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Episode 326 - Ars Architectura

We’ve got a brand new format for THACO and a topic about really old stuff. We discuss how architecture impacts our enjoyment of media as well as some other stuff. But the real excitement is that Dale is here. Remember him?

Episode 325 - Tome of Unasked Questions

That show title doesn’t make sense and neither does this episode. There are random questions, random answers, and random attacks by wild squirrels. It is definitely spring.

Episode 324 - The Complete Book of Grappling

Grappling in games has never really been fun. We wrestle this weighty topic with Shane, who performs his mighty Force Choke hold on us.

Episode 323 - Complete Book of Mass Combat

War? What is it good for? Exciting games, that’s what! Good god, ya’ll. We discuss our favorite mass combat systems and our least favorite ones.

Episode 322 - RPG Advice for Your Younger Self

We talk to our inner child about inner child things, like what games we should be playing and whether Susie at school likes us. We invite Gabriel onto the show. Stranger Danger!

Episode 321 - Complete Book of Chases

We discuss the one thing that appears in every action movie, but has never really translated well to game mechanics - the chase. Listen as we run away from our problems.

Episode 320 - GM Mistakes

As GMs, we are perfect in every respect. But other GMs are terrible and so we complain about them. And regret our past choices.

Episode 319 - RPG Writing

It’s tough to write a RPG. It involves many different disciplines to do well. We ponder the best in fiction, explanations, and indexes.

Episode 318 - Marvel’s Secret War

Full disclosure: We recorded this before the Sony/Marvel deal involving Spiderman. So we have no idea what we’re talking about. Which is usually true, but is particularly relevant in this particular episode. It really makes you reflect on mortality, ya know?

Episode 317 - Licensed Games

We discuss our favorite and least favorite licensed games. That somehow makes us super-angry defending the things we love and so the whole thing ends in tears.