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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 90: Short Attention Span Potpurri

“A half-pixie riding a duck.”

In this episode, we meander. A lot. Please forgive the editing.

Stuff we talk about:

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IPMM 85: Ladies’ Night!

“Keep adding or removing terms until your answer is right.”

In this episode, we talk about “Ladies’ Night” at the local game store, a brilliant way to bring women and girls into the hobby.

Trigger warning: we talk about horrific bodily injuries starting around 33:45 to around 40:45

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IPMM 71: LongCon, Faith and Religion in Games

“Quick – poop and flee!”

Dave talks about going to the inaugural Chicago LongCon and playing in Jen‘s great three-session Monsterhearts game.  Then the cast discusses religion, faith, and inscrutable power in general in games.  Is faith something that can be explored in games?  How can you bring a sense of the mysterious/numinous into your game?

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IPMM 69: The Social Justice Episode

“… but that implies your average male gamer thinks of women as people.”

This episode is mostly bitching.  Forgive us.

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IPMM 64: The Evolution of the Role-Playing Gamer

“All Drums Go to Hell”

We discuss how gamers grow and change over time, including what motivates them.  We cover our own experiences, and how coming from traditional versus indie role-playing games changes the course of players’ evolution (but often not where they end up, given enough time).

Other topics mentioned include:

Note: regardless of how it may sound we did not record this episode in a submarine.  Sorry for the over-compression.

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IPMM 61: Comic Book Movies

“And you’ll entitle that ‘Crap We Talked About'”

In which we ramble, but eventually settle into a discussion of movies based on comic books – which are good, which are bad, and a little bit of why.

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IPMM 39: Be Gentle, It’s My First Time!

“Learn how to play Korean”

In this episode we talk about running games for the first time – either the first time with a new system, or the first time as a GM.  What keeps people from GMing?  What are some of the challenges of running a game with more experienced players (and how do you handle people who are jerks about it)?

We also talk about Joanna’s awesome Dread scenario (which Dave also ran at Forge Midwest) and how to write Dread questionnaires.  This was Joanna’s first time writing a module or running a game, ever.  We’ll post the scenario at some future point, once we’ve done a final editing pass.

Finally, we talk about Caitlin’s upcoming Apocalypse World campaign.  We talk about silliness in serious games.  Dave and Yanni give some advice from their own experience as MCs.

Stuff mentioned in this episode:

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IPMM 26: Find the Path

“Hey, DUNCAN, this kid named DUNCAN, two years ago…”

In this episode, we plug some great tabletop games and complain about parts of some of the more traditional RPGs we’re playing.

What is it that makes games like Iron Kingdoms and Pathfinder frustrating? How can we make them better?  We don’t figure everything out, but we decide we definitely don’t hate D&D.

We wrap up with some video game talk and a few plugs.

Stuff in this episode:

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