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Episode 047: Reality Blurs Update with Sean Preston

We were joined by Sean Preston of Reality Blurs, who brought with him updates on the Blur's original three settings, RunePunk, Iron Dynasty, and Agents of Oblivion. In addition, we discussed what's new, including Mechagenesis, the soon-to-be-released Ravaged Earth, and the newly-announced Realms of Cthulhu!

We didn't get to talk about it on the show, but Sean recently rolled out a completely redesigned website, which includes a brand new forum. Go sign up for the new forum, here.

Other Links:
Savage Worlds

Direct download: tgtt047.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 1:58am MDT

Episode 046: Dark Heresy with Ross Watson

We were joined by Fantasy Flight Games' Senior RPG Developer, Ross Watson, to discuss Dark Heresy, the roleplaying game based on the Inquisition from Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 intellectual property.

Ross had a lot to say about Dark Heresy, his gaming and designing background, and cheesy, '80s movies.

Who's the master?! Find out in this exciting episode.

Other Games:
Call of Cthulhu
Delta Green
Dungeons & Dragons
Masters of the Universe RPG (FASA) - sorry, couldn't find a link on this one
Hero / Champions
Legends & Lairs
Men In Black RPG
Rifts / TMNT / Robotech
Star Wars (d6)
Street Fighter RPG

Cheesy '80s Movies:
Back to School
The Last Dragon

Direct download: tgtt046.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:25pm MDT

Episode 045: Houses of the Blooded w/ John Wick and RinCon '08 Wrap-Up

At RinCon '08, we were joined by Guest of Honor, John Wick. We discussed his new "big" game, Houses of the Blooded, along with many of the games he's designed in the past, such as Legend of the Five Rings, 7th Sea, and, more recently, Wilderness of Mirrors. John also talks about what he's playing now and what he hates about roleplaying games.

Also, we inform folks about the rest of the year's shows and our upcoming, much shorter than last year, hiatus. Of course we give our thoughts on RinCon, itself, as well. Hint: Fun was had by all.

[UPDATE] Wilderness of Mirrors, John Wick's great espionage game, is now available on PDF at Indie Press Revolution. Check it out!

Houses of the Blooded Site
Wicked Dead Brewing Company

Direct download: tgtt045.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 4:28pm MDT

Episode 044: Announcing Hellfrost with Triple Ace Games

We are proud to be part of the announcement of Triple Ace Games' brand new fantasy setting, Hellfrost, an open setting for Savage Worlds. Dave, Rob, and Wiggy, the three big aces of Triple Ace, took the time to discuss the new setting with us in great depth.

Direct download: tgtt044.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 2:49am MDT

Episode 043: LBB - Slipstream, Traveler's Tales, and Coffin Rock

Clint Black joins us for the first new Little Black Book segment in seven months (to the day). With the long wait, we decided to discuss the three most recent Savage Worlds print releases: Traveler's Tales for Solomon Kane, Coffin Rock for Deadlands, and the long-awaited space pulp plot-point setting, Slipstream. In addition, Clint makes a secret announcement.

After all that was said and done, we resolved who gets this month's TGTT Wild Die!

Direct download: tgtt043.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 7:22pm MDT

Episode 042: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying with Rob Schwalb

Our 42nd episode!

We talked to Rob Schwalb about the upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying from Green Ronin, based on the fantasy series of the same name by George R. R. Martin. If you're looking to play in the SIF sandbox, or if you're just looking for great rules to run a medieval game, you should definitely check this show out!

And stick around for the end of the show, as we give you another way to win a TGTT Wild Die. Don't forget to bring your towel!

Other Links:
Dungeons & Dragons
Hidden Kingdom
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Direct download: tgtt042.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:17pm MDT

Episode 041: Halt Evil Doer! with Charles Phipps

We interviewed Charles Phipps, creator of Halt Evil Doer!, a M&M Superlink setting published by Arbor Productions. Charles also announces two new upcoming settings: Winterweir, a dark fantasy setting for Savage Worlds and the Pathfinder RPG, and Streets of Frenzy, a modern martial arts/crime drama setting for Savage Worlds.

In addition to all of the above, we gave away the first TGTT Wild Die on this show. Congratulations to the winner!

