Plot Points (role-playing games)
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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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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Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at BenRiggs_  !

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

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST