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Episode 064: Horror Gaming with Jess, Ed, and Sean

We were joined by Jess Hartley (, Ed Wetterman (12 to Midnight), and Sean Preston (Reality Blurs) to discuss horror gaming. Happy Halloween!

Show Links:
Beyond the Supernatural

Call of Cthulhu
Savage Worlds
White Wolf (Vampire, Changeling, Hunter)

Jess' Links:
Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional

One Geek to Another

Ed's Links:
12 to Midnight Halloween Sale

Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas

Sean's Links:
Agents of Oblivion

Realms of Cthulhu

Direct download: tgtt064.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 1:05am MDT

Episode 063: Hijacked at RinCon 2009

With CaLeigh sick, Ron and Veronica were stuck home for RinCon. But Don Dehm and Derek Rex, of Pulp Gamer Media Network, Paul Tevis, of Have Games, Will Travel, and Ryan Macklin, of Master Plan, decided the show must go on. This is their RinCon report. We would like to thank the four of them for taking the time to be on our show. It's a pleasure having three highly-respected podcasters sit in for us.

Other links:


A Penny For My Thoughts

Paul Tevis' Blog

The Voice of the Revolution

Indie Press Revolution

The Dresden Files RPG

Direct download: tgtt063.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:32pm MDT

Episode 062: Using Existing Systems in Your Game with Crafty Games

We were joined by Boyan Radakovich to host Patrick Kapera and Alex Flagg of Crafty Games to discuss Fantasy Craft and choosing a system for your setting. Of course, Bo also plugged RinCon '09, Southern Arizona's premier game convention!

Direct download: tgtt062.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:17pm MDT

Episode 061: Old School Gaming with Matthew Finch

We were joined by Matthew Finch of Mythmere Games, publisher of the ENnie Award-Winning Swords & Wizardry. We discussed old school gaming (we're talking 70s to early 80s, vintage D&D): the recent surge in the popularity of the old school style and the OGL-driven retro-clone movement.

Game Links:
Basic Fantasy
Castles & Crusades
Dungeons & Dragons
Labyrinth Lord
A Quick Primer for Old School Gaming

Other Link:
12 to Midnight Buried Tales Treasure Hunt

Direct download: tgtt061.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 1:08am MDT

Episode 060: Rogue Trader with Ross Watson

Don Dehm from the Pulp Gamer Media Network joined us as we interviewed Ross Watson of Fantasy Flight Games about the new Rogue Trader RPG from the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

In addition, we made a huge announcement regarding the future of TGTT and the creation of a new podcast!

Other links:

Board Games with Scott
Gen Con
Origins Game Fair
Savage Worlds


Direct download: tgtt060.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 6:55pm MDT

Episode 059: 2009 Savage Worlds Roundtable at Origins

We held the 2nd Annual Savage Worlds Roundtable at the 2009 Origins Game Fair. We were joined by Shane Hensley, Clint Black, Matt Cutter, and Joel Kinstle from Pinnacle Entertainment (Joel's also with Studio 2 Publishing), our gracious host Sean Preston and Stacy Young from Reality Blurs, phenomenal artist and Girl Genius colorist, Cheyenne Wright, Evil Mike and Chaos Steve from the Savage Worlds Explorer's Society, and Heath "Pepster" Medlin, provider of some amazing, custom dice from Chessex, from the PEG forums.

To open the show we've used the latest Savage song performed by Matt Cutter, Games to Run. Like "The Man They Call Shane," the lyrics were written by Clint Black.

Finally, for the real answer to: Joel, how did you get involved with Pinnacle? Click here:

Direct download: tgtt059.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:28am MDT

Episode 058: Origins 2009 Exhibition Hall Walkthrough

We spent our Saturday and Sunday at the Origins Game Fair collecting short interviews on the Exhibition Hall floor with as many creators and manufacturers as we could squeeze in. Get a feel for the show floor of Origins with our 14 conversations.