Other Games Mentioned:
Dungeons & Dragons
D6 Star Wars
World of Darkness

Direct download: tgtt041.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:11am MDT

Episode 040: Robin Elliot of Triple Ace Games and Say Anything

This show brings our interview of Rob Elliot, Production Director of Triple Ace Games, one of the newest Savage Worlds Licensees. We discussed what they've done and where they're going. If you want information about Daring Tales, Necropolis 2350, or Sundered Skies, this is the place to listen.

Before the interview, we review Say Anything, a new party game from North Star Games, the makers of the award-winning Wits & Wagers. Here's a hint: we liked it!

Finally, we hold the first contest of the year, with a chance to win one of the new TGTT Wild Dice!

Direct download: tgtt040.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:08pm MDT

Episode 039: Desolation RPG with Greymalkin Designs

We interviewed Jamie Gooch, Stephen Herron, and Matt Somers, of Greymalkin Designs, about their new post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG, Desolation. Desolation uses Ubiquity, the roleplaying system behind Exile Games' Hollow Earth Expedition, and employs a brand new free-form magic system.

Other Links
The Nearside Project
World of Darkness
Dungeons & Dragons

Direct download: tgtt039.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:08pm MDT

Episode 038: Lee Szczepanik of Arbor Productions

We interviewed Lee Szczepanik, publisher at Arbor Productions. We talked at great length about the Neo Earth setting (on which the original Autumn Arbor campaign setting book is written), and the upcoming products to be released through the recently-updated Savage Worlds licensee program and the M&M Superlink program for Mutants & Masterminds. Also discussed were the fiction series about Autumn Arbor and the state of the industry, in general.

Other Links
Mutants & Masterminds
Savage Worlds
Shark Bytes - The Savage Worlds Fanzine

Direct download: tgtt038.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 3:36pm MDT

Episode 037: [Origins] Kenneth Hite Interview and Last Night on Earth

In another Origins show, we review the survival horror board game, Last Night on Earth from Flying Frog Productions. We also had a chance to interview Kenneth Hite. We had a blast doing this show.

One to ponder... Is it a sign that the world may indeed be ending when Ken Hite's and Andy Hopp's Where the Deep Ones Are is available for pre-order on the Target website?!

Flying Frog Productions' Links
Company Site
Last Night on Earth Board Game Geek Page
A Touch of Evil Board Game Geek Page

Kenneth's Links
Adventures in the Darkness (for Mutants & Masterminds and Truth & Justice)
Grim War (for Wild Talents)
In Nomine
Shadows Over Filmland (for Trail of Cthulhu)
Suppressed Transmissions
Trail of Cthulhu
Where the Deep Ones Are

Other Games Mentioned
Burning Empires
Burning Wheel
Call of Cthulhu
Dogs In the Vineyard
D&D 4E
Grey Ranks
Hero System
The Mountain Witch
Mutants & Masterminds
My Life With Master
Truth & Justice
Wild Talents

Other Sites Mentioned
The Forge
On Board Games
Indie Press Revolution
Story Games

Direct download: tgtt037.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 4:51am MDT

Episode 036: [Origins] 2008 Savage Worlds Roundtable

So it's finally here. The show opens with Matt's performance of a new song, lyrics by Clint Black, based on a fan-favorite Joss Whedon song! Then we were treated to discussion about Savage Worlds with Shane Hensley, Clint & Jodi Black, Sean Preston, Sean Patrick Fannon, Matthew Cutter, and a cast of Savages. Thanks to all involved!

Official Savage Worlds and Licensee Links (from those present)
Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Reality Blurs
Talisman Studios

Other Links

Direct download: tgtt036.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 2:45pm MDT

Episode 035: Origins Game Fair 2008 Wrap-Up

In this show we talk about our first experience at the Origins Game Fair and play two segments recorded at the show. 1) We interviewed Anthony Gallela, Executive Director of the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA): the organization behind Origins, and 2) Jeff Combos of Exile Game Studio took the third seat to discuss the Origins Awards and to let us know what was coming for his game, Hollow Earth Expedition, and the Ubiquity System, in general.

Below are links to the Origins Awards winners. For a full list of nominees, check the Academy of Adventure Gaming, Arts & Design site.

