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HJRP2116 Rivals, Finding Fun, Horror

4/21/2018
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hjrp2116 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Joey, Stork In this Episode: HeavymetalJess asks about rivals. Ed from Florida write in about finding fun. And M from the Twin Cities sends us a horror story and asks for advice.

Duration:01:35:47

HJRP2115 Languages in RPGs, Crossroad, Confession

4/14/2018
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hjpr2115 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac, Stork In this Episode: We discuss languages in RPGs, EricaOdd asks for advice on where do go in her Dragon Age game, and Dungeon Master Dan sends us a confession.

Duration:01:38:58

HJRP2114 Taking Things Seriously

4/7/2018
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hjrp2114 Your hosts: Stu, Adam, Jason, Stork In this episode: We discuss taking things seriously.. James writes in about first session shenanigans. Brandyn from Delaware writes in about dynamic vs. static damage. And Steve from Atlanta writes in about our first AP, Ghostbusters LA.

Duration:01:56:42

HJRP2113 Player-Driven Campaigns

3/31/2018
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hjrp2113 In this Episode: William from Minnesota asks about player-driven campaigns. A Three part email from Daniel in Australia. And Steffi from Scotland sends us a horror story about first-time gaming.

Duration:01:52:12

HJRP2112 Hero’s Journey, Kids at Cons, Horror

3/25/2018
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hjrp2112 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Tappy In this Episode: David from Montreal writes in with a question about the hero’s journey in RPGs. Eric from New Jersey asks about taking kids to game cons. Mike from Maximum Irritation sends us a Pathfinder horror story.

Duration:02:05:14

HJRP2111 Splitting the Party in Real Life

3/18/2018
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HJRP2111 This episode is sponsored by Easyrollerdice.com. Check out their large leather-lite dice bag kickstarter at easyrollerdice.com/bag Your hosts: Stu, Stork, HosierRob and Aabria In this Episode: Corbin Twa writes in about splitting the party in real life. Brandon from Ontario (Canadia) give us an update about his high school RPG club. Sgt Dan writes in to talk about explaining RPGs and to plug Fear the Con. Brian from LBC writes in about GM motivation.

Duration:02:03:53

HJRP2110 Player Engagement

3/11/2018
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hjrp2110 Your Hosts: Kimi, Mac, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss player engagement, how to get it and how to keep it. Dave from New York sends a success story, a horror story and a confession. David from Tampa asks (in the form of a horror story) why so many players play evil PCs. Askew Dragon sends us a “I never thought this would happen to me” story.

Duration:01:32:17

HJRP21-09 Memory, Jackercon, Horror Story

3/4/2018
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hjrp2109 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Adam In this Episode: Ben asks for some help with player memory retention. Curt writes in to promote Jackercon. Jason send in a GMing horror story with a twist.

Duration:01:49:26

HJRP2108 Sauruon Dilemma, Scheduling, Vetting, Bending Rules for New Players

2/24/2018
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hjrp2108 Your Hosts: Stu, Joey, Tappy In this Episode: Ben from Texas brings up the Sauron Dilemna. Christopher (Mystic Fedora?) says Stu’s right (and so is he). Joseph from the IE asks about scheduling and vetting. Ben from Texas (it’s a Ben from Texas doubleheader) writes in about customizing the game.

Duration:01:37:48

HJRP2107 Live from Orccon 2018

2/18/2018
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hjrp2107 Live from Orccon 2018 Thank you to the folks at Strategicon for allowing us to record our show live at Orccon 2018. For more information about these conventions, go to strategicon.net.

Duration:02:07:23

HJRP2106 Social Contracts, Gaming in Brazil, Success, Failure

2/11/2018
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hjrp2106 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Adam, Stork In This Episode: David from Tampa writes in about social contracts and gaming. Marcus from Brazil found a game! And tells us about it. Jeff sends us a GM success story and a horror story. Kosta from Adelaide sends not one but two dramatically appropriate horror stories. We also go off on A LOT of tangents.

Duration:03:24:56

HJRP2105 Chases, Illegal Dice, Horror

2/5/2018
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hjrp2105 Your Hosts: Stu, CADAve, Jason, Stork In this Episode: MRCJ writes in about chases, and we will disucss. Gottfried asks if RPG Dice Illegal in California?! Isaac from Texas needs help. Alervant sends a horror story. And Jason sends a horror story form bygone days.

Duration:02:09:36

HJRP2104 Email Catchup, Dead Horses, Success, Stepping Up

1/27/2018
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HJRP2104 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: Marcus from Brazil can’t find an open seat at a Vampire tabletop game in Brazil. Heavy Metal Jess sends some love for our nostalgia. Brandon from Ontario writes in to report on his teenagers’ game and has a question. Joseph writes in with his take on your agency vs emotion discussion. Tayleron writes in asking about scheduling. Andreas from Sweden writes about falling damage and a player holding slavishly to their high concept...

Duration:02:20:19

HJRP2103 Grokking PCs and NPCs, Skype Games, Love, Confession, Horror

1/20/2018
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hjrp2103 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Davy, Stork In this Episode: We discuss grokking a PC or NPC. Bobby from Belgium asks for some tips running a game over Skype. The Reverend Doctor Johnson sends a brief love note. Minnesota sends us a confession and horror story.

Duration:01:49:16

HJRP2102 Agency and Emotion

1/13/2018
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hjrp2102 In this Episode: We discuss player agency and character emotions. James from New Jersey writes in about playing without a GM. Midas Karats from Adelaide Australia shares some stuff. Chris from Osaka sends us a missive about characters changing in unexpected ways.

Duration:02:19:27

HJPR2101 Down-time RP, Triumphant Return

1/8/2018
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HJRP2101 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Gina, Joey In this Episode: In our continuing GMing tips, we discuss downtime roleplaying. Sam in Lakewood asks for some adventure building advice. Juho from Finland asks about letting players narrate successes. Don in Pittsburg asks about breaking in a new guy.

Duration:01:51:00

HJRP2020 Game Systems, Traveller Timeline, Finding Fun

12/30/2017
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HJRP2020 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Stork Show Notes! Steve from Atlanta asks why we tend toward certain game systems. Bud asks about the Traveller RPG timeline. Jonas writes in about running a game he's reluctant to run.

Duration:01:43:40

HJRP2019 Describing, Falling, Winning, Questioning, Horroring

12/23/2017
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hjrp2019 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, JiB, Stork In this Episode: Chris from Ontario sends us a note on describing scenery. Chris in Canada sends us a note on DnD falling damage. Eric from New Jersey has a GM Victory story. MN DieTosser sends us a question, some news and a horror story.

Duration:01:24:53

HJRP2018 Rules, What Rules

12/18/2017
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hjpr2018 Your hosts: Stu, Ed and JiB In this Episode: GMing Tips: Rules? What Rules? Goluptious Geeks asks for form system selection advice. Axel from Germany writes in about some GM Lessons from the Mote of Sin. Sean from Seattle writes in with a confession? A triumph? He’s not really sure.

Duration:01:45:02

HJRP2017 Improving Improv, Indecision, Investment

12/9/2017
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HJRP2017 Your Hosts: Stu, ProbieTim, Stork and Kimi In this Episode: GMing Tips: Improving Improv for GMs. Garrett asks about Making fulfilling filler. William from Minnesota writes in about player indecision. Dan sends a tale of Legend and Celebration. And ZombieHeart from So Cal writes in about Too Much player investment??

Duration:02:20:38

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