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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 with Blades creator John Harper to probe the secrets of the game. Find Blades in the Dark here!

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When we get to $150 per episode, we will release a three-episode actual play using Stars Without Number about psychics on the run in the stars starring Sarah, Brad, & Ben. 

Be aware that we are going to make Plot Points into a weekly podcast, hopefully for the rest of the year, so if you’re a Patreon backer, you may want to alter your pledge based on the fact that we are going to be putting out more material.

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Audio courtesy of 50 Breaks!

Image courtesy Evil Hat Productions.