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Join our hosts for a weekly dive into Irish gaming. We bring you a mixture of discussions, games reviews and event previews/reviews.

Join our hosts for a weekly dive into Irish gaming. We bring you a mixture of discussions, games reviews and event previews/reviews.

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Ireland

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Join our hosts for a weekly dive into Irish gaming. We bring you a mixture of discussions, games reviews and event previews/reviews.

Language:

English


Episodes

Opposed Roll, July 2020: 64 RPG Elimination Chamber (Part 2 of ∞)

6/30/2020
Episode 598 This week's hosts: Shane, Eoin & Savage. Also returning from a short hiatus - Special Guest and Super Special Friend of the Party - OG Shane! No one ever said this was going to be a fair fight. We are continuing the RPG grand melee we started last week. Liam has subbed out, but we have returning host Evil Robot Shane, another grizzled veteran of the tabletop trenches, to help us separate the Lords of War from the Cannon Fodder. FIGHT! Shownotes - Bracket 09: MechWarrior [...

Duration:01:12:32

Opposed Roll, June 2020: 64 RPG Elimination Chamber (Part 1 of Many)

6/24/2020
The Adventuring Party - Episode 597 This week's hosts: Eoin, Liam, Savage and Shane. This week, the party choose THE GREATEST RPG OF ALL TIME...Or at least, they begin the multi-episode process of whittling the top 64 down to 1. Show notes: 00:50: MARCH MADNESS! [ https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/bracketiq/2020-04-20/what-march-madness-ncaa-tournament-explained ] 01:17: Math! [ https://www.mathsisfun.com/exponent.html ] 02:09: Eoin comes tackling in with the Actual Topic to...

Duration:00:57:06

WIS, June 2020: But Why Is That The Rule?

6/17/2020
The Adventuring Party - Episode 596 This week's hosts: Eoin, Savage and Shane. This week, the party ask why things are the way they are in games, and whether game designers have some explaining to do. Apologies for the sound quality issues, folks. We have since rectified them, don’t worry. Show notes: 00:35: Savage begins the attack on the game writers 01:54: Shane points out how gamers hate reading 02:24: ‘It is probable you should probably have it segregated’ 03:12: Eoin takes out...

Duration:00:39:41

June 2020: Cat Tobin & Pelgrane Press Interview

6/9/2020
TAP 595 - Cat Tobin & Pelgrane Press Interview This week the party sit down to with Cat Tobin of Pelgrane Press to ask the big questions about how to get ahead in RPG publishing, bigging up the talent, and tea-staining Kickstarter stretch-goals. Grab a drink folks - this is an epic interview with one of the most interesting up-and-comers in the gaming industry today! ---------------- Want to actually shout at us? Go to SpeakPipe and tell us how you really feel. We might use a clip of your...

Duration:01:00:49

CHA, June 2020: Wed/Bed/Behead Monster Edition

6/3/2020
The Adventuring Party - Episode 594 This week's hosts: Eoin, Savage and Shane. Special Guest Colin This week, the party discuss Monsters: Which gribblies are they in a stable relationship with, which are to be courted for a one-shot, and which are to be cast out of the encounter tables. Show notes: 01:00: Savage explains the rules of this well-known game with a dangerous alternate title. 02:00: Eoin is wedded to the Servitor, from Deadlands. 04:00: Special Guest Colin chooses The Boss...

Duration:00:37:37

Age of Sigmar - Soulbound Review

5/27/2020
TAP 593 - Soulbound Review This week the party takes a look at the Warhammer-Age of Sigmar roleplaying game Soulbound from Cubicle 7 Entertainment. ---------------- Want to actually shout at us? Go to SpeakPipe and tell us how you really feel. We might use a clip of your message in future shows so get ready to be super famous! We have a Discord Server and it rocks! Get in here! - https://discord.gg/VW6NUJe Find us on Facebook. Leave a Thumbs Up and we can be internet friends!...

Duration:00:48:14

Fortitude, May 2020: Risk & Failure

5/19/2020
TAP 592 - Risk & Failure This week the party talk about risk and failure in your game. Players - How do you deal with a set-back to your plans or even worse, losing a fight? GMs - What do you do to keep your game on track when players fail or end up dead? Stay tuned to find out! ---------------- Want to actually shout at us? Go to SpeakPipe and tell us how you really feel. We might use a clip of your message in future shows so get ready to be super famous! We have a Discord Server and it...

Duration:00:40:39

Int, May 2020: Actual Medieval Times

5/13/2020
EPISODE 591 This week's hosts: Shiv, Savage and Shane This week, the party discuss the Medieval period, and how it was more interesting that it's usually given credit for. Show notes: 00:45: ‘A Hector of Grain’ 01:13: ‘The well from which we mine the mind-silver of our generic fantasy’ - Truly, the world was spared when I decided not to become a speechwriter 02:25: Shiv starts us off with Demographics and Population Density 04:04: Dublinia, a spot that’s well worth a visit if you’re...

Duration:00:39:52

CHA, May 2020: No Respect!

5/6/2020
EPISODE 590 This week's hosts: Eoin, Savage and Shane This week, the party discuss NPCs in RPGs, and why they just can’t get any danged respect. Show notes: 01:45: Starting off with some shocking truths 03:00: Eoin starts by blaming bad players 04:00: We’re already on the flipside: The NPC who gets too much attention. Efficient podcasting like this is how we win awards. 04:50: Eoin continues by blaming the GMs 06:30: Clearly the problem is lack of information. Keep the players...

