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Better Background (episode 58)

3/18/2019
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Many of us fall into the trap of writing an overly complicated background that, in retrospective, doesn’t come into play. How to fix that?

Duration:00:30:28

Analysis Paralysis (episode 57)

3/4/2019
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Over-analysis can grind the game to a halt, but this problem has several good solutions.

Duration:00:40:49

Interview with Drew Hayes (episode 56)

2/18/2019
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Author and roleplayer Drew Hayes wrote some of Uri's favorite books, so we brought him for a talk!

Duration:00:49:50

Forging Ahead: #7 – Room for Hope

2/12/2019
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“Everything doesn’t have to be about fear. There’s room in our line of work for hope, too.” — Batgirl The seventh episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. Aviv and his group are playing Wonders: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Hebrew adaptation for Masks: a New Generation, in a world were superpowered people are a new phenomenon. You can join live each week on...

Duration:00:26:50

The Playmaker Awards, with Epistolary Richard (episode 55)

2/5/2019
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Richard Williams introduces the Playmaker Awards, for those who create the spaces in which we play.

Duration:00:45:22

Forging Ahead: #6 – Human Frailties

1/24/2019
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“A superhero is just an ordinary person who has found a better way to mask their human frailties.” - Stewart Stafford The sixth episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. Aviv and his group are playing Wonders: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Hebrew adaptation for Masks: a New Generation, in a world were superpowered people are a new phenomenon. You can join live each...

Duration:00:40:46

Good Society, with Storybrewers (episode 54)

1/14/2019
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Hayley and Vee of Storybrewers discuss the game design behind their marvellous Good Society.

Duration:01:00:07

Forging Ahead: #5 – Unexpected Places

1/10/2019
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"When you decide not to be afraid, you can find friends in super unexpected places.” – Ms. Marvel The fifth episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. Aviv and his group are playing Wonders: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Hebrew adaptation for Masks: a New Generation, in a world were superpowered people are a new phenomenon. You can join live each week on...

Duration:00:25:25

Era: Lyres, with Ed Jowett (episode 53)

1/8/2019
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We talk with the prolific Ed Jowett, creator of the Era line of RPG games.

Duration:01:01:58

Creating an Interesting Villain (episode 52)

12/31/2018
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What makes a bad guy, good?

Duration:00:31:50

Forging Ahead: #4 – The Chosen Path

12/27/2018
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The fourth episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. Aviv and his group are playing Wonders: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Hebrew adaptation for Masks: a New Generation, in a world were superpowered people are a new phenomenon. You can join live each week on twitch.tv/iceldotme, or subscribe to the podcast’s audio on dwarfcast.net. Previously on… We have had two...

Duration:00:23:25

Class as Relationship (episode 51)

12/24/2018
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We rarely talk about D&D on the show, but when we do, we claim all Classes are in fact relationships.

Duration:00:41:46

Who is An Adventurer? (episode 50)

12/17/2018
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What role do the protagonists take on in different societies and RPG systems? Why go on adventuring in the first place?

Duration:00:45:33

Forging Ahead: #3 - Cage the Beast

12/13/2018
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The third episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. Aviv and his group are playing Wonders: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Hebrew adaptation for Masks: a New Generation, in a world were superpowered people are a new phenomenon. You can join live each week on twitch.tv/iceldotme, or subscribe to the podcast’s audio on dwarfcast.net. Previously on… We’re still on Friday...

Duration:00:29:32

What Can We Do On Our Own (episode 49)

12/4/2018
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A lone host gives his thoughts on the types of RPG fun one can have on their own.

Duration:00:17:40

Forging Ahead: #2 - We Are the Centre

11/29/2018
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The second episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. Aviv and his group are playing Wonders: Heroes of Tomorrow, the Hebrew adaptation for Masks: a New Generation, in a world were superpowered people are a new phenomenon.

Duration:00:26:25

Crystal Heart (episode 48)

11/26/2018
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A heart-to-heart discussion about the heart of the matter: Our Crystal Heart campaign setting is on Kickstarter!

Duration:00:39:20

Forging Ahead: #1 - A World of Exceptional People

11/22/2018
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The first episode of Forging Ahead with Aviv Manoach, a show about tabletop roleplaying games where Aviv discusses the shenanigans of his home group and prepare their next adventures. You can join live each week on twitch.tv/iceldotme, or subscribe to the podcast’s audio on dwarfcast.net. Who Am I? I’m Aviv, you may have heard me before on our main On the Shoulders of Dwarves show, as I’m the technical producer of the website and sometimes guest host. I’ve been gaming for about 15 years and...

Duration:00:29:40

Moments of Transition (episode 47)

11/12/2018
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Whether you've been waiting for it or it suddenly happens, this moment will change your character's life.

Duration:00:27:23

How We Prepare For Games (episode 46)

11/5/2018
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GM prep! There are a thousand ways to do it right, and just as many to do it wrong.

Duration:00:54:26