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Horror Genre in RPGs

March 28th, 2013 | Posted by DMSamuel in Podcast Episode - (5 Comments)

Welcome to the seventh episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). In this episode we discuss the horror genre in RPGs. We talk about common and well-loved horror RPGs as well as lesser known horror RPGs. This conversation ranges from the types of games and special mechanics that work well in the horror genre to some tips and tricks you can use in your game to bring despair down upon the table. We hope you enjoy listening to the discussion. Did we get anything wrong? Let us know in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

**NOTE: THIS EPISODE MENTIONS THE END OF HARRY POTTER AND CONTAINS A SPOILER.**

I send Dave my personal apologies

Things mentioned in this episode:
What’s So Great About Eclipse Phase? (Podcast Episode from Across A Table Madly)
You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you 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

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). In this episode we discuss gaming conventions! This conversation ranges from the sort of things organizers consider when they start planning a convention to how one plans out their convention trip as a player or GM running an event at a Con. We hope you enjoy listening to the discussion. Did we get anything wrong? Let us know in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you 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

Sources of Inspiration

February 27th, 2013 | Posted by DMSamuel in Podcast Episode - (8 Comments)

Welcome to the fifth episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). in this episode, your hosts sit down and discuss 3 books for each of us that serve as sources of inspiration for them with respect to the RPG hobby, planning games, plotting a session or campaign arc, and all around story-telling. We hope you enjoy listening to the discussion. Did we get anything wrong? Did we misrepresent your favorite game or inspirational product? Are we completely off the mark about what is inspirational to you in your game? Let us know in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Sam’s Inspirations:
Triple Threat of Systems that can challenge you (pick one of the following):
     a. Fiasco
     b. Mouse Guard RPG
     c. Apocalypse World
Advice: If you only ever play, GM a game at least once, it will change your perspective; if you only ever GM, give it a rest and play every once in a while to recharge your batteries and get the perspective of the other side.
Lowell’s Inspirations:
Big List of RPG Plots by S. John Ross
Brian’s Inspirations:
Player’s Guide to the Sabbat (2nd edition classic World of Darkness)
Andrew’s Inspirations:
Corollary Suggestion if you are a map geek: An Atlas of Fantasy
You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you 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

Crowdfunding and RPGs

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by DMSamuel in Podcast Episode - (4 Comments)

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Are you having trouble deciding whether or not to become a backer for that recent RPG kickstarter project? Are you thinking of starting a kickstarter project and you don’t know what to do? In this episode we discuss crowdfunding and RPGs, how we decide when to become a backer, and why some projects fail while other projects succeed. We hope you enjoy listening to the discussion. Did we get anything wrong? Did we misrepresent your favorite game? Are we completely wrong about crowdfunding and RPGs? Let us know in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Links for things mentioned in this episode:
Inkwell Ideas (Cityographer, Hexographer, Dungeonographer, and more!)
You can contact us at Hosts@PlayOnTarget.com or you 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

Welcome to the third episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). In this episode your hosts visit the RPG Geek list of Top Ten RPGs and we each pick one game to discuss the things we think cause these games to be rated so highly. We had a great time talking about these 4 great games; Call of Cthulhu, Fiasco, Apocalypse World, and Deadlands revised 2nd edition, and we hope you enjoy listening to the discussion. Did we get anything wrong? Did we misrepresent your favorite game? Let us know in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Links for things mentioned in this episode:
Fiasco Actual Play Podcast from Self-Critical Hits
You can contact us at Hosts AT PlayOnTarget DOT com or you 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

Welcome to the second episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). This episode features a discussion about ways to approach campaign planning, world building, and character building.

Links for things mentioned in this episode:
You can contact us at Hosts AT PlayOnTarget DOT com or you 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

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). This episode features a discussion about playing and running play-by-forum games (a.k.a. play-by-post). This topic came up organically because three of the hosts have enjoyed playing RPGs via forum, but it happens to coincide nicely with RPGGeek’s 2013 Newbie PBF initiative. Hopefully you will get some insight on playing and running enjoyable games, and we may even convince you to try it! We hope you enjoy this episode!

Announcement: 2013 Newbie PBF Initiative

Sign-up thread for newbie PBF initiative: 2013 Newbie Play-By-Forum RPG Initiative on RPG Geek

Tips Specific to RPG Geek:  Tips for users new to play-by-forum gaming on RPG Geek

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

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


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