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Entries from June 2011

TPC 146: None the Weiser

June 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

* Buy Iron Tyrants

* Take the RPG Podcast Listener Survey!

* Check out Duece’s book, The Boston Connexion

* This Just In IndieGoGo

* Academia in Gaming

* UnderDiscussion: The Undergopher Podcast


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TPC 145: Dark Tower 3: The Waste Lands

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

* RPG Podcast Listener Survey

* Buy Iron Tyrants

* David had surgery the friday before this episode and he sounds TERRIBLE

* We struggle desperately to talk about Book 3 of the Dark Tower series, The Waste Lands but are distracted by every other book on the planet, which I’m not goign to list here

* Then we talk about It


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Campaign Recap: Kingdom 2 – Legacies Episode 003

June 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

*This is not actual play

*Game System: Burning Wheel

*Session 4: The Lost and the Damned, Part II

*Session 5: A Harsh Winter (Downtime)

*Session 6: Hunter Hunted


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TPC 144: Rating the Player

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments

* Daniel Perez and Becca were awesome and donated to me on the Tour De Cure!

* Dragons interview, which you can find here

* RPG Podcast Listener Survey

* Eric and Luke’s weird fanboyism

* Last week we talked about objectively rating a game, possibly on a scale, and this week we wanted to determine the set of criteria to judge a player at the table, inspired by this post from Rob Donaghue ( on his blog

* Rating the player

* The conversation drifts into some side topics: Eric being mean, Lady Blackbird/Forge Midwest,

* Points that don’t stray too far into subjective:

* Points that stray into the subjective:
“Teamwork” – I use the word teamwork to loosely describe their ability to interact positively with people at the table; they don’t have to work together, but they shouldn’t crap all over everyone else at the table.

How about creativity? Coming up with or contributing to ideas and problem solving.

Interactivity. Do they have their nose stuck in the PHB, or are actively participating?


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TPC 143: Don’t Rate the Player, Rate the Game

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments

The quality of this episode is slightly lower than normal. This is due to the plague of cicadas we have in St. Louis. Seriously. I live in an area where they are the most concentrated. This video is a little worse than the problem we have now, but not much.

* NBC shows have gone off the air

* Buy Iron Tyrants!

* Take the RPG Podcast Listener Survey

* Mass Effect 2, Minecraft, Frozen Synapse

* Rob Donaghue’s blog can be found here.

* David points out the flaw in White Wolf games

* The Podge Cast Morning Zoo

* Objectively rating a role-playing game:

  • The Die Mechanic – is it effective?
  • The Feel of the Game
  • Innovation in Implementation
  • Ease of Learning

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