Gaming and BS RPG Podcast
By Brett and Sean: Gamers, Podcasters, Game Masters, Geeks
About this podcast
Brett and Sean (BS) are two of your friends talking about roleplaying games and other related topics. Even though we come to you from Wisconsin, the origins of TSR and Dungeons and Dragons, we don't claim to be experts. Our approach is not only light, but it may even make you laugh... OR rip your hair out.
Episodes (Total: 181 / Page: 1)
Sept. 19, 2017 · 01:07:19
For some reason, arms and armor never seem to get “used up” or replaced, unless it’s to get better stuff that we found in a dragon’s horde, pulled off an NPC, or upgraded from the store. Why is that? Is there any reason why we’d want to deal with the bookkeeping for such things? Announcements... The post 157 Wear and Tear on Arms and Armor appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Sept. 12, 2017 · 00:59:39
‘Point buy’ may not be the right words. We talk about buffing a player’s character beyond what is a standard starting point. This works out better in a point-based character progression than a level based one. We’re curious of what you think after hearing this episode. Announcements Event registration for Gamehole Con opens Sept 2nd... The post 156 Point Buy Tweaking appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Sept. 6, 2017 · 01:09:43
We all make mistakes in our rpg’s and Brett is not immune. He comes to the table and confronts those mishaps in hopes of becoming a better game master. Meanwhile, Sean lends an open ear and helps console the fragile Brett. Announcements Event registration for Gamehole Con opened – shit is getting real! Evercon –... The post 155 Brett’s Recent RPG Mistakes appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Aug. 29, 2017 · 01:04:59
How to make a character in a game with no classes.  I think this merits a discussion as players new to this style of game often have difficulties forming a concept. Thanks to Tony Baker for the topic. Announcements Sean was at Geekcon in MSN Event registration for Gamehole Con opens Sept 2nd Avalon and... The post 154 Player Series – Games With No Classes appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Aug. 22, 2017 · 00:58:19
Gaming with the feels, aka emotional bleed. There are times when the story is deep and rich, the interactions with NPC’s is turned up to eleven and we become immersed in play. Emotions will heighten and inevitably impact the game and the players. We banter about the feels that come with rpg gaming. Announcements Sean... The post 153 Gaming with the Feels appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Aug. 17, 2017 · 01:17:05
No new episode this week?!! Gasp! Well, let me explain while also extend a thank you to all of you. After a brief explanation we’ll be rewinding it back to September 17th, 2014. The post No New Show, Explanation and Thank You! appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Aug. 8, 2017 · 01:28:27
We’re glad you’re getting back to rpg’ing. It’s never too late. We try to settle your nerves with words of encouragement…and maybe some advice. Announcements Event registration for Gamehole Con opens Sept 2nd Avalon KS – Looking at Sept/Oct 2017 star Random Encounter Feedback on last episode 151 Back to NPC’s on G+ to include feedback... The post 152 Getting Back Into The Hobby appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
Aug. 1, 2017 · 01:04:38
We go back to NPC’s because we wanted to chat about why it’s important to have non-player characters with personality. Announcements Sponsor: Gamehole Con Avalon Kickstarter still being kicked around. <= see what we did there? Random Encounter Discussion around episode 150 Mega Dungeons includes feedback from Stephen Dragonspawn, Crimfan, On G+ – Jared Rasher, Michael Parker,... The post 151 Back to NPC’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
July 25, 2017 · 01:06:36
Mega dungeons, you know, the big ones. There’s Undermountain, Castle Greyhawk, Barrowmaze and many more. We talk about ’em. Announcements 28 games being run by friends of ours at Gamehole Con. Board and card games are also welcome. More talk about Brett’s Avalon setting. Random Encounter All comments this week are about episode 149 – Time... The post 150 Mega Dungeons appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
July 18, 2017 · 01:09:58
More commentary on this one. Some of us have consistent weekly games and some of us play with a group every few months. We share our experiences with how frequent we play. Announcements Sponsor – Gamehole Con Thanks Ray Otis for doing up the Zip Zaps art! Random Encounter Unveiling the Mystery Crimfan writes Peter... The post 149 Lapse Between Game Sessions appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
July 11, 2017 · 01:13:16
Mystery, or the unknown, is a good trope to incorporate into your RPG. But, how far do you go before the players hit a brick wall of frustration and don’t know what to do or what path to pursue? Inspired by an email to us from Michael Drescher, we take a stab at providing some... The post 148 Unveiling the Mystery appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
July 4, 2017 · 01:13:10
Mass combat, we’re not talking specific rules or mechanics. More high level than that. We explain our definition and the tie into miniature war games. A topic suggested by Gabe Dybing. Announcements OSR Contest Winners! Random Encounter Blake Ryan, Crimfan, Bill Durfy, Stacie Winters and Steve Orlik emails us about episode 146 on Tactical Combat... The post 147 Mass Combat appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
June 27, 2017 · 01:18:57
Are your players neutralizing your combat encounters in rpg’s quicker than you can say “save or die”? Well our friend Walt has just those players. But fear not, Walt! We’ll give you some tips on how to beef up a tactical encounter so it’s challenging for your players! Announcements Want to run games under our... The post 146 Tips for Tactical Combat appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
June 20, 2017 · 01:02:32
Pregens are good for one shots and con games. Roll your own pc is good for campaigns, but what if you flip it? Is there a time when pregens could be used for an rpg campaign? :gasp: How about rolling up characters for a convention game or one shot? Announcements Want to run games under... The post 145 Pregen or Roll Your Own appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
June 13, 2017 · 01:01:58
As part of a character concept, we pose different questions you can ask yourself when creating your player character. Inspired by feedback on our player series from Jim Fitzpatrick. Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! So let us know what you’d like to run Brett in Origins this... The post 144 Character Development appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
June 6, 2017 · 01:10:22
We have Alex Kammer, Director of Gamehole Con, come on so we can ask him about the kids track that they have in place for this year’s event. Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! So let us know what you’d like to run Brett in Origins What’s the... The post 143 Kids Track at Cons appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
May 30, 2017 · 01:00:16
Chris Lange wrote us: “…my question is, when your players know they are playing a supernatural horror game, what are some ways to rend their understanding of the world, to, hopefully, make them uncomfortable due to lack of understanding the world, much as their characters should be feeling.” Random Encounter Jared Rascher comments on Ep... The post 142 Supernatural Horror and Mystery appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
May 23, 2017 · 01:01:29
Super villains and ultimate baddies in role-playing games can be all full of cliches. Inspired by listener George S., we talk about those trope and maybe give you some ideas on how to make them better. Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! So let us know what you’d... The post 141 Super Villains appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
May 16, 2017 · 01:15:19
We talk about playing thieves and rogues. Be it sneaky sneak thieves, trap detector and disabler, swashbuckler Robin Hood Musketeer type or even scoundrels, it’s all about the sinister class of the thief. Or shall we say rogue? Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! So let us know what... The post 140 Player Series – Thieves & Rogues appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.
May 9, 2017 · 01:10:19
Building, or creating, things in role-playing games. It could be a keep, a kingdom or magic items. Announcements Want to run games under our Banner at Gamehole? Submissions are open! So let us know what you’d like to run Brett in Origins next month Old School Encounter Contest! – Hobbs and Friends of the OSR... The post 139 Building Stuff in RPG’s appeared first on Gaming and BS RPG Podcast.