Plot Points (role-playing games)
81: Dungeon Crawl Classics & Sailors on the Starless Sea

The gang talks over Old School Revolution darling, Dungeon Crawl Classics and a level 0 adventure for the game, Sailors on the Starless Sea! Taste, feel, and smell the wonders of Appendix N fantasy.

Hear Ben mess up the intro, Sarah gasp and the Well of Souls, and Brad brag about his dungeon-crawling chops!

Thanks to Chris Koterba for producing, and 50 Breaks for providing awesome tuneage. Check out their latest album here!

 

And this, is what Appendix N looks like!

Appendix N, courtesy Goodman Games.

Direct download: S4E1_-_Dungeon_Crawl_Classics.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 12:10pm CST

80: Microscope Actual Play

Join Brad, Ben, and Sarah as they play Ben Robbins' game of history creation, Microscope.

Also, come see Ben at the Midwinter Gaming Convention on Saturday, January 14th at noon. He's giving a talk on why it's good to be a geek, and how nerd pastimes make you smarter!

Direct download: Microscope_Final_Edit.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 10:52am CST

79: Cthulhu Eats Dr. Seuss

Ben talks about using Microscope to build a steampunk fantasy world, and Call of Cthulhu for Beginners, which is a Dr. Seuss retelling of Lovecraft's most famous work.

Like our bumper music? Buy 50 Breaks new album here!

Direct download: Ben_Solo_12-9-16.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:36am CST

78: Fireborn

The gang checks out a gem from the early aughts from Fantasy Flight, Fireborn! It's a game where you play a reincarnated dragon living in a London where magic is coming alive again. 

Thanks to 50 Breaks for the tunes! Check out their hair-splitting new album here!

Direct download: S3E9_-_Fireborn.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

77: Ending the Dracula Dossier

Ben has been running two Dracula Dossier campaigns over the last 14 months, and one of them just ended! He reflects on what he would have done differently, and advice he would give to other GMs running the campaign. 

If you want to read about why The Dracula Dossier might be the greatest campaign of all time, click here!

Thanks to 50 Breaks for the tunes! Check out their hair-splitting new album here!

Direct download: Ben_Solo_11-16-16.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:39pm CST

76: TimeWatch

The gang take  a look at TimeWatch, the amazing game of time travel and pulp action from Pelgrane Press. 

We have all three of us back at the helm this week, and even have some much-teased good news! 

Thanks as always to 50 Breaks for their bumper music. Check out their new album here!

Direct download: S3E8_-_Timewatch_mp3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:02pm CST

75: Lone Wolf Adventure Game Quickfire

In a quickfire solo episode, Ben talks about The Lone Wolf Adventure Game, which he maintains may be the best beginner product on the market! He also discusses a wide-ranging article by Monica Vallentinelli in which she discusses feeling geek stigma. 

 

You can find The Lone Wolf Adventure Game here!

 

Monica Vallentinelli's article is here!

You can see Ben's seminar listing at Gamehole Con here!

Direct download: Lone_Wolf_Adventure_Game.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:30am CST

74: Apocalypse World 2nd Ed Quickfire

Ben Riggs comes to you solo this week to quickly discuss Apocalypse World 2nd Edition.

Find us on Facebook & Twitter! (And if this episode was a little quiet, do let me know on Facebook!) 

Thanks as always to producer Chris Koterba, and 50 Breaks for their bumper music!

Thanks to Lumpley Games for the image art. 

 

 

Direct download: Ben_Solo_10-18-16-ver_3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:23am CST

73: 13th Age- Shadows of Eldolan

Shadows of Eldolan by Cal Moore is an introductory adventure for 13th Age, Pelgrane Press's fantastically popular fantasy game. Designed by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathon Tweet, the game is a mashup of popular mechanics and story-game sensibilities. The Plot Points gang talks fantasy, the adventure, and Icons in this episode!

In further good news, Brad has secured a kidney! While this likely means there may be another short hiatus in the future, it does guarantee the long-term existence of the show. So three cheers for three kidneys!

Lastly, we have more good news! 50 Breaks, the talented band of maniacs who graciously allow us to use their music for our bumpers has a new album out, which you MUST check out. It's amaze-balls. I personally suggest track 3. Click here now!

Image courtesy Pelgrane Press.   

Direct download: S3E7_-_Shadows_of_Eldolan.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 9:44am CST

72: Shadow of the Demon Lord

Enjoy Robert J. Schwalb's delve into dark fantasy with Shadow of the Demon Lord. Tremble in fear, be afraid, and game away!

Thanks as always to 50 Breaks for their music in this episode, and Chris Koterba for his producing magic!

Direct download: S3E6_-_Shadow_of_the_Demon_Lord.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 10:47am CST