TPT #107: An Introduction to Role-Playing Games & Beginner’s Luck

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane present a special primer on role-playing games: what are they, how do you play, and why would you want to? In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders split up to whip an army into shape, and Beginner’s Luck eases into RPGs in the Character Creation Forge. (61m)

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Whelmed: The Young Justice Files Actual Play: “Relations”

Intro, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Post-game review

I-Hsien plays Superboy in a game set between Seasons 1 and 2 of the animated TV series, run by Masks creator Brendan Conway from Magpie Games. He’s joined by Rich Howard of Whelmed as Robin, his co-host Emily Buza as Miss Martian, Darcy L. Ross from Monte Cook Games as Aqualad, and Neal Powell from the DM’s Block as Kid Flash.

Shark Bone Podcast’s Hunter: the Vigil Actual Play: Cradle of Darkness

Shane plays El Loco, a former cartel boss turned monster hunter in Mexico City. With a cast of players assembled of various podcasters and GMed by Shark Bone’s Devin, this game had some great surprises, tense moments, and one of the most gut-punching reveals I’ve ever experienced in a roleplaying game. Mature themes.

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Gen Con 2017: Where Are Shane and I-Hsien?

We are at Gen Con from August 16th through August 20th, 2017. We’re loosely adhering to the following schedule, but be sure to follow I-Hsien and Shane on Twitter for the latest update on our goings-on. We’re always looking to meet up with friends, especially if you suggest we get a beer, and Twitter is the easiest way to reach us during Gen Con.

Outside of this schedule, we’ll spend most of our time wandering the dealer hall, dropping in on interesting-sounding seminars (fun fact: they’re free and no one checks tickets!), or cracking open and testing out our Gen Con loot, likely in the lobby of the Marriott Downtown (350 W Maryland St., across from the ICC) or Omni hotels.

Wednesday, 8/16:

11am: Shane lands in Indianapolis

4pm: I-Hsien lands in Indianapolis

5pm-11pm: Union Station – Nickel Plate, RPG Academy Pre-Gen Con Meet & Greet ZED17103505 (I-Hsien & Shane)

Thursday, 8/17:

11am-12pm: Westin – Capitol II, What’s New With Monte Cook Games? SEM17115520 (I-Hsien & Shane)

7pm-8pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station C, Don’t Split the Podcast Network Q&A SEM17117490 (I-Hsien & Shane)

Friday, 8/18:

11am-12pm: ICC 244, The Secrets Of Superhero RPGs SEM17121714 (I-Hsien)

1pm-4pm: ICC 244:11, Nights Black Agents “The Van Helsing Letter” RPG17124964 (I-Hsien & Shane)

9pm-10:30pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station C, Introduction to RPG Podcasting SEM17106539 (Shane, with an I-Hsien cameo?)

Saturday, 8/19:

9am-1:30pm: JW Marriott, Headspace (I-Hsien & Shane)

12pm-1pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station B, What’s Up with Ulisses North America SEM17109002 (I-Hsien & Shane both tentative)

2pm-6:30pm: JW Marriott, Masks (I-Hsien & Shane)

8:00pm-12:00am: JW Marriott (N Delaware St), ONE SHOT Gen Con Meetup (I-Hsien & Shane, tentatively)

Sunday, 8/20:

9:20am: Save vs. Despair! Return flights to NYC. (I-Hsien & Shane)

TPT #106: Greyhawk Initiative & The High Noon Duelist

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss the qualities to look for in a good initiative system. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew proves truth is stranger than heresy, and the High Noon Duelist scratches an itchy trigger finger in the Character Creation Forge. (56m)

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Unearthed Arcana—Greyhawk Initiative: the options that inspired this episode.

Introduction to RPG Podcasting: The GenCon panel Shane is joining, hosted by The RPG Academy

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TPT #105: Playing as a Team & The Rainmaker

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane make the case for making a group effort to think of your RPGs from a team perspective. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew gets their just reward (as a team), and the Rainmaker helps give her enemies the business in the Character Creation Forge. (60m)

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TPT #104: Taking Inspiration from History & Blackbeard

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to adapt events from the past into stories for your game. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew gets a funny feeling, and Blackbeard is a bit larger than life in the Character Creation Forge. (57m)

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TPT #103: Leveling Up & Iron Face

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss ways to handle leveling up at your table and in your games. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew escape a storm only to get wrecked, and Iron Face has a deadly left hook and a winning smile in the Character Creation Forge. (54m)

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TPT #102: Tacticians & The Showstopper

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane finish off the last installment of the Player Personality series with a carefully planned discussion about tacticians. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew battles stormy weather, and The Showstopper drops the curtain in the Character Creation Forge. (57m)

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TPT #101: Intersession Communication & The Intercessor

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss the only way to keep the game going after a session ends: intersession communication. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew make a journey into hostile territory, and The Intercessor keeps the faith (on your behalf) in the Character Creation Forge. (51m)

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TPT #100: The Mega-Mailbag Musical Special & Baron Munchausen

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane take a break from their usual antics to answer all your questions, introduce new content, and suffer through their first musical revue…er, review…in this supersized episode. And Baron Munchausen tells the tallest tales in the Character Creation Forge. (101m)

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Patreon—Total Party Thrill: You’ve been asking for it, and it’s finally here! Help support new content and get some cool stuff. Plus, read Part 4 of Mourning Glory: The Annotated History of Brand Talandro.

The All Guardsmen Party: A shoutout to Shoggy for inspiring the Brand series.

Homestar Runner—Trogdor the Burninator: The “original” half-man, half-dragon.

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TPT #99: Character Falls and Redemption & The Cursebreaker

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to handle broken oaths, failure, and eventual redemption. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew attends a shindig, and the Cursebreaker smashes arcane shackles in the Character Creation Forge. (67m)

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Mourning Glory: The Annotated History of Brand Talandro, Part III: The final backstory and first character sheet for Inquisitor Brand, hosted by our friends at Tribality.

“Relations,” the Masks Young Justice Actual Play, run by Brendan Conway from Magpie Games: Intro, Part I

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TPT #55: Warhammer 40k Setting & The Space Marine Librarian: We give an overview of the setting and RPGs that power our next campaign recap, the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign.

TPT #87: Star Wars Campaign Setting & George Washington: Our super serious build for George Washington, who saves children (but not the British children).

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