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Gamebreakers – Ep25

Leeroy Jenkins by Mike Krahulik

This week’s discussion is about gamebreakers, those aspects of gameplay that can ruin a night’s gaming or even an entire campaign. We also touch on the subject of gamers cheating.

 

We also welcome a new semi-regular guest to the cast – Greg. He is a long time friend and gaming group member who has just returned to us and he will be visiting us every four episodes or so.

 

Gamebreakers – Ep25

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Greg, Mark, Jayson and Shawn
Running Time – 32:38

 

00:00     Intro

00:30    TANGENT: Welcome Greg

01:03     Topic: Gamebreakers

Items Mentioned: Paizo, Deck of Many Things, Dungeons & Dragons, Hero System, Mutants and Masterminds, Shadowrun, Twilight 2000, Leeroy Jenkins

16:19     TANGENT: Handling Cheaters

18:30     TANGENT: It’s All About Greg

19:04     Back on Topic

23:50     TANGENT: One Time at Pyremius Camp

24:11     TANGENT: Greg’s Counterpoint

24:47     TANGENT: Lack of Moral Compass & Loot

26:34     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Call of Cthulhu

31:07     TANGENT: Sitting in on Other Gamers Games

32:10     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 7

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Hackmaster Basic: Character Generation & Review – Ep 24

Jayson Called Dibs.

This episode is a bit different than our usual ravings, in that we come about as close to “actual play” as I think we ever will. We were given copies of Hackmaster Basic and the Hacklopedia of Beasts by Kenzer & Company and were asked to review them on the show, which we present to you now.

 

We decided to record our session of character generation, play the game (off mic) the following week, and then record our reaction to the game itself the next week.

 

This episode is longer than most of our previous ones.

 

Hackmaster Basic: Character Generation & Review – Ep 24

 

Cast (part1 – Character Gen): Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Shawn

Cast (part2 – Review): Eric, Mike, Dan, Jayson & Shawn

Running Time – 55:21

 

00:00     Intro

00:28     Topic: Hackmaster Basic – General Introduction

Character Generation Segment

01:16     Race and Class Choices & Stat Introduction

04:15     Strength Rolls

05:55     Intelligence Rolls

07:24     Wisdom Rolls

09:06     Dexterity Rolls

10:05     Constitution Rolls

11:44     Looks Rolls

13:00     Charisma Rolls

15:11     The Shopkeeper Rule

16:07     Mike Starts Over & Shawn’s Swapped Stats

17:13     Quirks & Flaws

Review Segment

27:08     Initiative

28:54     Character Generation

31:20     Layout of the Book

32:37     Was it a Fair Shake?

33:04     Speed Factor

34:03     The Magic System

34:54     Exploding Damage

35:45     Skill System

38:23     Back to Character Generation

38:40     Is Hackmaster and Greyhawk a Good Fit?

39:07     Aesthetics

39:59     Quirks & Flaws

41:13     Armor & Shields

43:14     Around Gamerstable

47:41     TANGENT: Time Life Books

Item Mentioned: Time Life Books

48:03     Back Around Gamerstable

49:55     Do We Endorse Hackmaster?

54:54     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 1

 

Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Greg for joining us in our game (in between recordings). He played the third dwarven fighter in the group… like we needed more of those.

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Player vs. Player Intrigue – Ep23

Are there any better than the Nosferatu at manipulating intrigue?

 

This week we talk about a topic that has plagued roleplaying games for as long as there have been multiple players at the table, player versus player intrigue. Many of us can site examples where someone’s character’s motivations have derailed or ruined a game. Is it necessary or is it purely distraction?

 

Player vs. Player Intrigue – Ep23

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Jayson, Mark & Shawn
Running Time – 26:26

 

00:00     Intro

00:29     Topic: Player vs. Player Intrigue

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

01:54     TANGENT: Eric’s Excuse for Screwing Things Up

02:31     Back on Topic

07:33     TANGENT: Lamest Jinx Ever

08:06     Back on Topic

09:29     TANGENT: Professionalism & Shadowrun

Item Mentioned: Shadowrun

11:06     Back on Topic

18:24     TANGENT: The Inattentive Gamer

18:55     Back on Topic

25:58     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 4

 

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