The Podge Cast

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Episode 047: Harry Potter and the Cast of Podge

June 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

* As discussed on Kicked in the Dicebags, Luke is no longer relevant

* The debut of Shawn Gaston’s Clockworks

* If you like Lovecraft pulp, check out Lovecraft is Missing

* For the hattrick, go read A Girl and her Fed

* Last part of our D&D Minis. Email your answers to

* Harry Potter – the books

* Harry Potter – the movies

* Book 7, how it should have been

* The Last Airbender live action movie

* In the Hodge (live), White Wolf’s new podcast and blog


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Episode 044: We Are

June 8th, 2009 · 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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Episode 041: On Bottom

May 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

* Congratulations Bear Swarm, you’re a year old! How did that happen?

* V3 is June 6th (V3 location information will appear at the end of our episodes beginning with episode 42)

* Last week’s contest Google doc form is here (click the link). We also clarify evolutionary items.

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

* What beginning steps mirror the Top Down approach.

* Character generation and the character theme

* Establishing conflict

* The Character Domino Effect

* Adventure (non-character) focused Bottom Up design

* The Fog of War

* All podcasters are liars, except for 3/4 of the PodgeCast

* A SECOND CONTEST! Go ahead and click here to open the form and submit.

* Matt goes insane


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