Plot Points (role-playing games)
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 CDT

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 CDT

71: Play with Us at Gen Con!

A quick heads-up on our Gen Con plans, which will hopefully involve you at some point. Ben is running a Night's Black Agents game on Thursday, RPG16102803. 

Direct download: GenCon_Commercial.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

70: Curse of Strahd!

Plot Points is back, with a vengeance!

And we tackle Curse of Strahd for 5th Edition D&D. This epic campaign is a revision and expansion of the classic I6 adventure for AD&D. 

We take it apart and talk the nitty-gritty in this gripping episode. 

Direct download: S3E4_-_Ravenloft.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT

69: Pugmire, Part One

Today, we talk with Onyx Path impressario, Eddy Webb about his apocalyptically successful Kickstarter for the Pugmire role-playing game. Hear why a game about uplifted dogs in a post-human world will make you want to pick up two D20s, and kick badger-butt.

Like co-host Brad? Well he needs a kidney! Come to the benefit for Brad this weekend! Ben will be running a Dracula Dossier session. Learn more here!


Recorded as always at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin.

Thanks to producer Chris Koterba and 50 Breaks for the theme music. 


 

Direct download: Pugmire_pt1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

68: D&D's Next Release Will Be Curse of Strahd!

We come to you to make news this week gameratti!

On March 15th, 2016, Wizards of the Coast will release The Curse of Strahd, a campaign which will take PCs from 1st through 10th level set in the domain of dread, Barovia. We have interviews with writers Chris Perkins, Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman, and Wizards right hand man, Greg Tito!

A correction! Shannon Applecline not a girl, nor named Sharon.

Thanks to Incompetech.com, 50 Breaks, Micheal Ramps, & Sheila Tayebi. 

Direct download: Curse_of_Strahd_FINAL.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:41pm CDT

The gang finishes talking Pathfinder and Phantom Phenomena with author Brian Duckwitz! 

And as some of you know, Brad needs a kidney. Furthermore, he recently took a turn and now has medical bills up to his eyeballs. You can help Brad by clicking here!

Direct download: S3E3_Pathfinder_-_222Phantom_Phenomin.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:18pm CDT

67.1.1: [REPOST] Pathfinder: The Phantom Phenomena

A repost, as I yesterday posted part 2 before part 1. If you still have part 2, enjoy this suddenly complete episode!

The gang talks about The Phantom Phenomena for the Pathfinder role-playing game! We even have an author, Brian Duckwitz, in to talk with us about it!

Enjoy! 

Direct download: S3E3_Pathfinder_-_Phantom_Phenomina1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 10:26am CDT

67.1: Pathfinder: The Phantom Phenomenom

The gang talks about The Phantom Phenomena for the Pathfinder role-playing game! We even have an author, Brian Duckwitz, in to talk with us about it!

Enjoy! 

Direct download: S3E3_Pathfinder_-_Phantom_Phenomina.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:18pm CDT

65: Giving Away Dungeons & Dragons: A HyperCulture Sample

This week, enjoy a sample of a second podcast which Chris and Ben have been working on. It's the HyperCulture, the podcast that takes a deep look at nerd culture. 

Why would anyone ever give their product away? Aren't copyrights supposed to be defended to the death?

In this episode, we examine the Open Gaming License, the which took theDungeons & Dragons role-playing game and allowed anyone and their mother to begin producing rules for it. Listen to gaming luminaries such as Clinton J. Boomer, Robin Laws, Frank Mentzer, Shane Hensley, James Lowder, Skip Williams, and Monte Cook weigh in on the topic, tracing the OGL from its inception, through the rise of Paizo and the advent of 5th edition.

Like the podcast, find more at our website here!

We are also on Libsyn here!

We should be on iTunes within the week.

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the space between the raindrops!

Direct download: EP1_-_Giving_Away_DD_-_EDIT_120215.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT