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Monologues on all things RPG related, recorded entirely on my drive in to work.

Monologues on all things RPG related, recorded entirely on my drive in to work.
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Monologues on all things RPG related, recorded entirely on my drive in to work.

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@nerdcommute

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English


Episodes

Episode 12 - RPG Design Diary #2

1/7/2019
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The second foray into sharing the evolution of my RPG with you is here! I discuss the writing program Scrivener as well as my thoughts on how to organize a battlefield and questioning your assumptions about game design. Follow the show on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 11 - RPG Design Diary #1

12/25/2018
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I'm back! And I'm not talking about existing RPGs, I'm talking about the one I hope to bring to gaming table near you in the roughly near(ish) future! Take a listen, join me on the journey, and send me feedback on my ideas if you'd like. Follow the show on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:33:14

Episode 10 - Ideas for Encounters

11/4/2018
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In this, the very tenth episode of the Nerd's Commute, I discuss various types of combat encounters you may be able to incorporate into your RPG adventures. You can only have so many campfire ambushes before things get stale, mix it up with these tips. Follow the show on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:37:29

Episode 9 - Learning a New System

10/28/2018
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Sometimes diving into a new RPG can be daunting. This episode lays out how I approach learning a new system, both as a player and as a game master. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:35:31

Episode 8 - Greatest Hits Vol 1

10/21/2018
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I discuss my favorite single aspects of many of the popular RPGs out at the moment. It's the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the Greatest Hits! Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:25:49

Episode 7 - Systems for TV Shows

10/14/2018
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This episode I act as a pop culture sommelier and try to match up popular tv shows to the RPG systems that might do a good job emulating the tone and feel of the show. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:34:50

Episode 6 - Welcome to RPGs

10/7/2018
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Are you new to the hobby and nervous about getting started, hopefully this will ease your fears. I address frequently voiced concerns from people just joining the RPG community. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:26:48

Episode 5 - Character Flavor

9/30/2018
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A little quirk and a bit of background can turn any RPG character from a stat block into a living, breathing inhabitant of the world you and the rest of the group are building together. This episode focuses on my tips for fleshing out the character you've built and hopefully will grow to love. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections....

Duration:01:17:02

Episode 4 - World Wide Wrestling Review

9/23/2018
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This episode is my first system review and it focuses on Nathan D. Paoletta's World Wide Wrestling, a Powered by the Apocalypse RPG. Join me in exploring this over the top (rope) role playing experience. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:27:10

Episode 3 - Improv DMing

9/17/2018
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Improv style campaign tips are the focus of this week's episode. Included are several of the tricks I use to try to give my players a satisfying experience on the fly. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:34:37

Episode 2 - Dramatic Tension

9/9/2018
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This episode sees me exploring tension and the role it can play in a good RPG session. A story with stakes, slowly unfolding mystery, and the dreaded time limit all come together with a cliffhanger ending... give it a listen.

Duration:00:27:03

Episode 1 - Session Zero

9/2/2018
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Welcome to the premiere of The Nerd's Commute podcast. This episode focuses on how to have a good Session Zero and get your new RPG campaign off on the right foot. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

Duration:00:30:13