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Savage Interludes

Join Ron and Veronica Blessing and Tracy Sizemore, as they discuss their favorite RPG, Savage Worlds.

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Episode 003: Let Me Tell You About My Character

Vern brings a topic to the table! Our heroes talk about characters and integrating them into the campaign and what makes a good background. And a Savage Interludes first—feedback!


14 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 004: The Point of the Plot

After going over the typical news and mail, the gang talked about adventure design. Ron and Tracy have some different views on this, and Vern provided her perspective as a player.

1hr 16mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 022: You Play Your Deadlands on Your VTT

The gang's all in self-imposed quarantine, but we took advantage of the necessity to record online by inviting The GM Table's, GM Bobby, to join us and talk about playing Savage Worlds online.


23 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 005: Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond

Our heroes take on Dramatic Tasks.


26 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 019: Smells Like Teen Crush

After some great follow-up emails about session zeroes, the eight types of fun, and emotional bleed, as well as some clarification on Tests, Tracy ran Ron & Vern through the ins and outs of creating her popular one-shot adventure, Teen Crush.

1hr 27mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 006: Looks like We Have a Mystery on Our Hands

The gang is joined by the inimitable Darrell Hayhurst and discuss the ins and outs of running mysteries.

1hr 3mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 010: Don't Hate the Player

The gang was joined by Boof Sizemore, and they talked about Player Tips.  We now have our Patreon set up here.

1hr 18mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 013: East Boundin' Down

Darrell Hayhurst joined us to go over Chases in SWADE.


22 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 011: You're Making It Worse

Our heroes share their own horror stories. It was cathartic and provided some "teachable moment" discussion.


8 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 018: Okay so out of Character My Heart Bleeds for You

Our main topic was emotional bleed. There were some great emails this week, discussing Power Point spending, diversity and stereotypes, more session zero, commentary on kids in gaming, and super powers as a future topic. As promised, here's the link to the Angry GM article discussed in Ian's email, Gaming for Fun (Part 1): Eight Kinds of Fun

1hr 22mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Episode 012: Woops, Feedback!

Ron forgot about an annoying (to him) "feature" that comes with new Gmail accounts and managed to unearth enough email to make it this week's whole show. Tracy and Vern have all kinds of fun at Ron's expense.


14 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 014: One Shot, One Opportunity

The gang go through quite a bit of mail and then give some advise for running one-shots!

1hr 22mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 015: Zen and the Art of Savage

The crew have some great discussion around chases and keeping one-shots you run repeatedly fresh for the GM. The main topic was about hacking Savage Worlds.

1hr 15mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 009: One Roll to Rule Them All

In this holiday episode, the gang recorded a double feature! Topic one is GM dice rolling, and topic two is gaming in established fictional universes.


25 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 016: The Zero Effect

After reeling from unsolicited praise, our heroic trio discussed session zero. Make sure to stick to the end when Vern just snaps on Ron after his seemingly-innocent joke.

1hr 7mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 008: You Always Remember Your First

The gang discusses first time GMing, and Vern opens up about why she isn't a GM.

1hr 2mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 007: Close Encounters of the Quick Kind

Our trio of Savages get their first horror story in the mail call, and then it's on to Quick Encounters!


10 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 020: Yeah! That's the Ticket!

Our trio read through a horror story and got some great feedback; then they went into improving players and GMs.

1hr 9mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 017: The Kids Are All Right

Before Tracy and Ron headed to GenghisCon, CaLeigh Blessing sat down with the SI crew to talk about gaming with kids. While there was no news, they discussed tips, tricks, and pitfalls. There were even horror stories!

1hr 14mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Episode 021: All the World's a Stage

Darrell Hayhurst joins our heroes to talk about setting design.

1hr 18mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #20