A podcast about creating your own role-playing game, wargame and board game rules hosted by Tom Barbalet.
12. House Rules Unearthed [January 17, 2019]
Tom starts talking with Chris about Unearthed Arcana. They briefly touch on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle rules (circa 1985). Chris starts the discussion on house rules. This digresses quickly into a discussion of realism versus fun. Tom asks about Chris' house adventures. Magic seems to cause all kinds of problems. Tom raises the scarcity of weapons and the late-1980s idea of freeform role-playing where battles are few and far between. When you create games should you consider player archetypes? Mass battle concludes the recording with the promise of much more. [ MP3 | link ]
11. Waiting for Chechens [January 15, 2019]
Tom covers a few topics solo with the promise of Chris' return. [ MP3 | link ]
10. Nurturing through Role Playing [January 10, 2019]
Tom welcomes Chris Abbott onto the podcast and they discuss origins stories, ye olde games systems and favorite dynamics of Chris' in games. Tom asks about Chris' renaissance in role playing. Tom touches on the loss story and returns to the renaissance aspect. He then asks Chris to explore nurturing through role playing. [ MP3 | link ]