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Games Ahead of Their Time

July 20th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 61st regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). This episode is about innovative games. Some games are the first to feature certain mechanics or ideas while other games made those elements sing.

What did we leave out? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Castle Falkenstein
  2. Mouse Guard
  3. Glorantha
  4. Marvel Super Heroes
  5. Dogs in the Vineyard
  6. Apocalypse World
  7. Ars Magica
  8. Fiasco
  9. Amber Diceless
  10. ADRPG/Lords of Gossamer & Shadow GM Jam
  11. Fate
  12. Fudge
  13. Classic World of Darkness

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Loot

July 6th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 60th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Treasure, pelf, swag, quatloos, stuff, whatever you call it, many RPGs feature some sort of reward for adventuring. Whether it’s material goods or something more ephemeral, your character wants it.

What did we leave out? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Shadowrun
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Goblin Punch
  4. D&D
  5. Rolemaster
  6. Marvel Super Heroes
  7. Hero System
  8. Fate
  9. Hollow Earth Expedition
  10. Mutants and Masterminds
  11. The Sprawl
  12. Numenera
  13. Earthdawn
  14. Sagaborn
  15. Legend of the Five Rings
  16. The Rod of Seven Parts
  17. Gamma World
  18. Creatures and Treasures II
  19. Ashen Stars

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Villains

June 9th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 59th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). If the PCs are the story’s protagonists they need a solid antagonist. We talk about what makes an effective villain and how to achieve that.

Who is your favorite villain? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. How to Write a Villain
  2. 6 Ways to Write Better Bad Guys
  3. Numenera
  4. Vampire: The Masquerade
  5. Dungeons & Dragons
  6. Kindred Most Wanted
  7. Marvel Comics
  8. Hollowpoint
  9. Apocalypse World
  10. Battlestar Galactica
  11. Star Wars: Rebels
  12. Mad Max: Fury Road

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Rookie Mistakes

May 6th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 58th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Everybody’s got to be a new player or GM some time and we all have to learn some lessons the hard way. We talk about things we did in the past (and some that we still do) and what we learned from them.

How did your RPG career start? Which things are you still learning? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. The GUMSHOE System
  2. Pathfinder
  3. 13th Age
  4. Apocalypse World
  5. Hollowpoint
  6. Fate
  7. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
  8. Savage Worlds
  9. D&D

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Post-Apocalypse RPGs

April 6th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 57th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). It’s the end of the world as we know it. Save vs. radiation poisoning! Post-apocalypse settings have been around nearly as long as there have been RPGs. This episode focuses on what makes a good post-apocalypse game and just how broad the definition of the term is.

What’s your favorite P-A game? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Gamma World
  2. Aftermath
  3. Paranoia
  4. Dark Sun (athas.org)
  5. Apocalypse World
  6. Deadlands
  7. Twilight 2000 (DriveThruRPG)
  8. The Morrow Project
  9. History of Post-Apocalypse RPGs (Age of Ravens)
  10. Torchbearer
  11. The World of Tank Girl
  12. Mutant Future
  13. Rifts
  14. The TORG Wiki
  15. Hell On Earth
  16. Mutant Year Zero
  17. Numenera
  18. Microscope
  19. Dystopia Rising
  20. Rotted Capes
  21. Dogs in the VIneyard
  22. And The Children Shall Lead (Star Trek Episode)
  23. Yellow Submarine
  24. Mad Max Films
  25. Falling Skies
  26. Night of the Comet
  27. A Canticle for Leibowitz
  28. Wasteland
  29. Autoduel
  30. Car Wars
  31. On The Beach
  32. The Last Canadian
  33. The Postman
  34. Fallout
  35. The Book of Eli
  36. The Road
  37. The Quiet Year
  38. The War Against the Chtorr
  39. Midnight
  40. Cthulhu Apocalypse
  41. Deluge

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

RPGGeek

March 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 56th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). We think RPGGeek is awesome and we want to share some of the reasons with you. The four of us met on the site and we are all regulars there.

Have you been to RPGGeek? What’s your favorite thing about it? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. RPGGeek
  2. About RPGGeek
  3. EN World
  4. The RPGGeek User Guide
  5. Dragonsfoot.org
  6. The Piazza
  7. Troll Lord Games
  8. Citizens of the Imperium
  9. Geeklists sorted by recent activity
  10. Art Gorski’s Ships of the Third Imperium
  11. Games using the Apocalypse World Engine (scroll down)
  12. Play On Target’s News Forum

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Advancement and Experience

March 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (2 Comments)

Welcome to the 55th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Most games have a system for player character improvement. Join us for a conversation about our favorite experience systems, some that could use a few tweaks, and even a few games that don’t have any advancement for the characters.

