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Brett & Sean Talk Roleplaying Games

Brett & Sean Talk Roleplaying Games

Location:

United States

Description:

Brett & Sean Talk Roleplaying Games

Twitter:

@gamingandbs

Language:

English

Contact:

9292443423


Episodes

Ways to Deploy Lore

1/14/2021
Conveying rpg lore to your players. You can give them the mongo journal you created, but there may be other ways to deploy lore in your tabletop rpg. Thanks to Billarnold on the forums for the inspiration on this one. Random Encounter DM Matt emails us on Brett using different ability for skill checks DM... The post Ways to Deploy Lore appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:00:57:13

Playing Pretend

1/9/2021
Playing pretend allowed us to be a cop or robber or doctor or superhero when were kids. Now we play role-playing games and sometimes forget we’re taking on a role. Lets go back and play pretend! Random Encounter Voicemail from DM Cojo Voicemail from DM Cojo Voicemail from Chris Shorb Voicemail from Chris Shorb Email... The post Playing Pretend appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:01:45

Spot Hidden, Perception, Notice

12/31/2020
Spott hidden in Call of Cthuhlu, perception in Dungeons and Dragons, maybe it’s notice in other games. Some game masters will find these skills to be a royal pain in the ass. You tell the player that they need to roll the skill to see or hear something. What if they fail the check, and the failure brings the... The post Spot Hidden, Perception, Notice appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:00:59:15

Team Spirit

12/24/2020
Team spirit, yes we have it, how bout you? Is Dungeons and Dragons a team game? Certainly it is a collaborative rpg. You need to rely on different class abilities in order to overcome obstacles and have your character survive. Little argument there, but what about being an actual team game, with mechanics, or incentives,... The post Team Spirit appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:12:32

Codified Rules in RPG’s

12/12/2020
Some tabletop role-playing games can have a LOT of rules and mechanics. We can often use them or not. Pick what you want, leave what you don’t. But! There may be advantages to codifying rules for your rpg. Announcements New Avalon product on DTRPG – Avalon Trinkets Exploring Eberron giveaway, enter your email here: http://gamingandbs.com/explore-eberron ... The post Codified Rules in RPG’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:04:25

Healing in Table-top RPG’s

12/3/2020
Every PC hurts, sometimes. Healing in table-top role-playing games. You can use spells, scrolls, potions, but then there’s the long and short rests. A combat lasts 2-3 minutes. The party is wasted. You hear it come from the players, “we rest!” Are there other ways to handle the 5 minute work day of an adventurer?... The post Healing in Table-top RPG’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:04:48

Some Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

11/27/2020
Brett throws some Advanced Dungeons & Dragons at his home group and realizes how it is turning his game into something different. This isn’t to talk about the rules of AD&D, but to offer insight into how the game provides a different experience for his game group and how Brett runs the fantasy rpg. Announcements Giving a... The post Some Advanced Dungeons and Dragons appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:04:13

Audio in Tabletop Role-playing Games

11/13/2020
Audio in tabletop role-playing games can certainly help with immersion. You can use looping music for background ambiance, or you can use sound effects for things occurring within your game, examples include the crackle of a fire place, sounds of laser guns, battle noises with swords clanging and much more. Does it ever become too... The post Audio in Tabletop Role-playing Games appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:10:26

Game Master Screen Today

11/6/2020
Game master screens, we talked about them in the past. Do we use a GM screen or do we not? But times have changed as we start to do more gaming via online – Zoom, Discord, Skype…has the purpose of the GM screen changed with the times? Random Encounter Voicemail from Chris Shorb on GM... The post Game Master Screen Today appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:03:58

Game Master Is Not A Player

10/29/2020
Of course the game master is considered a player in a traditional tabletop role-playing game. They just have a different role with different duties and responsibilities. Seriously, being the game master is no joke. You schedule games, maintain order at the table, paint the picture, become well-versed in the rules, create or present the setting.... The post Game Master Is Not A Player appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:08:51

