The RPG Academy
By The RPG Academy
About this podcast
Faculty Meeting is the general advice, discussion & game theory podcast content of The RPG Academy website. This is where we discuss issues and ideas from our game table or yours. We also have a series of long form Actual Play Podcasts under The Campaigns title. When we try out new games those are called The Trials and our newest one shot just for fun shows are called Field Trips. We also do interview shows called Show &Tell and on occasion have done some movie reviews called Movie Day.
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Episodes (Total: 364)
yesterday · 01:00:37
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Jeffrey Copeland, and our players were Scott Brown (as Illyn Brownfeet and Bark the dog), Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson), and Andrew J. Young (as Mikhail Pavlovitskivich). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 22, 2017 · 01:02:11
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Jeffrey Copeland, and our players were Scott Brown (as Illyn Brownfeet and Bark the dog), Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson), and Andrew J. Young (as Mikhail Pavlovitskivich). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 19, 2017 · 01:03:41
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Andrew J. Young, and our players were Scott Brown (as Illyn Brownfeet and Bark the dog) and Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 17, 2017 · 01:25:11
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 111 - Shiny, let's be bad guys! In this episode Guest Caleb and I discuss playing a campaign where the player's PCs are the villains or at least villains, if not THE villains.  We also discuss how to handle the one player who is secretly evil in the party.   Gamers Lexicon: Alignment.   General Assembly: Being the villains or a villain   New Student Introductions: Hermit Wizard.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 16, 2017 · 01:08:44
Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention!   Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice. In this episode, Scott and Matt ride solo - together. As usual, these episodes are a little more rough around the edges, with less editing to reflect a more conversational tone. They also include more of the tangents, bad jokes, and adult language that we tend to use when we're hanging out and having fun. Detention LIVE is the new weekly LIVE talk show format podcast from The RPG Academy. Extra curricular is where the hosts discuss things happening outside of their RPG lives. 10 Things Improv game In Used Books Cryptozoolog   As always, thanks for listening. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome.   E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our new Google+ Community page: The Rpg Academy Become a backer: Patreon.com/TheRpgAcademy and get episodes early and other great rewards
May 15, 2017 · 00:59:30
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Andrew J. Young, and our players were Scott Brown (as Illyn Brownfeet and Bark the dog) and Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 12, 2017 · 00:47:35
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Scott Brown, and our players were Jeffrey Copeland (as Shannon Sparx), Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson), and Andrew J. Young (as Mikhail Pavlovitskivich). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 11, 2017 · 01:07:32
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Scott Brown, and our players were Jeffrey Copeland (as Shannon Sparx), Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson), and Andrew J. Young (as Mikhail Pavlovitskivich). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 9, 2017 · 00:53:20
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this episode was Andrew J. Young, and our players were Scott Brown (as Illyn Brownfeet and Bark the dog), Jeffrey Copeland (as Shannon Sparx), and Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 8, 2017 · 00:51:46
Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don't need to have listened to any other episodes in order to follow the story. We follow the detectives of the High Guard as they (attempt to) solve crimes. This series streams every Monday at 8:00 pm EST on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/TheRpgAcademy. If you tune in for the live Twitch stream, you can be a member of our jury and determine the outcome of our cases! The audio for this episode was pulled directly from the Twitch stream, so it may not meet the standards you're used to. You can also watch this episode in full on our YouTube page. Our GM for this first episode was Andrew J. Young, and our players were Scott Brown (as Illyn Brownfeet and Bark the dog), Jeffrey Copeland (as Shannon Sparx), and Marty McGuire (as Aaron "Tweet" Twillson). Follow Lawful & Orderly on Twitter: @DnDSVU.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 4, 2017 · 00:58:00
Hello and welcome to our 3rd DM'ing 101 show. This is the audio only from our Youtube Series: DMing 101. This episode I was joined by Chris Burlew, the Game Master for the Star Wars Actual Play podcast - Redemption (part of The RPG Academy Network).   You can watch the video version at www.youtube.com/TheRpgAcademy      Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
May 3, 2017 · 00:40:39
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 43 : Blackwood In this episode I speak with Eli Kurtz of The Mythic Gazetter about their currently kickstartering Savage Worlds setting: Blackwood.   The Blackwood is a fantasy setting inspired by folklore and high-flying martial arts action. It's Grimm's Tales meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It's The Witcher series meets Kung Fu Hustle. It's Iron Monkey meets Brotherhood of the Wolf. You are errants, a class of wandering adventurers, who search a landscape of deadly beauty for a way to save the settled folk of the Elder Kingdom from ruin.   Go check it out - find the KS here! Other links of Interest Twitter  The Mythic Gazetteer Facebook Page YouTube Page Google + and you can eMail them at:  zap.dynamic@gamil         Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our new Google+ Community page: The Rpg Academy Become a backer: Patreon.com/TheRpgAcademy and get episodes early and other great rewards
