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Episode 12: Where’s the tavern?


In this episode, Marty and I explore our various dives into Role Playing Games (RPGs), what we enjoy, and why have they seem to be gaining popularity again.  I will be the first to admit that RPGs were not top on my list of games to play through the years and mainly because of the experience I had with my first adventure in AD&D. But times have changed and many RPG systems have made some great additions to a genre that would often scare the average gamer away. Plus, the Internet and technology have really made an RPG session into more of a tabletop game at times with miniatures  terrain and other components to help those, such as myself, become more engaged in the adventure.

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*I screwed up when talking about Dragon Age when I was talking about what happens when you roll doubles and the stunt points you get. When you roll doubles, your Dragon Dice determines the number of stunt points you get. Sorry about that.

5 Minute Initiative: Whatcha’ playing?

So how do you respond to the question “Whatcha’ playing?” Do you take time out to explain the game in simple terms or even invite the people to sit down and watch? If it is in your local game store, you probably have no issue with this question and welcome the inquiry. What about when you are in a more public place like a fast food location, how do you respond? Marty and I discuss our responses in this 5 Minute Initiative.

Episode 11: The Better Halves

In this episode, we step back and as a gift to them for Mother’s Day, we let them take over the mic. Ok, we begged and pleaded with them to do the show because Marty and I thought it would be a great addition to our normal podcast. We were lucky to have Todd join us again and his wife Casey was more than happy to join in the party.

It is always fun to hear others perspective about the board gaming hobby, but when it is your spouse, you might cringe at first to hear what they think. Luckily for us, we have three great wives that support our hobby and participate when the chance presents itself, so there is no battle of the sexes going on here.

In this episode, the ladies really get into the family side of gaming and how it grows the family, and teaches children social skills.

  • Introductions
  • Kids and gaming
  • Effects of the gaming lifestyle on the family

We hope that they make their way back to the show, but any kind words will help us in our begging in the future.