Twilight Creations
Deadlands/Savage Worlds
North Star Games
Kenzer and Company
Wells Expeditions
Catalyst Game Labs
Monsters in the Sky
IPR Out of the Box
Atomic Overmind
Pelgrane Press
Exile Game Studio
Paradigm Concepts
Shard Studios
Z-Man Games
Hero Games
Margaret Weis Productions
d20 Pro

Direct download: tgtt058.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:55am MDT

Episode 057: RandomCon 2009

We recorded "live" at RandomCon 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. At the con, we managed to wrangle two podcasters, Don Dehm (Pulp Gamer) and Brian Isikoff (2d6 Feet in a Random Direction), into hosting the show with us, along with friends Jen Decker and John Polack. We were also joined by Susan from Laughing Moon Chronicles Eric Torres, creator of the World of Rynaga, and the inimitable John Wick (Wicked Dead Brewing Company).

Aside from discussing the first year con, Brian, Don, and John W. joined me in resolving the winner of what turned out to be an amazing prize in our ENnies 2009 contest. Brian and Don acted for our two finalists in a deadly chase, and Mr. Wick provided their opposition in the form of an Angry Bear!

RPG Links:
Apocalypse Prevention, Inc.
Deadlands/Savage Worlds
Hellfrost/Necropolis 2350
Hollow Earth Expedition
Houses of the Blooded
Ravaged Earth/RunePunk

Board Game Links:
Apples to Apples
Cash'n Guns
Hey! That's My Fish!
Milles Bornes
Monster Mayhem
Stone Age

Other Links:
12 to Midnight/Fabled Environments
Cheyenne Wright
Dwarven Forge
Indie Press Revolution
Origins Awards
RinCon '09
Southern Arizona Gamers Association (SAGA)
Steve Jackson Games

Direct download: tgtt057.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:48am MDT

Episode 056: Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies w/ Chad Underkoffler

We were joined by Chad Underkoffler to talk about his new RPG, Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies. We also discussed his other PDQ games and his work on the Dresden Files RPG.

Chad's Links:
Chad's Blog
Atomic Sock Monkey Press
Evil Hat Games

Other PDQ Publishers:
Aetherial Forge
Atomic Overmind
Silver Branch Games

Other Links:
Penny For My Thoughts
Pyramid Magazine
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG
Unknown Armies

Direct download: tgtt056.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:48pm MDT

Episode 055: Reviewing Legends of Steel Savage Worlds Edition

In this episode, we reviewed Legends of Steel Savage Worlds Edition from Evil DM Productions. We also took the time to go over feedback and get in a couple plugs for our friends.

The Lair of the Evil DM
Savage Worlds
Origins Game Fair
ENnie Awards
Savagepedia Contest
Modern Floorplans
Wizards of the Coast
Great Debate (War Pig Radio)
Green Ronin
Day After Ragnarok (Atomic Overmind)
Jaws of the Six Serpents
Apocalypse Prevention, Inc.
Savage Heroes
Shark Bytes

Direct download: tgtt055.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:19pm MDT

Episode 054: The Big PDF Controversy

Recently, Wizards of the Coast pulled all PDF sales off the internet. The move sparked a huge debate about the impact of piracy on the game publishing industry. In addition, it re-ignited the debate over the PDF industry's impact on the friendly local game store. Joining us on the issue is DriveThruRPG/RPGNow marketing director, Sean Patrick Fannon.

Subject Links:
Marcus King Article on ICv2
Nicole Lindroos of Green Ronin's Response
WotC CEO Interview on ICv2

Other Links:
Donald Dennis - On Board Games
Hat's Games
Palladium Books
Southern Arizona Gamers Association
Talisman Studios

Direct download: tgtt054.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:55am MDT

Episode 053: April Fool's Day with Clint Black

Clint has taken over the show! Mad with power, he's decided to spill the beans on several upcoming Savage Worlds products, one of which Pinnacle has not previously announced! Listen up to find it if we ever get control of the show again...

