The conversation covers rape culture and how TWE has changed its approach, as well as why trigger warnings matter in gaming. Heads up: While the subject matter is treated with respect, it covers some pretty rough stuff.

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  • Discussion about rape, harassment, child abuse, victim blaming, domestic violence, self harm, eating disorders. Nothing detailed or graphic, but this is a heavy discussion.

Discussion 38: Durance Review

Posted in Discussions, Durance, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on September 11th, 2012 by Allegra
The gang breaks down their experiences with Durance. A good time was had by all! Except the residents of Glough, that is. They didn’t have a very good time at all.

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