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Hack & Slash vs. Roleplay – Ep22

Sometimes you just wanna kick someone’s ass.

This week we continue a trend where we pit a philosophical aspect of gaming against another. Now we look at combat heavy games (or even just game sessions) and how they stack up against games that focus more on the roleplaying (storytelling).


Hack & Slash vs. Roleplay – Ep22


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Jayson & Shawn
Running Time – 28:47


00:00     Intro

00:28     Topic: Combat vs. Roleplay

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun

02:04     TANGENT: Jayson’s Social Rules Pop Quiz

02:30     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Vampire the Masquerade

02:48     TANGENT: A Lesson in Aggravated Damage

03:30     TANGENT: OMG A Jersey Shore Tangent

Item Mentioned: Jersey Shore

04:28     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Aces & Eights, Hackmaster

08:05     TANGENT: Jayson’s Aces & Eights Natural Broke Killer

08:55     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Mutants and Masterminds, The Boys, Lair Assault, Warhammer 40K, Paizo

12:12     TANGENT: Jayson’s Paizo Wish

12:50     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Gen Con, Call of Cthulhu

15:06     TANGENT: Eric Doesn’t Do Prison Games

Items Mentioned: Oz, Caged Heat

15:46     Back on Topic

16:35     TANGENT: Flirting with Mike

17:26     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dragon Mountain, Undermountain

24:22     TANGENT: Actual Play Podcasts – Easy Notes

25:21     Back on Topic

26:09     TANGENT: Fantasy Fantasy Roleplay

26:46     Back on Topic

Item Discussed: The Sword

28:20     Outro



One Comment

  1. Ras
    Ras August 18, 2012

    I think it comes down to Roll playing vs Roleplaying. If you just want to fight and roll dice it becomes a fight simulator and I feel you might as well play board game or a computer game. There might still be plenty of dice rolling while playing roleplaying games but here it should be used to move the story along.
    From my point of view that is. Cheers.

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