What do you get when you mix cats and Cthulhu? Call of Cathulhu. That’s what Joel Sparks did and now he’s here to tell you all about it. You can also listen to Senda and Emily along with the Chief Gnome, John Arcadian, play Call of Cathulhu over on She’s a Super Geek.
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Aug 25 2016
Aug 25 2016
Andy Hopp discusses his kickstarter for the Low Life sourcebook Holy Crap. Plus, a track from Marc Gunn’s Pirates vs Dragons album.
Pirates vs Dragons can be found here.
Andy’s kickstarter is easy to find. Go to www.lowlifekickstarter.info
Aug 23 2016
Hey Folks. This week we’re gonna talk about why players play to type, why you might want to play against type, and some tips to help you play against type so you can add more types to your repertoire if you’d like.
0:55 – What’s Going On
27:39 – Workshop: Playing to Type
1:10:38 – Social Media Depository
1:33:58 – Podcast Round Up
Aug 22 2016
Are you ready to get down. It’s Chris and Shawn talking about the Unearthed Arcana on the Faithful and then delving into an article posted on ENWorld on Mike Mearls talking about actual plays influence on game design and then giving a few opinions of our own. Break it down for D&D.
Topic 1 – Unearthed Arcana: The Faithful
Topic 2 – MIKE MEARLS ON THE ROLE OF ACTUAL PLAY ON GAME DESIGN
Aug 22 2016
Show us how you switch up your prep between campaigns and one shots! What are the challenges when
you’re most accustomed to one form over the other?
Phil and Senda manage to make ONE QUARTER OF THE SHOW outtakes!
Aug 20 2016
Some game designers have epic stories of their own. Odyssey’s which range decades and cross many games, genre’s and companies. Today we have one such person. From Iron Crown Enterprises to TSR, then WotC, then his own Malhavoc Press, back to WotC, then a brief stint creating video content with geek seekers, before taking Kickstarter and the Gameosphere by storm with Numenera, then the Strange, No Thank You Evil, the Worlds of the Cypher System, and now Invisible Sun. He even managed to fit in a faux feud with the Dungeon Bastard. This man, who has lived the story which I’ve only barely hinted at, is Monte Cook. Enjoy an hour with Monte in this episode of the Lounge.
Aug 18 2016
Garrett basks in the aftermath of a wonderful GenCon and shares how an emotionally stimulating event like GenCon affects someone with bipolar disorder.
The Mutant Chronicles can be purchased online for Savage Worlds here.
Everything is a Remix can be viewed here.
Also be sure to purchase our theme song by Marc Gunn, Doctor of Gallifrey.
Aug 17 2016
Hey folks. It’s about migrating from Game X to Game Y and all the trials and tribulations that come with it. Then we follow that up by trying to provide some advice to help you make the change. There is also a large discussion about MCGs Invisible Sun. Thanks for listening.
1:56 – What’s Going On
11:31 – The Workshop: Changing Games
1:04:52 – The Social Media Depository
1:40:36 – Podcast Round Up
Aug 16 2016
The Dungeon & Dragons video games of yesteryear are great! But these days, why is no one making D&D video games anymore? Dark Sun: Shattered Lands, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Planescape Torment, how do they stack up and compare to Sword Coast Legends and this new fandangled technology? All this and much more–this week on Advantage to Insight!
Why this topic:
Why are the D&D video games of the past so much more prolific and are they better than modern D&D video games?
– List of all videos games of Dungeons & Dragons
– What are the latest video game offerings? Sword Coast Legends and Neverwinter MMO?
– Nostalgia and rose-colored glasses a factor?
– What was your first game? Favorite game?
Aug 16 2016
Aug 16 2016
On this edition of the Lounge we have Corey Russell the Con Director and leader of the staff of folks behind Fan World, a convention located in Niagara Falls on both sides of the border. During our chat we talk about the guests, some of the issues with running a show on both sides of the border, and hear a bit about Corey’s history working on conventions and events like this.
