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Unlikely Heroes – Ep63

Wait a minute… the guy on the left is the most prolific unlikely hero? SHOOSH!!

One of the most common used archetypes in storytelling is the hero of meager beginnings transcending and becoming a hero. It appeals to so many because in a way we think that it could have as easily been them in the story.


The problem is, that does not translate well into roleplaying games.


In this episode we discuss some examples of the unlikely hero and talk about how to try to make it work in your game.


Unlikely Heroes – Ep63


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


Running Time – 33:02


00:00     Intro: Shawn

00:29     On to the Topic… (nope)

Items Mentioned: Shrek, Oskar Schindler

00:52     TANGENT: Jayson’s Dad and The Hulk

Item Mentioned: Archon

02:41     Really on to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Riddick, Kick Ass, Star Wars, Evil Dead, Shaun of the Dead, The Boondock Saints, Lost, Lord of the Rings

08:04     TANGENT: Adventures of the Fat Guy

Items Mentioned: David Letterman, Mutants and Masterminds

08:49     Return to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

09:52     TANGENT: A Charcoal Burner’s Dream Job

11:50     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Blood Bowl, Revenge of the Nerds, The Karate Kid, Rocky

16:39     TANGENT: The Italian Stallion

Item Mentioned: The Italian Stallion

18:07     Back to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Idiocracy, Futurama

19:04     TANGENT: Why Didn’t Luke Just Leave?

Item Mentioned: Troops

20:30     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Legend of the Five Rings, Pardon the Interruption, Hackmaster, Hero System, Shadowrun, Dresden Files, World of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Napoleon Dynamite

26:24     TANGENT: Where Have You Been J.K.?

Items Mentioned: Jamiroquai, Top Gear

27:05     TANGENT: The Resident Evil Scenario

Item Mentioned: Resident Evil

27:50     Once More into the Topic, Dear Friends

Items Mentioned: Singham, X Files, The Wheel of Time

32:18     Outro: Shawn




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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