What’s your favorite advancement system? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Dungeons & Dragons
  2. Numenera
  3. Savage Worlds
  4. GURPS
  5. Champions
  6. Mutants and Masterminds
  7. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
  8. Traveller
  9. Fiasco
  10. Marvel Heroic Roleplaying
  11. Fate
  12. Mouse Guard
  13. Cyberpunk 2013
  14. Lady Blackbird
  15. Marvel Super Heroes
  16. SlyFlourish.com
  17. Mage: The Ascension
  18. Basic Roleplaying

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

. Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Building Trust

February 10th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 54th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). How do you build trust between the GM and the players at the table? How do you build trust between the players that bleeds into their PC-PC relationships? High trust levels at the table create a safe environment for the players, allows more freedom to act in ways that benefit everyone in the group, and enhances buy in for the campaign. Join us for a conversation about building trust, including some things you should do and some things you might want to avoid.

What’s your favorite advancement system? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Ravenloft
  2. Shadowrun
  3. Dungeons & Dragons
  4. Using the X-card
  5. Lines and Veils
  6. Vampire: The Masquerade
  7. Mutants and Masterminds
  8. Amber Diceless RPG
  9. Burning Wheel
  10. The Sword
  11. Fate
  12. Nobilis
  13. Penny for My Thoughts
  14. Powered by the Apocalypse
  15. Age of Ravens

You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew).

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

Follow each of the hosts at @DMSamuel (Sam), @GeekworldOnline (Andrew), @Edige23 (Lowell), and @Vaklam (Brian)

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Running Long Campaigns

January 19th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (1 Comments)

Welcome to the 53rd regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Bad news: Andrew wasn’t able to make this episode. Good news: Rich Rogers joined us again as a guest host!

Some campaigns are lengthy by design while others just keep going without being planned that way. Join us for a discussion of how campaigns grow, how to plan for several months (or years) of play, and how to know when to end it. What is the longest RPG campaign you’ve run or played? How did it go? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. The Gauntlet Podcast
  2. Indie+
  3. This Imaginary Life
  4. http://www.rancorpit.com/
  5. Rich Rogers’ YouTube Channel
  6. Vampire: The Masquerade
  7. Basic D&D
  8. Traveller
  9. The Spinward Marches
  10. BJ Zanzibar’s World of Darkness
  11. Lowell’s Libri Vidicos posts
  12. Action Cards
  13. Rolemaster
  14. Legend of the Five Rings
You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew). You can also follow us on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.

Old Dogs, New Tricks

December 31st, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 52nd regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Bad news: Andrew wasn’t able to make this episode. Good news: Rich Rogers joined us as a guest host!

We’ve all been gaming a long time but we learn new stuff with each game we play. In this episode we talk about games and other things that have changed the way we play and run RPGs (usually for the better). What has altered your playing? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. The Gauntlet Podcast
  2. Indie+
  3. This Imaginary Life
  4. http://www.rancorpit.com/
  5. Lady Blackbird
  6. The Dresden Files RPG
  7. Diaspora
  8. Fate Accelerated
  9. The World of Uteria
  10. D&D 5e
  11. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
  12. Dungeon World
  13. World of Dungeons
  14. Sons of Kryos
  15. The Shadow of Yesterday
  16. Marvel Heroic Roleplaying
  17. Savage Worlds
  18. Castles and Crusades
  19. Numenera
  20. The Strange
  21. Cypher System
  22. Little Fears
  23. Don’t Rest Your Head
  24. Penny for My Thoughts
  25. Microscope
  26. Kingdom
  27. The PDQ System
  28. Changeling: The Lost
  29. Grimm
  30. Atomic Robo RPG
  31. Fiasco
  32. Hollowpoint
  33. Dogs in the Vineyard
  34. Monster of the Week
  35. Leverage
You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you can send us a private geekmail on the RPGGeek website; our usernames are lorddillon (Sam), Vaklam (Brian), edige23 (Lowell), and MasterGeek (Andrew). You can also follow us on Twitter @PlayOnTarget

The music played at the beginning and end of the podcast is Dance of Fire – Bolero in A minor by Sinfonia Electronique. You can find more great music on the podsafe music network at music.mevio.com. The d20 logo is by the awesome Joe Kundlak, a.k.a. joeyeti on RPG Geek.


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