Minatures Rules of the Year
Classic Battletech

Minature or Miniatures Line of the Year
Titanius Fury

Collectible Card Game of the Year
Legend of the Five Rings

Historical Miniatures Game of the Year
"Check Your 6!"

Historical Miniatures Line of the Year
Romano-British 15mm

Historical Board Game of the Year
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

Non-Fiction Publication of the Year
Hobby Games: The 100 Best

Fiction Publication of the Year
Astounding Hero Tales

Game Accessory of the Year
Call of Cthulhu Dice Set

Roleplaying Game Supplement of the Year
Codex Arcanis

Roleplaying Game of the Year
Aces & Eights

Traditional Card Game of the Year
Zombie Fluxx

Board Game or Expansion of the Year
Starcraft: The Board Game

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Direct download: tgtt035.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:44am MDT

Episode 034: Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Discussion

We were joined by our friend and local d20 expert, Andrew Harvey, to discuss our thoughts and opinions of the new D&D. And yes, we do alternately call him Andrew and Harvey. It's a long story.

Also check out:
Southern Arizona Gamers Association
RinCon Games

Direct download: tgtt034.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:48pm MDT

Episode 033: Online Tabletop Gaming with Kevin Melka

We were joined by Kevin Melka of Digital Adventures, a publisher for the popular online tabletop roleplaying software, Fantasy Grounds II. We discussed playing pen and paper RPGs online, as well as using tools like FGII at the game table. Also, Kevin reveals future plans for Digital Adventures, as it pertains to Savage Worlds Online and future rulesets coming out soon.

Games Discussed
Arcana Evolved
Call of Cthulhu
Castles & Crusades
Iron Heroes
Rolemaster Classic
Savage Worlds

Direct download: tgtt033.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 4:20pm MDT

Episode 032: Freeport and Systemless Settings with Chris Pramas

We were joined by Green Ronin Publishing President (and former punk rocker) Chris Pramas to discuss the Freeport setting and the concept of systemless settings, in general. Of course, Chris takes the time to give a preview of upcoming products from Green Ronin, such as the new A Song of Ice and Fire RPG.

Other Green Ronin games discussed:
Mutants & Masterminds
Ork! the Roleplaying Game
Torches & Pitchforks
Walk the Plank

Non-Green Ronin games mentioned:
Castles & Crusades
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Dungeons & Dragons
Feng Shui
Savage Worlds

Direct download: tgtt032.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 6:43pm MDT

We are joined by our friends Lindsey Ehman and Matt Cancio to discuss gaming with your significant other. Veronica reveals what makes a board game playable for her - this will turn into a regular feature.

We announce the winner of the Modern Art Blank Player Screen Design Contest that took place on Board Game Geek.

Board Games Mentioned
The Gipf Project
Lost Cities
Modern Art
Starcraft: The Boardgame
Twilight Imperium
Winds of Plunder

RPGs Mentioned
Dungeons & Dragons
Fading Suns
Mortal Coil
Savage Worlds
Trail of Cthulhu

Direct download: tgtt031.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 4:53pm MDT

Episode 030: Dave Blewer Interview

We interview Dave Blewer about his new Savage Worlds plot point setting, Sundered Skies, due out in May. We had some internet-based problems with sound that were fixed to the best of our ability. Please excuse the issue. If any clarification is needed, stop by the Pinnacle forums.

Show Links:
Savage Worlds
Triple Ace Games' Sundered Skies site
PEG Forums

Direct download: tgtt030.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:18am MDT

After a hiatus in excess of three months, we're back.

Our friend Jen Decker joins us for this RPG extravaganza! We discuss Jared Sorensen's InSpectres (published by Memento Mori Theatricks), Robin Laws' The Esoterrorists (published by Pelgrane Press), and our own homebrew post-apocalyptic Savage Worlds campaign.

Speaking of Savage Worlds, Clint Black joins us for another installment of Little Black Book, wherein we discuss The Savage World of Solomon Kane.

A long episode, but it's been a long time coming. And believe it or not, we left stuff out!

Links of the Games We Discussed:
The Esoterrorists
Savage Worlds: Explorer's Edition
The Savage World of Solomon Kane

Other Links:

Pelgrane Press - home of the Gumshoe System and the Dying Earth RPG
Robin's Laws of Good Gamemastering

Direct download: tgtt029.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:12pm MDT