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Plot Points

Plot Points has been discussing role-playing games as literature since 2013. The podcast takes a deep dive on the influences, origins, joys, and meaning of tabletop role-playing games. The Plot Points gang talks about new releases, old gems, and speaks with the most influential and exciting creators in the tabletop role-playing game space. 

Find a cool new game, discover a strategy for your home group, or learn a fresh take on the theory of role-playing.

Apr 28, 2018

The Plot Points gang discusses Hot Springs Island, a suite of two books that are an old-school hex-crawl for the 21st century. One of the books is a world-class player handout containing drawings, maps, and accounts from previous adventurers who have survived Hot Springs Island. The other book is The Dark of Hot Springs...


Apr 21, 2018

Ben went to GaryCon and through the audio magic of the internet, now YOU are there too! He speaks with Jeffrey Talanian of North Wind Adventures about Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea, Lucus Palosaari of Fat Goblin Games, Daniel Fisher of InnRoads Ministries, and Ken Spencer of Why Not Games.

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Apr 15, 2018

What happens when someone who has never seen an episode of Star Trek sits down to play a Star Trek role-playing game?

The Plot Points gang sets out to discover the answer, joined by friend of show Ryan Smith and celebrity gamer Elyse Hobson. While a bone-deep geek, and award-winning Pathfinder player, Elyse has managed...


Mar 24, 2018

It broke the internet when Paizo announced a 2nd edition of the beloved behemoth that is the Pathfinder role-playing game, and your friends at Plot Points were interested too! So they went down to scenic and historic Lake Geneva to record what turned out to be an entire seminar by Paizo pundits Jason Buhlman and...


Mar 17, 2018

Ben recorded a seminar wherein six game designers who worked on Dungeons and Dragons (Skip Williams, Jon Pickens, Zeb Cook, Ed Stark, Steve Winter, and Mike Mearls) talk about game design. During the talk, current lead designer Mike Mearls may very well have let slip what the next classic D&D game world he will be...