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Episode 99 – Why We Buy.

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In this NPC Chris-less episode, the guys talk about what it takes for them to buy a game!! (44min)

Things you may be interested in:

Fantasy Flight merges with Asmodee

Age of Rebellion: Stay on Target.

D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide.

 

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Episode 98 – The Methuselah Spark.

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Yet another Campaign Crucible as we get closer to Episode 100! (72min)

Things you may be interested in:

Aaron’s Descent painting challenge.

Chris is a Malifaux Henchman.

The Dracula Dossier, by Kenneth Hite.

 

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Episode 97 – Winging It.

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In this episode, the guys chat about improvising in your RPG! (70min)

Things you may be interested in:

Our Extra-Life Friends: Marguerite, Tiffany, Stephanie, Kyle, and Brittanie.

Dead Meat: Quarantine Zone America

Race! Formula 90

Night Witches

 

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Episode 96 – Malifaux System Mastery!

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In this episode, the guys gush about Malifaux, the miniatures game from Wyrd Games! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Malifaux. Duh.

Handcannon Online

Machi Koro

 

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Episode 95 – Magic the Boardgaming.

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In this episode, the guys make Bullet-Point games based on Magic the Gathering cards! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

Magic the Gathering Strategy Board Game

51:27 – Outer Earth

55:50 - twitch.tv/everblightWIP

59:01 – Catalyst RPG

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Episode 93 – Balance in RPGs!

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In this episode the guys discuss John Wick‘s recent blog post and whether or not balance is important in RPGs! (60min)

Things you may be interested in:

Chess Is Not An RPG: The Illusion of Game Balance – A blog post by John Wick, and what this episode is about!

Gritty Reboots

Houses of the Blooded

Wield 

Human Resources

Worldspinner

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Episode 92 – Adaptaptation.

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In this episode the guys chat about how to convert your favorite book, movie, or TV show into an RPG campaign! (60min)

Things you may be interested in:

SAGA

Deadlivers - A concept album by NW Underground Hip Hop group Grayskul

Dog Park

Southlands for Pathfinder

Star Wars Adversary Decks

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Episode 90 – Cinemax.

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In this episode, the guys chat about “Cinematic” vs. “Tactical” in RPGs! (70min)

Things you may be interested in:

End of the World

Pathfinder Advanced Class Guide

Battle Systems Terrain

Legendary Encounters

2 GMs 1 Mic

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Episode 89 – The Boardgamizer!

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In this episode, the guys used the Boardgamizer to make games! (68min)

Things you may be interested in:

The Boardgamizer!

Doomtown

Vs. System Card Game

Spirit of ’77 

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Episode 87 – S.A.N.D. Blasters!

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The gang is back at it with another Campaign Crucible, and they are taking care of some unfinished business! (75min)

Things you may be interested in:

Wizards of the Coast announces a new standard!

Asmodee buys Days of Wonder!

Blighted Bather alternate Spawning Vessel – A promotional model for Hordes!

 

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Episode 85 – We At Gencon!

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This week, the guys are at Gencon. NPC Chris took some time to chat with friend-PCs Tony and Matt about what they were excited about! Next week, we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled program! (36min)

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Episode 84 – Del’s Dont’s

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In this episode, NPC Del reveals his don’ts when it comes to playing in tournaments! (54min)

Things you may be interested in:

Machi Koro – A light city-building “intro” game!

WarmaHordes Faction Jerseys!

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Episode 83 – Travel.

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In this episode, the guys chat about Travel in RPGs! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Wizard Dodgeball – A fast and furious game for two-players!

Warmachine Tactics – A tactics game set in the world of Warmachine!

Unboxing Operation Icestorm – A sweet unboxing by the guys at Beasts of War for the upcoming Infinity starter set!

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TPK Behind the Screen – [redacted]

Behind the Screen -[redacted]

In this spoiler-tastic Behind the Screen, the guys sit down and talk about how the game went and the process behind [redacted].

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – [redacted] -EP 4.

[redacted] – Episode 4

Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of [redacted]! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Antonio and Andy as they play some Night’s Black Agents!

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Episode 81 – Legen-Dary.

