Discussion 32: Tone

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on July 5th, 2011 by Kevin Weiser

CJ, Troll, and Kevin attempt (with some difficulty) to define tone, how it affects play at the table, and different systems that use a variety of tricks to reinforce their tone.

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Discussion Episode 17: Player & GM Authority

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on March 14th, 2010 by Kevin Weiser

The crew sits down to discuss the big issue we’ve been avoiding for the entire time this podcast has been around: Player and GM Authority. We break down the different kinds of authority and cite examples of how different games use them. Then we discuss how the traditional model of authority (most of it being in the hands of the GM) can cause problems.

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/z4tynjcygxc/TWE_Discussion17_Authority.mp3
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Discussion Episode 9: 3:16 Review

Posted in 3:16, Discussions, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on May 16th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

The crew gathers ’round the baleful gaze of The Walking Eye to discuss their experiences with Gregor Hutton’s 3:16: Carnage Amongst the Stars.  For the most part, every had glowing praise for the game. Jen wasn’t feeling it as much as the rest, and a good chunk of the discussion is devoted to both what she felt was lacking as well as if these problems arise from our format. Are we not giving these games enough time to really gestate in the play space? Are two-hour sessions doing these games justice? Tune in to see what conclusions we come to!

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The Walking Eye Interview 4: Clyde Rhoer

Posted in Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only, Silence Keeps Me a Victim on April 6th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Keeping with our format of play, discuss and interview, Kevin and Jen Interview Clyde Rhoer the creator of Silence Keeps Me a Victim.

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The Walking Eye Podcast Interview 1: Fred Hicks

Posted in Don't Rest Your Head, Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on February 1st, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Dan, CJ, and Kevin sit down with Fred Hicks, chief bearer of the Evil Hat. Our talk runs the gamut from our experiences with Don’t Rest Your Head, to how things are at the Indie Press Revolution, and then finally a bit of talk about the Dresden Files. We had a great time talking to Mr. Hicks and look forward to doing it again!

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The Walking Eye Podcast Episode 5: Don't Rest Your Head Review

Posted in Discussions, Don't Rest Your Head, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on January 20th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

After a rough holiday season we finally managed to get together enough times to finish our run of Don’t Rest Your Head by Fred Hicks. Dan, Kevin, Jen, CJ, and Brandon sit down to work out our likes (which were many) and dislikes (which were few).

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Episode 5: 50 Minutes
Intro and Outro music provided by Oh Possum.

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Don't Rest Your Head Actual Play Session 3 Finale

Posted in Don't Rest Your Head, Play Sessions, RPG Only on January 20th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

The 3rd session wraps up our run of Don’t Rest Your Head, and we had a great time with it. We manage to wrap the story up pretty nicely and everyone was definitely “on” this night. We decided to stop breaking up the audio files into chunks that can fit onto CD’s. If that annoys you, drop us a line and we’ll split ’em back up for you!

  • Dan is the GM.
  • Jen plays Samantha Hopkins, a stoner searching for The Perfect Drug.
  • Kevin plays Trevor Anderson, the closeted douchebag frat guy running from a Craigslist stalker.
  • CJ Plays Jason Standish, a Doctor doing his residency at the local hospital when a corpse gets up and runs out the front door.
  • Brandon plays Justin Hiedsick a soldier trying to return home, haunted by the loss of his friends.

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Don't Rest Your Head Actual Play Session 2

Posted in Don't Rest Your Head, Play Sessions, RPG Only on December 18th, 2008 by Kevin Weiser

Our second session of Don’t Rest Your Head really hums. By now we had a strong grasp of the mechanics and started seeing some of the very intense situations that can result.

  • Dan is the GM.
  • Jen plays Samantha Hopkins, a stoner searching for The Perfect Drug.
  • Kevin plays Trevor Anderson, the closeted douchebag frat guy running from a Craigslist stalker.
  • CJ Plays Jason Standish, a Doctor doing his residency at the local hospital when a corpse gets up and runs out the front door.
  • Brandon plays Justin Hiedsick a soldier trying to return home, haunted by the loss of his friends.

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Don't Rest Your Head Actual Play Session 1

Posted in Don't Rest Your Head, Play Sessions, RPG Only on December 9th, 2008 by Kevin Weiser

Real Life(tm) reared it’s ugly head the past few weeks and really put a cramp on our gaming schedules. Don’t Rest Your Head was supposed to be a two session Halloween Special. We did character creation the week before Halloween, and then couldn’t play again until the last week in November! Complications aside, DRYH is going pretty well for us. We enjoy the system and got into our characters pretty quickly. Presented here is our second session. We skipped the first session because it was mostly character creation and rules explanation. Actually, it was mostly drunken bullshitting interspersed with the occasional rules explanation or idea for a background. Here’s a quick rundown of the players and characters:

  • Dan is the GM.
  • Jen plays Samantha Hopkins, a stoner searching for The Perfect Drug.
  • Kevin plays Trevor Anderson, the closeted douchebag frat guy running from a Craigslist stalker.
  • CJ Plays Jason Standish, a Doctor doing his residency at the local hospital when a corpse gets up and runs out the front door.
  • Brandon plays Justin Hiedsick a soldier trying to return home, haunted by the loss of his friends.

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