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Gaming and BS RPG Podcast

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Rank #74 in Games category

Leisure
Games
Hobbies
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Brett & Sean Talk Roleplaying Games

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Brett & Sean Talk Roleplaying Games

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By norsecarl - Oct 25 2019
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Brett & Sean – The BS in the podcast – are the delightfully quirky hosts. They sometimes talk funny and this adds to their charm. With over 250 episodes it might take you a while to catch up to current because their mantra when listening is start at episode 1 and go forward. Their host of experience with almost all things TTRPG is vast and the discussions brought forth are compelling and very relevant to the hobby, friendship and being a good person. They also possess an enlightened social awareness with is very refreshing in TTRPG circles. It is good to see that hobby has progressed from teenage boys giggling about breastplates to all types of people playing. Whether you are a newbie just getting into the hobby to someone who is finding it again after a hiatus or a grognard gamer there is an abundance of discussion topics for every one of you. If I had to choose one TTRPG podcast this might be the one. Take a listen you won’t regret it. Semper Fidelis -Eric

Would be great if

By Emerald Wildstar - Sep 10 2019
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I really want to listen to this podcast but one of the two hosts swears so much it’s a serious crutch If he were to suddenly stop the episode run times might be cut by a third. The other host is fine and you can decide which is which. To be fair, the podcast is labeled explicit. But this isn’t Howard Stern. It’s a podcast on gaming. Swearing does not add value at all, but it does keep me from being able to listen to it with my kids around. I’ll check back in the future to see if it changes. It is unlikely any of your potential audience will be turned away by a *lack* of swearing. So I’d give it another star and consider it great if this area were to be improved on.

iTunes Ratings

83 Ratings
Average Ratings
73
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3
1
5

GBS

By norsecarl - Oct 25 2019
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Brett & Sean – The BS in the podcast – are the delightfully quirky hosts. They sometimes talk funny and this adds to their charm. With over 250 episodes it might take you a while to catch up to current because their mantra when listening is start at episode 1 and go forward. Their host of experience with almost all things TTRPG is vast and the discussions brought forth are compelling and very relevant to the hobby, friendship and being a good person. They also possess an enlightened social awareness with is very refreshing in TTRPG circles. It is good to see that hobby has progressed from teenage boys giggling about breastplates to all types of people playing. Whether you are a newbie just getting into the hobby to someone who is finding it again after a hiatus or a grognard gamer there is an abundance of discussion topics for every one of you. If I had to choose one TTRPG podcast this might be the one. Take a listen you won’t regret it. Semper Fidelis -Eric

Would be great if

By Emerald Wildstar - Sep 10 2019
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I really want to listen to this podcast but one of the two hosts swears so much it’s a serious crutch If he were to suddenly stop the episode run times might be cut by a third. The other host is fine and you can decide which is which. To be fair, the podcast is labeled explicit. But this isn’t Howard Stern. It’s a podcast on gaming. Swearing does not add value at all, but it does keep me from being able to listen to it with my kids around. I’ll check back in the future to see if it changes. It is unlikely any of your potential audience will be turned away by a *lack* of swearing. So I’d give it another star and consider it great if this area were to be improved on.
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Rank #1: 101 At What Cost?

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In this episode we field a question posed to us by Pure Mongrel’s G+ post … I have a pondering for you guys in regards to game tempo and quality over quantity… Understanding that each playing group is different, there is a general consensus that combat should be fast, prep time should be minimal and ... Read more101 At What Cost?

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Aug 16 2016

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Rank #2: BBS016 Marc Miller of Traveller

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Recorded at Gamehole Con 2016, this bonus episode features Marc Miller. Marc is the person behind the 40 year old role-playing game Traveller. We want to thank Marc for allowing us to record his seminar. [shadowbox]This show brought to you by fans of the show, like you. Support the show. Become a patron![/shadowbox]

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Nov 10 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: 075 Gumshoe RPG System

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We talk about the Gumshoe RPG system developed by Robin D. Laws and published by Pelgrane Press. Ken Hite, author of Trail of Cthulhu, wrote the game using Gumshoe system because a Call of Cthuhlu game could come to a screeching halt if a player character does not find the clue, or the gamemaster would have to scramble to ... Read more075 Gumshoe RPG System

