TPT #116: Respeccing Characters & The Savage Sage

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane change their builds but not their personalities as they discuss respeccing characters in RPGs. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders have a surprise waiting for them in the infamous Port Aquila, and the Savage Sage reads up then rages down in the Character Creation Forge. (62m)

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TPT #114: Resource Management & The Pacemaker

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss ways for GMs to pace their adventures’ resource consumption, as well as ways for players to pace their characters’ resource spend. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders chart a course for less tame voidspace, and the Pacemaker lights up your life in the Character Creation Forge. (63m)

Editor’s Note: In this episode, we joked that our location was the “Mundangerous disaster area,” a reference to our recording in Shane’s half-unpacked apartment. We realized in editing that this could be misconstrued as a joke about the devastation caused recently by Hurricanes like Harvey and Irma. It was not intended that way. Please support relief organizations such as The American Red Cross.

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TPT #113: The Eclipse Phase Campaign Setting & The Gatecrasher

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss a hard-sci campaign setting full of body-hopping and mind-hacking in the post-apocalypse. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders finally make a deal, and the Gatecrasher kicks in doors and lives to tell about it in the Character Creation Forge. (60m)

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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 #96: Using Languages & The Polyglot

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss ways to use and feature an aspect of RPGs that is easily overlooked: language. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the crew turn inward to their passenger manifest, and the Polyglot always has something to say in the Character Creation Forge. (55m)

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Babel Fish: It knows an awful lot of languages.

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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.

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TPT #94: Fudging Dice & Clutch

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss one of gamemasters’ dirty little secrets: sometimes they ignore die rolls. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders run for their lives, and Clutch is ready to roll in the Character Creation Forge. (65m)

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Unearthed Arcana—Revised Subclasses: WOTC’s second pass at a few previous Unearthed Arcana subclasses.

Calvinball: This is why we have rules.

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TPT #92: Power Creep & The Shadowed Stalker

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss the RPG hobby’s pay-to-win model, power creep. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders explore a portable hole, and the Shadowed Stalker shows up where you least expect it in the Character Creation Forge. (67m)

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Unearthed ArcanaFeats for Skills: Playtest options for specializing skills through feats.

Unearthed Arcana—Feats for Races: Playtest options for racial feats.

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TPT #91: Breadth vs Depth in Characters & The Sandman

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to choose between specializing or expanding your character’s abilities. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders let a chance for escape go to their heads, and the Sandman lets the bedbugs bite in the Character Creation Forge. (63m)

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Unearthed Arcana—Downtime: The latest playtest options.

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TPT #90: Booting a Player & The Gray Guard

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss the best ways to eject the worst players from your game. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders perform some jailhouse reconnaissance, and the Gray Guard is on a mission from god in the Character Creation Forge. (64m)

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Unearthed Arcana—A Trio of Subclasses: The latest playtest options for the Monk, Paladin, and Ranger.

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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.

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TPT #89: Storytellers & The Bardic College

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane continue their series on player profiles with the most narratively-focused gamer: the storyteller. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders meet some unlikely allies, and the Bardic College reminds us that students ruin everything in the Character Creation Forge. (53m)

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Unearthed Arcana—Starter Spells: The latest playtest options for Cantrips and Level 1 spells.

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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.

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