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Plot Points

Plot Points has been discussing role-playing games as literature since 2013. The podcast takes a deep dive on the influences, origins, joys, and meaning of tabletop role-playing games. The Plot Points gang talks about new releases, old gems, and speaks with the most influential and exciting creators in the tabletop role-playing game space. 

Find a cool new game, discover a strategy for your home group, or learn a fresh take on the theory of role-playing.

Sep 13, 2019

See what Magpie Games has coming up in 2020 and the future! Also, peek into the research I'm doing for my book on the sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast. 

Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this essential volume!

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Sep 5, 2019

How many great RPG sessions have you played in? How many have you run? Given how much we all want RPG sessions to be successful, how come they so often aren't? These questions and more led Plot Points' own Ben Riggs to create a theory of adventure design.

Like this episode? Ben wrote a whole book on the topic! Encounter...


Aug 29, 2019

In a very special episode of Plot Points, we take a deep look at Brad & Sarah. Who are they? How did they meet? What makes them tick?

Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this essential volume!

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Aug 22, 2019

Discover what secrets will be sprung upon the world by Pelgrane Press in the coming months! Can your heart stand the appalling shocks? Explore tabletop role-playing at its finest!  

Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this essential volume!

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Aug 16, 2019

TSR West was an attempt by TSR to break into the comic book industry. How and why didn't it work out? A seminar from Gen Con 2019. 

Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this essential volume!

Like Plot Points? Support it on Patreon at the $2 level,...