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Feb 16 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: 128 Player Series – Fighters

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First installment of our Player Series, we’re talking about the Fighter. The fighter has a purpose, it’s to smash faces. We also provide some ideas on how to actually role-play the combat intensive fantasy class. It’s not all fun and games, they do have their weaknesses too! Announcements We’ll be at GaryCon Guests of Gamehole ... Read more128 Player Series – Fighters

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Feb 21 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: Never Prepared

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How prepared are you for your games? Hopefully your better prepared than Brett is for this podcast… but let’s say you need to run an rpg, like right now, and you’ve done no prep.  How would you do it? Announcements Gameholecon.com Avalon KS Update Random Encounter Blake of House Ryan  writes in about Dragonlance Jared ... Read moreNever Prepared

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Jul 19 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: Why So Serious?

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RPGs can be taken very, very seriously.  Sometimes, we don’t even understand that someone at our table is taking it as seriously as they are. We share our personal perspectives and we touch on whether you can separate the art from the artist! 

Random Encounter

Laramie Wall on RPG Character Sheets

Ian writes in about cheaters

Voicemail from DM Cojo on episode 89!! Interpreting Die Roles

Abram Nothnagle goes back to ep 115, Gods in RPG’s

Scott drops us a line on Dragonlance

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  • Harper’s Tale: An Adventure Path for D&D 5e. Indiegogo, ends October 5, 2019. “Harper’s Tale is an epic story of sacrifice, perseverance, and redemption. The heroes will investigate, battle, and learn the true origins of the threat to their home. The adventure is based on an outline my daughter, Harper, and I wrote after coming home from the hospital after her first round of chemotherapy treatment for leukemia.  All net proceeds from the crowdfunding campaign will be donated to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer to help others like Harper who are battling cancer.”
  • Consent in Gaming by Monte Cook Games, free on their website by Sean K. Reynolds & Shanna Germain.  
  • Read a review of Consent in Gaming by Jared Rascher on Gnomestew
  • Eoris character sheet, thanks

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Sep 28 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #7: Meta Currencies

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Meta currencies like bennies in Savage Worlds, momentum in Star Trek Adventures, light and darks side points in FFG’s Start Wars, FATE points…we talk about them. Thanks to Peter Skanes for the topic! Announcements Sign up to receive updates, insights, deals – be entered to win a set of dice from AwesomeDice.com. James Sweetland, you win for April! Gamehole Con! Event registration opened ... Read moreMeta Currencies

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May 10 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: RPG Character Sheets

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The mighty role-playing game character sheet. It’s at the core of almost every rpg that has been published. There’s the presentation of the character sheet. Some help you understand the game. We talk about them.

Announcements

Sean put up an unboxing of Masks of Nyarlathotep Gamer Prop Set on Youtube

Random Encounter

John M writes in…

Email from Jason in the Cities on running a module at a convention

Email from Mithron of the Velvet Shade about Art in RPG’s

Zac Corbin comment on art in rpg’s

Matt V comments on genre blending

Cory Welch gets back to us about Jerry Stefek memorial gaming event: http://crawlforthecure.net

Vmail from DM CoJo

Die Roll

  • Mike Myler dropped us a note about his upcoming Kickstarter, coming October 2019. Link to his website talking about Vast Kaviya!
  • Mad Irishman Productions for some sheets – website
  • RPG Sheets
  • Jerry Stefek memorial game by Cory Welch – more info

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Sep 21 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: BBS003 Inside Gaming & BS Part 1: Planning – Bonus BS

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Are you planning a podcast? We have received some inquiries from listeners asking us how we do the show, who do we use for hosting, and what gear do we use. This is a multipart series providing insight into producing Gaming and BS podcast. BBS003 Show Agenda Planning stage Reason for show passion or risk ... Read moreBBS003 Inside Gaming & BS Part 1: Planning – Bonus BS

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Jun 26 2015

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Rank #10: 188 Sean’s RPG Encounter

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Sean is going to walk us through how he goes about building an rpg encounter while Brett questions and snipes from the sidelines (don’t worry, roles get reversed next episode). Announcements Gamehole Con submissions for events is open! Support the QCC! Random Encounter Emails from Sky Slayton and Christopher Grey Die Roll Sean GenCon has ... Read more188 Sean’s RPG Encounter

