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IPMM 120 – Blake Spoils Everything – Pre-Show

“They’re baaaack!”

Dana, Elle, and Blake chat before recording our new feature!

Also:

  • Dreamation recap
  • The worlds most musically stupid man
  • Where we’ve all been
  • Blake plays with dynamite

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IPMM 110: Story Time – The Monster Campaign, Part 2

“So they took all our corpses and put them on pikes…”

In lieu of a Gen Con report (forthcoming – we promise!) here’s the second half of our latest Story Time with Blake and Highcove!

 

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IPMM 108: Story Time – The Monster Campaign, Part 1

“Half half-orc, half half-dragon.”

Blake and Highcove return with epic stories from a campaign where the players played monsters and Highcove treated them accordingly.

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IPMM 106: Socially Contractual Obligations

“This has been ‘Prostate Talk’ with I Podcast Magic Missile.”

In this episode, we talk about social contracts – implied and explicit – in gaming.  How do you know what the social contract is? What happens when a player ignores it? What can you do? How you you not be that person?

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Bonus Episode – James and the Giant B-Movie

“There’s nothing wrong with being Jewish…”

In this potpurri episode, we talk about computer games, and special guest James tells us about the SyFy original movie Decoys, the greatest movie of all time.*

* for very specific definitions of “greatest movie of all time”

Also, an important announcement:

The producer formerly known as Dave is transgender and is now about three months into the process of a gender transition. You may have already seen her (online) as Dana; she expects to go full-time IRL sometime in the latter half of this year.  Be prepared for some changes over the course of the summer and fall, but be assured that (other than an occasional delay caused by a necessary medical procedure) this should have very little impact on the podcast.

If you’re not familiar with transgender issues, we recommend the following resources from GLAAD:

 

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IPMM 95: Story Time – Delve Night, Part 3

“Hashtag #colonydrop”

This is the last episode in which our guest hosts talk about their experiences running Delve Night, a weekly pickup D&D game they hosted at the local game story that went from an officially sanctioned Wizards event to something of their own creation.

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IPMM 94: Story Time – Delve Night, Part 2

“Add or remove hair until your answer is correct.”

In which Messrs. Blake and Highcove discuss the finer (though not finest) points of their now-defunct but once recurring, open D&D game at the friendly local game store.

Part 2 of 3.

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IPMM 78: Established Campaign Settings

“In the dark grimness of the grim-dark, there is only grim darkness.”

In this episode we talk about playing in existing worlds, including settings created specifically for games (e.g. Forgotten Realms, Warhammer 40K) and those from licensed IP (e.g. Firefly, Star Wars Expanded Universe).

Stuff in this episode:

  • Warhammer 40K fluff is epic.
  • How is Forgotten Realms like a neutron star?
  • How do different creative agendas interact/conflict with established settings?
  • How do you play in an established universe without running afoul of “fluff lawyers”?
  • Where should you set your campaign within an established setting?

Other relevant links:

(Yes, we realize we’re out of order again. “IPMM 77: Pokemon” will probably be posted after our next AP.)

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IPMM 74: Story Time #3 – The One Piece Campaign (Part 2)

“Yeah, we skipped #73 – it’ll be up later.”

Our guest hosts continue telling us about their campaign based on the One Piece anime/manga franchise. They recap the comic highlights of the campaign, and what they learned from running it.

We’ve broken this episode up into two pieces because irony.

Part two will be released next week.  We’ll probably also be doing a practicum on re-skinning at some point.

Blake Mutschler is the owner of Fun N Games, the friendly local game store in Blacksburg, VA (facebookwebsite).

Matthew Highcove writes regularly on DMing with Charisma, his outstanding GM advice blog.

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IPMM 72: Story Time #3 – The One Piece Campaign (Part 1)

“I had plastic surgery.  And got hit by a bus.”

The strippers return to the chocolate fountain for another episode of Story Time with Blake and Highcove!

In this episode, our guest hosts talk about their campaign based on the One Piece anime/manga franchise. They talk about why D&D 4E is such a good system for simulating the shōnen genre and how to “re-skin” classes and powers for added effect.  Then they recap the comic highlights of the campaign itself.

We’ve broken this episode up into two pieces because irony.

Part two will be released next week.  We’ll probably also be doing a practicum on re-skinning at some point.

Blake Mutschler is the owner of Fun N Games, the friendly local game store in Blacksburg, VA (facebookwebsite).

Matthew Highcove writes regularly on DMing with Charisma, his outstanding GM advice blog.

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