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Episode 096: Part-Time Gods & Genghis Con XXXIII Mash-Up

The Blessings were joined by Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games and Leif Olsen and Bill Stilson of the Denver Gamers Association. We discussed Eloy's latest game, Part-Time Gods, and the upcoming Genghis Con XXXIII, at which Eloy will be a guest. Lot's of game-name dropping in this episode, what with the holidays and all…

Links:
Apocalypse Prevention, Inc.
Army of Darkness RPG
Buckaroo Banzai RPG
Cooking for Gamers
Denver Gamers on Facebook
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt
Dystopian Wars
Eloy the Saint / Rolling 20s
Flying Frog Games
Fortune and Glory
Gamer: The Blogging
Hero System
Hollow Earth Expedition
ICONS
John Wick Presents
Kill Doctor Lucky
Leverage RPG
The One Ring RPG
Reality Blurs
Savage Worlds
Serenity RPG
Smiling Jack's Bar and Grill
Third Eye Games on Facebook
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary
WombatCast
Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade

Direct download: tgtt096.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:52am MDT
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Episode 095: Honor + Intrigue w/ Chris Rutkowsky

We started the episode with some announcements and feedback from Episode 94. Then Chris Rutkowsky, of Basic Action Games, joined us to discuss his new game. Honor +  Intrigue, a game of swashbuckling in the 17th century, has a game engine based on the excellent Barbarians of Lemuria. Chris also brought us up to date on other upcoming releases from Basic Action Games.

Links:
BASH RPG Forums
Basic Action Games' RPGNow Store
Beautiful Brains Books & Games
Cooking for Gamers
DundraCon
GenghisCon
John Wick Presents
Smiling Jack's Bar & Grill

Direct download: tgtt095.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:22am MDT
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Episode 094: Catching Up w/ John Wick

We were joined by John Wick (John Wick Presents), initially to discuss his latest Little Game, Eldritch High. We did discuss that game, but we ended up catching up on a lot more, including other games in the upcoming Big Book of Little Games, and John's soon-to-be-released Big Game, the Aegis Project.

And check out Rise of the Wombat, a game day sponsored by us, WombatCast.com, and Total Escape Games! You can register for games by calling 303-482-1829 or emailing Sheila at events@TotalEscapeGames.com.

Other Links:
Agents of Oblivion
BASH!
Bliss Stage
Denver Gamers Association
Fabled Environments
GURPS
Play Unsafe
Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering
Savage Worlds
Torg
Vampire

Direct download: tgtt094.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:15pm MDT
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Episode 093: Agents of Oblivion w/Sean Preston

In his 007th appearance on TGTT, Sean Preston discusses Reality Blurs' latest effort, Agents of Oblivion. Sean also updates us on his other settings. Stick around till the very end to hear the official Razorwise theme song!

Links:
Beautiful Brains Books & Games
Gazebo Story
Girl Genius
Roleplayer's Chronicle
Ron's Preview of AoO
Savage Insider
Spycraft

Direct download: tgtt093.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:23pm MDT
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Episode 092: TactiCon 2011 Wrap-Up, Take Two

After disaster struck recording this the first time, we met the Saturday after TactiCon, in the dining room of the Blessing household, to try again. We were joined by Catherine "CaLeigh" Blessing, Lee Langston, Bill Stilson, Justin Suzuki, Linda Tschappat, and Matthew Ward, to give our impressions of TactiCon 2011. We spent a little time discussing the first ever Savage Saturday Night, west of the Mississippi. CaLeigh also provided the 7-year-old perspective on Con Jr. (which happens at 11:42 in the show, for those family types who may just want to hear her and don't know what a dodecahedron* is).

Links:
Cyberpunk 2020
Denver Gamers Association
Fabled Environments
Freeport
Hero System
Interface Zero
Leverage RPG
Red Lion Hotel
Savage Worlds
Savage World of Solomon Kane
Sherwood
Temporal Probability Agency
Twister
Weekend Warriors (12 to Midnight)
Wombatcast.com

*20-sided die

Direct download: tgtt092.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:30am MDT
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Episode 091: Charles White Part 3D

We were joined by Charles White of Fabled Environments, and he updates us on what he's been doing since he was on the show four years ago. He also drops a huge prize on us to give away this weekend at TactiCon!!

