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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 26, 2019

"You’re in a haunted Victorian-era city trapped inside a wall of lightning powered by demon blood."

Blades in the Dark is a radical step forward in the art & science of role-playing games. 21st-century design is applied to one of the oldest tropes in gaming: the thief. Ben Riggs gets down to brass tacks...

Apr 17, 2019

Low-prep, sandbox games make life easy on the GM. But how do you do that while providing the grand sweep of galactic science fiction? Kevin Crawford circles that square in Stars Without Number, a sandbox game with the awesome scope of Star Wars and Star Trek. The Plot Points gang takes on the game, dissecting its pros,...

Apr 11, 2019

Is art harder than writing? Is the RPG industry superior to comic books and video games? These questions and more are asked and answered in Ben's interview with virtuoso writer and artist Dennis Detwiller, one of the fulgent minds behind Delta Green, the role-playing game of Cthulhu conspiracy which is ranked #1 & #2 on...

Apr 4, 2019

What literature inspired the creation of Dungeons & Dragons? Why do spells work the way they do? These questions and more are answered in the Appendix N Seminar from GaryCon 2019!

If you're new to Plot Points, we're the podcast that takes role-playing games seriously. You may enjoy our deep dive on Dungeon Crawl...