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TPC 055: IP Freely

September 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

*Easiest Contest Ever!

*Check out the Bounty Head Bebop prizes from Heroic Journey Publishing for the Easiest Contest Ever!

*Check out Shadow Complex for XBLA.

*Licensed RPGs:  Are they worthwhile or just generic systems with pretty pictures?

*Emulation of source material

*Buffy, Angel, Army of Darkness, Mouse Guard, Burning Wheel, Star Wars, A Game of Thrones, Serenity, Battlestar Galactica


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TPC 052: Life Events

August 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

* Jenn joins us from the Trapcast podcast

* If you’re interested in playing Drinkokalypse at Gencon with David and Jenn, hunt for ‘em at the convention. They’re playing Thursday night and will have tickets to get into the event.

* Luke will be running Project MG games during the weekend. If you’re interested in that let him know.

* Role-playing depth preferences, how far do you take it?

* Life Events, how do you let them impact your games?

* Shark Week.


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Episode 051: The Business and Props of the Podge

July 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

* Welcome back after Episode 49 & 50′s debacle!

* Thanks to Andrew, who got the St. Louis guys an ice-cream cookie cake!

* Congratulations to Asylos, winner of the D&D minis contest!

* We kick off the Pro-Tip Proving for all of The Podge’s released material. Listen to the episode for details, and then send an e-mail with all of your answers!

* Big thanks to the Trap Cast for all of their hard work on episode 50. Go listen to their show, because they’re pretty awesome.

* The Sultan. Enough said.

* Auto-Tune The News


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Episode 048: The Device Has Been Modified

July 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

* Birthday wishes from Jennifer Notch of the barbershop quartet, Cloud 9

* Tony Mast records with us, but the episode still comes out the next week

* You want to win D&D minis! We want to give them to you! Enter now!

* Literary devices that can be applied to role-playing games

* Fish out of water and system bias

* Matt wants to role-play the Gilmore Girls

* The prologue

* GMs breaking their own rules

* Misdirection

* In the Hodge (live), Joe talks about Taking Chance


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Episode 045: Backstab x5

June 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

* BATTLECAST 3! is Tuesday, June 16th. Join us on Ustream. You can also watch video for the last Battlecast.

* Go listen to the TrapCast. They’re funny.

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

* V3 was a huge success

* Intra-Party Conflict (which is different than inter-player conflict)

* Mechanic-based conflict resolution systems

* Organic vs. Synthetic Conflict

* Dangers of Intra-Party Conflict

* Follow the discussion with a handy outline on Plus 1


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