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69.2: Pugmire Part 2

We get down and dirty in the kennel with the dogs this episode, completing our discussion with Mr. Webb about Pugmire, its technical influences, and gaming theory in general.

 

Enjoy! And thanks as always to producer Chris Koterba.

 

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin. 

Direct download: Pugmire_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25am CDT

63.2 Cyberpunk 202 Part Deux!

Then gang finishes discussing the genius of Mike Pondsmith et al in this week's episode!

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Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin with the soundboard magic of Chris "The Crusher" Koterba!

Direct download: S3E2_-_CyberPunk_2020_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am CDT

This week the gang takes a probing look at the cyberpunk subgenre, Mike Pondsmith's seminal game which in many ways killed classic sci-fi rpgs, and Land of the Free, an adventure which takes you from New York to Night City!  

Click here to pre-order a copy of Ben's novel about a teacher with cancer seeking a magical cure. 1,000 preorders and it gets published! 

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin with the soundboard magic of Chris "The Crusher" Koterba! 

Direct download: S3E2_-_CyberPunk_2020_pt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am CDT

A comics track panel from GenCon 2015 in which master makers Bill Willingham, Gene Ha, Daryl Gregory and Chris Roberson dispense sagacity, wisdom, prudence, and circumspection in how artists and writers collaborate in the creation of the comic.

Back my novel Terminal Magics on Inkshares.com! Like what you hear? You have to back the book to read the book! 

Music provided by Disparition. Buy his music here! here!

Direct download: DontDoThistoYourArtistEDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

The gang finishes their discussion of this adventure for the DragonAge RPG!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin. 


Thanks to Green Ronin for complimentary PDFs of the adventure.

Direct download: 02_S3E1_-_Dragon_Age_Blood_Pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

56: My D&D Diary: The Payoff

Finally, Ben tells the world of the resumption of his D&D campaign mingling Scenic Dunnsmouth for Lamentations of the Flame Princess with Caves of Chaos, a D&D 5e playtest scenario. Also, he has a less than fun game with a TSR employee from the 1970s who shall remain nameless here... 

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Enjoy Labor Day all!

Direct download: DD_Diary_EP4Ver2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm CDT

54: Zak S. & James Raggi Interviews

We've got the ENnie award-winning author publisher duo behind Red & Pleasant Land digitally in studio to discuss the project's success, and their philosophies of gaming, writing, publishing, and Yale grad school.


Also, our Geek Critique narrative episodes have generated more positive feedback than any other show we've done! We've heard you, and plan on putting together a second podcast to meet that demand. Plot Points won't be going anywhere, but you want more, we'll get you more! 

As always contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at plotpointsemail@gmail.com 

Direct download: S2E13_-_Zak_S_and_James_Raggi_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm CDT

52: The Bruce Cordell Gambit, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strange

This week, we continue our audio experiment with narrative podcasting by taking a look at the life and career of Bruce Cordell. Bruce worked on D&D for over a decade and a half, producing seminal novels and supplements. Yet he left it all behind to take a risk, joining Monte Cook Games and writing The Strange. Why'd he do it, and how's it working out? 

Let us know what you think of these narrative episodes on Twitter, Facebook, or email us at PlotPointsEmail@gmail.com.

Find Ben on Twitter @BenRiggs_

Thanks to Incompetech.com for the tunes, and Producer Chris for producing! 

Direct download: BruceCordellFINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CDT

51: The Satanic Panic!

Today, we revisit the Satanic Panic of the 1980s in an experiment in narrative audio. That's right, today on Plot Points, we're telling a story, and we hope that it sounds like Chris and I broke into NPR and monomaniacally edited on their fancy equipment, and birthed this aural baby. Behold and hearken all! 

Let us know how this sounds, and if you want to hear more like it on Twitter, Facebook, or email via PlotPointsEmail@gmail.com

 

 

Direct download: FINAL_Satanic_Panic_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT

Ben interviews Aaron Andries on the Android Netrunner Pro Circuit!

More info for all you runners is here!

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Direct download: NetrunnerFINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm CDT