TPT #125: Overly Cautious Players & Safety in Numbers

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane talk about how to move the game forward when players dig in their heels. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders mince Words, and Safety in Numbers creates a crowd to hide behind in the Character Creation Forge. (54m)

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TPT #124: Collaborative Storytelling & Prince Xizor

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss storytelling when everyone at the table act as a writer, actor, director, and audience. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders follow a bloody trail, and Prince Xizor is as ambitious as he is disgusting in the Character Creation Forge. (57m)

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TPT #120: D&D 5E’s Xanathar’s Guide to Everything Review

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane break down the latest release for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, including their favorite and least favorite elements, in this super-sized episode. Both the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign and the Character Creation Forge take the week off but will return next episode. (157m)

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TPT Character Creation Forge Codex: It’s finally here! A huge thanks to all our Patreon supporters who made it possible.

System Mastery: And a shoutout to Jef at the System Mastery podcast for populating the spreadsheet.

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TPT #119: Playing Halflings & The Pint-Sized Punisher

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to play halflings, which are definitely not just hobbits. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders prove they can learn from their mistakes, and the Pint-Sized Punisher cuts you down to size in the Character Creation Forge. (60m)

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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 #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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