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Endings

October 26th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 64th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). How do you end a campaign? How do you wrap up a session? How do you know when it’s time to bring a game to a close? We talk about all these things and more.

Tell us your campaign ending stories! What did we miss? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Guards of Abashan
  2. Action Cards
  3. Microscope
  4. Amber Diceless RPG
  5. Shadowrun
  6. D&D 3.0
  7. Powered by the Apocalypse
  8. Crowsmantle Postmortem
  9. Kill Your Cliffhangers by Rob Donoghue

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.

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.

Last Fleet Campaign Post Mortem

October 5th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 47th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). We’re continuing our series of campaign post mortem episodes that began with Sam’s Eleven Pillars game. Lowell is up this time with a recount of his Last Fleet campaign.

Do you have a favorite campaign you’ve run? What did you learn from it? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Action Cards
  2. Last Fleet posts from Age of Ravens
  3. Fate
  4. Battlestar Galactica
  5. Microscope
  6. World of Warcraft
  7. Bleach
  8. Exalted
  9. Sundered Skies
  10. Savage Worlds
  11. Rolemaster
  12. 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 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.

Improv vs. Prep

August 24th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (3 Comments)

Welcome to the 44th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Every GM falls somewhere along the pre-session spectrum that has full improvisation at one end and heavy preparation on the other. We discuss where we fall and how the system changes that from game to game. We also give you some advice for finding and working with your level of prep.
What is your session prep like? Tell us in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. RPGGeek
  2. Reddit
  3. G+
  4. Vampire: The Masquerade
  5. Pinterest
  6. Sam’s Eleven Pillars Campaign
  7. Powered by the Apocalypse
  8. Dungeon World
  9. Rich Rogers
  10. Jeremy Friesen
  11. Swift Saga (formerly Tiny Epic)
  12. Sagas of the Icelanders
  13. Gamma World
  14. Nobilis
  15. Fate
  16. Rolemaster
  17. Mutants and Masterminds
  18. 13th Age
  19. D&D 5e
  20. D&D 4e
  21. Castles and Crusades
  22. Old School Renaissance
  23. Never Unprepared
  24. Unframed
  25. Gnome Stew
  26. Share-a-Game – Apocalypse World
  27. GUMSHOE
  28. Basic D&D
  29. PLOT GM Jam – Amber Diceless
  30. PLOT GM Jam – Apocalype World
  31. Trail of Cthulhu
  32. Eternal Lies
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.

Campaigns We’d Like To Run

April 21st, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 40th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). In this episode we talk about the campaigns and one-shots we haven’t been able to get to the table and the reasons why. Do you have any campaign notes or rulebooks gathering dust on your shelves? Let us know in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Basic D&D (RPGGeek)
  2. 11 Pillars Campaign Post Mortem
  3. Mage: The Sorcerer’s Crusade (White Wolf Wiki)
  4. Mage: The Sorcerer’s Crusade (RPGGeek)
  5. Dogs in the Vineyard
  6. Cyberpunk 2020
  7. Home of the Brave
  8. Posts about The Island from Geekworld Online
  9. The Island Session One – Landfall (YouTube)
  10. D&D4 Wiki
  11. D&D 4e (RPGGeek)
  12. Fate
  13. Torchbearer
  14. Burning Wheel
  15. Savage Worlds
  16. RPGs with a Harry Potter setting
  17. Dogs in the Vineyard episodes from The Walking Eye Podcast
  18. Fading Suns
  19. Legend of the Five Rings
  20. Diaspora
  21. Julian May’s Galactic Milieu Series
  22. GURPS
  23. Lords of Gossamer and Shadow
  24. Amber Diceless Roleplaying
  25. Shadowrun
  26. Deadlands
  27. Necessary Evil
  28. Hollow Earth Expedition
  29. Ocean City Interface
  30. Neo Shinobi Vendetta
  31. Crimson Skies
  32. RPGs set in Middle Earth
  33. Middle Earth Role Playing
  34. Iron Crown Enterprises
  35. The One Ring
  36. Rolemaster
  37. GUMSHOE
  38. RPGGeek.com
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.

Welcome to the 39th regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). This is the first of an irregular series of episodes in which each of the hosts talks about one of his past RPG campaigns and the rest of us ask questions about it. This episode features Sam’s Eleven Pillars Basic D&D campaign. Have you ever revisited any of your roleplaying history? How did it go? What did you learn from it? 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 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.

Welcome to the 25th episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). This episode features a discussion about what each of us actually does to prepare for running a game session. In previous episodes we have often meandered into theoretical discussion when addressing campaign and session planning topics, giving the impression that we spend a lot of time prepping for our games. In this episode we try to stay away from theoretical topics and discuss the exact things we do when we plan a session, providing tips and tricks for listeners to use in their own games. 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.

 

As a bonus, here are the rules to the Official PLOT Drinking Game:

Drink any time one of the following 4 events happen:
1) Lowell mentions a supers game
2) Brian mentions either Amber Diceless or Lords of Gossamer & Shadow
3) Andrew mentions Star Wars
4) Sam mentions 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 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.

Welcome to the 23rd episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Often the first step in campaign planning is pitching the game concept to your players. This episode features a discussion about how to develop a pitch for your RPG campaigns. What are the best practices for pitching a campaign? When should you use the genre as a pitch? When should you use the system as a pitch? How do you get the most buy-in from your players? What are the differences between pitching for a convention game vs a home game? What are the differences between pitching for a game at the FLGS (with strangers) vs a home game? We answer these and many other questions. The discussion includes tips for presenting a good pitch to your players. In the second half of the episode we each give a sample pitch based on our advice. 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.

Links to things mentioned in this episode:
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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