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TPC 057: An Evening With Shawn Gaston

September 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments

-Welcoming Shawn as a guest!

-Easiest Contest Ever! Win a plethora of Bounty Head Bebop prizes!

-A Farewell to Joe – Make sure to let him know how much you appreciate all he’s done on the message boards.

-Matt’s recording in an airport this week.¬† He has to scoot early on. No worries, folks. We know what happened to him, unlike last time.

-The Origins of Clockworks

-Worst Cosplays

-Shawn’s GMing Pro-Tips

-The Voltron Interlude

-Splitting the Party and Psuedo-troupe play

-Persistent worlds across multiple GMs and campaigns as exemplified by Clockworks

-Chainmail Bikini revisited

-Shawn’s other works: Doors and Windows, Children’s Choir, True Tales of South City

-Clockworks Savage Worlds Adventures  and Sourcebook

-Sandwich Taco

Hosts: Adam, Matt, Luke, Shawn


Tags: Admin · Episodes · Podcast

House Rules for Savage Worlds

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

As I’ve mentioned a few times on the show, I run a fortnightly home campaign set in my own setting, the Third World. While my players all had experience with D&D and its various editions, I chose to use Savage Worlds instead. There were a few motivating factors, the first being that I did not want to dedicate the time necessary to create NPCs using 3rd edition mechanics (I’ve done that and then some). The second, and the deciding factor, was that I wanted to provide a more cinematic, rules light experience. Savage Worlds was the obvious fit (of the systems I felt confident with enough to run). Other reasons like the opportunity to introduce new players to Savage Worlds, etc., only cemented my decision.

While I openly profess to an aversion to house rules, there were a few modifications I wanted to make. I’m listing them here with an explanation as to why I did so.


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Episode 001: A PodgeCast Is Born

July 7th, 2008 · 41 Comments

*Who are you and what is this thing all about?

*Luke’s accidental deception and a discussion about what we like in rpgs and how our tastes have changed recently

*Information on Savage Worlds can be found here. Highly recommended and only ten bucks!

*Information on The Burning Wheel can be found here. It’ll change the way you play in a good way. That rhymed. Boo yah!

*We tell you mid-episode that we’re not going to talk about sandbox games…. and then proceed to talk about sandbox games…


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