Category Archives: Podcast

Red Markets with Caleb Stokes

Download “Red Markets”
Chris has a chat with Caleb from the Role-Playing Public Radio about his new game Red Markets! (68min)

Things you may be interested in:

Red Markets

RPPR

Onitama

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Acadecon and the RPG Academy

Download “Acadecon and the RPG Academy”
Chris has a chat with Michael from the RPG Academy about their convention’s recent successful Kickstarter! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

The RPG Academy

Acadecon Tickets via Eventbrite

Ultimate Scheme Board Game

Orcacon 2017

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Matryoshka w/ Monte Cook

Download NPC Cast Episode 176 – Matryoshka w/ Monte Cook
Recorded live in front of an audience at MoxCon 2016, the gang is joined by legendary RPG designer Monte Cook for some Campaign Crucible action! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Monte Cook Games

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , , ,

Vehicles in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 175 – Vehicles in RPGs

NPC Chris and NPC Del chat about Vehicles in RPGs! (60min)

Things you may be interested in:

Netrunner LCG

 

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Heavy Board Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 174 – Heavy Board Games

The NPC Cast guys chat about heavy board games, and how you can convince your friends to try them! (68min)

Things you may be interested in:

Knit Wit

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

Nippon

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged ,

Trappers – Campaign Crucible

Download NPC Cast Episode 173 – Trappers

In this episode campaign crucible episode, the guys take suggestions from Patreon and make a random table! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Quadropolis

Manifest Destiny (Comic Series)

NPC Cast on Google Play!

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , , , ,

One Shot Invades NPC Cast

Download NPC Cast Episode 172 – One Shot Invades NPC Cast

In this episode, James and Kat from the One Shot podcast come on the show to chat about their new project, plus improv at the RPG table! (69min)

Things you may be interested in:

One Shot Podcast

Noisy Person Cards Kickstarter

Trail of the Apprentice

Into the Echoside

Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

We Can Do Better

Download NPC Cast Episode 171 – We Can Do Better

Hello!

The episode is coming out a bit early this week. There are two reasons for that. The minor one is logistical: I’m flying out to Baltimore in a several hours and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of scheduling the post. The second reason is because this is a serious and important topic, and after finishing the editing I wanted to get it out as soon as I could.

This past week, there was a blog post which made the rounds that highlighted one woman’s history of discrimination, harassment, and sexual abuse in and around the gaming industry. We consider ourselves allies to anyone that wishes to participate in this amazing hobby. We want people to find safety and acceptance here,  regardless of gender identity, sexual preference, race, physical limitations, or age. Just as we have found safety and acceptance within this community for the past 20 years.

Because of this, we felt compelled to speak out regarding these issues. We felt that it would be cowardly for us to not use the modest platform that we have built with you for the past 3 years to let folks know that there are people who care, and there are people who want to work with them in order to make a community that we can all be a part of.

We know this is a departure from our regular episodes, and we hope that you’ll forgive the inconvenience and allow us the opportunity to share our thoughts and honest feelings with you.

We’re not charging patrons for this episode, not because we think any of you in particular would object, but because we don’t feel right doing so. If this episode resonates with you, or you think it may resonate with somebody you know please share it. Thank you for your continued support.❤

-Chris

Things you may be interested in:

Tabletop Gaming Has a White Male Terrorism Problem [trigger warning]

Sexism in Gaming – A response from Wyrd Miniatures regarding the above blog post.

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Unfun PCs

Download NPC Cast Episode 170 – Unfun PCs

The NPC Cast discusses what you can do if you’re not having fun with your current character! (50min)

Things you may be interested in:

Colosseum : Emperor’s Edition

Netrunner

Daredevil

 

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Del’s GMtervention

Download NPC Cast Episode 169 – Del’s GMtervention

Del has some issues in his campaign and we talk about some potential fixes for his problems! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:

 

Del’s Campaign Journal

Worlds of Cypher System

The Last Garden

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , , ,

Planning a Game Night

Download NPC Cast Episode 168 – Planning a Game Night

PLEASE VOTE FOR US FOR THE GOLDEN GEEK AWARDS

The guys chat about the four things that you should consider when planning your game night! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:

Netrunner Mainframe

Oh My Goods

Heroes of the Storm

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Dungeons in RPGS

Download NPC Cast Episode 167 – Dungeons in RPGs

PLEASE VOTE FOR US FOR THE GOLDEN GEEK AWARDS

The band is back together to chat about what they think would make a great system for dungeons in an RPG! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Shadows Over Innistrad Spoilers

Stardew Valley

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , ,

Tabletop Games for Charity

Download NPC Cast Episode 166 – Tabletop Games for Charity

Chris is joined by Extra Life United participants Stephanie Straw and Jamison McLean. They talk about Extra-Life and about playing games for charity! (59min)

