Peaking, Plateauing & Jumping the Shark – Ep158

Sometimes your characters have that defining moment in their career that makes you stop and ask “should I go on?” Do you cross that line and continue after that moment and risk ruining the character? We talk about the three things that can absolutely destroy a character in the eyes of the player, peaking, plateauing and jumping the shark.

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Thanks to Erik Taylor for giving us this topic to work with.

Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Brandon, Shannon, Jayson and Shawn

Items Mentioned:

World of Warcraft, Heroes, X Files, Firefly, Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Sinfeld, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, Shadowrun

High School Superhero Campaigns – Ep154

High School Superhero Campaigns   Ep154

The best example of what it’s like to play hero high.

Playing superheroes in high school gives you the opportunity to lighten the mood and can open up a lot of storytelling options.

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Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Brandon, Chasity, Greg, Jayson and Shawn

Intro: Eric
Outro: Eric

Items Mentioned:
HERO System, Smallville, Mutants & Masterminds, Sky High, Star Wars, Star Trek, Shadowrun

Crossing Genres – Ep87

Crossing Genres   Ep87

Some archetypes can cross over to any genre.

Who says that when you are creating a campaign or making a character for a game that you have to derive inspiration from sources within the same genre as the one that the game is set? There are many different avenues from which a good story or character can come from.

 

We talk about some of our favorite character and campaign ideas that can be adapted to any genre.

 

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

 

Intro: Shawn

Outro: Dan

 

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Items Mentioned:

Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Evil Dead, Dungeons & Dragons, Brisco County Jr., Renegade, DC Comics, GenCon, Corporia, Smallville, Arrow, Star Trek, Robin Hood, Les Miserables, Count of Monte Cristo, Three Musketeers, James Bond, Steven King, Valmont, Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick, Caligula