Plot Points (role-playing games)
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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

Ben flies solo in this week's episode, inquiring about what psychology can tell us about gaming, and suggesting that gaming may be a more noble thing than we have heretofore considered. 

Direct download: Nobility_in_Gaming.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 6:08pm CST

This week, we complete our discussion of Last Unicorn Games' Star Trek: The Next Generation RPG. We'll be back next Friday with a new episode! 

Find us on iTunes, or at our new home online, http://plotpointspod.com/.

The site is still under construction, but feel free to check it out and give us some feedback. 

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Direct download: Star_Trek_pt_2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

The Plot Points gang takes on Star Trek: The Next Generation RPG's introductory adventure from the core book. Thrill to the testing of sensors and die rolls so vital that if they fail, PCs die in the heart of a black hole! Hear Sarah blast Ben into his constituent atoms with a Mark IV Phaser, and enjoy Brad's Worf impression. 

Find us on iTunes, or at our new home online, http://plotpointspod.com/.

The site is still under construction, but feel free to check it out and give us some feedback. 

Like Plot Points' artwork? Then check out IT Anastas's website, http://www.sympatheticcontempt.com/. You could even commission funky, fresh, original art of your own!  

We'll be back next week with part 2 of the episode!

Direct download: Star_Trek.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

We try out something new today with a free-wheeling and fast-moving discussion of the idea of the geek card in the nerd subculture and see what Sara has to say about being a gamer and a woman. Also, Producer Chris escapes his cage to weigh in on matters. Let us know what you think of the format at one of the following locations:

 Facebook, G+, or Twitter! Email us at plotpointsemail@gmail.com 

Our next episode should drop on April 4th, when we will discuss the adventure from Last Unicorn Games' Star Trek: The Next Generation Role-Playing Game. See you then!

Direct download: Round_Table.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 12:17pm CST