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Faculty Meeting # 119 – The Rules Matter

12/12/2017
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 119 - The Rules Matter In this episode my guest co-host Kalum from The Rolistes Podcast discuss the value of maintaining the rules of a game/setting to enhance your gaming experience. This episode was sponsored by Cooking With Dice LINKS: Tabletop Crafters Guild on Facebook Pixelscapes Please take a moment to fill out our listener feedback survey. Rate each show...

Duration: 01:13:54


Faculty Meeting # 118 – Spectrum of running combat.

11/21/2017
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 118 - Spectrum of running combat. In this episode my guest co-host Mike Shea (aka Slyflourish) discuss the various options for running a combat in D&D or similar RPGs from 100% Theater of the Mind (Narrative combat) all the way to complex 3d terrain set ups using Dwarven Forge or similar. LINKS: Slyflourish on Twitter Slyfourish blog Arcknight starter pack...

Duration: 01:36:19


Faculty Meeting # 117 – Initiative

9/19/2017
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 117 - Initiative In this episode Caleb and I discuss some of the various ways different games/systems handle turn based actions. Michael has a Patreon Goal of $2k/month and he can quit his day job and focus on the Academy Full time. Patreon.com/TheRpgAcademy AcadeCon badges Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at...

Duration: 01:15:43


Faculty Meeting # 95 – Games Within Games

5/31/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 95 - Games Within Games In this episode Caleb and I begin with a quick update about AcadeCon, most notably that Author Tim Waggoner is joining the ranks of our Special Guest lists. Tim is local to Dayton and I know him from the Eberron Set series; The Blade of the Flame. Tim is going to be scheduling some writer workshops in addition to games if anyone is...

Duration: 01:09:00


Faculty Meeting # 94 – Bathroom Break

5/3/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 94 - Bathroom Break. In this episode Caleb and I start with an update on AcadeCon. If you want to skip all that, jump to the 11 minute mark or so. After that we spend some time working through something i've noticed in our Wrought Iron game. Caleb, as the DM, has been taking control of the character's actions more so than i'm used to and we wanted to figure out...

Duration: 00:57:16


Faculty Meeting # 93 – Bringing the (cam)PAIGN!

4/12/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 93 - Bringing the (cam)PAIGN In this episode Caleb and I re-start the topic from last week where we discuss our individual process for building our own campaign worlds. A big thank you to several of our listeners for sending in comments and/or questions to help guide our discussion today and as always we hope you got some sort of Inspiration, education or...

Duration: 01:13:42


Faculty Meeting # 92 – The X (card) Factor

4/5/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 92 - The X (card) Factor In this episode Caleb and I have grand plans to discuss creating your own campaign world/setting, but get a little side tracked. We end up spending more time on Diversity in Gaming as well as using an "X" Card at your table. We end up cutting our Campaign discussion short and will dedicated all of next episode to it. Please send us in...

Duration: 00:59:47


Faculty Meeting # 91 – Magical Theory

3/22/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 91 - Magical Theory In this episode Caleb and I discuss our differing opinions about the prevalence of magic in our games. We also share some magical items we have used in our games and wrap up with some new AcadeCon news and new 5-star iTunes and Stitcher reviews. I hope you enjoy!! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at...

Duration: 01:07:11


Faculty Meeting # 90 – what’s my Motivation?

3/1/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 90 - What's my Motivation? In this episode Caleb and I start off discussing playing known characters in an existing universe, but after more tangents than you can shake a stick at, we hit on the heart of the matter. We also have some new AcadeCon news, and some new iTunes review to read. I hope you enjoy!! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!!...

Duration: 01:15:00


Faculty Meeting # 89 – Yes, there is a chandelier!

1/26/2016
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 89 - Yes, there is a chandelier In this episode I am once again joined by my favorite co-host The Caleb G ( @TheCalebG ) and we spend some time looking forward at our goals and plans for 2016. We discuss the revamped Patreon campaign. Our current Teespring campaign. The module we are working on and some conventions i'll be at running some play-tests. We discuss...