Links:
Beautiful Brains Books & Games
FATE
ICONS
MACE
Roleplayers Chronicle
Silver Gryphon Games
TactiCon
Tom G's Go Forth and Game
WombatCast

Direct download: tgtt091.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:56am MDT
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Episode 090: Ashen Stars w/ Robin D. Laws

Robin D. Laws returns to present Ashen Stars, the space opera Gumshoe game from Pelgrane Press. In addition to Ashen Starts, we spend some time discussing Hamlet's Hit Points and Robin's next game system for Pelgrane, the Drama System,  and it's first implementation, Hillfolk.

While you're at it, keep your eyes peeled for Robin's upcoming, sefl-publishing effort, New Tales of the Yellow Sign!

Games:
3:16
Agents of Oblivion
The Esoterrorists
Traveller

Other sources:
Battlestar Galactica
Gaean Reach
The Shield
Star Trek

Direct download: tgtt090.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 8:11pm MDT
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Episode 089: Dragon Brigade RPG w/ Cam Banks

Cam Banks returns to present the Dragon Brigade RPG, from Margaret Weis Productions, based on the new fantasy setting by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes. We also discussed what's upcoming for the rest of the Cortex Plus game line, from puffy books to children's adventures.

To get a great primer on the Dragon Brigade setting, check out The Day Is Ours, the free Dragon Brigade prequel novella!

Links:
7th Sea
Bulldogs!
Critical-Hits.com
Dragonlance
Dresden Files RPG
Leverage RPG
Smallville RPG
Victoriana

And check out Geoffrey's DeviantArt site:  http://manifold2.deviantart.com/

Direct download: tgtt089.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 7:43pm MDT
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Episode 088: Bulldogs! w/ Brennan Taylor

Justin Suzuki of the WombatCast guest hosts as we are joined by Brennan Taylor of Galileo Games to discuss the new FATE version of his game setting, Bulldogs! Brennan also talks about his other games and gives some pointers based on his Kickstarter success.

Links:
Diaspora
Dresden Files RPG
DrivethruRPG
Evil Hat Productions
FATE
How We Came To Live Here
Indie Press Revolution
IndieGoGo
Kingdom of Nothing
Mortal Coil
Spirit of the Century
Titan A.E.
Voice of the Revolution
 

Direct download: tgtt088.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:15pm MDT
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Episode 087: Presenting TactiCon 2011

We were joined by Bill Stilson and Linda Tschappat of the Denver Gamers Association to discuss the upcoming TactiCon 2011. This year's TactiCon will benefit NaNoWriMo.

Direct download: tgtt087.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:13pm MDT
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Episode 086: Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Along with guest host, Marc "Lord Inar" Gacy, we were joined by Jim Raggi of Lamentations of the Flame Princess and Zak S. of Playing D&D With Porn Stars and I Hit It With My Axe. We discussed Jim's Grindhouse Edition of LotFP and Zak's Vornheim: The Complete City Kit.

Listen closely for a coupon code good for 20% off at the LotFP store--a limited time offer!

Other Links:
Dungeons & Dragons
Eloy Lasanta's Blog and Podcast
Grognardia
Labyrinth Lord
Osric
Shadow, Sword & Spell
Swords & Wizardry

Direct download: tgtt086.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:47pm MDT
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Episode 085: Fifth Anniversary w/ Shane Hensley

In celebration of five years in podcasting, we took a trip down memory lane using the convenient invention of voicemail. Then we welcomed back our first ever interviewee, Shane Lacy Hensley. We discussed his Cryptic Studios game, Neverwinter, and Pinnacle Entertainment Group's newest release of the Savage Worlds core rules, Savage Worlds Deluxe.

