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Episode 044: We Are

June 8th, 2009 · Joe · 4 Comments

* Buy Storm Cloud, David and Luke’s (et al.) anthology.

* James is listing his gaming books here. Mention that you heard about it from the Podge (before paying, obviously) and get 10-25% off!

* Tope Dome is touring in your city soon!

* Winners of the Top Down and Bottom Up campaign contests, Dan Henson and Dan Marlett (Double Dan)

* We stop talking about Mike’s mom…no we don’t.

* David vs. Joe: THUNDERDOME! (Worst vs. Lesser)

* Group Design

* Goals, party pitches, and conflict

* Role maximization

* Follow the discussion with a handy outline on Plus 1

* Mr. T is a Night Elf Mohawk, Ted Talks, and Imagining the Tenth Dimension

* CONTEST! Win D&D Minis

* Hodge (live): The Tome Show celebrates 4e’s first birthday

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dev09 // Jun 8, 2009 at 8:55 am

    In a party that min/maxes, you’re hoping that your comrades will fill in the spaces you’ve decided to min. If the party gets separated for any reason, insert Kool Aid Dick™ in fan. Yuck.

  • 2 zalmoxis // Jun 8, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Wow delete the first 12 minutes. The rest was good ;D

  • 3 jdac // Jun 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    You guys discussed interpreting magic cards that you pass out and exchange during character creation.

    Have you considered using Tarot cards to do the same thing? I’ve used them as an aid for character (and as a GM for NPC) generation. Tarot cards are meant to tell you about people, and you can read a slew of things into them. For a background, just deal out three or four cards and make up a story that involves each card as an episode in your life, or a person in it.

    Really, humans have a huge capacity for pareidolia (or apophenia), the tendency to see patterns where none exist. Basically you just need a source of “noise” that you can aim your faulty pattern-recognition software at, and have fun with the results.

    Also, reputation++ for mentioning SotC, Luke.
    ~jdac

  • 4 Joe // Jun 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    That’s not such a bad idea. I even have a tarot deck.

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