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HJRP2308 Player Choice, Castle Storming, Horror

12/9/2018
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hjrp2308 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, Stork In this Episode: Ryan writes in about the nature of player choice Harold from St Louis writes in about castle storming. And Carl in Wisconsin sends a con-game horror story.

Duration:01:04:14

HJRP2307 Sequels, Loot, Horror

12/2/2018
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hjrp2307 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss campaign sequels and continuations. Kitor asks "Can Loot be Intimidation?" And Jeb sends us a horror story

Duration:01:01:57

HJRP2306 Mapped vs Mapless.

11/24/2018
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hjrp2306 In this Episode: We discuss mapless vs mapped combat. Rands writes in about consequences. Joshua in Edmonton writes in about Sandboxes.

Duration:01:12:41

HJRP2305b Rainbow Railroad Farewell

11/18/2018
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This is just a brief closing to our 24-hour gaming marathon fundraiser for RainbowRailroad. You can donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow.

Duration:00:08:32

HJRP2305a Rainbow Railroading Kickoff, GMing Guidelines

11/18/2018
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hjrp2305a Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Adam In this Episode: We discuss the following 24-hour gaming streamathon from rainbowrailroad. You can donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow. We discuss some basic rules for good GMing. Dave from Tampa sends us a possible GM success story? And Fredrix sends us a 24-hour gaming marathon horror story.

Duration:01:12:46

HJRP2304 Fundraiser Announcement, One Note, NPC Personalities, Cthulhu, Horror

11/10/2018
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hjrp2304 In this Episode: We announce our upcoming fundraiser to benefit rainbowrailroad.com. Donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow. Watch Friday, November 16, at 6:30pm Pacific time through Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm. We'll start with our Friday night advice show and play six four-hour game sessions. Should be plenty of AP goodness for every time zone. Carl writes in about One Note and NPC personalities. Jonas asks for some advice about his Nyarlathotep campaign. Johan writes in with a...

Duration:01:19:10

HJRP2303 Party Splitting, Exploding Dice, Burps in Canada

11/4/2018
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hjrp2303 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Mac, Clara In this Episode: Johan from Sweden talks party splitting and exploding dice. Joshua from Canada sends us a couple stories and contends that burps are okay in Canada. Steve in So Cal writes in on the virtues of accurate timekeeping, per the Gygax.

Duration:01:48:57

HJRP2302 Recordkeeping, Bibles

10/28/2018
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HJRP2302 In this Episode: We discuss GM in-game recordkeeping. Joe from the IE sends us an interesting resource he’s discovered. Show bibles. And Gaz the GM from the Netherlands sends us a followup.

Duration:02:03:57

HJRP2301 Player Solutions, Women in Gaming

10/21/2018
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hjrp2301 Your Hosts: Kimi, Gina, Tappy, Jim In this Episode: Steve from So Cal asks about anticipating player solutions. The Reverend Doctor Johnson writes in about women in gaming. Kosta from Adelaide sends a story of player pride. Gaz the DM from the Netherlands needs some urgent advice.

Duration:02:34:03

HJRP2220 GMPCs, Pacificsts, Modules

10/14/2018
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hjrp2220 In this Episode: Jason asks about GM PCs, NPC party members and has a brief confession Tom from Oklahoma writes in about pacifists and modules. Harold from St. Louis asks about effects that “lock down” PCs.

Duration:01:21:44

HJRP2219 Sandboxes, Small DnD Games, Convention Game Sequels

10/7/2018
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hjrp2219 Your Hosts: Stu, Aabria, Jim, Tappy In this Episode: Sean from NJ writes in about sandboxes. Drayle88 sends us a rebuttal about 2-player DnD campaigns. Tadd in Kansas asks about convention game sequels.

Duration:01:22:00

HJRP2218 Consistency Tactical Combat Deja Vu Mundane Fear

9/30/2018
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hjrp2218 In this episode: Ed from Florida says consistency is key with world design. MRCJ disagrees with us on tactical combat systems and calls us snotty. Isaac sends a remarkably familiar email... And JAD writes in about mundane fear. Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Gina

Duration:01:28:59

HJRP2217 One-Shots, NOT Space Combat, Conversion

9/23/2018
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hjrp2217 In this Episode: Hour 11 sends us a question about one-shots. Kurt illustrates now NOT to do space combat. Terry from Idaho sends a story about a conversion.

Duration:01:11:42

HJRP2216 NPC Plot Immunity, Dice Curses, Annoying

9/16/2018
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hjrp2216 In this Episode: Kevin from Jackmonkeygames.com writes in about NPC plot immunity. Mike from PA believes he has the dice curse. Larry sends us a game day report and a question. JimTo sends us an annoying Con Game story.

Duration:01:35:19

HJRP2215 Rule Zero, Space Combat, Success

9/9/2018
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hjrp2215 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Gina In this Episode: Steven writes in to question Rule Zero (at least one definition of it). Sam from Lakewood says space combat isn’t boring!! Isaac from Texas sends us a success story.

Duration:01:29:54

HJRP2214 Happy Jacks Live from Gateway 2018

9/3/2018
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hjrp2214 This show was recorded live at Gateway 2018. Thank you to the Strategicon.net staff for their hospitality.

Duration:02:22:53

HJRP2213 Exploration, Small Groups, Success, Food

8/26/2018
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hjrp2213 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy and Jim Join us, August 31 to September 3 at Strategicon.net's Gateway 2018. Next week's show will be at Gateway 2018, on Saturday at 8pm Pacific time. Location TBA. Show Notes: The Magic Octopus sends us questions about GMing small groups and hex crawls. Steve from Atlanta sends us a success story. Andreas from Sweden writes in about settings and using food and drink an props.

Duration:01:36:24

HJRP2212 Pacifist PCs, Game Design and Fun, Space Combat

8/18/2018
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hjrp2212 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Kurt In this episode: Zach from Baltimore writes in about great WWII movies and asks a question about a pacifist PC. Kurt asks if he's designing himself out of gaming. And Steve from SoCal writes in to revisit space combat.

Duration:01:35:06

HJRP2211 Encouraging New GMs, Horror, Settings, Canon

8/11/2018
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hjrp2211 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Joey, Tappy In this Episode: Davio asks about encouraging new GMs. Terry in Idaho asks for some setting suggestions. MinipainterJen sends us a story about canon and RPGs. And Blake sends us a horror story from Y2K.

Duration:01:32:44

HJRP2210 Repercussions and Backtracking

8/6/2018
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hjrp2210 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Aabria In this Episode: Repercussions of PCs’ past actions (L5R example). Joe from the IE writes in about stakes in combat. Long-time listener Kairaku sends his diverse mutterings and a tale of unintended consequences.

Duration:01:55:42