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26
Sep 2022

Episode 213:Magic Users in RPGs

    In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss why Magic Users are popular in RPGs and what magic systems there are and which ones Saul really likes.

 

  Web Art by Jim Foster

   Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones

   Music by Deephi Magic, song Magic Ride, from the album Imagination Serie

15
Sep 2022

Episode 212: Symbaroum an Alternative to D&D 5th ed

     Saul and Jolene continue their discussion of Fantasy Role-Playing games that are not D&D.  This week's game is Symbaroum a game by Free League publishing.   Like Warhammer Fantasy, this game is darker and grittier than Dungeon and Dragons 5th Edition.  But unlike Warhammer Fantasy the rules are much lighter and easier to learn and play.   
      The discussion does cover the idea that because D&D 5th is so extremely popular that Free League has published a D&D 5th edtion of Symbaroum and the One Ring.  Saul and Jolene discuss why they would make 5th edtions of their game.
 Thanks For Listening
 Web Art by Jim Foster
 Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones
 
    Music by Klawie, song Out Pacing the Grim Reaper, from the album About Love and War.

9
Sep 2022

Episode 211: Warhammer FRPG an Alternative to D&D, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     Saul and Jolene have been asked and seen many posts on social media about alternatives to D&D.  Saul decided to stay in the Fantasy Genre and chose a couple of games that are in the same genre but come at Fantasy from a totally different perspective.  
     This was supposed to be a single episode discussing a couple of what Saul considers very good examples of being Fantasy RPGs but as far removed from D&D as possible in rules and setting.  The first to be discussed is Warhammer Fantasy RPG.   Saul discusses how Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying game is different from the very popular D&D 5th edition.
       From the Grim world setting which is very different from most setting in D&D to the very deadly system which pairs very well with the world of Warhammer.  The rules are not only deadly but a bit more crunchy/complicated than D&D 5th edtion.   The system makes the players play in a different style.  Combat is always brutal should be a last resort and often ends with brutal consequences even for the victor.
      This was supposed to be a single episode featuring two alternative Fantasy RPGs to D&D.  Unfortunately we only discussed Warhammer so this must be a two episode topic.
    As Always Thank You All for Listening.

   Web page art by Jim Foster
   Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones.
 
    Music by Janelle Avery, song Hammer it All, off the album My Songs.
    Available from Tribeofnoise.com

24
Aug 2022

Episode 210: Going Outside GM Parameters, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     In this episode Saul tries to give advice from a query on FB.  The post asked advice on how to deal with two players in their group of four players that always go beyond the limitations the GM wanted in their RPG campaign.  From using races and classes from books the were not on the GM's list, to porting characters from long dead campaigns from several edition past.  
     Saul and Jolene give it their best shot at dealing with these players who seem committed to upsetting the GM's concept of their campaign or aloof to the parameters that the GM put in place.
     As always thanks for listening and please share our podcast.

   Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones
   Web Art by Jim Foster
     

Music by Chris Spring, song Limitations, off the album The Universe is Flat
 Available from Tribeofnoise.com

 

19
Aug 2022

Episode 209: Summer of SRD, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

    In this episode Saul and Jolene talk about the SRD's (System Reference Document) that are being published by some game publishers of their in house RPG Systems.  Saul has been wondering about this happening with a couple of publishers. 
    Specifically Modiphius with their 2D20 system and Free League with their Year Zero Engine.  Each of these publishers have made several RPG rules using a version of their in house systems.  Saul has GM'ed or played in several of each publishers games.  Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Star Trek Adventures, John Carter of Mars for Modphius and  Coriolis, Tales From the Loop and Alien.
     The problem Saul saw was that every incarnation of the system was different, sometimes just a bit other were quite a bit different.  So a SRD solves that problem of having one set of rules for the house system.
      Saul and Jolene both meander a bit and go off topic but they finally get back to SRDs and why they feel each publisher putting out an SRD of their house systems as a good thing.
   Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones
    Web Art by Jim Foster
   Music by Denni A.  song Summer Days, off the album Indys.
   Available from Tribeofnoise.com

12
Aug 2022

Episode 208: Finding Your GM Groove, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

In this Episode Saul and Jolene discuss finding your GM Groove, which to Saul means GMing a session, an adventure or a campaign where the players and GM have a great time.  Now there is nothing that will guarantee a game going really well but Saul has a list of things that can make it more likely.  
     Jolene is a bit confused by Saul's archaic terms but she broke it down for those not around in the 60' and 70's.  These tips range from easy, GMing more games to a bit more work like working on your improvisation skill.
   

   As always Thank You all for listening.  
   

   Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones
   Web Page Art by Jim Foster
   Music by Tom Principato, song Bo Bo's Groove, off the album Raising the Roof

   Available from Tribeofnoise.com

9
Aug 2022

Bonus Episode Interview with Agis Angelomatis from RPG Stories, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

        In early July Saul was contacted by Christina from RPG Stories  on the Gaming Perspectives Facebook account.  Working with Christina we were able to get an interview with Agis Angelomatis.    
    In this Bonus Episode Saul and Jolene interview Agis of RPG Stories, to learn what they have been working on to change your online TTRPGs experience .  RPG Stories is a 3D Virtual Table Top for TTRPGs.
    Please take a look at the RPG stories website and check out their Kickstarter page and hit the notify button as it helps their KS analytics
     Saul and Jolene really like doing interviews because it shows how most gamers just love this hobby and want to share that love of the hobby with everyone.
     As always thanks for listening and please share our podcast with Family and Friends.
   Here is the link to RPG Stories web site.  rpgstories.net
   
     
    Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones
    Web Art by Jim Foster   

3
Aug 2022

Episode 207: Different Ways to Make a Character, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss how different RPGs make you "roll" up a character.  They also discuss how they prepare to make their characters even before making any kind of dice roll or character creation decisions.  In some RPGs character creation can be quick or a long process but there are always choices that players make when making a character.

    Thank you all for listening,

    Episode Art by Michael Shean-Jones

     Web Art by Jim Foster

     Music by Komihu, song You, Yourself and the Main Character, from the album Its Time for Adventure.

   Available form Freemusicarchive.com

28
Jul 2022

Episode 206: Long Arc or Episodic Campaign, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     For this episode Saul and Jolene talk about Episodic and Long Arc campaigns.  How they are different and what to expect from choosing to run a campaign in either style  
     Saul has mostly run campaigns in the episodic style.  Though lately, within the last 10 years has run the long arc campaigns.    A couple where he came up with his own storyline and another rather famous published campaign.
     While Saul really is torn to which he likes better but he finally decides which he likes better.
   

      As always thanks for listening.

     Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

       Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

15
Jul 2022

Episode 205: Buying RPGs Going Out Of Print, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

 RPGs go out of print for many reasons.  Is it a good idea to buy an RPG that will be going "Out Of Print"?  Saul and Jolene discuss the idea of buying RPG books that will be going out of print.  There are many reasons that a gamer might want to play RPGs that will no longer be printed.  Saul comes up with 3 different reasons why someone would buy a game that will no longer be supported and Jolene picks which one is Saul. 

      As always thanks for listening.

     

      Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

      Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

      Music by Faces of Madness,  song Rusted Memories of a Hero,  

      from the album Rusted Memories.

      Available from Tribeofnoise.com

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