Plot Points (role-playing games)
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

46: My D&D Diary: The Rocky Path

Ben talks to us on his way to his first D&D game in years, and then again afterwards when things do not go as planned!

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Direct download: DD_Diary_EP2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 5:24pm CDT

45.2 Trail of Cthulhu and Soldiers of Pen and Ink!

The gang completes their discussion of Soldiers of Pen and Ink by Adam Gauntlett and we are once again fortunate to have Adam and his superior accent joining us on the show!

WARNING! Reports have come in that Plot Points is occasionally so funny listeners have run off the road. Operate heavy machinery while listening at your own peril! 

Behold the further blasphemous mutterings of Adam Gauntlett beyond this hyperlink!

Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

 

Music by 50 Breaks!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E9_-_Soldiers_of_Pen_and_Ink_Pt2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 5:32pm CDT

45: Trail of Cthulhu and Soldiers of Pen and Ink

In a first, the Plot Points crew has a guest Skyping in, the brilliant and prolific Adam Gauntlett talks to us from sunny Bermuda! Adam and his superior accent come on the show to discuss Soldiers of Pen and Ink for Trail of Cthulhu! In Adam's adventure, characters face the twin threats of facism and Hastur and will not emerge unscathed! Sarah gets scared! Ben gets pretentious! Brad gets funny! 

WARNING! Reports have come in that Plot Points is occasionally so funny listeners have run off the road. Operate heavy machinery while listening at your own peril! 

Behold the further blasphemous mutterings of Adam Gauntlett beyond this hyperlink!

Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Music by 50 Breaks!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E9_-_Soldiers_of_Pen_and_Ink_Pt1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:55pm CDT

44: My D&D Diary- Preludes & Codas

Ben has been a GM for over 20 years, but in all that time, he's never really run D&D! 5th edition has inspired him, though, to step up to the plate and take a swing at the Adam of all tabletop role-playing games. Hear him ponder and meditate on systems, settings, and why he's taking a stab at running 5E! More updates to follow!

Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Music by 50 Breaks!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Check out our just picked this morning website here!

Direct download: DD_Diary_Ep1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:21pm CDT

43.3: Queen Euphoria for Shadowrun Pt. 3!

In a first, we discuss an adventure for a 3rd show! Gather flesh-form workers that you might hear us complete the horrible horrible truth of pop star Euphoria, and the final thoughts of author Steve Wieck. Keep your ears open at the end for a special treat!

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Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Thanks to Keven MacLeod of Incompetech.com for his brilliant music!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E9_-_Queen_Euphoria_pt_3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

43.2: Queen Euphoria for Shadowrun Pt. 2

Our epic discussion of Queen Euphoria, a seminal adventure for the Shadowrun rpg continues this week! Special guest Aaron Andries weighs in with the usual crew, and Ben even has a letter from author and rpg icon Steve Wieck himself about the adventure and Shadowrun in general. The episode is a rip-roaring ride, with especially fantastic readings!

This discussion was so epic, so engaging, it will be our first 3 part episode!

Like us on Facebook to keep up with our goings-on, write us a review on iTunes to help the show, find us on Twitter, or contact us via email at plotpointsemail@gmail.com.

Check out our laundry fresh website here!   

Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Thanks to Keven MacLeod of Incompetech.com for his brilliant music!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E9_-_Queen_Euphoria_pt_2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:18pm CDT

40.2: Champions' "Day of the Destroyer"

In the ultimate episode of our time on Champions, we take a good hard look at Day of the Destroyer and learn of Dr. Destroyer's plan to kill nine of every ten humans on the planet in three days (the three day delay being a kindness on his part, but he would recommend we don't use them praying, because any gods that exist would loathe humanity for its weakness) and did you know you can buy uranium on Amazon.com?

This week, we also take a load off with guest geek, Torii Swader! (He's single!) 

We are also looking for an intern to work on our webpage. The webpage is not what we'd like it to be, so we are looking for someone to take that matter firmly in hand. In return, exploit our reach to talk about your game, novel, job search, etc. Interested? Email us at plotpointsemail@gmail.com.

Like us on Facebook to keep up with our goings-on, write us a review on iTunes to help the show, find us on Twitter, or contact us via email at plotpointsemail@gmail.com.

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Direct download: S2E8_-_Day_of_the_Destroyer_pt2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

40: Champions and Superheroes as Genre

In part one of this two parter, the gang takes a look at the classic Champions rpg, and superheroes more broadly. This week, we also take a load off with guest geek, Torii Swader! (He's single!) 

 

Like us on Facebook to keep up with our goings-on, write us a review on iTunes to help the show, find us on Twitter, or contact us via email at plotpointsemail@gmail.com.

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 

Direct download: S2E8_-_Day_of_the_Destroyer_pt1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT

39: D&D 5E Hoard of the Dragon Playtest Review

Recorded in the field, Ben Riggs and friend of the show Ryan Smith work over the first campaign for D&D 5E, Hoard of the Dragon Queen! Ryan ran the first adventure from the campaign, and Ben and Ryan spent a half-hour discussing the game afterwards. Strengths, weaknesses, and the system are all given their due, along with the plot of the first adventure.

Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for complimentary copies of the campaign, and everybody enjoy the show!   

Direct download: DD5E_TalkWAV.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 4:52pm CDT