The Fine Folks We Discussed:
Shane Hensley
Sean Patrick Fannon
Sean Preston
Clint Black
Brennan Taylor
Ed Wetterman
Fred Hicks
Jeff Combos - Deadfellas Kickstart
Chris Pramas
Matthew Cutter - The Man They Call Shane
Jodi Black
Kenneth Hite
John Wick
Ross Watson
Patrick Kapera
Derek Rex
Chris Rutkowski
Robin D. Laws
Bill Stilson
Ben Overmeyer

Direct download: tgtt085.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 2:22am MDT
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Episode 084: Black Crusade w/ Ross Watson & Sam Stewart

Ross Watson makes his return to the show, and this time he has back-up in fellow designer, Sam Stewart, who joins us for the first time. These fine gentlemen present Fantasy Flight Games' latest Warhammer 40,000 RPG, Black Crusade. Soon to be released at GenCon, this fourth game in the trilogy allows roleplayers to craft a campaign from the perspective of Chaos.

We did have some sound issues, stemming from rain thrashing the metal roof at FFG HQ. But it's worth the listen if you have any interest in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe!

By the way, you still have through June 30th to take the RPG Podcasts survey!

Direct download: tgtt084.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 1:12am MDT
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Episode 083: Apathy Games

We were joined by Jeff Carlsen and Tyson J. Hayes of Apathy Games, wherein we discussed their Savage Worlds setting, Temporal Probability Agency. We spent quite a bit of time talking about their design choices, especially in terms of presentation, regarding their new Savage Worlds stat block and their adventure layout.

Other games mentioned:
d20 Modern
Dungeons & Dragons
FATE
Shadowrun
Slipstream
Storytelling Adventure System

Other items of interest:
Men In Black
Order of the Stick
Pampered Chef
RPG Podcasts Survey
Tyson's beercast, Snooty Drunks

Direct download: tgtt083.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:40am MDT
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Episode 082: Chuck Rice of Vigilance Press

We had a great discussion with Chuck Rice of Vigilance Press. We discussed Chuck's career, including his time with RPG Objects, where he supported d20 Modern (most notably the Blood & ______ series), Darwin's World, and his own take on the Modern SRD, Modern20. Vigilance Press currently supports Bash, d20, Icons, Mutants & Masterminds, Mutant Future, OSRIC, and True20. We spoke at length about Chuck's two recent projects, The Usher Dossiers and Nuclear Sunset.

Other Links:
Chuck's Blog
RPG Podcasts Survey
Vigilance Press Podcast
Wombatcast

Direct download: tgtt082.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:44am MDT
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We finally return from our hiatus to bring our listeners up to speed and discuss a crazy, gamer-related idea Veronica and her sister Cat have. They've put together a Pampered Chef party for RPG enthusiasts. Sound fun? It should. We also talked about some upcoming guests, our friends at the Pulp Gamer Media Network, and this year's RPGPodcasts.com listener survey. We even mentioned our friends at Wombatcast.com. Oh, and Ron may have poked fun at Tucson and its inhabitants once or twice. But Tucsonans are such good folks, they'll be fine with it... right?

Direct download: tgtt081.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 12:23am MDT
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Episode 80: [Fantasy] Ingenium with Ben Overmyer

A week and a day behind schedule, we were joined by Ben Overmyer, of Silver Gryphon Games, to talk about simplifying fantasy roleplaying and his game, Ingenium.

We didn't mention it in the show, but Ingenium will be available in print this Friday, at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow!

Links:
Aether
Dragon Warriors
DragonQuest
Dungeons & Dragons
Fantasy Hero
Heroquest
Palladium Fantasy
Rifts
Runequest
Savage Worlds
Warhammer Quest
Wellstone City

Direct download: tgtt080.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 10:03am MDT
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Episode 079: GenghisCon Wrap-Up Part 2

For the final part of our GenghisCon XXXII wrap-up, we were again joined by Ross Watson, Michael Surbrook, Bill Keyes, Marc Gacy, Justin Suzuki, and Andy Collier. In addition we spoke briefly with con organizer, Leif Olson, and Denver Gamer's Association President, Bill Stilson.

Finally, we took the time to discuss Michael's settings for the Hero system, Kazei 5 and the upcoming Mythic America, and Marc Gacy's conversion work for Savage Worlds on Gaslight and Void Station 57.

Battlefield Press
BlackWyrm Publishing
Dark City Games
Denver Gamer's Association
Fantasy Flight Games
Hero Games
Surbrook's Stuff
Traveller
WombatCast

Direct download: tgtt079.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 8:18am MDT
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Episode 078: GenghisCon XXXII Wrap-Up Part 1

We had quite the cast to open our two-part wrap-up of GenghisCon XXXII: Ross Watson of Fantasy Flight Games, freelance writer Michael Surbrook, freelance writer and layout designer Bill Keyes, freelance writer Marc Gacy, and podcasters Justin Suzuki and Andy Collier. We also take the time to discuss Ross' latest Warhammer 40,000 RPG, Deathwatch.

Links:
Battlefield Press
BlackWyrm Publishing
Cyberpunk 2020
Dark City Games
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
Fantasy Flight Games
Hero Games
Iron Dynasty
Kazei 5
Rocky Mountain Savages
Savage Worlds
Unknown Armies
Warhammer 40,000 Tabletop Miniatures
Wombat Cast

Direct download: tgtt078.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 8:16am MDT
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Episode 077: [East Meets West] Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade

We were joined by Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games to complete our two-part series on adapting Eastern philosophies and elements into Western gaming. Eloy's game is Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade. In addition, Eloy revealed upcoming products in all his game line's, including the upcoming Part-Time Gods.

Links

Games
Legend of the Five Rings

Movies/TV
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Basilisk
Naruto: Shippuden
Ninja Scroll
Ranma 1/2

Books
Bleach
Naruto
One Piece
 
Other Materials
The Eight Immortals
Eloy's Blog
The ENnie Awards

Direct download: tgtt077.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 7:00am MDT
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Episode 076: [East Meets West] Iron Dynasty: Way of the Ronin

We were joined by Sean Preston of Reality Blurs. We discussed injecting Eastern genres into Western games, as it pertains to his setting for Savage Worlds, Iron Dynasty: Way of the Ronin. Sean has offered to continue his preorder bundle for a week beyond the release of this show, but just this week, the Reality Blurs store has started malfunctioning. He assured us if folks email him at shop@realityblurs.com, he will honor the deal, which is buy the print version from the Reality Blurs store, get the PDF for only $5. Hurry! This is for one week only.

Before we got into our East Meets West discussion, we played the interview we did with the fine folks at MagnaCon 2011.

Links

Games
Fantasy Craft
FATE
Legend of the Five Rings

Movies/TV
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Basilisk
The Hidden Fortress
Kill Bill
The Last Airbender
Ninja Scroll
Samurai 7
Seven Samurai
Star Wars
Yojimbo

Books
Book of Five Rings
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa

Other Materials
Pandora's Box
Sengoku Era
TGTT Episode about Fantasy Craft

Direct download: tgtt076.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 11:34pm MDT
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Episode 075: Convention Gaming with Leif Olsen and Bill Stilson

We were joined by Leif Olsen and Bill Stilson of the Denver Gamers Association (DGA), to discuss gaming at conventions. Special attention was paid to the upcoming Genghis Con, which will take place in the Denver area in February. We had a brief discussion about TactiCon, which is later in the year. And check out the DGA Facebook page.

Ron also detailed which games he'll be running at MagnaCon in Denver, this weekend.

Games:
Deadlands: Reloaded
Dresden FIles RPG
Dungeons & Dragons
Ghostbusters RPG
GURPS
Icons
Leverage RPG
Pathfinder
Savage Worlds
Serenity RPG
Smallville RPG
Star Wars Saga Edition
Supernatural RPG
Swords & Wizardry

Other:
GenCon
MACE
Origins
RinCon

Direct download: tgtt075.mp3
Category:TGTT Classic -- posted at: 9:31am MDT
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