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NPC Cast: RPG, Tabletop, and Board Games.

A podcast about face to face games! We cover board games, roleplaying games, cards games, really any tabletop game at all!

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NPCs in RPGs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/NPCs_in_RPGs.mp3 Download “NPCs in RPGs” In this episode, Chris and Del talk about NPCs in RPGs! It’s a legit NPC CAST! (65min) Things you may be interested in: NPC Cast Episode 5 Near and Far Doom: the Board Game NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

1 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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How To Choose What Game To Play

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/How_to_choose_what_game_to_play.mp3 Download “How to Choose What Game to Play” In this episode, Chris and Del are joined by friend-pc Stephanie Straw to talk about how we choose what games we want to play! (55min) Things you may be interested in: Stranger Things Luke Cage Gloomhaven NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

25 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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Superhero Games

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Superhero_Games.mp3 Download “Superhero Games” We’re moving the podcast release to Mondays! In this bonus episode we talk about Superhero Board & Card Games! (55min) Things you may be interested in: Marvel Legendary DC Deck-building Game Sentinels of the Multiverse Heroclix Marvel Dicemasters Overwatch Knight Models Statecraft NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

28 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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Politics in RPGs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Politics_in_RPGs.mp3 Download “Politics in RPGs” In this episode Del and Chris talk about Politics in your campaign world, and how you can use them to add some flavor to your adventures! (55min) Things you may be interested in: Shudder.tv NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

6 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Players That Know Too Much

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Players_That_Know_Too_Much.mp3 Download “Players That Know Too Much” In this episode Del and Chris take a question from a listener about players who know too much! (59min) Things you may be interested in: Duckfeed.tv – The podcast network Gary runs! World Wide Wrestling – International Incident Merchants of Araby NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

23 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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Bullet Points – Two Player Games

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Bullet_Points_-_Two_Player_Games.mp3 Download Bullet Points – Two Player Games In this Bullet Points episode, Chris and Del are joined by their friend Pete, from Mind the Gap Studios to create Two-Player games that don’t use cards! (65min) Things you may be interested in: Mind the Gap Studios Seafall Who, What, Why Cast NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

18 Jul 2016

Rank #6

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so excited

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/So_excited.mp3 Download “So Excited” Chris talks about a bunch of things that he is excited about! (40min) Acadecon Legends of the Five Rings Great Western Trail Pauper Cube Origins Game Fair NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

10 May 2017

Rank #7

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Non-Fantasy RPGs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Non_Fantasy_RPGs.mp3 Download “Non-Fantasy RPGs” In this episode, Chris and Del talk about transitioning from Fantasy RPGs to different genres! (53min) Things you may be interested in: “I just realized I have no idea how to play games that aren’t medieval fantasy” Night’s Black Agents World Wide Wrestling Deadlands Shadowrun Pod X Reflections NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

11 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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Disease in RPGs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Disease_in_RPGs.mp3 Download “Disease in RPGs” In this episode Del and Chris talk about how diseases in RPGs, and how GMs can use them in their campaigns! (64min) Things you may be interested in: Dead of Winter: The Long Night rk post Patreon Page NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

30 Aug 2016

Rank #9

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Fave Games with Stephanie Straw

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Fave_Games_with_Stephanie_Straw.mp3 Download “Fave Games with Stephanie Straw” Chris chats with honorary NPC Stephanie Straw about favorites, community, and charity gaming! (70min) Stephanie on Twitter Wurfel Bohnanza Mastermind Honshu NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

31 May 2017

Rank #10

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Interview with Brittanie Boe

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Black_Hearted_Mom_-_Interview_with_Brittanie_Boe.mp3 Download “Interview with Brittanie Boe” Chris chats with Brittanie Boe, Social Media Marketing Manager for GTS Distribution! (61min) Brittanie on Twitter GameWire YouTube Channel Rising Sun Honshu The Gauntlet Board Game Tournament NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

18 May 2017

Rank #11

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Gen Con 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Gen_Con_2016.mp3 Download “Gen Con 2016” In this Del-hosted episode, Chris and Stephanie talk about their trip to Gen Con! (63min) Things you may be interested in: Board Game Geek Gen Con GeekBuzz List New Angeles Thornwatch NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

9 Aug 2016

Rank #12

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Designing The Last Garden

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Designing_The_Last_Garden.mp3 Download “Designing The Last Garden” In this episode Del chats with Chris and Matt about their game The Last Garden! (54min) Things you may be interested in: MaRo at GDC Junk Art Stranger Things NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

16 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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Playing Canon Games

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Playing_Canon_Games.mp3 Download “Playing Canon Games” In this episode, Chris and Del talk about playing games based on pre-existing canons! (52min) Things you may be interested in: Overwatch Scythe NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

4 Jul 2016

Rank #14

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NPC Cast is Changing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/NPC_Cast_is_Changing.mp3 Download “NPC Cast is Changing” Chris talks about some upcoming changes to NPC Cast! (26min) NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

18 Apr 2017

Rank #15

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Board Games with RPG Elements

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Board_Games_with_RPG_Elements.mp3 Download “Board Games with RPG Elements” The guys chat about the challenges of infusing board games with elements of RPGs! (60min) Things you may be interested in: Gloomhaven Zipp (Malifaux) Star Trek Ascendancy Avenue NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

11 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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Board Game Design Time

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Board_Game_Design_Time.mp3 Download “Board Game Design Time” Chris and Del talk about running and playing in Noir RPG games! (50min) Things you may be interested in: Board Game Design Time The Genius Game NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

4 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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Noir in RPGs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Noir_in_RPGs.mp3 Download “Noir in RPGs” Chris and Del talk about running and playing in Noir RPG games! (50min) Things you may be interested in: The Last Garden Noirlandia Gumshoe Call of Cthulu Necromancer in D3 Noir World NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

28 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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Retro Videogames

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Retro_Videogames.mp3 Download “Retro Videogames” Chris is out of town, and so this is a throwback episode from the NPC Cast Vaults! (43min) Things you may be interested in: The Last Garden Nyctophobia NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

21 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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Improvised Surprises in RPGs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/npccast/Improvised_Surprises_in_RPGs.mp3 Download “Improvised Surprises in RPGs” Chris and Del answer some questions about improvising storylinesand when it’s alright to lie to your players! (48min) Things you may be interested in: The Last Garden Rising Sun on Kickstarter Legendary Encounters Alien Expansion NPC CAST: YOUR PLACE FOR FACE TO FACE GAMES.

14 Mar 2017

Rank #20