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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

 

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Campaign Crucible – The House on the Moors

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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

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Boardless Games

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Download NPC Cast Episode 152 – Boardless Games

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

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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)

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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)

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Some things you may be interested in:

Mafia de Cuba

Shinobigami

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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)

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Some things you may be interested in:

Bob Ross on Twitch

Noah Bradley on Twitch

Moltenink on Twitch

Islebound

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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)

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Some things you may be interested in:

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

 

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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)

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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

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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)

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Some things you may be interested in:

City of Egress Episodes on YouTube

Scythe

Legion of Everblight

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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 

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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!

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The 3rd House – Campaign Crucible

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Some things you may be interested in:

Rat Queens

Magic Pro Tour Changes

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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

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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

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Playing Games with Strangers

Download NPC Cast Episode 127 – Playing Games with Strangers

In this episode, the guys are joined by friend-pc Stephanie Straw, to talk about playing games with strangers! (67min)

Other things you may be interested in:

Meetup.com – A place to find events near you!

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards 2

Plaid Hat Podcast

 

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Boonville – Campaign Crucible

Download NPC Cast Episode 125 – Boonville

In this episode, the guys record the first Campaign Crucible of the year! (82min)

Other things you may be interested in:

Penny Press – A worker placement game about chasing down stories!

Mad Max: Fury Road – Del’s favorite action movie of the last decade.

East of West – A revenge graphic novel involving Death!

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D&D 5E – Bullet Points

Download NPC Cast Episode 124 – D&D 5E Bullet Points

In this episode, the guys offer up some bullet points about what they would do with the next Dungeons and Dragons product! (78min)

Other things you may be interested in:

BattleBards – SFX for your role-playing sessions!

Coup Rebellion G54 – A Coup expansion with 25 characters!

The Muppets are back!

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Game Accessories and GameWireGirl

Download NPC Cast Episode 123 – Game Accessories and GameWireGirl

In this episode, Chris and Del are joined by their friend Brittanie (aka @GameWireGirl) while they talk about accessories in games! (60min)

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Other things you may be interested in:

Campaign Coins – Metallic coins and more for your RPGs or other games!

Inked Playmats – Custom playmats on demand!

The Noteboard – A dry erase mat you can fold up and fit in your pocket!

The Broken Token – Quality box inserts for the most popular board games!

Daft Concepts – Custom box inserts for your favorite games!

Meeple Source – Custom painted meeples and other premium components!

Player’s Choice Card Sleeves – Del’s favorite sleeves OF ALL TIME!

Kigi – A beautiful card game designed by Daniel Solis!

Apocrypha – A brand new card game from friend of the show Mike Selinker

The Twin Flip ‘n’ Tray – The most glorious thing Brittanie has ever held in her hands.

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Real-Time Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 122 – Real-Time Games

In this episode, we’re back to talk to you about Real-time games! In real time! (78min)

Things you may be interested in:

Pit

Ghost Blitz

Anomia

Space Alert

X-COM

Discount Salmon

Patchwork – A two-player game by Uwe Rosenberg

Zen Bins– Containers for your favorite Dice-dueling games!

Deadly Class – A comic about assassins in high school!

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The Zombie Finale!

Download NPC Cast Episode 121 – A Zombies Episode Part 4

In this episode, we reach our conclusion, and go behind the screen! (52min)

Part Three is right here!

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Splitting the Party

Download NPC Cast Episode 117 – Splitting the Party

In this episode, we talk about the age-old mantra “never split the party!” (61min)

Things you may be interested in:

NPC Chris’ Piece on Mox Boarding House

Modern Masters 2015

Blades in the Dark

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Episode 115 – Creating RPG Societies

Download NPC Cast Episode 115 – Creating RPG Societies

In this episode, the guys talk about their methods for creating societies for your RPGs! (58min)

Things you may find interesting:

45:21 – Above and Below – A storytelling board game by Ryan Laukat.

49:56 – International Tabletop Day – A day to celebrate our favorite hobby…Tabletop games!

52:30 – Donjon – An insanely awesome random generator for RPGs.

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Episode 114 – LARP

Download NPC Cast Episode 114 – LARP

In this episode, the guys ask Del a bunch of questions about LARPing! (71min)

Things you may find interesting:

The LARP List – Find LARPs in your area!

53:26 – Spite LARP

55:02 – Between Two Cities

58:38 – World Wide Wrestling RPG

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Episode 112 – Magic Points

Download NPC Cast Episode 112 – Magic Points

In this episode, the guys design their own custom sets for Magic: The Gathering! (70min)

Things you may find interesting:

Tabletop Deathmatch

Unknown Armies

Time N Space
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