Aug 15 2016
Show us how you teach games to new players! This topic was partially covered by episodes 11: Gateway Games and Adherence to Rules, so we’re covering some pieces we may not have discussed previously. Hear how Phil and Senda both fell in to the hobby, and how old Phil is!
Aug 13 2016
Aug 13 2016
Welcome to episode zero of Cypher Speak. Darcy and Troy begin their quest to delve into all things related to Monte Cook Games: creators of the Cypher System, Numenera, the Strange, No Thank You Evil, and the upcoming Invisible Sun RPG. Every show will have an Artifact, which will be our major topic or question for that episode. Darcy and Troy will then throw Cyphers at that particular Artifact. These will be different perspectives or points of view that will be useful for unpacking or exploring the episode’s Artifact. Lastly will be the Poddities; these will be little shoutouts about something cool that Darcy and Troy have seen recently and want to share.
In this introduction episode, Darcy and Troy talk about the format of the podcast, and why they love the Cypher System so much.
0:30 Artifacts: Introduction to Cypher Speak, Why We Love the Cypher System
2:03 Cyphers: Darcy & Troy’s favorite aspects of the Cypher System
Aug 11 2016
Show us how you use music in your games! Senda and Phil talk music for background, engagement, and inspiration.
….And we may have had some trouble recording the intro. LA!
Thank you so much for your patience with this episode. We’ll be back on to a normal schedule next week.
Aug 10 2016
Aug 02 2016
Hey Folks. This week we’re talking about making the fight more engaging for your game. It’s interesting combats in this pre Gen Con episode and we’re…what? We’re recording in bed together. Ok. It’s not awkward…it’s awkward.
- Weight loss check in
- Topic for Chatter
- Pine Con
- Troy’s Crockpot: Take it outside Kiddos
- Unofficial GenCon Character Sheet!
- Gaming and BS Update : 98 Ok to Fail
- Talking Table Top: Evan Torner
- The Round Table 130: AL, Storm Kings Thunder, Tome of Beasts
- The Black Tapes: About a Boy
- +1 Forward: The Sprawl
Aug 02 2016
What do you do when there are not enough players for Dungeons & Dragons night? Watch someone else play, of course! Critical Role, Acquisition Incorporated, all the D&D spectator sports you can handle! All this and much more–this week on Advantage to Insight!
Why this topic:
How have the new actual play podcasts and vidcasts affected D&D? How is the D&D community reacting to the new spectator sport?
– What makes these actual play different or successful?
– How has it affected D&D?
– Spectator sports comparisons
– Why are so many people doing actual play?
Aug 02 2016
Jul 29 2016
Lets get down with some more sentiment. It’s what does D&D mean to you this time as we go to the community with Randy Farmer among others, and outside of it to some others who work on and around D&D. We have audio from James Intercaso, Phil Vecchione, and Greg Marks. We have words from Mike Mearls and Chris Sims, and we hear Shawn Merwin’s thoughts on D&D and what it means to him. Get Down.
Jul 26 2016
Hey Folks. This week Phil, Chris, & Bob talk about deliberate practice and how you can be a better GM through deliberate practice as well as a little Pre GenCon talk and a little about Mexico. Thanks for listening and leave some feedback here or in the G+ community.
1:21 – What’s Going On
21:42 – The Workshop: Deliberate Practice
1:14:47 – The Social Media Depository
Emily Care Boss’ Romance Trilogy is available for Pre-Order shared by Eric Farmer
1:42:24 – The Podcast Round Up
Jul 25 2016
Show me how you get your players to really engage with our villains! On this week’s Talking Games, Phil and Senda are talking through their techniques to get players to really hate hate hate those evil doers. Do you have any favorite tricks to getting players jazzed about your villains?
Some slight technical difficulties with this recording session means our audio is not up to our normal standard. Please forgive us! It won’t happen again!
Jul 23 2016
Let’s get down and we’re doing it without the Mad Wizard Merwin. That’s right. I went to my very deep bench to grab some friends to talk about what D&D means to them. I have Mark, Tom, and Brett to help me out, get down, and spin some wonderful tales about family and gaming. So get in and get down and lets go kill some monsters.