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In this episode, NPCs Aaron and Chris chatted with Devin Low, designer of Marvel Legendary! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

Devin Low’s BGG Page

Marvel Legendary: Villains

Mouse Guard: Swords and Strongholds

Tianxia

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – [redacted] -EP 3.

[redacted] – Episode 3

Welcome to the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Antonio and Andy as they play some Night’s Black Agents!

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – [redacted] -EP 2.

[redacted] – Episode 2

Welcome to the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Antonio and Andy as they play some Night’s Black Agents!

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – [redacted] -EP 1.

[redacted] – Episode 1

Welcome to the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Antonio and Andy as they play some Night’s Black Agents!

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Episode 78 – Luchicago.

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In this episode, the guys continue crucible month with the designer of Trail of Cthulu and Night’s Black Agents: Kenneth Hite! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

Ken Writes About Stuff.

Lucha Libre Hero! - A wrestling RPG, but they’re superheros too!

Piledrivers and Powerbombs! - Another wrestling RPG!

World Wide Wrestling – A wrestling game powered by Apocalypse. Designed by Chicago’s own Nathan D. Paoletta!

Journeys to Somewhere Else – A Kickstarter featuring a book of John Avon art.

Penny Press - Be a newspaper baron in the yellow journalism era of old New York City!

Pack the Pack - A fast paced tile laying game of loot hoarding, satchel stuffing, gem matching and inventory management! I interviewed the designer, Meg McGinley, right here!

The Shadow Over Westminster - A co-operative horror deckbuilder set in modern day London!

Istanbul - NOT Constantinople.

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Episode 76 – Lost Vegas.

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In this episode, the guys continue crucible month with Friend-PC Michael of the RPG Academy! (75min)

Things you may be interested in:

The RPG Academy – Friends of the show!

The Amberden Affair – A deception/intrigue game with a revolving miscreant imposter!

Sail to India – A neat game that is basically a sack of wooden cubes.

Origins – One of the largest gaming conventions in the country!

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Episode 75 – Going Starside.

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In this episode, the guys kick off Crucible Month by going starside with Mark Diaz Truman! (75min)

Things you may be interested in:

Magpie Games – The company that Mark Diaz Truman co-founded!

Urban Shadows - An Urban-Fantasy RPG currently on Kickstarter!

Ghost Lines – An RPG by John Harper based on Apocalypse World.

The Propnomicon – A blog with sweet mythos-related things!

ArcheAge – A new fantasy sandbox-MMO!

NPC CAST T-SHIRTS!!!

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Episode 72 – Cartoons!

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In this episode, the guys make games based on Cartoons! (58min)

Things you may be interested in:

THE GAUNTLET – A charity tournament on May 18th!

Privateer Press Pins.

The Queen’s Cavaliers – An inclusive  “clockpunk” RPG!

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Episode 71 – Chris’ Don’ts.

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In this episode, NPC Chris explains the 5 things he doesn’t do when running games! (61min)

Things you may be interested in:

THE GAUNTLET – A charity tournament on May 18th!

Dresden Lives – A Dresden Files LARP by Evil Hat!

Star Wars Age of Rebellion – The next installment of Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars RPG!

The Bundle of Holding – Bundles of inexpensive RPG PDFs!

 

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Behind the Screen – Assault on Thunderscar!

Behind the Screen – Assault on Thunderscar!

In this special episode, the NPCs discuss the planning that went into Assault on Thunderscar! *WARNING – SPOILERS* (44min)

Check out Assault On Thunderscar:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

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Episode 70 – The Raidy Bunch.

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In this episode, we talk about how we design dungeons! (66min)

Friends of the show: Sellsword Studio

Things you may be interested in:

Infinity- A minis game with a new edition coming out soon! [Trailer]

XBOX Originals - New television programming coming to XBOX. Including a possible DEADLANDS show!

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – Assault on Thunderscar – EP 4.

Assault On Thunderscar – Episode 4

Welcome to the return of the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Matt and Kris as they revisit some old buddies and assault THUNDERSCAR!

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Episode 69 – Fate.

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In this episode, we talk about the Fate RPG! (61min)

Friends of the show: Sellsword Studio

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – Assault on Thunderscar – EP 3.