Cursed Items

10/22/2020
Cursed items in tabletop role-playing games can make for some pretty shitty situations for player characters. “OH! Yeah, you’re always at minus two to hit.” That can suck. However, there are other ways to make cursed items quirky, fun, laughable yet not too obnoxious. Thanks Ahzad for the inspiration! Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration... The post Cursed Items appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:02:37

Losing in RPG’s

10/16/2020
Losing in RPG’s, some say it’s not a thing. But aren’t there times when we feel like we lose in tabletop role-playing games? Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration and badges available now. Random Encounter Feedback from the forums on Changing How You GM Idahogamer Great episode gentleman! I enjoyed hearing the ideas on how... The post Losing in RPG’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:00:59:23

Changing How You Game Master

10/8/2020
An introspective episode on how Sean wants to become a better game master. Maybe you’ve considered making a change. What would lead you to change how you game master? What things do you want to eliminate from your style? What aspects would you want to start incorporating more into your role-playing games? Do you have... The post Changing How You Game Master appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:04:14

Game Mastering on the Fly

10/3/2020
Game mastering a role-playing game on the fly is not easy. Familiarity, practice and some brief quiet time certainly helps. Random Encounter Voicemail from Chris Shorb Voicemail from Chris Shorb Matt V. comments on GM’ing for Money Matt V. comments on GM’ing for Money Hey guys, hope life finds you well! Keep meaning to write... The post Game Mastering on the Fly appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:00:56:23

Game Mastering for Money

9/23/2020
Game mastering for money. Turning your passion for roleplaying games into a profession. How much to charge. What to expect. Thanks to Dayminkaynin for posting it on our forums. Random Encounter Todd Crapper of Broken Ruler Games sends in a voicemail on Descriptions on Demand Todd Crapper of Broken Ruler Games sends in a voicemail... The post Game Mastering for Money appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:19:14

TRUST

9/19/2020
We spend a lot of time talking about dealing with different issues, problems, players, and styles at the rpg table, but we don’t often talk about Trust. How important is it for the group? Let’s talk about it. Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration and badges available now. Random Encounter Voicemail from Chris Shorb Voicemail... The post TRUST appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:13:35

Easy Wins in RPG’s

9/10/2020
Easy wins are not about killing the big bad. But we do spend a lot of time talking about “The Big Bad” in our games, helping to make those encounters/fights/etc the best they can be. But, how much value do we put on those easy or quick wins in our games? Those times the party... The post Easy Wins in RPG’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:02:30

Descriptions on Demand in RPG’s

9/4/2020
Descriptions on Demand in tabletop rpg’s. We’re not always comfortable, especially in a new game, when the GM gives us the talking stick and asks us to make something up on the spot about their game world. Here’s an article that references this approach: https://thealexandrian.net/wordpress/44891/roleplaying-games/gm-dont-list-11-description-on-demand So… what do we think about this? From Roger Brasslett... The post Descriptions on Demand in RPG’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:00:56:31

Making Thieves Interesting

8/29/2020
Making thieves in tabletop rpg’s more interesting is going beyond just picking pockets and opening locks. Inspired from a post from Grotonomu. Announcements Virtual Gamehole Con event registration and badges available now. Heroes Save Villages, charity game on August 29th at 4pm cdt on Hobbs665 Twitch channel,staring Jason Hobbs (Hobbs and Friends), Kevin Madison (Dungeon... The post Making Thieves Interesting appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:00:52:27

Brett Takes D&D Survey

8/22/2020
Producers of Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards of the Coast, put out a survey to better understand tabletop gamers and their preferences. Sean thinks it would be interesting to have Brett take the survey. If you have not taken the rpg survey, we encourage you to do so, but feel free to answer the questions out loud... The post Brett Takes D&D Survey appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.

Duration:01:26:00