Things you may be interested in:

On Board Games

DFW Nerd Night

Under My Bed

Board Game Geek Con

Ravenloft for 5E

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

The Unwritten Rules of Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 165 – Unwritten Rules

Aaron and Chris talk about some of the Unwritten Rules in Role-Playing games and Board Games! (57min)

Things you may be interested in:

Game of Thrones 2nd Edition

Saloon Tycoon

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Hacking in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 164 – Hacking in RPGs

The guys chat about what they want out of a hacking mechanic in RPGs! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

Eternal Masters

Corrupted Kingdoms

World Wide Wrestling: International Incident

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , , ,

Running a Published RPG Module

Download NPC Cast Episode 163 – Running a Published RPG Module

The guys chat about running published RPG modules and how you can tailor them to your campaigns! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Firewatch

Mega Civilization

GenCon HQ Mega Civ Video

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Roll20 and Writing Adventures for Profit

Download NPC Cast Episode 160 – Roll20 and Writing Adventures for Profit

Aaron and Chris chat with Roll20 Co-Founder Nolan T. Jones and Roll20 Brand Manager Suzanne Wallace! (72min)

Things you may be interested in:

Roll20.net

WotC Announces OGL and DMs Guild for 5E.

Unpub 6

Prophecy of Dragons

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , , ,

2015k Casties Part 1!

Download NPC Cast Episode 157 – 2015k Casties Part 1!

In this mega episode we narrow the field from our top 32 games of the year to the elite 8! 2015k Casties time! (119min)

CHECK OUT THE BRACKET FOR THE 2015k CASTIES!

Things you may be interested in:

Numenera Skill Building Game – A KS for a game by some of our friends!

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

How to be a Good Player

Download NPC Cast Episode 156 – How to be a Good Player

We offer some of our advice for how to be the type of player your GM would love to have at the table! (73min)

CHECK OUT THE BRACKET FOR THE 2015k CASTIES. FILL IT OUT. MAYBE WIN A PRIZE.

Things you may be interested in:

Iron Gods Adventure Path

Pop Culture Playoffs – Aaron and Del’s other podcast!

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Boardless Bullet Points

Download NPC Cast Episode 155 – Boardless Bullet Points

We make some Bullet Point game design pitches about adapting classic board games to boardless versions! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:

Bullet Points: Monopoly

Tyrants of the Underdark

Under My Bed Print and Play Files

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Licensed Tabletop Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 154 – Licensed Tabletop Games

The NPC Cast boys chat about licensed tabletop games! What makes them good? What do we want in our licensed games? (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Ashes Expansions announced!

Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: First Assault

 

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged ,

Campaign Crucible – The House on the Moors

houseonthemoors

Download NPC Cast Episode 153 – The House on the Moors

The whole gang is back together and we are doing a campaign crucible! (71min)

Things you may be interested in:

Star Wars Armada

Fate of Indines

Sapiens

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN thenpccast@gmail.com

Tagged ,

Boardless Games

boardlessgames

Download NPC Cast Episode 152 – Boardless Games

Del is back and we talk about board games without boards! (53min)

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged ,

Optimizing PCs in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 151 – Optimizing PCs in RPGs

Chris and Aaron have a chat about the optimization of player characters! (43min)

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged ,

What We’ve Learned

Download NPC Cast Episode 150 – What We’ve Learned

EPISODE 150! Chris and Aaron look back at what they have learned about RPGs, Board Games, and themselves since the show has began! (60min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

Mafia de Cuba

Shinobigami

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

RPG Character Concepts

Download NPC Cast Episode 149 – RPG Character Concepts

In this episode, Chris and Aaron give some love to the players and talk about character concepts! (54min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

Bob Ross on Twitch

Noah Bradley on Twitch

Moltenink on Twitch

Islebound

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

The Big Picture in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 147 – The Big Picture in RPGs

In this episode, Aaron goes solo and talks about big picture story arcs in RPGs! (22min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

Pop Culture Playoffs –  Aaron and Del’s other podcast!

 

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Cypher System – System Mastery

Download NPC Cast Episode 146 – Cypher System – System Mastery

In this episode, Aaron and Chris are joined by Friend-PC Matt as they talk about the Cypher System from Monte Cook Games! (73min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

Cypher System RPG

Our Cypher System Actual Plays on Youtube.

