Plot Points (role-playing games)
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

64: Dracula Dossier PlayCast 1

Harken and behold this week's glory!

We're trying something new on Plot Points this week, an edited down version of an actual play podcast. Ben is running The Dracula Dossier and recording it to share. But rather than just uploading four naked hours of audio, he is choosing the best scene from the game, and uploading that with some setup.

Please let us know what you think of the process and the show. If there is anything we can do to make it better, tell us!

Direct download: PlotPointsEdit.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

62: Delta Green Kickstarter Interview

Listen to two very famous people, Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey of Arc Dream Publishing come on the show to talk about the Delta Green Kickstarter. Go here to support the game and see all the wonderful goodies you can get!

 

Direct download: S3E3_-_Interview_With_Dennis_and_Shane.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

60: DragonAge: Amber Rage!!!

Hear the gang parse "Amber Rage", an adventure for the DragonAge role-playing game from Green Ronin! Part one of a two part episode!

Click here 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. 


Thanks to Green Ronin for complimentary PDFs of the adventure.

Direct download: 01_S3E1_-_Dragon_Age_Blood_Pt._1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:04pm CDT

59: Spies, Swords, & Shoggoths Panel from GenCon 2015

Hear all the latest news about what will be coming from Pelgrane Press in the coming year, along with the exciting news about the upcoming Fall of Delta Green as penned by gaming impressario Ken Hite!

 

Also, would YOU like a FREE physical copy of Ben's novel shipped to your home?  

Here's what you do. Go to Inkshares.com and create a very simple profile. Just for doing this, the website gives you $5 in credits. Then, go to any novel, or if you're feeling particularly supportive, my novel. Go to the text of the novel and click on the chapter title. This takes you to a page where you can highlight and comment For commenting, you get another $5 credit, bringing your total to $10, which is the exact amount it costs to back my book! Then follow this link and back my book! Voila! Free book sent to you! But only if I win the contest by being in the top 5 by September 30th.

I understanding not having ten bucks. But do you have ten minutes to do a bro a favor?

Lemme sweeten the pot too. 

First, I'm launching another contest! Back the book by the 30th, and I will enter your name in a drawing to win an rpg session run by me via Skype or Gchat!

Second, help me be in the top 5 by September 30th, and Chris and I will make an abridged audiobook of the novel!

Third, help me win and I won't talk about this anymore!

 

Thanks in advance!

Ben

 

 

Direct download: AEDITEDSeminar_Pelgrane_Press.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:58pm CDT

58: Advanced GUMSHOE Seminar from GenCon 2015

Check out Pelgrane's Advanced GUMSHOE Seminar from GenCon 2015! 

Hear the lights of the investigative rpg world hold forth on difficult questions. You heard the highlights on Ken & Robin. Here the comeplete saga here!

Also, would YOU like a FREE physical copy of Ben's novel shipped to your home?  

Here's what you do. Go to Inkshares.com and create a very simple profile. Just for doing this, the website gives you $5 in credits. Then, go to any novel, or if you're feeling particularly supportive, my novel. Go to the text of the novel and click on the chapter title. This takes you to a page where you can highlight and comment For commenting, you get another $5 credit, bringing your total to $10, which is the exact amount it costs to back my book! Then follow this link and back my book! Voila! Free book sent to you! But only if I win the contest by being in the top 5 by September 30th.

I understanding not having ten bucks. But do you have ten minutes to do a bro a favor?

Lemme sweeten the pot too. 

First, I'm launching another contest! Back the book by the 30th, and I will enter your name in a drawing to win an rpg session run by me via Skype or Gchat!

Second, help me be in the top 5 by September 30th, and Chris and I will make an abridged audiobook of the novel!

Third, help me win and I won't talk about this anymore!

 

Thanks in advance!

Ben

Direct download: EDITEDSeminar_GUMSHOE_Advanced_Cla_1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 9:12pm CDT

57: FFG Buys L5R!

A few days late to bring you the latest news! 

Gaming titan Fantasy Flight Games has purchased to reight to the venerable property of card and tabletop, Legend of the Five Rings. What are their plans and where are we going?

Read about it here!

Have you backed Ben's book yet? He's 20 backers away from being on the front page of the Inkshares website. Back the book here!

Direct download: FFG_buys_L5R.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

55: Monte Cook on Numenera

Today, Ben chews the fat with Monte Cook of Numenera and 3rd ed. D&D fame. We talk about his newest Kickstarter, and all things gamey!

Support Monte, Bruce, Tammi, Charles, Shanna and the rest of the gang at MCG! Back their Into the Ninth World Kickstarter here!

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

Music provided by Disparition. Buy his music here!

The Numenera Reliquary unboxing that drove me mad with covetousness is here!

Direct download: Monty_Cook_and_Terminal_Magicks_Edited_MP3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:08am CDT

53: Podcast-a-Ganza!

Live as the internet can be, Plot Points comes to you live from GenCon 2015, with six other podcasts. Each podcast crammed one full episode into less than ten minutes!

Behold the aural glory of Role-Playing Public Radio!

Tremble in fear at the approach of The Good Friends of Jackson Elias!

Chortle with joy at the golden tones of The NPC Cast!

Serve the Emperor and fight the night with the Grim Dark Podcast!

To survive the Steadfast and the Beyond, you must hear The Signal!

Hear you next year at the 'con y'all!

Direct download: S2E12_-_Podcastaganza.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:48am CDT