Rubbing Elbows with Iconic NPCs – Ep50

Rubbing Elbows with Iconic NPCs – Ep50

Be careful which iconic characters you inject into your game. It could spell doom.

It is one of the most fulfilling and potentially damning things that can happen in a campaign, meeting the iconic characters from a setting. Doing it right can mean so much to the players that they reminisce about it for years. Doing it wrong means you have to listen to the players bitch about it forever.

 

With some help from the community, we tackle this very touchy and popular topic.

 

Rubbing Elbows with Iconic NPCs – Ep50

 

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

 

Running Time – 27:55

 

00:00     Intro

00:42     On to the Topic

Items Mentioned: World of Greyhawk, Drizzt, Elminster, Lord of the Rings, Legend of the Five Rings, Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, Victoriana, Aces & Eights, R A Salvatore

07:09     TANGENT: Monday Night Dark Times

07:43     Back to Topic

15:42     TANGENT: Mandalorian Troop

16:05     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, DC Adventures, Mutants and Masterminds

18:01     TANGENT: Underlying Theme, Star Wars Thoughts and Huck Finn

Items Mentioned: E.T., Huckleberry Finn

22:16     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Fallout, Dungeons & Dragons, Mystery Men

27:10     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 3

Antiheroes – Episode 16

Antiheroes – Episode 16

An antihero sells rich white ladies their own fat asses back to them.

This week we talk about the rise of the antihero in movies, literature and especially gaming. Even without thinking about it, the concept has dominated our gaming practices (and no doubt, the practices of other gaming groups as well).

 

Antiheroes – Episode 16

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Jayson

 
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Running Time – 31:53

 

00:00     Intro

00:28     Topic: The Antihero

Items Mentioned: Conan, Batman, Superman, Star Wars

03:33     TANGENT: The Hero Generation Gap

Item Mentioned: Film Noir

05:03     Back on Topic

05:38     TANGENT: Alignments

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of  the Old Republic

06:54     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Star Wars, Drizzt, Akira Kurosawa, 7 Samurai

08:34     TANGENT: Evil Races… Copout?

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

09:42     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, The Punisher, Wolverine, Spiderman

14:05     TANGENT: Nothing But a Lot of Talk and a Badge

Item Mentioned: Gen Con

15:26     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Pirates of the Caribbean

16:26     TANGENT: Pirates or Privateers

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

17:20     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Game Of Thrones

19:23     TANGENT: Orc Women & Children

Item Mentioned: Lord of the Rings

20:10     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Book of Vile Darkness, Book of Exalted Deeds, Mutants and Masterminds, The Name of the Wind, Supernatural

31:25     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 6

 

Games Discussed:

Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3