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Using Emotion – Ep209

Getting Emo
Playing on emotions… one fucking pen at a time!


Emotions dictate so much of our lives, does it have its place in gaming?


Thanks to Brian Scott for giving us this topic to work with.


Cast – Dan, Brandon, Brandi, Mike, Shawn, Eric and Shannon


Items Mentioned:

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun, Mutants & Masterminds, Dungeons & Dragons, Conan, Hackmaster


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  1. Jabawalky
    Jabawalky April 14, 2015

    I like using sympathy monster and getting attached to npc to help them get more involved with local things

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable April 19, 2015

      Good ones. innocent NPCs are good fodder for tugging at the heart strings, especially if they are modeled after people the players know.

  2. Scott
    Scott April 14, 2015

    Prostitots…that is great!

    I assume that the Star Wars game you mentioned was the aforementioned Edge of the Empire game? If so let me break this down…you are playing a game were the PCs are Assassins, Bounty Hunters, Smugglers, gangsters and all round dirty rotten scoundrels, and someone was surprised they got back stabbed? I’d be surprised if someone didn’t do that. I’d think this as pure gold if I were running that game.

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable April 19, 2015

      We have a tendency to play the good scoundrels and hookers with hearts of gold. So when Shannon was feeding information to an Imperial intelligence officer… they (mostly Jayson) took offense.

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