The RPG Academy
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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: 389 / Page: 1)
Aug. 17, 2017 · 00:41:38
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 49 - Greyhawkery In this episode I speak with Michael Mortellan Bridges from the Greyhawkery blog as well the Gamerstable podcast.   Michael and the Greyhawkery blog are the newest members of The RPG Academy Network.     Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at [email protected] 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
Aug. 15, 2017 · 01:12:47
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 116 - Dungeon Crawl   In this episode I am joined by James Introcaso from the Don't Split the Podcast Network which includes Tabletop Babble, the Venture Maidens and Have Spellbook Will Travel.  James is also the ENnie winning blogger behind World Builder Blog and has written adventures you can find in the DMs guild as well as for official WOTC Adventurer's league play.   In this episode James and I discuss Dungeons! Announcements: GenCon - James has a DSPN panel on Thursday with an after party, tickets are still available. Michael has tickets available for all 3 of our panels - Basic DMing, Advanced DMing and Intro to RPG Podcasting   Michael has a Patreon Goal of $2k/month and he can quit his day job and focus on the Academy Full time. Patreon.com/TheRpgAcademy AcadeCon badges   Gamer's Lexicon - Dungeon Crawl General Assembly - Dungeon Crawl   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
Aug. 11, 2017 · 00:30:04
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 48: Lion's Vault In this episode I speak with returning guest Christopher Grey about a new module he is the lead writer for - Lion's Vault.  Lion's Vault is the 3rd in an ongoing series of modules produced by 2C Gaming and continues the story of Fate of the Forebears.  The first two modules take a level one character to 9th level and Lion's vault is designed for characters 9th - 11th level.   The module is being made in two versions, one for D&D 5e and one for Pathfinder. The Kickstarter is running now till the end of August. Please take a look and if you end up backing, let them know we are the ones that sent you.   FIND THE KICKSTARTER HERE   Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at [email protected] 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
Aug. 9, 2017 · 00:39:46
Hello and welcome to the Trial of Fantasy Age.  Fantasy Age is the generic fantasy version of the Dragon Age RPG - both designed by Chris Pramas and published by Green Ronin. The 'Age' games are built upon the Action Game Engine which is a 3d6 + stat + xxx system which also has a stunt system where certain rolls trigger the player the ability to choose from a menu of stunts.   Our GM for this game was Chris Pramas and our players Michael (@therpgacademy) - as Tye the human mage. Eric Ausley (@BozShulun) as Oska Rockford, the southern gentleman Dwarf. Kenna Conklin  (@goinglast) as Rochelle the thief acquisitions expert. Rich Malena (@rmalena) as Pascal de Cardono - the most famous assassin in the world. Enjoy!   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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.
Aug. 7, 2017 · 00:52:02
Hello and welcome to the Trial of Fantasy Age.  Fantasy Age is the generic fantasy version of the Dragon Age RPG - both designed by Chris Pramas and published by Green Ronin. The 'Age' games are built upon the Adventure Game Engine which is a 3d6 + stat + xxx system which also has a stunt system where certain rolls trigger the player the ability to choose from a menu of stunts.   Our GM for this game was Chris Pramas and our players Michael (@therpgacademy) - as Tye the human mage. Eric Ausley (@BozShulun) as Oska Rockford, the southern gentleman Dwarf. Kenna Conklin  (@goinglast) as Rochelle the thief acquisitions expert. Rich Malena (@rmalena) as Pascal de Cardono - the most famous assassin in the world. Enjoy!   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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.
Aug. 3, 2017 · 00:49:48
Hello and welcome to the Trial of Fantasy Age.  Fantasy Age is the generic fantasy version of the Dragon Age RPG - both designed by Chris Pramas and published by Green Ronin. The 'Age' games are built upon the Action Game Engine which is a 3d6 + stat + xxx system which also has a stunt system where certain rolls trigger the player the ability to choose from a menu of stunts.   Our GM for this game was Chris Pramas and our players Michael (@therpgacademy) - as Tye the human mage. Eric Ausley (@BozShulun) as Oska Rockford, the southern gentleman Dwarf. Kenna Conklin  (@goinglast) as Rochelle the thief acquisitions expert. Rich Malena (@rmalena) as Pascal de Cardono - the most famous assassin in the world. Enjoy!   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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.
Aug. 1, 2017 · 00:49:51
Hello and welcome to the Trial of Fantasy Age.  Fantasy Age is the generic fantasy version of the Dragon Age RPG - both designed by Chris Pramas and published by Green Ronin. The 'Age' games are built upon the Action Game Engine which is a 3d6 + stat + xxx system which also has a stunt system where certain rolls trigger the player the ability to choose from a menu of stunts.   Our GM for this game was Chris Pramas and our players Michael (@therpgacademy) - as Tye the human mage. Eric Ausley (@BozShulun) as Oska Rockford, the southern gentleman Dwarf. Kenna Conklin  (@goinglast) as Rochelle the thief acquisitions expert. Rich Malena (@rmalena) as Pascal de Cardono - the most famous assassin in the world. Enjoy!   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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.
