Episode 11

by Brian on January 15, 2007

We once again join forces with Paul Tevis of “Have Games, Will Travel” for another combined episode. We do some postmortem on the EndGame minicon, talk about Player Responsibility, Improv, GMless games, the upcoming Strategicon, and other crazy ideas.

Liner Notes

Introduction [0:38]
MiniCon discussion [1:07]
Player Involvement and Responsibility [11:06]
Improv Classes and Gaming [23:43]
Paul’s Wildest Tangent – GMless games [29:57]
Younger Players [42:50]
We wander [48:08]
Strategicon [51:11]
DarkCon [53:50]
We say Goodnight [54:44]


Spirit of the Century
Best Friends
Mountain Witch
Voice of the Revolution
Combat Commander
Life Hacks
Shab Al Hiri Roach
My Life With Master
shock: social science fiction
Push: New Thinking About Roleplaying
Survey Monkey
Faery’s Tale
The Princes’ Kingdom
Have Games, Will Travel

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Carl January 15, 2007 at 5:29 am

Thanks for bashing me! Now expectations will be properly lowered so that future players will be delighted by any scrap of fun they manage to tear loose. But I would have totally run six games except we’d have frozen to death outside the store at midnight playing the fourth.

I was particularly happy to hear from one of my Dogs in the Vineyard players that inspired by earlier podcasts about Zombies in the Vineyard he’d run a game of it himself. They even ended up on the same West Oakland BART platform your PCs did.

Here’s a little bit about the
Best Friends game. I’m looking forward to the April 7th minicon!

Mike P January 15, 2007 at 2:18 pm

Once again I would just like to thank you both, Chris for holding the minicon, and Brian for running the Spirit of the Century Game, I really enjoyed playing in that. I now have a copy and will be showing it to my local group. I just had an enormous amount of fun yesterday.

… and as always
My Pants Lust… … For JUSTICE
Mike P, player of ‘The Grey Ghost’

Rob Donoghue January 17, 2007 at 3:16 pm

So, first, the first seven minutes left me grinning from ear to ear. Thank you very much for the kind words about SOTC. But of all things, even passing mention of lifehacks in a podcastwas enough to break the camels backs and drive me to upgrade my listening from “Check it out when I remember” to “Put it in in my itunes subscription. Continues to be a fantastic show, and I look forward to more of it.

-Rob D.

Robert F January 17, 2007 at 7:27 pm

Ohh I don’t know if your free from hype yet Carl, I really dug the DitV game. You lived up to all I had heard. I now also have to go out and get a copy of the Princes Kingdom. I wish I had the time to stick around and play in something else.

Also looking forward to joining Chris for the Mountain Witch game. I just read it and I am very excited to give it a try. I remember when it first came out and I wasn’t to sure about it. I thought it looked a little silly or lightweight. Then I read Brian’s rave on it on the Jade Lantern. I thought maybe give it a try. Then I got turned onto DinV by Chris and now I am super excited about these small print Indie games. In fact I have just started up a small playgroup out in Livermore to explore Indie gaming more.

I love being showed how wrong my preconceptions were and being introduced to something new. It was another great show guys. I think the best thing was on the social contracts and the resposibilites of both GM’s as well as players. I think I might have to track you guys down and talk this out a bit more soon.

Judd January 18, 2007 at 1:42 am

We just recorded a show last week about players using questions in order to get input and make creative space for their fellow players.

We’re on different coasts but the same wavelength.

Great show.

Christofer January 29, 2007 at 1:12 am

Thanks for a great podcast! Keep up the good work!

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