Plot Points
32: Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition Playtest Review

Flying solo today, Ben talks about his take on Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition having been running it for a few months now. 

Direct download: S2_-_Sermon_2_-_Vampire_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm CDT

31: D&D is Not a Role-Playing Game Says John Wick

Genius game designer John Wick posits that if a role-playing game is any game where you can successfully play the game without role-playing is in fact a board game, in which case, D&D is a very complicated board game and NOT a rpg. 

Check it out!

Read the article here!

Direct download: S2_MiniE4_-_John_Wick_Article.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

Ben noticed at Gen Con that there are a lot of re-issues and new editions of 20 and 30 year old products. Is gaming getting stale?

Direct download: 01_S2-MiniE2_-_Stale_Game_Ideas.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

29: Character Death

The gang talks about character death, its role at the table, and whether the story ends when the pulse does. 

Direct download: 01_S2_MiniE3_-_Character_Deaths_-_ed.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm CDT

28: The Dracula Dossier

Get a sneakpeak at one of the most fascinating products we've ever reviewed here at Plot Points, The Dracula Dossier by Ken Hite and Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan. The sandbox campaign which uses Bram Stoker's immortal (heh) novel as its spine is Kickstarting now! 

Listen here for a sneak peak that the goodness in store!

Go here to back the project!  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1721105501/the-dracula-dossier  

Thanks to James Semple and 50 Breaks for the tuneage. If you like Semple's moody, atmospheric compositions, back the Kickstarter! A Dossier soundtrack is a stretch goal!

Direct download: S2E3_-_Dracula_Dossier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm CDT

27: Bulldogs! for Fate

The gang tackles Bulldogs! for Fate, a sci-fi setting with adventure by Brennan Taylor and Brian Engard!

Next week come back to listen to Plot Points discuss the Dracula Dossier, kickstarting now from Pelgrane Press!

Music by Incompetech.com!

Direct download: 01_S2E2_Bulldogs.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm CDT

26: The Recession BENEFITED Geek Culture!

Ben Riggs flies solo today to discover the counter-intuitive but apparent truth that geek culture has benefitted from the recession of 2008!

Music is courtesy of Scott MacLeod at Incompetech.com! 

Photo of Jennifer Magnuson

Direct download: 01_S2S2_-_Gaming_and_the_Economy.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

25: Top 3 Pieces of GM Advice!

The gang distills their decades of gaming experience into tender, juicy nuggets of GM wisdom for your mastication pleasure! 

Twenty-five and still alive! Huzzah!

Direct download: 01_S2_MiniE2_-_Game_Masters.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm CDT

24.2: The Strange pt. 2

The gang completes their discussion of Cordell and Cook's The Strange!

Seek out more recursions at www.montecookgames.com!

Thanks to Scott McLeod of http://Incompetech.com for the amazing free tuneage!

 

"Ghostpocalypse - 1 Departure", "Ghostpocalypse - 2 The Call", "Ghostpocalypse - 3 Road of Trials", "Ghostpocalypse - 4 Temptress", "Ghostpocalypse - 5 Apotheosis", "Ghostpocalypse - 6 Crossing the Threshold", "Ghostpocalypse - 7 Master", "Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog", "Past the Edge", "Penumbra"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Direct download: 01_S2_E1_-_The_Strange_Pt._2.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:13am CDT

Kingston, Ontario is in dire need of a gaming cafe, and one woman is trying to make it happen!

Run don't walk to Vicki Baxter's Kickstarter to hear how you can help gaming spread in Canada, and do it now! There is only a handful of days left before her Kickstarter is done!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1799662990/creating-kingstons-first-board-game-cafe 

Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am CDT