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Games Ahead of Their Time

July 20th, 2016 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (2 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.

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.

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.

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.

Genre Mixmaster!

July 8th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 43rd regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). Lowell randomly generated lists of RPG genres, tropes, and elements then we used them as inspiration for games or campaigns. Here’s the full list with the ones we picked during the episode in bold:

  • Modern Cops, Race, Silver, Wild West
  • Action/Adventure (Sports), Election, Spy, Hammers, Gold
  • Weird/Surreal, Servitude Robots Insects Law Enforcement
  • Action/Adventure (Gangsters / Mafia), Jade, Repossession, Forest, Gothic
  • Martial Arts/Wuxia, Elves, Skyscraper, Sabotage, Coma
  • History (Europe), Psychic, Traitor, Servitude, Superhero
  • Crime (Mystery/Detective/Noir), Chains, Sin, Sacrifice, Asylum
  • Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery), Spirit, Squatter, Farms, Atomic
  • Anachronistic, Inheritance, Instinct, Ecology, Sabotage
  • Paranormal, Romance, Hunger, Morality, Simulation, Charity

Tell us what you would do with the elements in the comments or start a discussion on RPG Geek.

Things mentioned in this episode:
  1. Dungeons and Dragons
  2. Abulafia Random Generators
  3. Ultimate Toolbox
  4. Tome of Adventure Design
  5. Ruins of Glorantha
  6. Ruins of Hyboria
  7. Yoon-Suin
  8. Last Gasp
  9. Extreme Vengeance
  10. HKAT! 1st Edition
  11. Shock: Social Science Fiction
  12. 44: A Game of Automatic Fear
  13. Infestation
  14. Psi World
  15. GURPS
  16. Don’t Rest Your Head
  17. Monsterhearts
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.

Science Fiction Roleplaying

June 4th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (4 Comments)

Welcome to the 42nd regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). The question “What is science fiction?” is nearly as difficult to answer as “What is roleplaying”. Join us as we attempt to answer both at the same time! What are your favorite SF RPGs? What do they do that others don’t? 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.

Star Wars Roleplaying

May 4th, 2015 | Posted by vaklam in Podcast Episode - (0 Comments)

Welcome to the 41st regular episode of the Play On Target podcast (PLOT for short). The session of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire that Andrew ran for us got us talking about Star Wars RPGs. In this episode we begin with a discussion of our EotE session. Then we talk about the history of Star Wars roleplaying along with the things we like and dislike about the various systems that have tackled the setting. Which Star Wars games do you like? What handles force powers best? Do you have a bad feeling about this? 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.

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.


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