Pandemic Legacy

Mega Civilization

Star Wars Battlefront 3

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , ,

Playing RPGs Online


Download NPC Cast Episode 145 – Playing RPGs Online

In this episode, Aaron and Chris are joined by Friend-PC Stephanie Straw to talk about playing Tabletop RPGs over the world wide web! (68min)

Extra-Life

Some things you may be interested in:

City of Egress Episodes on YouTube

Scythe

Legion of Everblight

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , ,

Campaign Crucible – Cel


Download NPC Cast Episode 144 – Cel

In this episode we do another Campaign Crucible! (62min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Masks: A New Generation

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

2-Player Games


Download NPC Cast Episode 143 – 2 Player Games

In this episode we talk about playing board games and role-playing games with 2 players! (61min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Board Game Design Time

Battle for Zendikar

Infinity RPG Kickstarter

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Food and RPGs


Download NPC Cast Episode 141 – Food and RPGs

In this episode we chat about the food we eat at the RPG table, and also food INSIDE of our RPGs! (63min)

Food We Eat: 03:31
Food Inside: 30:50

Some things you may be interested in:

Codenames

SPACE WHISKY

Long Walk to Valhalla

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , ,

Checking in with the Games Industry


Download NPC Cast Episode 140 – Checking in with the Games Industry

In this episode we chat about the current state of the games industry as a whole! WITNESS US! (68min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Adventure Time Love Letter

The Eyrewood (Formerly Thornwatch)

Mad Max

RYŪ

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Minigames in RPGs


Download NPC Cast Episode 139 – Minigames in RPGs

In this episode we chat with about making and using minigames for your RPG campaigns! (55min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Duelyst

The Massing at Sullest – A Star Wars Armada Event

Roll20

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

Board Games that tell Stories – with Plaid Hat Games’ Isaac Vega


Download NPC Cast Episode 138 – Isaac Vega

In this episode we chat with Plaid Hat Games designer Isaac Vega (Bioshock: Infinite, Dead of Winter, Ashes) about Board Games that tell stories! (83min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Unpub: The Unpublished Card Game

Cypher System

JUGGERNAUT

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , , , ,

Campaign Crucible – M.A.V.R.I.C.


Download NPC Cast Episode 137 – M.A.V.R.I.C.

In this episode we bang out another Campaign Crucible featuring cryptography, parallel universes, and war games! (67min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Acadecon Kickstarter

Hardcore History

Lobotomy

 

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Gen Con Recap 2015


Download NPC Cast Episode 136 – Gen Con 2015 Recap

Del hosts this episode, and asks us all about what we did at Gen Con! (54min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Ashes

Isle of Skye

East Texas University RPG

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Magic: the Gathering – System Mastery


Download NPC Cast Episode 135 – Magic: the Gathering System Mastery

This episode we’re at GenCon, but we’re still here to chat with you about Magic: the Gathering! (72min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Nova Blitz

Wytches

Penn and Teller: Fool Us 

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , ,

GenCon 2015 Preview


Download NPC Cast Episode 134 – GenCon 2015 Preview

This episode, we get hype about GenCon 2015! (52min)

Some things you may be interested in:

This Google Doc with ALL THE GAMES.

GenCant – A con for those that can’t go. Created by our friend @425Suzanne!

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged

The 3rd House – Campaign Crucible

See page for author [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Download NPC Cast Episode 133 – The 3rd House

This episode, we take on yet another Campaign Crucible! (74min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Arena of the Planeswalker

Worlds in Peril – Superhero roleplaying with the Apocalypse World Engine!

Splendor on iOS

RPG Talk – Aaron’s live stream show!

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Magic in RPGs

Download NPC Cast Episode 132 – Magic in RPGs

This episode, the NPCs discuss a variety of different Magic systems in RPGs! (66min)

We’re nominated for an Ennie! Click here to be taken to the ballot!

ennies2015nominee

Some things you may be interested in:

Malifaux Two-Player Starter Set

Mask of the Pirate Queen – An adventure for Edge of the Empire

Pop Culture Playoffs – Aaron and Del’s new podcast!

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Bullet Points – Expansions

Download NPC Cast Episode 131 – Bullet Points – Expansions

This episode, the guys design bullet point expansions for some of their favorite games! (65min)

We’re nominated for an Ennie! Click here to be taken to the ballot!

ennies2015nominee

Some things you may be interested in:

Rat Queens

Magic Pro Tour Changes

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged ,

How to Teach Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 130 – How to Teach Games

This episode, the guys chat about their process for teaching games! (66min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Sense8

Paperize.io

GoPlay NW

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,

Starting a New RPG

Download NPC Cast Episode 129 – Starting a New RPG

This episode is brought to you by our Patreon backer Derek, and features Aaron and Del talking about what they do when looking to run a new RPG! (44min)

Some things you may be interested in:

NPC Cast Episode 109: RPG Preludes

Monster Truck Mayhem

NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

NPC Cast NPC Cast patreonbutton NPC Cast SMASN

Tagged , , ,
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,738 other followers