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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

HJRP2209 PbtA, OSR, Spinal Tap, Praise

7/29/2018
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hjrp2209 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, CADave, Stork In this episode: Andreas in Sweden sends us thoughts on PbtA, OSR and Spinal Tap. Jacob sends us a question about getting along in a new group. Kindros sends us some praise. And Joe Crack sends us a con story.

Duration:02:11:24

HJRP2208 Newbies, Space Combat, Pseudo Horror

7/21/2018
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hjrp2208 Your hosts: Stu, Dave77, Stork Thank you to Easy Roller Dice for supporting this episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. Check out their Kickstarter for their new over-sized dice cups (with lids!) at easyrollerdice.com/cup. Show Notes! Matthew asks about GMing for newbies. Harold asks "does space combat have to be boring?" And Craig sends us a pseudo-horror story about GMing mediocrity.

Duration:02:00:06

HJRP2207 Props, Horror, Disappointment, Triumph

7/14/2018
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hjrp2207 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss props. Jeb sends us a note about Fear the Con, a New Book and an Observation. Drayle 88 sends us a real horror story. Eric from Indiana sends us A Tale of Disappointment and Triumph. Jeb's new book is available at Amazon.

Duration:01:20:23

HJRP2206 Black and White, Episodic Games, LARP

7/7/2018
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hjrp2206 Your Hosts: Kimi, Gina, CADave, Stork In this Episode: We discuss Mr CJ’s post on the Forum about eschewing shades of gray. Blake from Australia sends some comments on episodic games and new players. Eric from New Jersey sends us some info for the LARP curious.

Duration:01:31:26

HJRP2205 Sources of Drama, Horror and Horror

7/1/2018
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HJRP2205 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Michael from Wisconsin asks about other sources of drama in conflict. Joe Crack sends a response to last week's episode and horror story. And Leatherneck sends us a horror story with a lesson.

Duration:02:08:27

HJRP2204 Co-GMing, 10 Candles, Con Game Etiquette

6/23/2018
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hjrp2204 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Adam In this Episode: We discuss Co-GMing. Jonas Larrsen sends us an email. Steve from Atlanta sends praise and ideas for 10 Candles. Matt asks about con game etiquette -- specifically when to bail.

Duration:02:09:20

HJRP2203 Disparate Power Levels, Horror

6/2/2018
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hjrp2203 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Steve from SoCal writes in with some thoughts on porportional RPGing, or intra-party balance. We discuss. Daniel from Texas sends us a horror story. Ayslyn sends us a horror story … gone right? Only about a week left to support Tsunamicon in Wichita, Kansas. www.tsunamicon.org/kickstarter

Duration:01:12:36

HJRP2202 – Live from GameX 2018

5/30/2018
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Your hosts: Kimi and the Happy Jacks Crew and Audience Join us as we recap the games we played and ran at GameX 2018!

Duration:01:12:20

HJRP2201 With Fear the Boot, Canon in RPGs, Murderhoboism and Exploitation, Riddle

5/27/2018
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HJRP2201 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, and Dan and Chris from Fear the Boot. Show Notes! We discuss a bit about RPG podcasting history and using existing canon in RPGs. Fredrix writes in about murderhoboism and exploitation. And Oli sends us a riddle from his first RPG experience. A big THANK YOU to Dan and Chris for joining us in this episode!

Duration:02:19:17