Duration:00:41:04

April 2020 - Fix Your Fix

4/28/2020
This week's hosts: Eoin, Icecream, Shane & Savage. Special Guest: Conrad Kinch You bought it, broke it and now you have to play it. This week the party sit down and ruminate on the wisdom of turning rulings into rules and tinkering under the hood while your game is still on the road. There's no roadmap for this one and it's a long way to the next errata, so you are going to need to fix your own fixes to keep things running. Find Conrad and his excellent podcast over here - Send Three &...

Duration:00:47:24

Downtime, April 2020: Gaming Remotely Redux

4/22/2020
EPISODE 588 This week's hosts: Shiv, Eoin, Savage and Shane This week, the party return to the topic of roleplaying online internet, one month on, and relates their trials and triumphs in the new isolated game-o-sphere. Show notes: 01:30: Foundry Virtual Tabletop 01:50: Roll20 02:24: Discord, used to record these Covid-era episodes 02:58: Sadly, we never got around to talking about boardgames in the actual episode, so I’ll just link to Board Game Arena here and hope that’s good enough...

Duration:00:32:58

Strength, April 2020 - Cheap Violence

4/14/2020
Episode 587 This week's hosts: Eoin, Icecream, Shane & Savage. Special Guest: Conrad Kinch This week the party kick in the doors of a lair of 10 O'clock monsters and start handing out slaps. But why? Why are we here? Why are the monsters here? What do we even want? In response to a recent episode of Send Three & Fourpence we are talking about using cheap violence to pad out or spice up your games, depending on your preference. Let's Fight! Find Conrad and the episode of his excellent...

Duration:00:44:15

Plague

4/7/2020
Episode 586 This week's hosts: Eoin, Liam, Shane & Savage This week the party gear up with masks and gloves before poking the topic of using a plague in your game with a ten-foot pole. How can a crisis of global impact and horrific consequences possibly bring drama and adventure to a world of gods and monsters? Let's find out! ************ Come hangout with the Party on Discord - https://discord.gg/ggWdw4T Want to actually shout at us? Go to SpeakPipe and tell us how you really feel. We...

Duration:00:42:07

Mailbag & News Roundup

4/1/2020
Episode 583 This week's hosts: Shane & Savage This week the party tip out the mailbag and address their accusers before ripping into the headlines and delivering some spicy hot takes on the recentish gaming news. Shownotes: I'll be honest with you folks - this one got put through the temporal pretzel maker. Between Paddy's day celebrations, a nationwide lock-in, and the delay between recording these episodes and their release, quite a few things got moved around and Frankensteined...

Duration:00:44:42

Downtime, March 2020: Gaming Remotely

3/25/2020
EPISODE 584 This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin, Savage and Shane This week, the party discuss the only moral thing to do when social distancing: Play games over the internet. Show notes: 01:16: As of the editing of this episode, the government have reduced this figure to 4 people not of the same household, so the episode has only become more relevant. 01:57: You too can coordinate on our Discord! 06:10: Quote of the Episode: “How do you guys handle conflicts?” “Well we just kinda pick who...

Duration:00:51:21

2020 Paddy's Day Special

3/17/2020
Episode 583 This week's hosts: Shane & Savage This week the whole world is celebrating St. Patrick's Day, an international holiday dedicated to small-town industry and political muck-flinging that somehow captured the global imagination. The party are safely locked away from any strong drink until they examine the importance of being Irish in roleplaying games and give a few suggestions as to how to depict the luckiest sods on Earth at the table. Mighty Craic! Things that got mentioned in...

Duration:00:48:24

Initiative, March 2020: Old School Revival Revival

3/11/2020
This week's hosts: Shane and Savage, with Special Guest Conrad. Title Image based on https://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/380814854, and used under Creative Commons v2.0. This week, Shane and Conrad battle for the soul of Old-School RPGs, while Savage watches from the Pulpit of Neutrality, and occasionally tosses a half-eaten opinion into the ring. Show notes: 01:04 – This all came from Our First OSR Episode, which has apparently gone down in infamy 01:11 – The baseless accusations...

Duration:00:32:23

Mana, Feb 2020: Vancian Magic

3/3/2020
Episode 581 This week's hosts: Shane & Savage. Special Show Friend: Conrad Kinch ************ This week the party gets out their grimoires and plays Vancian memory games. A system of magic first introduced in the Dying Earth novels, Vancian magic has shaped roleplaying magic systems since the first days of the hobby. Let's see if we can wrap our grey matter around the strain of capturing arcane energies in fragile meat cages! Things that got mentioned in this episode: Vancian Magic -...

Duration:00:33:24

Generic Podcast Setting

2/25/2020
Episode 580 This week's hosts: Shane & Savage. This week the party dial in on the old party line to talk about how the sausage gets made and what you, dear listener, can do to help improve the show. After that, we pile on to the underpinning ideas of Generic Fantasy settings in RPGs. Shane extolls the good and Savage ravages the bad. Genre fight! ************ Survey link here! Please take a moment to answer some questions and let us know what keeps you listening and what you would like...

Duration:00:33:52

News, Feb 2020: News Round Up

2/18/2020
Episode 579 This week's hosts: Shane & Savage. This week Shane and Savage chew the d12s and ruminate on the various recent goings-on in the world of tabletop gaming as well as some wild speculation about non-tabletop gaming and the increasingly blurry line between the two. The Adventuring Party is eager to hear from listeners about your thoughts on the topics we have been discussing. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting games to check out or events that we may have missed...

Duration:01:13:29