Direct download: tgtt053.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 5:51pm MDT

Episode 052: Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. with Eloy Lasanta

We were joined by Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games to discuss his new setting, Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. (API). Eloy was also kind enough to teach us to use API's Dynamic Gaming System (DGS), which we used as an excuse to resolve our contest for a set of TGTT dice. At the end, Eloy announced he'd be giving free PDF copies of API to the two finalists in the contest!

In addition to all this, we discussed API Worldwide: Canada, API's first sourcebook, and we got a sneak preview of what else is coming for the setting and the DGS.

Finally, Eloy asks that you consider a donation to Autism Speaks.

Other Games Mentioned:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG

Other Links:
Ex Libris Nocturnis
Studio 2 Publishing

Direct download: tgtt052.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 5:03pm MDT

Episode 051: Savage Supers Showcase

For five years, Savage Worlds has had one viable ruleset for four-color supers: Necessary Evil. Recently, Daring Entertainment released Dawn of Legends, the Savage version of the Autumn Arbor superhero setting previously only available through M&M Superlink. What's more, DoL includes brand new rules for supers in Savage Worlds. Joined by our friend John Polack, we interviewed Mike Dukes, Daring Entertainment's Vice President: Creative Director, about Dawn of Legends.

In addition to the release of DoL, Pinnacle Entertainment has released Necessary Evil: Explorer's Edition, an update of the original Savage Worlds supers ruleset. A new PEG book means it's time for a new edition of Little Black Book with Clint Black, Necessary Evil's principal author.

All this came together to form the Savage Supers Showcase!

Other links:
Dungeons & Dragons
Marvel Superheroes
Studio 2 Publishing

Direct download: tgtt051.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:05pm MDT

Episode 050: Deadlands: The Flood w/ Matthew Cutter

In this episode, we talked to Matthew Cutter about Deadlands: The Flood, the first Plot Point book for the Savage Worlds-driven Deadlands: Reloaded. In addition to Deadlands, we talked about Spirits of '86, Matt's own setting, and the rock opera he did 10 years ago. Also we revealed our favorite G.I. Joe action figures.

We covered feedback, made some announcements, and started a new contest, as well. Since we didn't mention it in the show, we'll set the deadline for the contest here. You have till March 15th to enter.

Pulp Gamer
TGTT's Facebook Group
TGTT's Cafe Press store
d6 Generation Podcast with Corey Konieczka

Other Games:
Necessary Evil: Explorers Edition
Apocalypse Prevention, Inc.
Red Box D&D
Call of Cthulhu
Gamma World

Direct download: tgtt050.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:55pm MDT

Episode 049: [Special] Romance and Gaming

Do you game with your S.O.? Wouldn't it be nice to? Finding a partner that games is mythical to some. On this show we talk to Sean Patrick Fannon, friend of the show and relatively frequent guest. He found such a partner in Carinn Seabolt. How, you say? Well, what does a gamer do better than go on Quests?

We were joined in our "studio" by frequent guest co-host, Jen Decker. In Alabama, we were joined by Sean and Carinn, along with Carinn's roommate and listener of the show, Ted Uecker.

Aside from discussing the Quest and the results of it, we take some feedback in the form of an email and a techno song. Intrigued? Good.

Sean's Projects
Shaintar: Immortal Legends
The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible
One Book Shelf

The Quest
Original Announcement on Live Journal
The Open Letter
All Games Considered podcast
Wedding Con 2009

Direct download: tgtt049.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:42am MDT

Episode 048: [Review] Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood and Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

Paul Clarke and Jen Decker join us for our first 2009 show. We reviewed Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood, a setting released under the Savage Worlds license, and Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game.

Other Links:
Arkham Horror
Savage Worlds
Shadows Over Camelot

Direct download: tgtt048.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 7:45pm MDT