July 28, 2017 · 01:17:48
Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention!   Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.   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 Where have my fingers been. In New Books - Skill checks Cryptozoology - Black Pudding Audience Q&A 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 [email protected] 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
July 25, 2017 · 00:46:19
Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 20 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party's individual adventures wrap up as the Captain returns. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist played by Matt Parody (@MattParody) Please enjoy Wrought Iron Episode 22: Fade to Black. This adventure was written by and is being run by Caleb (@TheCalebG) This actual play is supported by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.     As always, thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
July 21, 2017 · 01:22:39
Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention!   Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.   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 Where have my fingers been. In Used Books - game using players as characters and that died due to scheduling Cryptozoology - Kobolds Audience Q&A 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 [email protected] 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
July 18, 2017 · 00:58:28
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 115 - Collaborative World Building.   In this episode I am joined by Tanner  - the GM of the Shadow of the Cabal podcast, an Legend of the 5 Rings Actual Play and proud member  of the RPG Academy Network.  We talk collaborative world building. Announcements: In this episode we announce that we are once again up for an ENnie for best podcast. - VOTE HERE Michael has a Patreon Goal of $2k/month and he can quit his day job and focus on the Academy Full time. Patreon.com/TheRpgAcademy AcadeCon badges The Shadow of the Cabal has their own patreon.   Gamer's Lexicon - Collaborative World Building General Assembly - Collaborative World Building New Student Introduction - Entertainer Barbarian.     Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
July 12, 2017 · 00:37:48
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 47: Dungeon Dome In this episode I speak with James D'Amato of the Oneshot RPG Podcast / Network about their new project on Kickstarter - Dungeon Dome is a mixture of DnD and the heightened reality and over the top storytelling from the world of Professional Wresteling.   Take a look at the Dungeon Dome Kickstarter here.   Take a look at the One Shot RPG podcast network here     Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at [email protected] 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
July 11, 2017 · 01:14:37
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 114 - Origins 2017 Recap In this episode we announce that we are once again up for an ENnie for best podcast. Michael has a Patreon Goal of $2k/month and he can quit his day job and focus on the Academy Full time. We recap my Origins 2017 experience and focus on some lessons learned about Yes, And'ing as well as Pacing for one shot games.   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
July 7, 2017 · 01:33:03
Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention!   Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.   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 Where have my fingers been. In Used Books - game using players as characters and that died due to scheduling Cryptozoology - Kobolds Audience Q&A 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 [email protected] 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
July 5, 2017 · 00:48:24
Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 20 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party explores Stormbreaker Port and makes some interesting discoveries. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist played by Matt Parody (@MattParody) Please enjoy Wrought Iron Episode 21, Most People Mispronounce It. This adventure was written by and is being run by Caleb (@TheCalebG) This actual play is supported by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.     As always, thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
June 21, 2017 · 00:37:56
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 46: Shadow of the Cabal In this episode I speak with Tanner J. Clausen, the GM of excellent Legend of the 5 Rings actual play podcast.  And the newest member of The RPG Academy Network.     Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at [email protected] 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
June 15, 2017 · 01:06:20
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 113 - Hacking  & Design with Craig Campbell In this episode Special Guest Co-Host Craig Campbell from Nerd Burger Games (Designer of Murders & Acquisitions RPG) and I take a look at hacking games and his design process  for Murders & Acquisitions.   Gamers Lexicon: One Shot   General Assembly: Hacking & Design   New Student Introductions:  Entertainer Ranger   LINKS Nerdburger Games Nerdburger Show Drivethru    Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
June 13, 2017 · 01:20:36
Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention!   Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.   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 Where have my fingers been. 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 [email protected] 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
June 8, 2017 · 01:11:32
Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings - The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 112 - Limited Time Only In this episode Special Guest Co-Host Taylor from River House Games and I discuss limiting the amount of time (in game or out of the game) that the party has to complete a specific encounter or adventure. setting a clock as i've heard it called.   Gamers Lexicon: Round   General Assembly: Setting a clock   New Student Introductions: Guild Merchant Ranger   Galatune Kickstarter   Comments and Feedback are always welcome. Thanks!! ~Michael E-mail us at [email protected] 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
June 6, 2017 · 00:44:38
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 45: Happiest Apocalypse on Earth In this episode I speak with Christopher Grey about his currently Kickstartering game - Happiest Apocalypse on Earth a Powered by the Apocalypse RPG.   The players assume the role of various employee of Mouse Park where the dangers are not always of the usual sort.   Go check out the Kickstarter here! Find a game related twitter here! Find Christopher's twitter here!   Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments and Feedback are always welcome. E-mail us at [email protected] 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