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Apr 25 2018

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Rank #11: 112 Player Character Aging in RPG’s

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Time passes, and player characters are aging in your role-playing games. Or are they? First edition Dungeons & Dragons had the young be strong and dextrous, but as your pc aged you became weaker, wiser and smarter. How often we do find players role-playing age? Random Encounter Craig Huber comments on G+ James emails us OFTHEHILLPEOPLE corrects ... Read more112 Player Character Aging in RPG’s

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Nov 01 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #12: 137 Session Zero

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Session zero, we talk about how we handle it for our games. We don’t cover every detail, and you will find ways unique to your games and gaming style. Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! Brett is going to Origins in June Random Encounter Comments about player facing ... Read more137 Session Zero

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Apr 25 2017

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Rank #13: 134 Speaking Cypher System

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We invite Darcy and Troy from the Cypher Speak podcast to come on and educate us on, what else, the Cypher System rpg by Monte Cook games! How does it all work? What are the upsides of the system? There’s player facing die rolls, GM intrusions, cyphers and much more. Find more of about our ... Read more134 Speaking Cypher System

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Apr 04 2017

1hr 52mins

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Rank #14: 175 Hidden Hit Points

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Brett references John Wick’s Play Dirty and a concept of not using numbers for hit points but rather describing the damage to reflect the condition of your pc. Cool concept or sheer madness? Random Encounter Erik Frankhouse calls into the show Emails from Cory Winn, Abram Nothnagle and Blake Ryan. Die Roll Brett Birds of Prey Deliberately ... Read more175 Hidden Hit Points

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Jan 24 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #15: 199 Dilly Dilly!

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Dilly! Dilly! BS’ers. We tackle a few Random Encounters, but the main topic is pretty thin to nonexistent. Announcements Gamehole Con submissions for events is open! Evercon submissions are open! Random Encounter Pete Wyeth comments on Facebook on ep 198 Christopher Grey on 198 – Character Evolution Email from Hot Dog the Barbarian regarding episode ... Read more199 Dilly Dilly!

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Jul 11 2018

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Rank #16: 140 Player Series – Thieves & Rogues

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We talk about playing thieves and rogues. Be it sneaky sneak thieves, trap detector and disabler, swashbuckler Robin Hood Musketeer type or even scoundrels, it’s all about the sinister class of the thief. Or shall we say rogue? Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! So let us know what ... Read more140 Player Series – Thieves & Rogues

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May 16 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: 211 Killer Adventures

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Tomb of Horrors is one example of what we would call a ‘killer adventure’. These are adventures that are really gunning to kill rpg characters. Announcements Gamhole con Evercon Random Encounter Email from Roman Ted writes us Reply from Hawk Sparrow on Smash Cut Shane Freeman replies to 210 We Greyhawk It/LooT Die Roll Brett ... Read more211 Killer Adventures

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Oct 03 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: 132 Player Series – Clerics

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Another entry into our Player Series, this week we talk about clerics. Strengths, weaknesses, how to play them and how they are servants of a deity or ideal. Announcements Gary Con is upon us Sean is on future episode of Hobbs and Friends of the OSR Random Encounter 3:50 Matt Bohnhoff comments on voices Edwin ... Read more132 Player Series – Clerics

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Mar 21 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #19: 071 Dungeon Crawl Classics Part 1

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This week we talk about the Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) role-playing game by Goodman Games. We ask Jen Brinkman, from Spellburn and Sanctum Secorum podcasts, to help us explain the rules and mechanics of this cool fantasy-based rpg. Inspired by the original Appendix N, DCC is a game that makes it clear that adventuring is dangerous, ... Read more071 Dungeon Crawl Classics Part 1

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Jan 19 2016

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Rank #20: 131 Who Runs The RPG?

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Spurred by listener Steve Orlik, his original email to us follows Hello BS-ers! I have a question/possible topic for you. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on who really controls the game, the gm or the players. I guess this is geared more towards Brett since we all know Sean has that train thing going ... Read more131 Who Runs The RPG?

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Mar 14 2017

1hr 4mins

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