This episode makes very little sense. We talk about animals and monsters in roleplaying games, but this mostly consists of the question “Who is your favorite bear?”
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We discover the ephemeral nature of reputation and reputation management when we discuss the vagaries of fame in games. No one ends up more famous, which just makes the whole thing pointless.
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How do you handle travel? How easy is it for the players to communicate with each other? How have we gotten along without having this very important conversation?
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We talk about names and naming conventions in RPGs. We also give our best advice on how to insert the most apostrophes into your fantasy names.
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As members of the poors, we discuss how cool it is to pretend you have a lot of money. In games. Just in games.
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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.
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Natives. Can you play one without being racist? We get racist.
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What settings sound awesome but are let down by a poor ruleset? Or is the ruleset better than the setting? We meld the two sides of our brains together to appreciate everything gaming has to offer.
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We talk about the One Roll Engine from Greg Stolze and friends. That also means we talk about all the various settings available for it and pick our favorite. And then we die to a horrific head wound.
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Back from its sojourn to find itself, Episode 289 takes us to that most noble of all places - the battlefield. There is talk of gaming war. There is talk of war gaming. There is talk.
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