Plot Points (role-playing games)
24.2: The Strange pt. 2

The gang completes their discussion of Cordell and Cook's The Strange!

Seek out more recursions at www.montecookgames.com!

Thanks to Scott McLeod of http://Incompetech.com for the amazing free tuneage!

 

"Ghostpocalypse - 1 Departure", "Ghostpocalypse - 2 The Call", "Ghostpocalypse - 3 Road of Trials", "Ghostpocalypse - 4 Temptress", "Ghostpocalypse - 5 Apotheosis", "Ghostpocalypse - 6 Crossing the Threshold", "Ghostpocalypse - 7 Master", "Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog", "Past the Edge", "Penumbra"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Direct download: 01_S2_E1_-_The_Strange_Pt._2.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:13am CDT

Today, the gang discusses gaming with girlfriends, boyfriends, and others you love that way.

Direct download: S1_MiniE5_-_Gaming_and_SpousesMP3.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:41am CDT

20 episodes! Glory be!

We complete our second ten-pack with the Numenera seminar from Monte Cook Games at Gen Con 2014. Enjoy!

Want to lend us some support? Ben has a book out! 

Seven new mind-blasting volumes containing forbidden knowledge for your Cthulhu Mythos tabletop game!

Herein lies the secrets of the true history of Dr. Faustus, the horrifying secrets of the Voynich manuscript, and blueprints designed to bring the King in Yellow from Carcosa to Earth!

The collection includes:

  • Seven new tomes to bring horror to any campaign! Modern, 20th century, and material for even earlier time-frames provided.
  • Stunning handouts! Print them out, or share them with your players via the cloud.
  • MP3 of maddening music!
  • System neutral supplement! No matter what rule set you prefer, Seven Blasphemous Books will slide easily into your campaign.
  • Steal from this book! Ideas contained herein are NOT copyrighted. Use background material for your next adventure, novel, or short story!
Direct download: Numenera1AudFile3WAV.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 1:08pm CDT

19: Ryan Chaddock Interview

A GEN CON SPECIAL

An interivew with Ryan Chaddock of Ryan Chaddock Games, a third party publisher of Numenera products. Chaddock's work has been heating up the charts at DriveThruRPG, and he gives us an inside look at his vision and products in support of Numenera and The Strange

Check out his work at DriveThruRPG! 

Direct download: Ryan_Chaddock_Interview.m4a
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Episode 17: D&D Starter Set

The gang takes on the D&D Starter Set, the first product released for the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons! 

By popular demand, we are again returning to our 2 part format. Catch part 2 next week!

Thanks to the guys at Game Universe in Franklin, Wisconsin for help in discussing sales for this episode. If you're in Wisconsin, check them out!

http://www.game-universe.com/

Direct download: S1E10-DD_5th_edition_pt1.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:29pm CDT

14: Numenera's The Vortex by Monte Cook

This week we take a look at The Vortex for Monte Cook's Numenera! The gang goes over the many innovations the game represents, and takes a good hard look at the adventure meant to introduce what Numenera is to gamers. 

Music by Dispirition and the Night Hours! Check out their stuff below!

 

http://thenighthours.bandcamp.com/

http://www.disparition.info/

 

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Direct download: S1E8-Nunemera.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

In this soliloquy, Ben runs through Egyptian history, Joseph Campbell, and the D&D ruleset to prove that not only are RPGs myth-generation engines, they represent an epochal shift in the history of myth. Powers once reserved for priests and emperors are, via RPGs, brought to anyone with a D6 and Pathfinde Core Book.

Enjoy our music? Check out The Night Hours!

http://thenighthours.bandcamp.com/

Direct download: S1_MiniE6_-_Game_as_Myth.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT

11: Fate Worlds: "Tower of the Serpents"

"Tower of the Serpents" by Brennan Taylor from Fate Worlds gets the Plot Points treatment in this month's episode. Our hosts erupt in argument and discord over the adventure, but no spiders were harmed in the making of this episode.

By popular demand, Plot Points is now presented in a single episode!

Also, come see Plot Points live! We'll be at the Nexus Game Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, June 20th!  

Music by Disparition.

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Like our signature art? Check out the work of Plot Points' in-house artist IT Anastas at http://www.sympatheticcontempt.com/

Direct download: S1E7-Conan.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 1:07pm CDT

LIVE SHOW OF PLOT POINTS! 6/20/14 IN EXOTIC DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE!

Plot Points has been invited to depart the close and comforting confines of Rainbird Studios and venture out into the wide world at the Nexus Game Fair in beautiful downtown Milwaukee, which has completely recovered from last autumn's deadly zombie outbreak. See Sarah, Brad, Ben and Producer Chris in the flesh (and such flesh it is). Marvel at their physical forms! Take part in a Q&A! Prove to them that you too exist!

We'd love to see you! June 20th, 2014 at 8 PM at the Nexus Game Fair!

http://www.nexusgamefair.com/#!/page_home

Direct download: Nexus_Commercial.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 7:38pm CDT

9 pt. 2: NEW FIREFLY RPG: Bucking the Tiger!

Today, we are thrilled to finish our discussion with Rob "Wild Dog" Wieland, author of Bucking the Tiger for the Firefly RPG by Margaret Weis Productions.

You can find Bucking the Tiger, which in this man's humble opinion may be the best adventure for novices written in the past four years, right here on DriveThruRPG:

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/129444/Firefly-Echoes-of-War-Bucking-the-Tiger

You can find the Firefly RPG here on DriveThruRPG:

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/128012/Firefly-RolePlaying-Game-Corebook

Thanks to all our new listeners, especially those of you in Missouri, Indiana, and Pennsylvania! Thanks to SuperNova72 for a super-awesome iTunes review!

Keep listening and spread the word about Plot Points! 

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Direct download: Firefly_Part_2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT