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Episode 074: [Pulp Adventure] Sechin Tower and Jeff Combos

In this episode, we were joined by Jeff Combos and Sechin Tower of Exile Game Studio. Jeff and Sechin are the masterminds behind Hollow Earth Expedition, so there was much talk of that game and its system. Ron also brought up a local mini-con, MagnaCon, where he will be running games this January.

Exile Game Studio
Main Website
Facebook
Twitter
Sechin's Blog

Pulp Resources

Fiction
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Mars Books
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World

Non-Fiction
Everyday Life From Prohibition to World War II

Movies
Big Trouble in Little China
Indiana Jones
The Mummy
The Rocketeer (and the comics)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

MagnaCon
Con Website
Project VOYCE (Voices of Youth Changing Education)

Direct download: tgtt074.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:13am MDT
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Episode 073: [Capers] Leverage RPG

In our triumphant return, Cam Banks and Rob Donoghue joined us to discuss running caper stories and, specifically, the Leverage RPG--the latest release from Margaret Weis Productions, based on the hit TV show, Leverage.

Non-gaming sources for caper stories:

Movies/TV
Catch Me If You Can
Eyes
Hustle
Ocean's Eleven
The Sting

Books - Fiction
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Dortmunder Novels by Donald Westlake

Non-Fiction
The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man by David Maurer
Rip-Off: A Writer's Guide to Crimes of Deception by Fay Faron
Books by Frank Abignale (anything by him, but notably, Catch Me If You Can)

Blogs
Kung Fu Monkey (John Rogers)
Schneier on Security
Straight Forward in a Crooked World

Other games mentioned:
Cyberpunk
Dogs in the Vineyard
Dresden Files RPG
Dungeons & Dragons
Pathfinder
Shadowrun
Smallville RPG
Spycraft
Wilderness of MIrrors
World of Darkness

Direct download: tgtt073.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:09am MDT
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Episode 072: [Improv] Skulduggery

Jason joins us for our second Improv episode. This time we have Robin Laws discussing his new game, Skulduggery. We had some major issues with the sound on Robin's side of things, so apologies for that. The content was so good, we felt the story still needed to get out.

Another thing we should mention is this month marks the four year anniversary of TGTT. We'll talk about that in an upcoming show, but in the meantime, we'd like to thank our listeners who have been with us all this time.

Links:
Dungeons & Dragons
Feng Shui
Gumshoe
Hamlet's Hit Points
Heroquest
Play Dirty
Play Unsafe
Pyramid Magazine
Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering

Direct download: tgtt072.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:33am MDT
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Episode 071: [Improv] Play Unsafe

We begin a two-part series on improvisational roleplaying with Play Unsafe author, Graham Walmsley. Our friend, Jason "The Best GM in Tucson" Corley, helps us shoulder the hosting duties for this series.

Links:
Call of Cthulhu
Diana Warrior Princess
Dresden Files RPG
Dungeons & Dragons
FATE
Houses of the Blooded
Lacuna Part I
Poison'd
Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering
Smallville RPG
Trail of Cthulhu
Vampire the Masquerade

And check out the RPG discussion site Jason and Graham were talking about so much, Story Games.

Direct download: tgtt071.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:54pm MDT
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Episode 070: [Super May] Smallville RPG

We conclude Super May with Margaret Weis Productions' Cam Banks. We of course discuss the Smallville RPG and the supers genre, in general. The Game's the Thing will return on June 18th, when we'll dovetail off of Smallville, into our next topic!

Other Links:
Capes
Champions
Dresden Files RPG
Dungeons & Dragons 
Fireborn
Full Light, Full Steam
Leverage RPG
Marvel Super Heroes RPG
Mutants & Masterminds
Necessary Evil
Primetime Adventures
Sons of Liberty
Superhero: 2044
Supernatural RPG
Truth & Justice
Villains & Vigilantes
White Dwarf Magazine
With Great Power

Direct download: tgtt070.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 7:18pm MDT
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Episode 069: [Super May] Icons

In week three of Super May, we are joined by super hero RPG veteran, Steve Kenson, as we discuss his brand new game, Icons.

Other Links:
Champions
DC Heroes
Dragon Age
Dresden Files RPG
GURPS Supers
Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game
Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game (SAGA)
Mutants & Masterminds
Spirit of the Century
Truth & Justice

Direct download: tgtt069.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:41pm MDT
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Episode 068: [Super May] Basic Action Super Heroes!

Super May continues with Basic Action Games' Chris Rutkowsky. Along with our discussion of the supers roleplaying category, Chris tells us about his game, Basic Action Super Heroes! Ultimate Edition.

Other links:
Champions
Icons
Marvel Super Heroes

Direct download: tgtt068.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:24am MDT
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Episode 067: [Super May] Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion

Super May begins with the return of Clint Black of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. During our conversation of supers RPGs, in general, we discussed Clint's Necessary Evil and the new Super Powers Companion.

Other links:
Basic Action Super Heroes
Champions
DC Heroes
Icons
Marvel Super Heroes
Mutants & Masterminds

Direct download: tgtt067.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 8:04pm MDT
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Episode 066: Entry-Level RPGs with Chris Pramas


We were joined by Chris Pramas of Green Ronin Publishing, makers of the entry-level tabletop RPG based on Bioware's Dragon Age computer games. Aside from the topic of entry-level RPGs, we discussed licensed games a bit. Toward the end, Chris let us know what was coming out next for Green Ronin's various product lines.

Other Links:
Advanced Squad Leader
Arkham Horror
Apocalypse Prevention Inc.
d6 Star Wars
Dragon Age Computer Game
GAMA Trade Show
Games Workshop (Warhammer)
GenCon
GMT Games (Combat Commander: Europe, Commands & Colors: Ancients)
Green Ronin Publishing (Dragon Age RPG, Mutants & Masterminds, A Song of Ice and Fire)
Hero 6th Edition
NorwesCon
The One Ring (Lord of the Rings RPG)
Pipecleaner Creations
Skyrealms of Jorune
Squad Leader
Star Trek
Wizards of the Coast (Dungeons & Dragons)
World of Warcraft

Direct download: tgtt066.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:48pm MDT
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Episode 065: Old Queue and 2010

We finally take care of 2009 business to make way for 2010, already in progress.

Links:
Apocalypse Prevention, Inc.
Burning Empires
Con on the Cob
ConCarolinas
Dragon's Age
Faery's Tale Deluxe
MACE
Pulp Gamer
RunePunk
Savage Worlds
Serenity RPG
Smiling Jack's Bar & Grill
Southern Arizona Gamers Association
Swords & Wizardry
Weight Watchers

 

Direct download: tgtt065.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:42pm MDT
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