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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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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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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We talk about our favorite fluff from RPGs, the worst fluff, and the dated fluff. And we’re missing Dale, so there’s relatively few arguments. Is that a good thing? There’s also a ten minute discussion of Iron Man 3, if you want to skip ahead a bit.
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Racism in games. Where’s it come from? Should we call it ’speciest?’ Should we be more sensitive in playing our elf games?
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Chris wants to talk about the game he’s working on. We do so.
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Before the decade is over, we discuss all of our miserable failures as human beings. Actually, we just discuss the campaigns we’ve run that failed and discuss the lessons we learned from those failures. Although the healing process is hard, we eventually grow as people.
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It’s the first episode of THACO and we start out in grand form. To kick off, we talk about our Critical Hits and Critical Fumbles tables. Everyone submits one Hit and one Fumble and then we go around the table taking suggestions for others. Finally, we rank our selections in some sort of order. It [...]