Assault On Thunderscar – Episode 3

Welcome to the return of the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Matt and Kris as they revisit some old buddies and assault THUNDERSCAR!

Check out Episode 2 of Assault on Thunderscar.

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Episode 68 – Ameritreasure.

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In this episode, we talk about “Ameritrash” games! (60min)

Friends of the show: DND Academy

Games we mention:

Eldritch Horror

Arkham Horror

Zombicide

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

A Touch of Evil

Last Night on Earth

Battlestar Galactica

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Castle Ravenloft

Rivet Wars

Civilization

Forbidden Desert

What we’re excited about:

Worlds In Peril – A supers game using the Apocalypse World engine!

Nyx-Fleece Ram – A card from the new MtG Set!

Dark Dungeons – A movie bringing Jack Chick’s 1984 masterpiece to the silver screen.

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – ASSAULT ON THUNDERSCAR – EP 2.

Assault On Thunderscar – Episode 2

Welcome to the return of the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Matt and Kris as they revisit some old buddies and assault THUNDERSCAR!

Check out Episode 1 of Assault on Thunderscar.

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EPISODE 67 – AARON’S DON’TS.

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In this episode, NPC Aaron explains the things he thinks you should NEVER do when running a game! (57min)

Things you may be interested in:

Habitat- A physics-driven strategy video game!

Combat Description Cards for Storytellers and GMs – What it says, act quick!

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TOTAL PARTY KILL – ASSAULT ON THUNDERSCAR – EP 1.

Assault On Thundescar – Episode 1

Welcome to the return of the NPC Cast ACTUAL PLAY! The guys are joined by Friend-PCs Matt and Kris as they revisit some old buddies and assault THUNDERSCAR!

Check out our first Actual Play: IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWN.

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Episode 66 – Wretches Like Us.

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In this episode, the guys rock out another Campaign Crucible! (71min)

Things you may be interested in:

The Arthur C. Clark Awards

365 Dungeons – A Kickstarter for a desk calendar featuring a new dungeon every day! (Pardon us, but yes…the campaign is over sorry!)

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Episode 65 – The F Word.

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In this episode, the guys chat about what makes a game FUN! (58min)

Things you may be interested in:

Gaming For Fun – An awesome 2 part article by friend of the show The Angry DM!

MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research – Yeah, what it says.

Concept – A great party game!

Battle Systems – Sweet terrain for Sci-Fi games!

Posthuman Pathways – A new storygame by SPARK designer Jason Pitre!

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Episode 64 – End Over End.

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In this episode, the guys chat about how RPG campaigns end! (58min)

Things you may be interested in:

Tessen: A real-time card game for 2!

Bacterionomicon: A system agnostic monster manual where the monsters represent real life bacteria!

Warhammer 40k Conquest: An upcoming LCG set in the 40k Universe!

2Gms1Mic: Friends of the show…check out their podcast!

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Episode 63 – Worker Placement.

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In this episode, the guys answer a listener email and chat about Worker Placement board games! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Legendary: Paint the Town Red - An expansion for the co-op deckduilder Legendary!

Marvel Dice Masters – A Collectible Dice game!

Splendor – A card game about making jewelry!

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Episode 62 – Space Opera.

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In this episode, the guys chat about the Space Opera genre! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Battlecon- A card game that recreates the playstyle of classic 2D fighting games!

Dangerous Covenants- A sourcebook for Star Wars Edge of the Empire!

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Episode 61 – Deck of Cards.

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In this episode, the guys tackle the challenge of designing a game with a deck of cards! We also answer a listener email about keeping the group engaged! (58min)

Things you may be interested in:

AMP: Year One – An RPG about the first year Superpowers come into existence!

Cryptozoic announces a Portal Board Game

Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska - A new Duel Deck for Magic the Gathering!

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Episode 60 – Flashfic.

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In this episode, the band is back together to talk about non-linear story structure in your campaigns! (70min)

Things you may be interested in:

Kolejka – A worker placement game that is a bit different!

Becoming – A storytelling game that follows a hero’s journey!

Conspiracy – A new Magic the Gathering expansion tailored for multi-player limited!

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