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TPC 121: The Burning Fellowship (GM)

January 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

* Josh joins us from the Brilliant Gameologists

* Buy Iron Tyrants!

* Join our WoW guild > Alliance > Zangarmarsh > Stay Awhile and Listen

* The Burning Problems as a GM


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TPC 119: The Burning Fellowship (Player)

December 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

* This episode is explicit, but not for the reason you think it is

* Buy Iron Tyrants!

* Join our Wow Guild! Zangarmarsh > Alliance > Stay Awhile and Listen

* Meg joins us for the worst/best ice breaker ever

* Troubleshooting a Burning Wheel game from the perspective of a player


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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 105: The Podgefather

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

*Iron Tyrants is available for pre-order! Get it here!

*Joe returns!

*Joe update


*Indie Games

*Stargate Universe

*Archer (OH YEAH)

*Rob Justice, Harrowed

*Harrowed Outro


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TPC 104: Broad Spectrum Analysis

September 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

*MS 150 is nearly upon us! Please donate here

*Questionable Characterization

*Oh Yeah

*Adventure Burner Impressions


*Open Secrets vs. Reveals


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