Plot Points
66: The Charity of Patrick Rothfuss

 

A last HyperCulture sample. In January, get ready for new Plot Points episodes!

How will artists be remembered when they die? In this free-wheeling episode, Ben & Alejandra tackle that question, covering topics as diverse as 19th-century European art, and the tax travails of fantasy sage and New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss.


Rothfuss's charity, Worldbuilders is a cause worth contributing to. Click here, to donate, win some swag, and do some good!

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, our website, or email us at hyperculturepodcast@gmail.com.

Tell a friend, give us a review on iTunes, and help spread the word about the HyperCulture! 

Direct download: PLOTPOINTS01_The_Charity_of_Patrick.mp3
Category:fantasy -- posted at: 6:35pm CDT

65: Giving Away Dungeons & Dragons: A HyperCulture Sample

This week, enjoy a sample of a second podcast which Chris and Ben have been working on. It's the HyperCulture, the podcast that takes a deep look at nerd culture. 

Why would anyone ever give their product away? Aren't copyrights supposed to be defended to the death?

In this episode, we examine the Open Gaming License, the which took theDungeons & Dragons role-playing game and allowed anyone and their mother to begin producing rules for it. Listen to gaming luminaries such as Clinton J. Boomer, Robin Laws, Frank Mentzer, Shane Hensley, James Lowder, Skip Williams, and Monte Cook weigh in on the topic, tracing the OGL from its inception, through the rise of Paizo and the advent of 5th edition.

Like the podcast, find more at our website here!

We are also on Libsyn here!

We should be on iTunes within the week.

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the space between the raindrops!

Direct download: EP1_-_Giving_Away_DD_-_EDIT_120215.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

64: Dracula Dossier PlayCast 1

Harken and behold this week's glory!

We're trying something new on Plot Points this week, an edited down version of an actual play podcast. Ben is running The Dracula Dossier and recording it to share. But rather than just uploading four naked hours of audio, he is choosing the best scene from the game, and uploading that with some setup.

Please let us know what you think of the process and the show. If there is anything we can do to make it better, tell us!

Direct download: PlotPointsEdit.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

63.2 Cyberpunk 202 Part Deux!

Then gang finishes discussing the genius of Mike Pondsmith et al in this week's episode!

Click 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 with the soundboard magic of Chris "The Crusher" Koterba!

Direct download: S3E2_-_CyberPunk_2020_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am CDT

This week the gang takes a probing look at the cyberpunk subgenre, Mike Pondsmith's seminal game which in many ways killed classic sci-fi rpgs, and Land of the Free, an adventure which takes you from New York to Night City!  

Click 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 with the soundboard magic of Chris "The Crusher" Koterba! 

Direct download: S3E2_-_CyberPunk_2020_pt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am CDT

62: Delta Green Kickstarter Interview

Listen to two very famous people, Dennis Detwiller and Shane Ivey of Arc Dream Publishing come on the show to talk about the Delta Green Kickstarter. Go here to support the game and see all the wonderful goodies you can get!

 

Direct download: S3E3_-_Interview_With_Dennis_and_Shane.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

A comics track panel from GenCon 2015 in which master makers Bill Willingham, Gene Ha, Daryl Gregory and Chris Roberson dispense sagacity, wisdom, prudence, and circumspection in how artists and writers collaborate in the creation of the comic.

Back my novel Terminal Magics on Inkshares.com! Like what you hear? You have to back the book to read the book! 

Music provided by Disparition. Buy his music here! here!

Direct download: DontDoThistoYourArtistEDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

The gang finishes their discussion of this adventure for the DragonAge RPG!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin. 


Thanks to Green Ronin for complimentary PDFs of the adventure.

Direct download: 02_S3E1_-_Dragon_Age_Blood_Pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT