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Entries from October 2010

TPC 112: Organizational Behavior

October 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

* David, Matt and the great lesbian adventure

* The McRib talk

* Steak Talk

* Paul misses Abel Lawman

* Go buy Iron Tyrants!

* v3 is plannned to be scheduled on December 11th at a local gaming store

* New Vegas rocks

* Starcraft II tournament is going to start soon – we’re running the trial tournament right now, check the forums for information

* Man, there is a lot of video gaming discussion in this episode, expect a light main topic discussion

* The Cos derails our topic discussion

* Ascension, the card desk building game is awesome

* Space Hulk Review

* We talk about Organiztional Behavior, fun as an explicit and implicit goal in games and generally how much Luke sucks


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TPC 111: 10 Things We Learned Playing Burning Empires

October 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

* Buy Iron Tyrants!

* Aron Head is doind Supers Sandobx Actual Play: here

* Virtual Sausagefest for breast cancer, link is here

* Back to the Future is a great f’n movie

* Matt tells the worst, most misleading story about a threesome at D*C

* 10 things we learned by playing Burning Empires (Topic starts around 18minutes in)

For the GM:
1. Get together and play a one-shot of the subsystems or lead in with simple, tutorial subsystem situations as an introduction; ease into it
2. Be aggressive as the GM; press the PCs without hesitation
3. BE is hardcore GM improv training; develop that skill
4. The GM needs to fill the world and give the players something to interact with
5. Make your players read the book

For the Player:
1. Write good beliefs (this is generic to any burning system, really)
2. Understand how color works.
3. Follow the1,2,3 rule
- in every 1 session, use your two important scenes (color, building) and include all 3 beliefs.
4. Look at the maneuver skill list in both character creation and maneuver selection each session – PLAN
5. Prepare to be disappointed with the disconnect between the meta game and the game at the table


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TPC 110: Cipher and Broken Meme

October 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Podge Cast guys are joined by the designers over at Broken Meme Studios to talk about their new RPG release Cipher.

You can find the Broken Meme Studios website here.

You can find the pdf for sale at DriveThruRPG!


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TPC 109: Why We Game

October 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I need to thank all the people who contributed here, man, this thing was pretty awesome to listen to.

* Meg from the Brilliant Gameologists

* Tragically Trad Rich

* Viddy-viddy

* Sn00gans

* Andrew Webb – Iron Tyrants contributor

* Doctor-X

* Jim from the Great Debate

* Sam Tlustos

* Sir Guido

* Sideways Tower Podcast

Thanks for the thoughts, guys!


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TPC 108: Playtesting

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

* The regular Podge hosts are absent and in their place we have The Red Doctor, The Homosexual Agenda, The Fister and Tradoccio.

* Luke tells a joke, it’s bad

* The Personal Assistant

* Eric wants to bring the thunder

* Iron Tyrants is on sale, go pick it up at

* Playtesting and game design


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