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54: Zak S. & James Raggi Interviews

We've got the ENnie award-winning author publisher duo behind Red & Pleasant Land digitally in studio to discuss the project's success, and their philosophies of gaming, writing, publishing, and Yale grad school.

Also, our Geek Critique narrative episodes have generated more positive feedback than any other show we've done! We've heard you, and plan on putting together a second podcast to meet that demand. Plot Points won't be going anywhere, but you want more, we'll get you more! 

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Direct download: S2E13_-_Zak_S_and_James_Raggi_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm CDT

53: Podcast-a-Ganza!

Live as the internet can be, Plot Points comes to you live from GenCon 2015, with six other podcasts. Each podcast crammed one full episode into less than ten minutes!

Behold the aural glory of Role-Playing Public Radio!

Tremble in fear at the approach of The Good Friends of Jackson Elias!

Chortle with joy at the golden tones of The NPC Cast!

Serve the Emperor and fight the night with the Grim Dark Podcast!

To survive the Steadfast and the Beyond, you must hear The Signal!

Hear you next year at the 'con y'all!

Direct download: S2E12_-_Podcastaganza.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 8:48am CDT

52: The Bruce Cordell Gambit, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strange

This week, we continue our audio experiment with narrative podcasting by taking a look at the life and career of Bruce Cordell. Bruce worked on D&D for over a decade and a half, producing seminal novels and supplements. Yet he left it all behind to take a risk, joining Monte Cook Games and writing The Strange. Why'd he do it, and how's it working out? 

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Find Ben on Twitter @BenRiggs_

Thanks to for the tunes, and Producer Chris for producing! 

Direct download: BruceCordellFINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CDT

51: The Satanic Panic!

Today, we revisit the Satanic Panic of the 1980s in an experiment in narrative audio. That's right, today on Plot Points, we're telling a story, and we hope that it sounds like Chris and I broke into NPR and monomaniacally edited on their fancy equipment, and birthed this aural baby. Behold and hearken all! 

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Direct download: FINAL_Satanic_Panic_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT

Ben interviews Aaron Andries on the Android Netrunner Pro Circuit!

More info for all you runners is here!

Going to GenCon? Hear Plot Points live at Podcast-a-Ganza! Thursday, 6 PM Crowne Plaza Penn Station C! SEM1578403

Direct download: NetrunnerFINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm CDT

49: My D&D Diary: An New Effort

Before picking up again with his group, Ben tries playing a Dungeon Crawl Classic #79 in the hopes that he can get his feet back beneath him.

Thanks to 50 Breaks for the use of their music, and Producer Chris Koterba for his talents! 

Direct download: DD_Diary_EP3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm CDT

48.2 Red and Pleasant Land for Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Hearken and behold dear listeners, as the Plot Points gang completes their discussion of the quadruple Ennie-nominated Red and Pleasant Land which may without hyperbole be the best-written product we have yet discussed.

Thanks to Aaron Andries for guesting, and Producer Chris as always for producing.

Thanks to 50 Breaks for use of their music.

Ben tweets now! Find him at @BenRiggs_ 

Going to GenCon? So are we! Pencil us in at 6 PM on Thursday July 30th for the Podcast-a-Ganza, when we and a number of your other favorite podcasts each try to cram a whole episode in to less than ten minutes each! 

Help the show out by leaving an iTunes review here!

Direct download: S2E10_-_Red_and_Pleasant_Land_pt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm CDT

48.1: Red and Pleasant Land for Lamentations of the Flame Princess

This month, Sarah, Brad, and Ben are joined by the incomparable Aaron Andries to discuss Red and Pleasant Land  for Lamentations of the Flame Princess, the weird fantasy role-playing game.

The gang discusses the Old School Revolution, the Open Gaming License, and even hears Lamentations creator James Raggi IV weigh in on why he created his own game.

UPDATE! Red and Pleasant Land is nominated for FOUR Ennies!  Click here to see all the nominees! 

Ben is now on Twitter! Find him at @BenRiggs_

Thanks as always to Chris Koterba for producing magic! 


Music by 50 Breaks!

Produced at Rainbird Studios in scenic Big Bend, Wisconsin!

Direct download: S2E10_-_Red_and_Pleasant_Land.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm CDT

47: Brad Needs a Kidney!

Brad needs a kidney. A living donor is better in all sorts of ways. You have two kidneys and Brad only needs one!

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Direct download: Brad_needs_a_kidney.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm CDT

46: My D&D Diary: The Rocky Path

Ben talks to us on his way to his first D&D game in years, and then again afterwards when things do not go as planned!

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Direct download: DD_Diary_EP2.mp3
Category:role-playing games -- posted at: 5:24pm CDT