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Month: November 2011

Alignment – Ep33

Lawful Good / Chaotic Evil

Many roleplaying games have a mechanic in place to gauge characters morality. In Dungeons and Dragons, that system is called alignment. It is one of the most misused and misunderstood aspects of roleplaying.

 

This episode we discuss the various alignment or guided morality in games and break down what we like and what we don’t.

 

Alignment – Ep33

 

Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson & Shawn

 

Running Time – 39:31

 

00:00     Intro (featuring Pete Figtree from the Ruthless Diastema podcast)

00:40     Topic: Alignment

Items Mentioned: Legend of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, Dungeons & Dragons, Hackmaster, Star Wars RPG, Stormbringer RPG

10:28     SIDETANGENT: The Video Game Perspective

Items Mentioned: Jade Empire, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Fallout, Infamous

14:14     Back on Topic

14:40     TANGENT: Affiliations

Item Mentioned: Maure Castle

15:45     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: True 20, Victoriana

21:09     TANGENT: Lawful Good Villains /The Wheel of Time

Item Mentioned: Wheel of Time

22:23     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: DC Heroes RPG

24:31     TANGENT: Batman vs. Punisher

Items Mentioned: Batman, Punisher

26:53     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Ravenloft, Hero System

31:30     TANGENT: Video Game Perspective Revisited

Item Mentioned: World of Warcraft

 32:40    Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Cyric, Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Game of Thrones, 7th Sea, Green Ronin

38:50     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 5

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Actual Play Victoriana – Ep1

After many discussions and disagreements, we decided to record a series of game sessions and release them as bonus content. It is very much an experiment for us and based on the feedback we get on this, it could be an isolated incident.

 

We decided to chose a game that would be new to us, because we wanted to present something fresh. If we recorded one of our old standby games, like D&D or Shadowrun… let’s just say that we needed something new to add a spark to things.

 

We hope you enjoy.

 

Cast – Eric, Mike , Dan, Mark, Jayson & Shawn

 

00:00     Intro

00:22     Pregame: Why Actual Play?

01:15     Pregame: Character Introductions and Background Info

14:49     The Game Begins: The Penelope Austin Case Pt 1

51:49     Outro

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Feedback – Ep32

Thank you Concorde.

We love having questions posted to us by our listeners. This episode we address some of those questions.

 

This is something that we pledge to do more often as the opportunity arises. Please email, or voicemail us your questions and we will read them (or play them) on the show.

 

Feedback – Ep32

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Greg, Mark, Jayson and Shawn

 

Running Time – 55:28

 

(Editor’s Note – This episode is about 15 minutes longer than our usual episodes, but we wanted to give each question its fair amount of time.)

 

00:00     Intro (and some hijinx)

00:50     Topic: Listener Questions

01:11     Topic: Q-Man’s Question – Hackmaster

Items Mentioned: Kenzer & Co, Dungeons & Dragons, Gen Con

08:24     TANGENT: Knights of the Dinner Table

Item Mentioned: Knights of the Dinner Table

09:13     Back to Q-Man’s Question

10:07     Topic: Jerrod’s 1st Question – PDFs

Items Mentioned: Drive Thru RPG, Legend of the Five Rings, Green Ronin

18:05     TANGENT: Electronic Comics and Used Games

Item Mentioned: Sidewinder

23:13     Topic: Jerrod’s 2nd Question – LARP

24:07     TANGENT: Is Yiffing Real?

24:44     Back to Jerrod’s 2nd Question

Items Mentioned: Role Models, Knights of Badassdom

37:30     Topic: Jerrod’s 3rd Question – Dice

54:45     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 3

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