Dec 9, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty Eight:Playing the Cleric

    The classic Cleric is discussed in this episode.  Saul thinks they are like the last class to be picked by players, like that last kid picked on the sports team.  Why does it seem that everyone thinks a party should have a Cleric but then its a hassle because nobody wants to play one.  Saul uses playing Overwatch, a computer game, where the healer is always the last character chosen.  Jolene disagrees with Saul on how no one wants to play one.  Saul and Jolene discuss the benefits of playing a Cleric and how they offer roleplay opportunities more than other classes.  

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     Music by Sikhara, song Healing.

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Dec 1, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty-Seven: Tales From the Loop RPG

     This week Saul and Jolene talk about last years role-playing game Tales From the Loop.  Its a Swedish game translated into English and published by Modiphius where players play kids from the 1980's solving mysteries.   Its an RPG about roleplaying in the"80's that never was." which is and era both Jolene and Saul grew up in.  We talk about what it was like in the 80's growing up in small towns which is the setting of Tales From the Loop.  We each give our insight into playing kids in the time of riding bikes everywhere, playing till the sun went down and living at the age where the world was still a "wonder"  Saul reviews the rules which are simple and easy to learn.  This is one where Jolene really had Saul cracking up with many comments she made in this podcast. Listen, share and play some Tales From the Loop.

 

   Music by Blue Dot Sessions, song Loopy off the album The Ballonist.

   Available from FreeMusicArchive.com

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Nov 24, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty Six: Mins or Theatre of the Mind.

   This week Saul and Jolene talk about using Miniatures(Minis) or using the Theatre of the Mind in your roleplaying games.  The discussion covers why minis are used in many rpgs and how Theatre of the mind is used in many independent or roleplay heavy games.  Jolene solidly gives her opinion on what she rather use and why. 

 

   Music by Derek Clegg, song My Mind Never Bends.

  Available at FreeMusicArchive.com

 

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Nov 17, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 25: Running a Player Friendly Game.

     Saul and Jolene talk about Running a Player Friendly game.  We discuss things we think you should consider when trying to run a game that is player friendly.  Jolene says there are two basic type of players.  Saul and Jolene discuss how and why knowing his is important for running a fun game for all players.  Also there are certain techniques that help making sure that all players at your table will have fun.  And in the end that is why we play games to have fun.

      

     Music by The Zombie Dandies, song The Friendly Monster Shop off the album titled The Friendly Monster Shop.  

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Nov 10, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty Four: Playing a Rogue.

    Saul and Jolene talk about the Rogue character.  We talk about playing a rogue in D&D but as in most cases you can translate this character type into any genre or RPG game.   Saul and Jolene discuss the origins of the rogue class that goes way back to Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Thief class.  We talk about how it evolved into the Rogue class.  Saul and Jolene discuss how the latest incarnation of the Rogue class offers more RPG opportunities. 

 

      Music by Podington Bear, song A1 Rogue.

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Nov 3, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty Three: Weird War

    Saul and Jolene discuss the alternate history setting of Weird War.  There are many alternate settings and one subject that is very popular is Weird War.  Saul and Jolene talk about some different rule sets that let you play in that setting.  Each set of rules usually deal with different aspects of the setting.  Jolene states what kind of Weird War she rather play.  Saul talks about a Weird War game that started as a regular World War II game and broke the rule of not doing a bait and switch.  Saul and Jolene discuss why this genre is a popular one not only in roleplaying games but in movies, books and tv shows.

 

   Music by Regular Gonzales, song Storm off the album War Were Declared.

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Oct 27, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty Two: Campaign Settings, Buy One or Make Your Own

   Starting a new Campaign?  What about a setting?  Buy one or make your own.  Saul and Jolene this important decision that every GM has to make.  We use D&D as an example but really the reasons we discuss can be used for any genre and any rules set.  Jolene leaves no question which she would rather do but Saul like the freedom that making your own can have.  

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  Music by Bortex, song Thank You For This World 

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Oct 21, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Twenty One: Bards!, Playing One.

     In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss the often maligned character class of the Bard.  Beginning with when the Bard was introduced in Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and on through 5th Edition D&D.  Saul and Jolene talk how the Bard class has changed for a class that everyone thought was intresting but nobody played to one that more players think a Bard is a viable option.  Still Saul thinks that is a class that still is not picked by players due to the role the Bard has in D&D.  Saul and Jolene then discuss using Bards in other Genres and Games.  

 

    Music by Daminano Baldoni, song Celtic Warrior.

      Available at FreeMusicArchive.com

 

 

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Oct 14, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 20: Running a Star Wars Game.

     In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss running a RPG game in another favorite setting Star Wars.  We talk about the running a RPG in one of the most famous and loved science fiction/fantasy settings.   We discuss the different rpg rule sets that have been published for running Star Wars games.  From the early West End Games Star Wars through WOTC Star Wars D20 rules and to the latest and highly regarded Fantasy Flights rules for running Star Wars. 

 

   Music by Stealing Orchestra, song Star Wars and Twilight Zone Themes off the album Stereogamy

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Oct 6, 2018

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode Nineteen: Playing a Mage Character.

     In this episode of Gaming Perserpectives with Saul and Jolene, we look at Mages.   We discuss the Mage from the first editions of D&D to the latest incarnation of the venerable spell slinger.  We then move the discussion to "mages" in other genres from modern games to space opera setting.  We talk how mages can get their abilities to throw spells from other sources than arcane ones.  

 

     Song by Graham Fialkiewicz, song Melts Into Air.

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