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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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
June 2, 2017 · 01:03:35
Hello and welcome to Hollow Earth Expedition - HEX as it's known is a pulp action adventure RPG using the Ubiquity system.  For this Trial we've solicited the GMing skills of Angela Craft from the Fandible Podcast. Angela ran the adventure for myself, Chris and Michael from the Redemption podcast and Taylor from River House games.   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.
June 1, 2017 · 00:51:10
Hello and welcome to Hollow Earth Expedition - HEX as it's known is a pulp action adventure RPG using the Ubiquity system.  For this Trial we've solicited the GMing skills of Angela Craft from the Fandible Podcast. Angela ran the adventure for myself, Chris and Michael from the Redemption podcast and Taylor from River House games.   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.
May 31, 2017 · 00:43:50
Hello and welcome to Hollow Earth Expedition - HEX as it's known is a pulp action adventure RPG using the Ubiquity system.  For this Trial we've solicited the GMing skills of Angela Craft from the Fandible Podcast. Angela ran the adventure for myself, Chris and Michael from the Redemption podcast and Taylor from River House games.   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.
May 30, 2017 · 01:02:48
Hello and welcome to Hollow Earth Expedition - HEX as it's known is a pulp action adventure RPG using the Ubiquity system.  For this Trial we've solicited the GMing skills of Angela Craft from the Fandible Podcast. Angela ran the adventure for myself, Chris and Michael from the Redemption podcast and Taylor from River House games.   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.
May 29, 2017 · 00:41:35
Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 44: Oath of the Frozen King In this episode I speak with Tim and Barker from Absolute Tabletop about their new Adventure Kit on Kickstarter now.  As we recorded the KS toped $23k on an original goal of $500.00   The adventure kit is less a module and more of an adventure generator.  For as little as $10 you can get a PDF version and $25 gets you a soft back printed edition.  At $23k they've unlocked every stretch goal.   Please enjoy the episode and then go back the Kickstarter HERE - it ends 06/01 at 11:59 AM Eastern - so don't wait. Other links of Interest  www.absolutetabetop.com Facebook Group   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
May 26, 2017 · 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 [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
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 [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
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 [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
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 [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
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 [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