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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.

Nov 29, 2019

Americans, enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with this deep cut from the Plot Points archives, our first-ever episode, Ravenloft!

The Delta Green Agent's Handbook is currently free on DriveThruRPG! Check it out!

Music courtesy 50 Breaks.

Image courtesy Wizards of the Coast.

Nov 22, 2019

Once upon a time, Marissa Kelly and Mark Diaz Truman had the wild idea of starting a role-playing game company. Today, they recruit top talent, score six-figure Kickstarters, and create award-winning games. How did all this come to be? Ben Riggs explores that question in this free-wheeling conversation.

Ben’s book on...

Nov 15, 2019

Actual sales numbers for D&D have never been common or easy to find. But Ben had a source sent him four pages of D&D sales numbers for use in his book, and it revealed a fascinating fact: D&D outsold AD&D, AD&D 2nd edition, and AD&D 2nd revised combined!

Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is...

Nov 8, 2019

An hour of power with the towering triumvirate of tabletop, Mike Mearls, Chris Perkins, and Chris Lindsay! Hear about the origins of such products as Tyranny of Dragons and D&D Essentials in this freewheeling and wide-ranging Q&A panel.

[Edit: Episode volume increased 11/8/2019

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Nov 1, 2019

Shannon Appelcline, author of Designers & Dragons, received legal notice from TSR to stop posting D&D material online in the 1990's. Thing was, he wasn't posting about D&D! Listen to hear the story, and how Shannon came to write his comprehensive look at RPG history. 

Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter...