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Fan Roundtable 4: Inside 4e, More Than Just the Tip

April 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

* Tim White joins us from Return to Northmoor podcast. Which, if you haven’t listened to, you should go and give it a listen. He’s doing some great work over there.

* Our initial impressions of D&D 4e.

* Some general discussion about what’s new in the PHB2, and what we expect that it will do to the game.

* Problems, issues and general comment about the system.

*** This episode is not our usual type of episode. It is a one-system, 45 minute discussion.

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Episode 035: Evil Urges

March 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

* Buy Shawn Merwin’s D&D4e Adventure P3: Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress. He’s good peoples

* We can finally wank about Watchmen

* Shaky cam fight scenes and fish islands

* It’s just a penis. Get over it.

* Villainy, alignment, and being evil

* Evil campaigns

* Evil characters in non-evil campaigns

* Advice for playing evil characters

* Number of times we talk about Burning Wheel: 4

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Episode 032: NERD RAGE! (the Emasode)

March 2nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

* JeffCon1, a charity event, details on the forums

* NERD RAGE!

* How to design online content and not suck

* 4e, its successes and failures, a business prespective

* When can a company be a jerk?

* Where’s Waldo (by Waldo we mean Matt)

* Wanking about Joss Whedon is awesome

* This XKCD strip is the show’s thesis

* Joe talks about the graphic novel Serenity: Those Left Behind in the Hodge (Live!)

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4E – Rolling With Roles

February 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

With The Keep on the Shadowfell about to fall before our party’s combined effort, it’s safe to say that the gaming group is really digging 4th Edition D&D.  Last week, we decided to continue playing 4E and we’d alternate weeks with the Burning Wheel game Adam is planning.  This has the benefit of keeping everyone in the group (something we couldn’t do with just Burning Wheel) and giving Adam more time to prepare for his first sandbox game.

Since Adam didn’t want to run both games, I’ll be taking over D&D after we’re done with the Keep.  I’m very excited!  I haven’t run D&D for years because I grew tired of the massive preparation time that third edition carried with it.  4e fixes that problem  so I was more than happy to put on my cape and step back into the role of DM. (more…)

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Episode 012: Bailing Out the Economy

October 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

*New Contest!

*Economies in RPGs

*D&D:  “Don’t Ask Questions”

*D&D’s Implied Setting

*Obfuscate!

*Burning Wheel: “Now You Don’t Have Pants”

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