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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)

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT BRITTANIE AND THE TOKEN FEMALES IN THE GAUNTLET: MOXTROPOLIS!

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

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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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Episode 110 – RPG Foreshadowing.

Download NPC Cast Episode 110 – RPG Foreshadowing.

In this episode, the guys chat about foreshadowing in Role-Playing games! (70min)

Things you may find interesting:

Angry Rants: Chekhov’s Gun – The Angry DM talks about why the famous literary concept doesn’t always work in RPGs.

Strike! RPG – A new RPG system with “tactical combat and exciting twists!” Checkout the website here.

Heroes of the Storm – A new MOBA from Blizzard! Share your bnet IDs with NPC Cast!

iOS Games from Playdek – Join NPC Chris online for some board game action!

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Episode 109 – RPG Preludes.

Download NPC Cast Episode 109 – RPG Preludes.

In this episode, the guys chat about some different types of prelude adventures you can do to start your RPG campaign! (61min)

Things you may find interesting:

NPC Cast Episode 42 – Where the guys chat about character generation in RPGs

Horror on the Orient Express – A massive adventure for Call of Cthulu! MASSIVE.

Spyfall – A deception and deduction game in which the Spy just needs to figure out where they are! Introduced to NPC Chris by his friend @425Suzanne! Check out her Print and Play version.

Heroforge Custom Miniatures – Custom minis for all of your RPG needs. So robust!

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Episode 108 – Switchers.

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In this campaign crucible, the guys take a suggestion from a live audience through the magic of the internet! (87min)

Things you may find interesting:

The WWE Royal Rumble – An over the top rope battle royale!

The Staufer Dynasty – A brand new area-control euro!

Podcaster Diplomacy – Follow along as NPC Chris takes on the rest of Europe in the play by post Diplomacy game!

 

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Episode 107 – Level Up.

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In this episode, the NPCs chat about Gencon housing and that feeling of “leveling up” at a game! (83min)

2:41 – Gencon Talk – How is housing at gencon going to be distributed differently this year?

15:46 – Leveling Up – Those moment during game when you feel like you’re getting better.

Things you may find interesting:

Akrotiri – A two-player tile placement game!

Fate Reforged – The newest Magic the Gathering Set!

Spirits of the Rice Paddy – Construct and tend to rice paddies!

 

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Episode 106 – Big Nothing

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In this episode, Chris and Del chat about running an RPG campaign without a big bad! 51min)

Things you may find interesting:

Sheriff of Nottingham – A bluffing game about sneaking goods to market!

Specter Ops – A new sci-fi stealth game from plaid Hat!

 

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Episode 105 – S3E1

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In this episode, the guys look back at the year that was and ahead to the year that will be!  58min)

Things you may find interesting:

Alchemists – A board game which uses a mobile app in order to uncover mysterious mixtures!

Shadows of Brimstone – A Wild West meets Cthulu dungeon crawl!

Black Mirror – A BBC Anthology-style show about the darker aspects of modern technology!

 

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Episode 103 – Bullet Buddies.

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In this episode the guys make bullet point games for one another! (62min)

Things you may be interested in:

Brawl

Tragedy Looper

Splendor

Hyperborea

Cash and Guns

Till Dawn – Nothing like Cash and Guns!

Sirlin on Game Design

Star Wars: Imperial Assault

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Episode 102 – Monstars.

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In this episode the NPCs talk about Monsters in RPGs! (76min)

Things you may be interested in:

Camel Up

The Witcher Adventure Game

Alien: Isolation

 

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Episode 101 – NPCCSMDND5E!

Download NPC Cast Episode 101 – NPCSMDND5E!

The guys finally give their take on the latest (and greatest?) version of D&D yet! (84min)

Things you may be interested in:

 The D&D Website – I can’t believe they had the audacity to put a picture of Dragons up there.

 

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Episode 100!

Download NPC Cast Episode 100!

The guys go long! Recorded live, the NPCs answer questions from the NPC Cast Universe! (104min)

Things you may be interested in:

Mordheim – City of the Damned
World of Warcraft
The Mono-Black Pox Deck that NPC Chris modeled his after.

 

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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!

Download NPC Cast Episode 96 – Malifaux System Mastery!

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!

Download NPC Cast Episode 89 – The Boardgamizer!

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!

Download NPC Cast Episode 87 – S.A.N.D. Blasters!

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!

Download NPC Cast Episode 85 – We At Gencon!

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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