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Learning New Games – Ep49

The Mortal Enemy to the Flow of a Game

We’ve all done it. Buying a new game is a gamer’s joy. But there are many different options on how to actually learn how to play that new game.


In this episode we discuss our methods and members of the community have volunteered theirs as well.


Learning New Games – Ep49


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


Running Time – 31:17


00:00     Intro

00:31     On to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, Legend of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, Canon Puncture Podcast

04:56     TANGENT: Jayson’s Aces & Eights Beginnings

Item Mentioned: Aces & Eights

06:12     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Hero System

08:09     TANGENT: Play it Wrong

Items Mentioned: West End Games Star Wars, Vampire the Masquerade, Gen Con, Warhammer 40K

09:24     TANGENT: We are Dicks

10:05     Back to Topic

17:24     TANGENT: D&D for Cash Debacle

Item Mentioned: Blood Bowl

19:46     Back to Topic

20:20     TANGENT: Shawn GM? & More of us Being Dicks

Item Mentioned: Serenity RPG

21:42     TANGENT: Mark’s Con GM Game of Choice

Item Mentioned : Hungry Hungry Hippos

22:33     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Story By The Throat, Victoriana, Wordman Shadowrun Sheets, Wizard of Earthsea, Dresden Files, Blood Bowl Team Manager, Arkham Horror, Fantasy Flight Games




  1. Jayson
    Jayson March 20, 2012

    Holy crap! When the picture popped up I thought it was Mark threatening to shoot somebody. Then I saw the Dude.

  2. Phil
    Phil March 21, 2012

    You guys are awesome – love the podcast, but this time I nearly drove off the road listening.

    You mentioned a player versus player D&D game at Gencon from a few years back and I think my cousin and I were on the other team. I can’t remember who ran the fight, but they used Dwarven Forge for the arena and we picked sides (evil vs. good) and our team all but shut out the opposing team – pretty much exactly as you described on the podcast where our spellcasters used web and other spells as a “win button.” Funny part is, we were not such fans of the other players on our own team. They were know-it-all rules lawyers and we much preferred the players on the other team. Hysterical to me that it might have been you guys!

    • Jayson
      Jayson March 22, 2012

      Dude! I think that may have been us! I do recall some of the other guys being twerps, and the others being pretty cool. Seems one of them actually told me afterwards that they had been put on a team together by the organizers. Was that you?

      • Eric
        Eric March 22, 2012

        More importantly, Phil, did you guys end up in the money?

  3. Phil
    Phil March 28, 2012

    I think that was us – we were totally the non twerpy cool ones! Alas, we were not able to make the other sessions and did not take part in any winnings. Probably screwed over the other guys in the process, if that’s any consolation.

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