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Mar 2022

Episode 189: Making RPGs Flow Better, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     Making your RPGs Flow Better is the result of a question posed on Facebook.  Saul and Jolene talked discussed it and decided to do an episode on it.  What can make your game run better at the table.  Make your game run smoother and faster.  Saul and Jolene talk about things the GM can do the accomplish a smoother and faster running game session.

   As always, thank you all for listening.


   Music by T. M. Purple, song Flow, off the album When the Music Fades.

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Feb 2022

Bonus Episode: Live From DunDraCon 45, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     We took the family to Dundracon's new home now in Santa Clara California.  It was a great gaming convention.  We took some new equipment and it worked really good.  The Zoom Podtrak P8 limiter really quieted down the background noise.  Problem we only have 3 microphones so two of us "shared" a microphone which really didn't work.

    We would like to talk DDC staff for giving us the space to record, Felipe and Kevin for taking time from their convention time to talk to us.

   Here is a link to the Alamo City Game Convention mentioned by Kevin, being held over Labor Day Weekend 2022.

   Thank you all for listening!


Feb 2022

Episode 188: Alignment in RPGs, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

  Hey there listeners, today Saul and Jolene talk about Alignment in RPGs.  Saul thinks they are a thing of the past and the one RPG that made them famous, Dungeons and Dragons, will be getting rid of them in their 6th edition.   Saul and Jolene discuss, what are alignments, what is their purpose, did players ever use them, are alignments used by today's players?  These and many more questions are asked and discussed.

     Also are there any other game systems that have something akin to alignments?  Saul offers a couple examples.

   Thank you all for listening. 

   Music by Jim Gaven, song Alignment in the Sky.

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Feb 2022

Episode 187: When Dice Go Bad, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     What do you do when your Dice Go Bad.  What can you do when a player is getting really frustrated with their dice when they go through a spat of bad luck.  Saul and Jolene were talking about dice and how in a recent game of Feng Shui one of the players was rolling bad through a whole encounter.  Though Steve the Player took it in stride, he is pretty laid back and loves playing RPGs, but what if a player is really having a bad time.  

    Saul and Jolene took notes of their conversation and decided to do an episode.  

   Thanks for listening and please rate our podcast on whatever podcast catcher you use and share our podcast with your gaming friends and family.  


   Music by Num Buzz, song No Dice, off the album Useless Eaters.

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Feb 2022

Episode 186:The Balanced Party in RPGs, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

    The Balanced Party,  quite a few TTRPG players want to have one before they set off on their adventures.

Many Players feel that certain roles have to be covered in order to successfully adventure.   

    Saul and Jolene discuss why this idea exists and if you really do need or want a "balanced party". 


   Thank you all for listening 


  Music by Fast Astronaut, song Balance, off the album Invisible Sun.

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Jan 2022

Episode 185: Modern RPGs

     Saul was reading some reddit posts and a user had a question about "good Modern RPG games."   Saul decided it would make an interesting episode for this podcast.  

      Saul asked Jolene and she had some very good questions about what the user meant by "Modern".  Jolene asked if it meant the 1920's or the 2020's .  She also asked if the user wanted to play a spy game, investigative, or survival game or any of other genres that could fall under the umbrella of a "Modern" game.  

    Thank you all for listening.


  Music by The Ghosts of Vegas,  song Modern Love.

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Jan 2022

Episode 184: New RPGs for 2022

     Happy New Year,  yes we are well into it already.  Saul decided to share games that will be published in 2022 that he is looking forward to or are too bid to ignore.

     Thanks for listening.

Jan 2022

Episode 183: Homebrews and House Rules, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

      In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss what Homebrews and House Rules are in RPGs.  Saul defines each one and gives examples of each.  They are different creatures though most people might think they are the same thing.  

     As always thanks for listening.


  Music by Nathan Brumley, song Slow Brew

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Jan 2022

Episode 182: The Action Economy, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

In running games that have combat one of the most difficult things as a GM to work out is how hard to make an encounter.  This is usually called balancing an encounter.  In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss the idea of the Action Economy in RPGs, and how much it can impact your combat encounters.

   Happy New Year and Thanks for listening.


   Music by The Legend of  Wolf, song Fragments of Time,  off the album Rapid Fragments.

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Dec 2021

Episode 181: The Wheel of Time RPG, Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene

     This is a Spoiler Free Episode.

    Full disclosure Saul and Jolene are have been fans of the Wheel of Time Books since the mid 1990's, and they both love the TV show.  

     With that out of the way this episode discusses the old WOTC Wheel of Time RPG and what other systems you can use to run a Wheel of Time game.   

     Also Saul was a bit off on his estimation of the cost of the Wheel of Time RPG which is out of print.  A few months ago people were asking about $150 tops.  Now the lowest asking price is $140 bucks.  Amazon it's $420.  And the PDF is not available.  

     Here is a link to the 5th edition conversion.  It was last updated 6 years ago but playable if you want to start playing right away.

   As always thanks for listening, have a great Holiday Season Everyone!

    Music by Vlad, song Wheels Keep Turning.

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