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GamingPerspectives

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

8
Jul 2022

Episode 204: Updating Old RPGs, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     Saul and Jolene discuss updating old and usually out of print games in this episode.  Saul and Jolene look at three, new modern takes on some old RPGs.  The old rules are either hard to get a hold of, because they are out of print, or the rules are written in a hard to understand style. 

      Saul and Jolene discuss how  updating the rules could bring these games to a generation of players that may have never heard of these fun games.  The games discussed are Matt Kays Mutants in the Now,  Everyday Heroes and modern interpretations of D&D editions for Original to 4th edition.  

      We would like to thank all our listeners as we just passed four years of podcasting.

      Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

      Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

  

     Music by The Ghosts of Vegas, song Modern Love.

     Available from Tribeofnoise.com

 

 

29
Jun 2022

Episode 203: Limiting Player’s Options, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

      Saul when running his D&D games has never allowed Evil Characters or Assassins.  Though Saul had this rule he didn't have to enforce for 25 years as a GM.  Many GMs often have limits in their games.  GM's often restrict such things as certain races, Alignments, Classes, "broken characters"  and many other reasons in many different games.

      Saul and Jolene discuss this topic in this episode.  Is it good, bad and how is the best way to deal with players that want to play those things that are on the "No Play' list.  

   

      Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

      Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

      Music by Franco Pellegrini, song Historias

      Available from Tribeofnoise.com

    

    

20
Jun 2022

Episode 202: Describing Scenes in RPGs, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

  In this episode Saul and Jolene talk about describing scenes in RPGs.  Saul and Jolene discuss how some quick and simple use of descriptions can add quite a bit to your roleplaying sessions.  Not only does it help getting the players engaged but also helps keep the game from getting too stale.  

    Thank you all for listening.  We ask that you share our podcast with your friends and family.

 

 

       Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

      Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

      Music by Alpegon, song Insight.

     Available from Tribeofnoise.com

10
Jun 2022

Episode 201: When the RPG Rules Confuse, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     Saul and Jolene received an email from a friend who was complaining about RPGs that makes things harder by changing well known game terms for ones that are more evocative for their game setting.  

     Saul and Jolene looked into the game he was complaining about and they agreed that because the creators of the RPG were trying to be really immersive, they were making it more difficult to actually learn the rules.  

     Even after looking at videos on how to play it became very evident that those in the videos were having some difficulty explaining the game's concepts.  Saul and Jolene decided this was a good topic for an episode.

    Thank you all for listening.

    

      Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

      Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

 

    Music by KLNDVC, song Infinite Confusion, off the album Fresh Beets.

   Available from Tribeofnoise.com

2
Jun 2022

Episode 200 Vampire The Masquerade RPG, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

Its been a couple busy weeks since the recording of this episode.  It was recorded the week before Saul and Jolene went to Kublacon a gaming convention in Northern California.  It was a very well attended convention post Covid shutdowns.   So the getting ready for that convention delayed getting this episode edited and published.

   Jolene and Saul have mentioned Vampire many times in previous episodes of this podcast.  Jolene thought it would be a good subject to discuss on the podcast and deserved it's very own episode.  Though Saul never has played Vampire he has played Werewolf twice, which shares the same game world and system as Vampire.

    Though they have never played Vampire Saul and Jolene realize the impact that Vampire and the rest of the World of Darkness games have had in the world of RPGs.  With is gritty "Punk Gothic" themes Vampire hit the RPG world by storm.  Not only selling very well but also being very impactful to the Live Action Roleplaying scene.

     Thank you all for listening and all we ask is that you share our podcast with friends and family.

     Episode art by Michael Shean-Jones

      Hosting Page art  by Jim Foster

   

Music by Vitne,  song Masquerade, off the album Jupiter.

  Available from Tribeofnoise.com

 

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