TPT #82: Player Absences & The Batman

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane show up to discuss how to handle the session and the story when a player misses a game. In the prologue to the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the party exploits a design flaw, and The Batman is prepared for anything in the Character Creation Forge. (65m)

Important Links:

Teepublic: Home of the TPT-shirt!

Unearthed Arcana—Sorcerer: the latest playtest options for this class.

Batman Mega Respect Thread: A list of all of Batman’s abilities, with citations.

Two Weeks: a micro-game collection which benefits the ACLU, including Shane’s NASCAR-inspired RPG, Wreckin’ is Racin’.

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 #80: Riddles & The Cagematch

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to write and use riddles, and how to help players solve them. In the prologue to the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the acolytes discover something downright rotten, and the Cagematch is the main event in the Character Creation Forge. (60m)

Important Links:

Unearthed Arcana: Ranger and Rogue: the latest playtest options for these classes.

Two Weeks: a micro-game collection which benefits the ACLU, including Shane’s NASCAR-inspired RPG, Wreckin’ is Racin’.

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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Twitter: @TPTcast

Email: totalpartythrill@gmail.com

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TPT is on iTunes Listen to Stitcher

TPT #78: Using Secrets & Reaper

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how players and GMs can create, keep, and reveal secret information. In the prologue to the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the acolytes discover the grain isn’t the only thing rotten on Novabella, and Reaper fights and runs away in the Character Creation Forge. (56m)

Important Links:

Two Weeks: a micro-game collection which benefits the ACLU, including Shane’s NASCAR-inspired RPG, Wreckin’ is Racin’.

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.

Contact us:

Twitter: @TPTcast

Email: totalpartythrill@gmail.com

Web: www.totalpartythrillcast.com

TPT is on iTunes Listen to Stitcher

TPT #73: 2nd Annual Mailbag & The Flash

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane sort through the mail and answer listener questions about plot hooks, campaign planning and time management. In the Mourning Glory campaign, the final battle rests on the outcome of a single die roll, and the Flash outruns even the sharpest shooters in the Character Creation Forge. (64m)

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TPT #72: Playing Tieflings & The Faustian Fiddler

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to play tieflings, those devil-blooded outcasts that Planescape gifted to the game. In the Mourning Glory campaign, each member of the party must make a final decision, and the Faustian Fiddler puts the devil in the detailed fingerwork in the Character Creation Forge. (60m)

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TPT #61: Revised Ranger, Deck of Many Things & The Gambler

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss the latest Unearthed Arcana’s revised Ranger class before moving on to the artifact that seems designed to ruined D&D campaigns: the Deck of Many Things. In the Mourning Glory campaign, the party holds up their end of a bargain struck with a familiar fiend, and the Gambler always has luck on her side, or at least an ace up her sleeve in the Character Creation Forge. (68m)

Important Links:

Shane’s Analysis of the Revised Ranger at Mundangerous.com

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TPT #55: Warhammer 40k Setting & The Space Marine Librarian

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane get in touch with their giddy, inner-14-year-old selves as they discuss the grimdark sci-fi/fantasy setting Warhammer 40k and its RPG line from Fantasy Flight Games. In the Mourning Glory campaign, the party uses a weapon of mass destruction with only minor unintended consequences, and the Space Marine Librarian channels his magical power to vanquish foes of the Emperor in the Character Creation Forge. (56m)

Important Links:

All Guardsmen Party: Hilarious recounting of one group’s Dark Heresy campaign.

Grim Dark Podcast: Our favorite 40k RPG podcast.

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TPT #35: Playing Dwarves & The Dwarven Defender

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane show that Dwarf PCs can be more than duty, ale, and facial hair. In the Mourning Glory campaign, the party takes a long night’s journey into day, and the Dwarven Defender shall not be moved in the Character Creation Forge. (63m)

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Total Party Thrill: RPG Advice From Our Table to Yours

TPT #21: One Shots & Santa Claus

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to put together and run a game that lasts for just a single session but still tells a compelling story. In the Mourning Glory campaign, the party finds the source of the problem, and jolly old Saint Nick gets a build of his own in the Character Creation Forge. (46m)

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Total Party Thrill: RPG Advice From Our Table to Yours

TPT #18: Ranger Danger & The Gish

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss the history and implementation of the Ranger class through every edition of D&D and make recommendations to fix the 5E incarnation. The Mourning Glory campaign fights and runs away, and their gish complements flashy swordplay with arcane power. (51m)

Contact us:

Twitter: @TPTcast

Email: totalpartythrill@gmail.com

Web: www.totalpartythrillcast.com

TPT is on iTunes Listen to Stitcher

Total Party Thrill: RPG Advice From Our Table to Yours