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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.

Aug 9, 2018

TSR was created to make Dungeons & Dragons, yet by 1996, the first RPG company was drowning in debt. How did TSR arrive in this place? Why did it happen? Ben Riggs gives a summary into his book research on these very questions at Gen Con 2018!

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Jul 30, 2018

Are the Drow too weighted down by racist associations to be a part of D&D in the 21st century? That's the question we settle in on as Plot Points takes a deep look at Chapter Two of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes

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Jul 21, 2018

Ben, Brad, and Sarah tackle Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of this week. Brad does a deep dive on how Modiphius's 2D20 system works in the world of Conan, and Ben frowns hard at an adventure that makes a better short story than RPG. 

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Jun 27, 2018

After complaints from pulpit, press, and angry mothers, TSR took demons and devils out of Dungeons & Dragons. Or did they? Soon, D&D supplements were describing "fiends" who lived in the Nine Hells and the Abyss... And aren't they prominent parts of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes? Enjoy the second part of this deep dive on...


Jun 18, 2018

Demons & devils are some of the fiercest foes in Dungeons & Dragons, but did you know there was a time when they were cut out of the game due to complaints? The Plot Points gang of Ben Riggs, Sarah Babe, and Brad Davies takes a deep delve into the history of demons and devils in the world's most popular role-playing...