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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.

Jun 14, 2019

Learn secrets to running better adventures from gaming professionals!

A galaxy of game greats pass on their collective wisdom to make your gaming sessions go gangbusters! Rick Heinz of Geek & Sundry, Jim Lowder of TSR and Chaosium, Pip System lead developer Crystal Mazur, game designer and writer Ray Jenkins, and Ben...


Jun 6, 2019

A talk with the oracle of the OSR! Jacob Hurst won an ENnie for his work on Hot Springs Island, which you can check out here. Ben & Jacob talk about his current projects, and the creation of Hot Springs!

Ben's book on RPG theory is finally available for purchase! Check it out here! If you are a Patreon backer, and you...


May 30, 2019

How did pulp fiction of the 1930s influence D&D? Plot Points takes a hard look at the question by reading "Return of the Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith, and brings along a couple special guests for the journey. Prof. Jason Ray Carney is a fascinating professor of English at Christopher Newport University with an...


May 23, 2019

What can gamers learn from improv to have more fun at the table? Improv impresario Karen Twelves has the answers! Ben has a wide-ranging and free-wheeling conversation with her about game, life, and living abroad. Buy her book, Improv for Gamers here!

Also mentioned in the podcast was Archipelago

Interested in any of...


May 16, 2019

Encounter Party is a slick piece of D&D entertainment so well-acted and so well-edited that it is more like audio drama than anything else. Our own Sarah Babe plays a minotaur on the podcast, and quite simply, if you enjoy Plot Points, you have to check out Encounter Party

If you like Encounter Problem, check out Ned...