Plot Points

Over 80 episodes into Plot Points, the gang takes a moment to think about what they've learned, what they've done, and whether role-playing games are actually literature. 


Direct download: Plot_Points_Seminar_Gen_Con_2017_EDI.mp3
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The gang gets together to discuss Gen Con 2017, the 50th anniversary of the world's greatest RPG convention!

Direct download: S4E6_-_Gencon.mp3
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Ben talks to you while he drives to game about Rippers, a Savage Worlds setting where you kill Dracula, harvest his organs, and install them in your own body. He also discusses hacking the setting for GUMSHOE, and his poor experience with the L5R beta test. 

Direct download: Rippers_Savage_GUMSHOE.mp3
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Ben, Sarah, & Brad discuss Weird Discoveries, a compilation of ten adventures for Monte Cook Games' Numenera. Mr. Cook has found a new way to present adventures which, in theory, allows a GM to start running a game after just five minutes of prep!

They also discuss Numenera 2, which is Kickstarting right now!

Read an article Ben wrote about it for Geek & Sundry here!


All images courtesy Monte Cook Games.


Direct download: S4E5_-_Mother_Machine.mp3
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Ben got an early look at Paizo's Starfinder, and is here to give you a hot take on the massive and beautiful corebook. 

Going to Gen Con? Ben edited a Pathfinder-compatible adventure being play-tested on Friday at 1 PM entitled Triverton. It mixes fantasy role-playing and, believe it or not, libertarian politics. Intrigued? Fascinated? Give it a play on Friday!

Want to see Sarah, Ben, and Brad in the flesh? Come to the Plot Points Q&A at Gen Con on Thursday! We're in the Crowne Plaza at Pennsylvania Station C!

Direct download: 85_Starfinder_Quickfire.mp3
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The Plot Points gang tackles My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria.

Plot Points is doing a seminar at Gen Con! Attend here!

Also, did you know Sarah makes custom My Little Ponies? Email her at if you are interested in such glory as this!

Buy and rock out to 50 Breaks' newest album here!

Ben has started another podcast, Across the Aisle, where he, a progressive, tries to find solutions to 21st century problems with a libertarian! Find it here!


Direct download: S4E4_-_My_Little_Pony.mp3
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Today Brad, Ben, and Sarah talk about Cthulhu Confidential, the first supplement in the GUMSHOE One-2-One line for a single GM and single player. 


Ben has started another podcast, Across the Aisle, where he, a progressive, tries to find solutions to 21st century problems with a libertarian! Find it here!


Check out the Fae Noir Kickstarter, a comic of immigration, invasion, and the undead featuring genius artist and friend of the show, Ian Anastas! Back it here!


Plot Points is doing a seminar at Gen Con! Attend here!


Buy and rock out to 50 Breaks' newest album here!



Direct download: S4E3_-_Cthulu_Confidential.mp3
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Urban Shadows is a role-playing game of dark, modern, fantasy co-created by Andrew Medeiros and Mark Diaz-Truman using the Apocalypse World system. 

As an Apocalypse World game, Urban Shadows is rules-light, fun-heavy, and allows players to bring stories of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and wizards to your gaming table to see what is going to happen. 

Interested in Urban Shadows? They just had their first supplement, Dark Streets, come out and you can find it here!

Thanks to 50 Breaks for the bumper music!

Art courtesy Magpie Games. 





Direct download: S4E2_-_Urban_Shadows.mp3
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81: Dungeon Crawl Classics & Sailors on the Starless Sea

The gang talks over Old School Revolution darling, Dungeon Crawl Classics and a level 0 adventure for the game, Sailors on the Starless Sea! Taste, feel, and smell the wonders of Appendix N fantasy.

Hear Ben mess up the intro, Sarah gasp and the Well of Souls, and Brad brag about his dungeon-crawling chops!

Thanks to Chris Koterba for producing, and 50 Breaks for providing awesome tuneage. Check out their latest album here!


And this, is what Appendix N looks like!

Appendix N, courtesy Goodman Games.

Direct download: S4E1_-_Dungeon_Crawl_Classics.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 12:10pm CDT

80: Microscope Actual Play

Join Brad, Ben, and Sarah as they play Ben Robbins' game of history creation, Microscope.

Also, come see Ben at the Midwinter Gaming Convention on Saturday, January 14th at noon. He's giving a talk on why it's good to be a geek, and how nerd pastimes make you smarter!

Direct download: Microscope_Final_Edit.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 10:52am CDT