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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.

Jan 30, 2019

Rules Cyclopedia was a 1991 compendium of Basic Dungeon & Dragon rules. The rules are fast, light, and fun as hell. Hear Ben Riggs talk about why that's so, and the history of the Basic D&D line. 

Also, Ben talks about his research for his book, and learning something about Gen Con owner Peter Adkison he didn't know.

Jan 20, 2019

What happens when an assassin, a murderer, a dark cleric, and elf Hitler go into a dungeon? To find out, listen to this actual play podcast put out by Plot Points! The gang uses the rules as laid down in the Rules Cyclopedia, which compiled the D&D rules contained in the boxed sets everybody loved back in the 1980's!

Jan 13, 2019

Ben hit the Midwinter Gaming Convention yesterday and talked to a number of fascinating makers. Ben talked to Todd Nicholas of Wheel Tree Press, and his new game of of dark fantasy, politics, and intrigue called The Sword, the Crown, and the Unspeakable Power, Sean Jaffe, creator of a game of 1980s suburban horror,