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World of Darkness – Ep28

Behind the scenes, the Ventrue pulled the strings.

In the early 1990’s a publisher named White Wolf created a campaign world called the World of Darkness. This setting, and the games in it like Vampire the Masquerade and Werewolf the Apocalypse, became a mainstay for gamers that were tired of the passé and people who were new to gaming that wanted something that they could grasp on to.


We talk about this setting, the games incorporated in it, the company that produced it and the fans that turned on it.


World of Darkness – Ep28


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


Running Time – 44:14


00:00     Intro

00:25     Topic: The World of Darkness

Items Mentioned: White Wolf Publishing, Dungeons & Dragons

00:50     TANGENT: Gay Vampires

Items Mentioned: Anne Rice, Fright Night (2011) & (1985), Chris Sarandon, David Tennant

01:50     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Once Bitten

02:53     TANGENT: George Hamilton

Items Mentioned: George Hamilton Fan Club, Love at First Bite, Zorro the Gay Blade, Gen Con

03:54     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Rage CCG, Jyhad CCG, Promethean, Vampire, Werewolf, Wraith, Mage, Changeling

12:04     TANGENT: Generation Differences and More Anne Rice

Item Mentioned: Twilight Series

13:19     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Mind’s Eye Theatre

16:14     SIDETANGENT: Gamer Resistance to Change

Items Mentioned: Legend of the Five Rings, Star Wars, Superman Blue / Red, Smallville, Ptolus, Twilight Comics

33:35     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Underworld, Hunter, Slasher, Chill, Mutants and Masterminds

43:47     Outro



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Character Creation: Low Level vs. High – Ep27

Booger… A Man Ahead of His Time

Something we used to do a lot was create characters of advanced level, but we stopped and now almost exclusively make entry-level characters and go from there.


Is there a reason to make a more advanced character? Are the lower levels more important because they are the formative, character developing levels that set the stage for the character’s career?


This week we take a look at this trend of ours and weigh its merit.


Character Creation: Low Level vs. High – Ep27


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Jayson & Shawn
Running Time – 21:16


00:00     Intro

00:25     TANGENT: Jen… the derailer

00:51     Topic: High vs. Low Character Generation

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

02:55     TANGENT: Power-leveling in MMO

Items Mentioned: City of Heroes, World of Warcraft

03:37     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Shadowrun, Mutants and Masterminds

07:01     TANGENT: Jayson’s Lifelong Nemesis

07:53     Back to Topic

13:18     TANGENT: What are the 40K RPGs

Items Mentioned: Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Black Crusade, Firefly

14:30     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Aces & Eights, Sidewinder, Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness, Underworld

20:04     TANGENT: Douching the Campaign

Item Mentioned: Revenge of the Nerds

20:49     Outro



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Leadership – Ep26

Tanthalas – by Larry Elmore

One of the intangibles of gaming is the concept of leadership. It can be a strong leader-type character or role, but it can also be important away from the table… in the gaming group itself.


This week we talk about the importance of leadership in tabletop roleplaying games.


Leadership – Ep26


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Greg, Mark, Jayson & Shawn
Running Time – 31:59


00:00     Intro

00:24     Topic: Leadership

Items Mentioned: Star Trek RPG, Rogue Trader, Aces & Eights, Time Bandits

06:11     TANGENT: Car Wars & Lord Humongous

Items Mentioned: Car Wars, The Road Warrior

07:05     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Shadowrun

07:57     TANGENT: Plan Q

08:18     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Twilight 2000

08:46     TANGENT: Long Term Paranoia RPG?

Items Mentioned: Paranoia, Equilibrium

10:37     TANGENT: Mutations

Item Mentioned: Warhammer RPG

11:47     Back on Topic

12:41     TANGENT: Dragonlance

Items Mentioned: Dragonlance Trilogy, Ravenloft

14:23     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: The Family Feud, City of the Gods, Age of Worms

25:06     TANGENT: Rykk the Warlock

25:48     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Stormwatch, X-Men Schism

31:32     Outro



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