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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.

Jul 21, 2019

Imagine taking a pair of TSR alumni out to lunch, and letting them tell you tales of the old days. This aural odyssey is exactly that! Ben Riggs took Jim Lowder & Dale Donovan out for lunch and recorded it. Hear about the good old days and the bad old days at TSR, the company that first published Dungeons & Dragons!


Jul 12, 2019

A professor, an RPG designer, and a podcast host come together over Ill Met in Lankhmar, a seminal Appendix N text by Fritz Leiber. Game design, history, prose, and yes, even art, come together in this golden hour of audio.

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Jul 4, 2019

Pelgrane Press is a phenomenal company devoted solely to the production of role-playing games. The company's products are universally stunning, from 13th Age to The Dracula Dossier. How does Pelgrane manage to put out such consistently amazing material with only one full-time employee? An interview with co-owner Cat...

Jun 28, 2019

Chris Lindsay runs the D&D Adventurer's League, D&D's organized play, and is the mastermind behind the DM's Guild, which allows Jane & Joe Average to write adventures using D&D IP. In this episode, he talks about how both organizations run, and came to be!

Ben’s book on RPG theory is finally available for...

Jun 20, 2019

Words are wielded like daggers in this contentious episode of Plot Points.

Is the new edition of Scion a step forward or leap backward? Brad, Ben, & Sarah vigorously argue about the new edition of Scion, Onyx Path's game of modern mythology.

Ben’s book on RPG theory is finally available for...