Duration: 01:30:33


Faculty Meeting: # 88 – The Matrix

12/29/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 88 - The Matrix. in this episode I am joined by Network Affiliate Devon (@Shark_Bone) from the Shark Bone Podcast and we discuss the idea of realign the numbers behind the screen to the players. In what ways could the players knowing a creatures Hit points, or AC or Saves or the DC of a skill challenge before they roll enhance the story and role playing rather...

Duration: 00:44:07


Faculty Meeting # 87 – Communimetacation

12/3/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 87 - Communimetacation. in this episode I am joined by Network Affiliate RpgGamerDad and we discuss a game he and I played in recently and a particular view on meta-gaming and table communication. Please check out the RpgGamerDad podcast I hope you enjoy!! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on...

Duration: 00:40:05


Faculty Meeting # 86 – Back to Basics

11/18/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 86 - Back to Basics In this episode Caleb and I get back on track with what these Table Topics are supposed to be about: reflection and commentary on our actual games. The good and the bad. What we and through us, you, can learn from what worked and what didn't. We discuss our recent WUSHU game as well as a recent episode of One Shot that I thought was well...

Duration: 00:59:40


Faculty Meeting # 85 – Re-skinning pt. 2

10/28/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 85 - Re-skinning pt. 2 In this episode Caleb and I start off by covering the different (but similar) methods by which we each took a monster and turned them into an environmental challenge and a trap. We then discuss the ways a Hermit Background could marry up with a Bard class. I hope you enjoy!! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael...

Duration: 01:03:43


Faculty Meeting # 84 – Re-skinning pt. 1

9/23/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 84 - Re-skinning pt. 1 In this episode Caleb and I start off by discussing some of the ways you could combine the Charlatan background with the Paladin class and the various oath paths. We then move onto discuss re-skinning mechanics to change the flavor of a game and then discuss re-skinning monsters to make game prep easier and to present new and interesting...

Duration: 01:27:32


Faculty Meeting # 83 – Elemental Shift

9/1/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 83 - Elemental Shift. In this episode I interview Travis ( @NotourTravis) about his first time taking up a spot behind the DM screen. We had started a shorter adventure called Elemental Shift that Travis was DM'ing. We had been recording it to release as an AP podcast but we never finished it and it's now been so long I don't expect we ever will (a few episodes...

Duration: 00:57:15


Faculty Meeting # 82 – GenCon Extravapalooza

8/24/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 82 GenCon Extravapalooza. In this weeks episode I bring most of my GenCon 2015 crew back together for a recap and review of our trip and some lessons learned for future years. with me this week are Nick - Aka @Crispy951 (but really, he's vocal glitter) Brad - aka @ForceandDestiny Jared - Aka @theotherjared1 Michael F - Aka @verjaeger1 Comments and Feedback are...

Duration: 01:02:33


Faculty Meeting # 81 – AcadeCon is GO!!

8/17/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meetings # 81 AcadeCon is Go!! In this weeks episode Caleb and I blow off our original plan to recap my recent GenCon trip and instead gush about how excited we are about all the support we've received for the Acadecon Kickstarter. An extra special shout out to @NpcChris from the NpcCast for his help in getting our video on the site and do our Dark Hearts Patreon group for...

Duration: 00:56:46


Faculty Meeting # 80 – Fantasy Grounds Review w/ @Mundangerous

6/18/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 80 - Fantasy Grounds Review w/ @Mundangerous In this weeks episode Caleb, Matthew, Shane (Aka @Mundangerous) and I sit down and review the trial of Fantasy Grounds Shane and I recently experienced. We talk a bit before hand about Player vs. PC knowledge and at the end wrap up with a background segment looking at a Warlock Solider. You can find more of Shane's work...

Duration: 01:27:19


Faculty Meeting # 79 – Wrong side of the Tracks

5/28/2015
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Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings: The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 79 -Wrong side of the tracks In this weeks episode Caleb and I go a bit negative. We talk about railroading - how it isn't all bad and shouldn't be avoided, but used sparingly and how players should sometimes just suck it up and play along for the good of the game. If you use our link (here in the show notes or on our affiliate links) and subscribe to GMLoot our...

Duration: 01:23:31

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