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Episode 040: On Top

May 4th, 2009 · Joe · 2 Comments

* Luke writes a column on Ideology of Madness: The Wizard Sleeve

* Ideology also had their Week of Mice with Weapons

* Donate your old cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers

* Deadliest Warrior and other cool TV shows. Adam kept calling it Ultimate Warrior, which is a crappy show. This is the actual show Deadliest Warrior.

* Luke needs playtesters for “Project MG.” Email him at

* Joe was a guest host on Kicked in the Dicebags: Episode 5

* Adam is going to record a bonus video to show you how to “double record” if you’re looking for alternative recording methods

* Campaign Design, the Top Down approach. You can find an outline, and actual notes on the Plus 1 page.

* Pre-Planning Phase

* The Three Pillars of System Selection

* Pre-Player Phase (PPP or P3)

* Scope Your Game

* Evolutionary Items (like a Monkey Trial)

* The Fun Cooker

* Themes

* Organizations and our inherent nature to group

* Conflict

* Character Generation and Player Input

* Why (and why not) to plan your first show

* Why (and why not) to use box text

* Matt’s campaign document is on the Plus 1 page in the Episode Resources

* Scoping this discussion

* Announcing…THE CONTEST! You can enter here.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Asylos // May 5, 2009 at 5:13 am

    You have perfect timing with this topic. I’m just starting to work on a campaign for my group.

    What’s the deadline for the contest?

    I listened a few times, but I just can’t make it out. What does Matt say there should be bonus points for?

  • 2 Joe // May 5, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Yeah, Matt’s been told he needs to keep near the mic (Luke too). Adam’s new compressor is taking some getting used to. It doesn’t take a lot of distance for it to completely phase out your voice.

    Matt said bonus points if you propose a game we want to run, not just play.

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