May 2, 2017 · 01:00:03
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 110 - Learning Games In this episode Guest Co-Host Senda and I discuss:   Gamers Lexicon: Proficiency   General Assembly: Learning new games and taking pieces and parts of games into your home games.   New Student Introductions: Sage Rogue.   Find Senda on Twitter @IdellaMithylynnd and her podcast She's a Super Geek Here   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
April 27, 2017 · 01:36:34
Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention!   Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice. In this episode, Scott, Matt and I are joined by The Caleb G, making his triumphant return to Detention - the show he created. As usual, these episodes are a little more rough around the edges, with less editing to reflect a more conversational tone. They also include more of the tangents, bad jokes, and adult language that we tend to use when we're hanging out and having fun. Detention LIVE is the new weekly LIVE talk show format podcast from The RPG Academy. Extra curricular is where the hosts discuss things happening outside of their RPG lives. 10 Things Improv game In Used Books Caleb discusses his very first campaign - which we learn did not make it past he first session.   In our newest segment: Cryptozoology, the group discuss Hydra. As always, thanks for listening. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome.   E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our new Google+ Community page: The Rpg Academy Become a backer: Patreon.com/TheRpgAcademy and get episodes early and other great rewards
April 25, 2017 · 01:05:04
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 109 - Sideways Success In this episode Caleb and I tackled impossible odds.   Gamers Lexicon: Nobility.   General Assembly: Attempting the impossible.   New Student Introductions: Noble Cleric.       Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy
April 21, 2017 · 00:40:47
Welcome to the Trial of Axon Punk Overdrive, a brand new cyberpunk game that is on Kickstarter right now! In this episode, the players get back together to share their thoughts and opinions about the game. Axon Punk: Overdrive is a tabletop roleplaying game, made by Wrong Brothers Gaming in collaboration with the Sugar Gamers, that combines classic cyberpunk and hip hop to produce an experience like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo if they were set in the megacities of 2085. Visit the game's website for a free download of the quick start rules packet. Our GM for this Trial is game creator Colin Kyle (@AxonPunk). Our players are Caleb (@TheCalebG), Scott (@Geowtf), and Matthew (@MattParody). enjoy! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy   Sound FX used were from TabletopAudio.com and used under Creative Commons -NC-ND 4.0 license.
April 21, 2017 · 00:09:24
Welcome to the Trial of Axon Punk Overdrive, a brand new cyberpunk game that is on Kickstarter right now! In this short bonus episode, listen our pre-game warm ups and some post-game bloopers. Axon Punk: Overdrive is a tabletop roleplaying game, made by Wrong Brothers Gaming in collaboration with the Sugar Gamers, that combines classic cyberpunk and hip hop to produce an experience like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo if they were set in the megacities of 2085. Visit the game's website for a free download of the quick start rules packet. Our GM for this Trial is game creator Colin Kyle (@AxonPunk). Our players are Caleb (@TheCalebG), Scott (@Geowtf), and Matthew (@MattParody). enjoy! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy   Sound FX used were from TabletopAudio.com and used under Creative Commons -NC-ND 4.0 license.
April 20, 2017 · 01:09:25
Welcome to the Trial of Axon Punk Overdrive, a brand new cyberpunk game that is on Kickstarter right now! Axon Punk: Overdrive is a tabletop roleplaying game, made by Wrong Brothers Gaming in collaboration with the Sugar Gamers, that combines classic cyberpunk and hip hop to produce an experience like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo if they were set in the megacities of 2085. Visit the game's website for a free download of the quick start rules packet. Our GM for this Trial is game creator Colin Kyle (@AxonPunk). Our players are Caleb (@TheCalebG), Scott (@Geowtf), and Matthew (@MattParody). enjoy! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy   Sound FX used were from TabletopAudio.com and used under Creative Commons -NC-ND 4.0 license.
April 19, 2017 · 01:08:01
Welcome to the Trial of Axon Punk Overdrive, a brand new cyberpunk game that is on Kickstarter right now! Axon Punk: Overdrive is a tabletop roleplaying game, made by Wrong Brothers Gaming in collaboration with the Sugar Gamers, that combines classic cyberpunk and hip hop to produce an experience like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo if they were set in the megacities of 2085. Visit the game's website for a free download of the quick start rules packet. Our GM for this Trial is game creator Colin Kyle (@AxonPunk). Our players are Caleb (@TheCalebG), Scott (@Geowtf), and Matthew (@MattParody). enjoy! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy   Sound FX used were from TabletopAudio.com and used under Creative Commons -NC-ND 4.0 license.
April 18, 2017 · 00:57:57
Welcome to the Trial of Axon Punk Overdrive, a brand new cyberpunk game that is on Kickstarter right now! Axon Punk: Overdrive is a tabletop roleplaying game, made by Wrong Brothers Gaming in collaboration with the Sugar Gamers, that combines classic cyberpunk and hip hop to produce an experience like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo if they were set in the megacities of 2085. Visit the game's website for a free download of the quick start rules packet.   In this episode, Caleb talks to Colin about the game and its development. Tune in tomorrow for our Actual Play experience with this awesome game! enjoy! Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at Podcast@TheRpgAcademy Follow us on twitter @TheRpgAcademy Visit our Facebook Page Join our Google+ Community Page at: The RPG Academy Support our show by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.Com/TheRpgAcademy   Sound FX used were from TabletopAudio.com and used under Creative Commons -NC-ND 4.0 license.