Episode 9: Qualities that Make Good Players

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In which we talk about the qualities to cultivate in good players

Also mentioned in the episode:


Actual Play: Tearable RPG

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In this episode we play a one-shot of Tearable RPG

To generate the adventure, I chose to play in the sci-fi genre, and then I created a mad-lib.  The players supplied me with the necessary words and phrases to complete the following sentence:

The PCs must [action verb] a [adjective] [noun] of [person’s title or occupation] at [location], then they must [action verb] [number] [nouns] at [location].  The whole time [group/organization] is trying to stop them


Episode 8: Defining the Fantasy Genre

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In this episode, we immediately tangent onto a half hour discussion on differentiating between sci-fi and fantasy.  Then we talk about western medieval fantasy and modern fantasy before realizing that this episode will be the first of many in which we talk about this particular genre and subgenres

Books, book series, and other literary works that we reference in this episode are:

  • The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
  • The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
  • The Elric Saga series by Michael Moorcock
  • Conan series by Robert E Howard
  • Dune series by Frank Herbert
  • The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
  • The Dragonlance Chronicles series by Hickman and Weis
  • The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
  • The Giver series by Lois Lowry
  • The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  • American Gods and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Joe Pitt series by Charlie Houston
  • The Greatwinter trilogy by Sean McMullen
  • Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
  • Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
  • My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie
  • The Woods Out Back by R.A. Salvatore