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The Game's the Thing

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Hosts Ron and Veronica Blessing discuss roleplaying games with industry professionals and friends from their own game table.

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Hosts Ron and Veronica Blessing discuss roleplaying games with industry professionals and friends from their own game table.

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The Game's the Thing

Updated 3 months ago

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Hosts Ron and Veronica Blessing discuss roleplaying games with industry professionals and friends from their own game table.

Rank #1: Episode 098: The Widening Gyre w/ Bill Keyes

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We were joined by game designer and layout artist, Bill Keyes. We discussed his setting for the Hero System, the Widening Gyre, from Blackwyrm Publishing. Of course no discussion of a steampunk game would be complete without waxing philosophical on the genre itself, which we did.

Jan 26 2012

36mins

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Rank #2: Episode 050: Deadlands: The Flood w/ Matthew Cutter

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In this episode, we talked to Matthew Cutter about Deadlands: The Flood, the first Plot Point book for the Savage Worlds-driven Deadlands: Reloaded. In addition to Deadlands, we talked about Spirits of '86, Matt's own setting, and the rock opera he did 10 years ago. Also we revealed our favorite G.I. Joe action figures. We covered feedback, made some announcements, and started a new contest, as well. Since we didn't mention it in the show, we'll set the deadline for the contest here. You have till March 15th to enter. Links: SAGA Pulp Gamer TGTT's Facebook Group TGTT's Cafe Press store d6 Generation Podcast with Corey Konieczka Other Games: Necessary Evil: Explorers Edition Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. Red Box D&D Call of Cthulhu Yggsburg Gamma World

Feb 27 2009

1hr 16mins

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Rank #3: Episode 024: Special: Hollow Earth Expedition

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In this special episode, we get a chance to talk with Jeff Combos and Melissa McNally of Exile Game Studio about their multi-award-nominated RPG Hollow Earth Expedition (HEX). Show links: Exile Game Studio Greymalkin Designs - creators of the upcoming Desolation RPG, using the Ubiquity Roleplaying System found in HEX.

Aug 09 2007

1hr

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Rank #4: Episode 037: [Origins] Kenneth Hite Interview and Last Night on Earth

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In another Origins show, we review the survival horror board game, Last Night on Earth from Flying Frog Productions. We also had a chance to interview Kenneth Hite. We had a blast doing this show. One to ponder... Is it a sign that the world may indeed be ending when Ken Hite's and Andy Hopp's Where the Deep Ones Are is available for pre-order on the Target website?! Flying Frog Productions' Links Company Site Last Night on Earth Board Game Geek Page A Touch of Evil Board Game Geek Page Kenneth's Links LiveJournal Adventures in the Darkness (for Mutants & Masterminds and Truth & Justice) Grim War (for Wild Talents) In Nomine Nephelim Shadows Over Filmland (for Trail of Cthulhu) Suppressed Transmissions Trail of Cthulhu Where the Deep Ones Are Other Games Mentioned Agon Burning Empires Burning Wheel Call of Cthulhu Dogs In the Vineyard D&D 4E Grey Ranks Gumshoe GURPS Hero System The Mountain Witch Mutants & Masterminds My Life With Master Sorcerer Truth & Justice Wild Talents Other Sites Mentioned The Forge On Board Games Indie Press Revolution Story Games

Jul 31 2008

42mins

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Rank #5: Episode 010: Ticket to Ride 1910, Arkham Horror/Shadows Over Camelot Roundtable (formerly Season 2, Episode 5 - Board and Card Game Show)

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Kainan and I discuss the new Ticket to Ride 1910 expansion. We also give an overview of Arkham Horrror and play a roundtable we had with Adam and Jamie comparing Shadows Over Camelot to Arkham Horror.

Nov 12 2006

49mins

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Rank #6: Episode 042: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying with Rob Schwalb

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Our 42nd episode! We talked to Rob Schwalb about the upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying from Green Ronin, based on the fantasy series of the same name by George R. R. Martin. If you're looking to play in the SIF sandbox, or if you're just looking for great rules to run a medieval game, you should definitely check this show out! And stick around for the end of the show, as we give you another way to win a TGTT Wild Die. Don't forget to bring your towel! Other Links: Dungeons & Dragons Hidden Kingdom Rolemaster Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Oct 08 2008

30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 061: Old School Gaming with Matthew Finch

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We were joined by Matthew Finch of Mythmere Games, publisher of the ENnie Award-Winning Swords & Wizardry. We discussed old school gaming (we're talking 70s to early 80s, vintage D&D): the recent surge in the popularity of the old school style and the OGL-driven retro-clone movement. Game Links: Basic Fantasy Castles & Crusades Dungeons & Dragons Labyrinth Lord OSRIC A Quick Primer for Old School Gaming Other Link: 12 to Midnight Buried Tales Treasure Hunt

Aug 29 2009

46mins

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Rank #8: Episode 029: The Savage World of Solomon Kane

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After a hiatus in excess of three months, we're back. Our friend Jen Decker joins us for this RPG extravaganza! We discuss Jared Sorensen's InSpectres (published by Memento Mori Theatricks), Robin Laws' The Esoterrorists (published by Pelgrane Press), and our own homebrew post-apocalyptic Savage Worlds campaign. Speaking of Savage Worlds, Clint Black joins us for another installment of Little Black Book, wherein we discuss The Savage World of Solomon Kane. A long episode, but it's been a long time coming. And believe it or not, we left stuff out! Links of the Games We Discussed: InSpectres The Esoterrorists Savage Worlds: Explorer's Edition The Savage World of Solomon Kane Other Links: Pelgrane Press - home of the Gumshoe System and the Dying Earth RPG Robin's Laws of Good Gamemastering

Mar 22 2008

1hr 33mins

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Rank #9: Episode 012: Brennan Taylor Interview and Mythic Game Master Emulator (formerly RPG Edition - Dec. '06)

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This show has our first roleplaying roundtable review. Veronica and I lead a discussion about Mythic Game Master Emulator. In addition, we interview Brennan Taylor of Indie Press Revolution (IPR) and Galileo Games. Brennan discusses IPR and his game Mortal Coil. He also gives us the scoop on his new upcoming game. Mythic G.M.E links: Home Site - http://www.mythic.wordpr.com/ Purchase @ RPG Now - http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=7696& Brennan Taylor Links: Brennan's blog - http://brennantaylor.blogspot.com/ Galileo Games - http://www.galileogames.com/ Indie Press Revolution - http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/ -Ron

Dec 03 2006

1hr 7mins

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Rank #10: Episode 014: Clint Black Interview (formerly Savage Worlds Edition - Jan. '07)

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So after what turned out to be over a month-long hiatus, it's time for another Savage Worlds show! This month Veronica and I interview Clint Black, the Pinnacle forum moderator and rules guru (of DOOM!). He talks about his interesting past (what with the shooting and the snake eating), Necessary Evil, and how he came to be such a key part of the Savage Worlds "thing." Clint also reveals a big secret about an upcoming Savage Worlds product. In addition to this, we have our monthly check-in with Joe Unger and give away the hardcover autographed copy of Runepunk (courtesy of Sean Preston at Reality Blurs) in a duel to the blood (only with dice and cards). All this, and we begin the next contest for another awesome prize! -Ron

Jan 20 2007

1hr 51mins

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