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Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.

Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.
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Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.

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English


Episodes

Modular, April 2019: Waterdeep: Dragonheist review & Starter boxes

4/16/2019
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This week's hosts: Séan, Liam, Shane and Savage. This week, the party discuss the 5E published campaign Waterdeep: DragonHeist and then look at the pros and cons of starter sets for roleplaying games. Show notes: 00:00 - It's all spoilers out to the 17 min mark. We're discussing Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (Wizards of the Coast) 04:15 - Dragon Heist: Forgotten Tales (DungeonMasters Guild) 13:10 - The Alexandian Remix 16:35 - Off to another room at the party and another topic! How good...

Duration:00:37:52

Wisdom, April 2019: Pre-Game Prep

4/9/2019
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This week's hosts: Seán, Liam & Shane. This week the party discuss pre-game prep in all its forms. How much and what kind will help you run a smooth session? Can you get away with the bare minimum or is failure to prepare preparation for failure? Show notes 01:00 - YOU ARE NOT PREPARED (I couldn't resist). 01:30 - Shane, you are a deeply odd fish and I love you for it. 02:05 - Fire trucks; Natural enemies of the vampire. 03:20 - Published Material - The natural end result of too...

Duration:00:44:17

Mailbag, April 2019: System and Setting Mash-ups

4/2/2019
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This week's hosts: Séan, Liam, Shane and Savage. This week, the party discuss mashing up systems and settings, sprinkled with some tone for good measure. Show notes: 00:40 - Let's dig into the definitely overflowing mailbag. 03:00 - Send more letters. Or emails. We're not picky. 08:20 - Angry Marines - A bit sweary (NSFW) 09:30 - Just use a generic system? 12:00 - What two great tastes taste even better together? 14:30 - Gumshoe RPG (Pelgrane Press) 18:00 - Out of the Abyss...

Duration:00:40:23

Exp, March 2019: Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle and Dice

3/26/2019
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Episode 533 This week's hosts: Seán, Liam, Shane, and Mick This week, take a look at Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, and later discuss dice buying habits. Really. 00:39 - Try new things, they said. 00:50 - You thought this long running analogy couldn't get any more naff, but you were wrong. 01:07 - Seán here for Liam's job. 01:16 - Harry Potter - Hogwarts Battle - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/199042/harry-potter-hogwarts-battle 01:43 - Seven Decks for SEVEN YEARS AT...

Duration:00:37:16

Wis, March 2019: how to balance "fun" and "rarity" with Magic Items

3/19/2019
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This week, we discuss the struggle for GMs who want to keep magic items feeling magical and characterful in their game - while also trying to balance that against the aching desire that players feel for getting their hands on that Longsword of Longswordening +2. Show-notes: 0.35: Icecream sounds quiet for the first half of the episode, because it took us that long to notice that his microphone was off. 1.05: What are the different roles that magic items fulfill? 5.15: In Earthdawn, all...

Duration:00:39:53

Int, March 2019: Adventure Modules

3/13/2019
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Episode 531 This week's hosts: Seán, Shane, Ice-cream and Eoin (joins later) This week, the party take a look at adventure modules. What are they for, how do they do it and whether they do it well. Show notes: http://goodman-games.com/store/product/how-to-write-adventure-modules-that-dont-suck-2/

Duration:00:49:21

Dex, February 2019: Chase scenes in RPGs

3/5/2019
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Dex, February 2019: Chase scenes in RPGs This week's hosts: Sean, Savage and Eoin. This week, the Party discusses how best to use the classic "chase scene" in an RPG - are they just fillers, or can they be used to truly enhance a session? Show notes 0.35: Oh sweet Jesus, is it going to go on like this? 2.39: Mick is objectively wrong about Temple of Doom, it's awful. If you disagree, you are also wrong. 4.34: Several minutes of discussion on how various rule sets handle chases 14.13:...

Duration:00:32:48

Profession: Craft, February 2019: Gaming Props

2/26/2019
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This week's hosts: Sean, Eoin & Savage This week the party talks about using props at your gaming table, from maps to soundscapes to scented candles. Whether you are making and doing, or set dressing with the pros, there are lots of different ways to enhance your game and glam up your table. 02:53 - Mike Schley - Fantasy map cartographer. Just looking at these gives me ideas for encounters. 03:00 - That would be Dyson Logos who did the maps for Dragon Heist. 04:10 - Some pictures of the...

Duration:00:44:25

Downtime, February 2019: Books4Gamers 2019

2/21/2019
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This week's hosts: Iain, Sean, Icecream, Eoin, Shane and Brian. This week the party discuss a bushel of books, movies, manga, podcasts and a whole lot more that have inspired and entertained them. Show notes: 2:00 - Attack the Block (2011) 5:30 - Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft 7:30 - System Mastery Podcast 10:00 - Life in a Medieval Village by Frances Gies, Joseph Gies 13.45 - "And I'm Brian!" Surprise presenter arrival! 14:30 - Ancillary Justice (Imperial...

Duration:00:40:59

Wis, February 2019: Last 10 years of gaming

2/13/2019
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Episode 527 This week's hosts: Liam, Seán, ice-cream, Eoin, Brian, and Shane This week, the party continue to celebrate their tenth anniversary but looking back at the last 10 years of gaming. How has gaming at large changed and how their own gaming habits changed.

Duration:00:42:22

Level Up! February 2019: Tenth Anniversary Special

2/5/2019
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Episode 526 This week's hosts: Liam, Seán, ice-cream, Eoin, Brian, and Shane This week, the party celebrate their tenth anniversary with some behind the scenes thoughts. https://doodle.com/ http://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/per-november-2014-the-dracula-dossier http://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/downtime-eptember-2015-gen-con-part-2-how-to-survive-gen-con...

Duration:00:40:04

Dex, January 2019: Martial and Magic Class Imbalance

1/29/2019
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Episode 525 This week's hosts: Óisín, Eoin, Mick, and Shane This week, the party discuss martial classes and magic users in RPGs. 01:43 - D&D 3.0/3.5 - Starting with the most rules heavy D&D. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editions_of_Dungeons_%26_Dragons#Dungeons_&_Dragons_3rd_edition 03:50 - Mundane fighter versus Magic user summed up. 04:40 - Cú Chulainn and other legendary "fighters". - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%BA_Chulainn 05:29 - Óisín delivers a blistering take on who...

Duration:00:26:30

Cha, January 2019: Warpcon and the Irish Convention Scene

1/22/2019
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This week's hosts: Óisín, Eoin, Mick, and Shane This week, the party discuss Warpcon, and Irish gaming conventions. 00:40 - Heavy thoughts about heavy conventions. 01:01 - Warpcon - UCC - http://warpcon.co/ 02:03 - Drink Responsibly - https://www.drinkaware.ie 02:10 - Not just Eoin, back in the archives to 2011. - http://theadventuringparty.libsyn.com/-1-downtime-december-2011-drinking-and-gaming 03:05 - Legend of the Five Rings -...

Duration:00:42:42

Wis, January 2019: Rules vrs Rulings

1/16/2019
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This weeks hosts: Oisin, Eoin, Shane, Savage This week the party delve into the robustness of RPG rule sets. Should the rules cover everything or is it reasonable to have to make rulings to clarify matters? Show notes: 01:00 - Eoin argues players pay for rule-sets 01:55 - Savage counter-argus that 03:30 - Shane plays the middle ground 04:22 - Common law versus civil law 09:15 - The target of Eoins veiled criticism is unveiled 12:40 - Problems inherited? 17:30 - Tiers...

Duration:00:39:14

Wis, January 2019: Upcoming RPGs

1/9/2019
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This week's hosts: Óisín, Eoin, Mick, and Shane This week, the party discuss RPGs coming in 2019 00:30 - Yay! New Games! 01:27 - Mick bearing ENWorld's predictions, Eoin bearing Kickstarter's. 01:51 - Just over four years since 5e launched, no 6 on the horizon yet. 02:10 - Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com/ 03:05 - What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. - http://www.woinrpg.com/ 07:20 - Things from the Flood -...

Duration:00:43:27

Wis, January 2019: RPG combat

1/2/2019
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This week's hosts: Liam, Savage, and Shiv. This week, the party discuss combat in RPGs. Is it a fun diversion or should it be no holds barred all out war? Show notes: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/THeWorfEffect

Duration:00:34:19

Wis, December 2018: Predictions for 2019

12/25/2018
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This week's hosts: Liam, Savage, and Shiv. This week, the party discuss their predictions for what we will see in the world of gaming during 2019 Show notes: 00:44 - Inviting angry future emails 00:55 - Inviting angry present emails 01:20 - Shiv steps up to the plate 02:02 - Brass... Degree in economics required 02:56 - Shiv knows that if she can't get a hold of a game... it must be good 03:41 - Kickstarter exclusives for board games 04:21 - Tak Roll out board example 04:53 -...

Duration:00:46:25

Cha, December 2018: Secret Santa

12/18/2018
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This week's hosts: Seán, Shane, Mick, Mary and Shiv This week, the party get into the festive spirit with our annual Secret Santa. http://www.deer-lord.com/https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/55597/chaos-marauders-second-editionhttp://www.atlas-games.com/gloom/...

Duration:00:31:54

Wis, December 2018: Women in Gaming

12/12/2018
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This week's hosts: Seán, Shane, Mick, Mary and Shiv This week, the party discuss women in gaming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minority_stresshttps://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2017/03/01/40431/

Duration:00:39:21

Exp, December 2018: Experience Points

12/4/2018
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This week's hosts: Liam, Shane, and Seán This week, the party talk about experience, in various forms. 00:43 - Experience Points. EXP/XP. 01:20 - Doling out XP in D&D. Less control in a story? 02:11 - Not always a story. Also many kinds of XP! 03:06 - Rather than just accumulating to level, sometimes you spend XP to improve incrementally. 03:50 - Improving by creeps, improving by jerks. 04:30 - Flushing XP away on skill points, or saving up to boost an attribute. 05:36 - Sometimes XP...

Duration:00:35:51