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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.

Interview with Eloy Lasanta

December 16th, 2015 | Posted by edige23 in Podcast Episode - (1 Comments)

We have a holiday bonus episode! Lowell had the chance to speak with Eloy Lasanta, author of AMP: Year One. They discuss game design, the supers genre, and his five year plan for the sweeping story of the AMP rpg.

AMP: Year One

AMP: Year Two

Infestation

Mermaid Adventures

Part Time Gods

Part-Time Gods of Fate

Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade

Apocalypse Prevention, Inc

Camp Myth

Third Eye Games

PLOT on Superhero RPGs

History of Superhero RPGs on Age of Ravens

Subsystems

December 10th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (2 Comments)

Welcome to the 51st regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Some games have mechanics that are separate from the main system of the RPG. From magic systems that have their own rules to minigames that can determine the outcome of other actions, we discuss these subsystems and how they are used to enhance the larger ruleset.

Do you have any favorite subsystems? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Deadlands
  2. Pandemic Legacy
  3. Risk Legacy
  4. Castaways
  5. Robinson Crusoe
  6. The One Ring
  7. Ryuutama
  8. Ashen Stars
  9. Powered by the Apocalypse
  10. Savage Worlds
  11. The Dresden Files RPG
  12. Fate Core
  13. Questlandia
  14. Diaspora
  15. Fallout 4
  16. Ars Magica
  17. Pathfinder
  18. Birthright
  19. Bookhounds of London
  20. Wrath of the Autarch
  21. Traveller
  22. Amber Diceless RPG
  23. Night’s Black Agents
  24. James Bond 007 RPG
  25. Car Wars
  26. Bushido
  27. Legend of the Five Rings
  28. GURPS
  29. Battlesystem
  30. Rise of Tiamat
  31. Crimson Skies
  32. Battletech
  33. Mechwarrior
  34. X-Wing Miniatures
  35. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
  36. Gamma World
  37. Fury of Dracula
  38. Witness
  39. Alchemists
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.

Better, Faster Combat

November 25th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 50th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Combat is an important part of most RPGs. In this episode we talk about ways to make combat in your games flow and how to keep it interesting.

What are your favorite tips and tricks for depicting combat? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. D&D 5th Edition
  2. 13th Age
  3. Mutants and Masterminds
  4. Eleven Pillars posts from RPG Musings
  5. Eleven Pillars Campaign Post Mortem
  6. D&D 4th Edition
  7. Pathfinder
  8. Castles and Crusades
  9. Paranoia
  10. Fate
  11. True20
  12. Powered by the Apocalypse
  13. Amber Diceless Role-Playing
  14. Dogs in the Vineyard
  15. GURPS
  16. Burning Wheel
  17. Rolemaster
  18. Blood and Honor
  19. Houses of the Blooded
  20. Hollowpoint
  21. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
  22. Gamma World
  23. Champions (Hero Games)
  24. Barking Alien
  25. Rich Rogers (G+)
  26. Roll20
  27. Flatpack
  28. Golden Sky Stories
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.

How To Become A Better Gamemaster

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (2 Comments)

Welcome to the 49th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). We’ve covered game master advice before. This time we talk about how to find the resources to make you a better game master. Books, websites, movies, and more.

What has made you a better GM? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. RPGGeek
  2. Stephen King
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  4. Hamlet’s Hit Points
  5. Robin D. Laws
  6. Masks of Nyarlathotep
  7. Dungeon Crawl Classics Adventure Modules
  8. City of Lies
  9. Night’s Dark Terror (B10)
  10. Against The Giants
  11. The Enemy Within
  12. Chicago By Night
  13. Virtuacon 15
  14. PLOT Episode 1 – Play By Forum Games
  15. Rich Rogers
  16. Powered by the Apocalypse
  17. How to Run a Post-Larp Debrief
  18. Debriefing (from nordiclarp.org)
  19. Engine Publishing
  20. Phil Vecchione
  21. Gnome Stew
  22. Kobold Guides
  23. Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips
  24. Crimson Skies
  25. Origins
  26. The General Role-Playing Forum of RPGGeek
  27. RPG Musings
  28. Age of Ravens
  29. Indie+
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.

Character Behavior and Alignment

October 21st, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (1 Comments)

Welcome to the 48th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Many roleplaying games have rules for governing the behavior of characters. One of the earliest is Dungeons and Dragons’ alignment system. We discuss this and many others, their pros and cons, and alternative systems for behavior and morality.

What do you think about these systems and rules? Do you have a favorite? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Dungeons and Dragons
  2. World of Darkness
  3. Champions
  4. The Shadow of Yesterday
  5. Lady Blackbird
  6. Fate
  7. Unknown Armies
  8. The One Ring
  9. HackMaster
  10. Eclipse Phase
  11. Oriental Adventures
  12. Legend of the Five Rings
  13. Apocalypse World
  14. Worlds in Peril
  15. Middle-Earth Role Playing
  16. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
  17. West End Games Star Wars
  18. Mass Effect 3
  19. inFAMOUS 2
  20. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  21. Baldur’s Gate
  22. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  23. The Players Guide to the Sabbat
  24. Sabbat Paths of Enlightenment
  25. Planescape
  26. Castles and Crusades
  27. Darkly Through the Labyrinth
  28. Last Fleet Posts from Age of Ravens
  29. Eleven Pillars Posts from RPG Musings
  30. Rolemaster
  31. Glorantha
  32. Tunnels and Trolls
  33. Arduin
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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