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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.

Feb 25, 2018

Writer Rick Heinz was kind enough to invite Ben to participate in his seminar on how not to suck at storytelling. Along with him is storyteller Jason Williams. 

Ben and Rick get into it a little bit, to the delight of all!

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Feb 19, 2018

Ben has been tormenting himself with the following question: Why aren't there better adventures out there? Even great games often only have mediocre adventures. This has led him to a theory of RPGs entitled "Encounter Theory." He discusses it in this trenchant episode. 

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Feb 11, 2018

Ben's writing a book about the sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast, and Brad and Sarah ask him about it. He talks about how the artist, Gerald Brom, found work at TSR in the late 1980s. 

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Thanks to Chris Koterba for producing, and 50 Breaks...


Feb 3, 2018

Tales from the Loop from Free League and Modiphius Entertainment is a role-playing game of children and teens exploring high science mysteries. Originally published in Swedish, the game was translated by Modiphius with new material set in the USA written by genius Matt Forbeck. 

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Dec 18, 2017

Brad, Ben, and Sarah talk over their favorite releases of 2017. Some are brand spanking fresh, some we've talked over before, but we are excited as hell for all of them.

Bran wants you to know you can listen to our episode about My Little Pony here, and Cthulhu Confidential here