Food at the Gaming Table

Across a Table Madly, Episode 16: Food at the Gaming Table

In this episode we talk about Food at your RPG gaming table! It’s the holiday season and that means no matter where you go you will probably be inundated with Christmas Music and Food. What better time to talk about food at the table? We hope you enjoy the conversation – if we left anything obvious out, give a comment below and we’ll respond!

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The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

Running a Campaign with Evil PCs

Across a Table Madly, Episode 15: Running a Campaign with Evil PCs

In this episode we talk about running a campaign with evil player characters… How is it different from a regular campaign? What can you do to make it interesting? What can you do to make it different? We hope you enjoy the conversation – if we left anything obvious out, give a comment below and we’ll respond!

You can contact us at: Hosts@AcrossATableMadly.com

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Sam = @DMSamuel

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Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

PC Death at your Gaming Table

Across a Table Madly, Episode 14: PC Death at your Gaming Table

In this episode we talk about PC death. We discuss things such as how to make death meaningful, what factor does genre and game system play, how to introduce new PC’s to an existing campaign, and what to do if you have a TPK (that’s Total Party Kill, for the uninitiated). From the player’s side we talk about how to make death not feel like it’s the end of the fun in the game and how to approach potential death as something interesting and exciting.

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The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

Gaming Convention Advice

Across a Table Madly, Episode 13: The Con Episode – Gaming Convention Advice for Attendees

In this episode we talk about how to prepare to attend a gaming convention. Con season is upon us and it is timely to discuss convention behavior. What do you pack? Is it worth it to get a hotel room really close to the convention center even though it costs so much more? Should you take pictures of all those fabulous cosplayers? How do you set up your schedule? Where do you eat? How do you stay hydrated? And more…

You can contact us at: Hosts@AcrossATableMadly.com

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Sam = @DMSamuel

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The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

Campaign Design

Across a Table Madly, Episode 12: Campaign Design

 

In this episode we talk about how we prepare for a new campaign. How do you prep your world? How do you set up your story? Where do you begin your planning? Do you design an overarching villain? Do you use many smaller villains rather than a single Big Bad? Do you incorporate PC backgrounds into the campaign story? We discuss the ins and outs of campaign planning and give tips and tricks on how to best prepare for your game.

Things Mentioned in this Episode:

  1. 13th Age
  2. 4th Edition D&D
  3. D&D 3.5 edition
  4. Castles & Crusades
  5. Obsidian Portal
  6. Tome of Adventure Design
  7. Dresden Files RPG
  8. FATE Core
  9. Cooperative Party Building
  10. Cooperative Party Building Revisited
  11. MasterPlan
  12. Extraordinary Book of Names
  13. Gygaxian Fantasy World Series
  14. Ultimate Toolbox
  15. Pathfinder GameMastery Guide

You can contact us at: Hosts@AcrossATableMadly.com

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Sam = @DMSamuel

Aaron = @WolfSamurai

Brittani-Pearl = @DnDPrincessAria

Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

RPG Session Prep Nitty Gritty

Across a Table Madly, Episode 11: Session Prep Nitty Gritty

 

In this episode we talk about how we prepare for a tabletop gaming session. We discuss the ins and outs of session planning and give tips and tricks on how to best prepare for your game.

Things Mentioned in this Episode:

  1. MasterPlan
  2. Sly Fluorish’s DM Cheat Sheet
  3. 13th Age
  4. 4th Edition D&D
  5. Summoner Wars
  6. Castles & Crusades
  7. Obsidian Portal
  8. Cards Against Humanity
  9. Ultimate Toolbox

You can contact us at: Hosts@AcrossATableMadly.com

Or follow us on twitter at:

Sam = @DMSamuel

Aaron = @WolfSamurai

Brittani-Pearl = @DnDPrincessAria

Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

Looking Forward in 2013

Across a Table Madly, Episode 10: Looking Forward in 2013

 

In this episode we talk about new products we are excited for that will release in 2013. We discuss why we are anticipating these particular products, where we found out about the products, and when they expect to be released. We discuss these games in varying amounts of detail. What product are you anticipating the most this year?

Games Mentioned in this Episode:

  1. Atomic Robo (FATE core RPG)
  2. MouseGuard RPG
  3. Durance RPG
  4. School Daze
  5. Minds Eye Theater (LARP)
  6. Magicians RPG
  7. Dungeon World
  8. Traveller 5
  9. Apocalypse World
  10. Fate of the Norns (Ragnarok)
  11. The One Ring
  12. D&D 3.5
  13. Lords of Waterdeep Board Game
  14. Agricola Board Game
  15. Stone Age Board Game
  16. Navigador Board Game
  17. Last Will Board Game
  18. One Shot RPG
  19. Tenra Bansho Zero
  20. Race to Adventure Board Game
  21. Hillfolk RPG
  22. Tunnels and Trolls (Deluxe Version)
  23. Horror on the Orient Express
  24. Masks of Nyarlathotep
  25. Beyond the Mountains of Madness
  26. Call of Cthulhu
  27. Nova Praxis
  28. Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide
  29. Cityographer (Inkwell Ideas)

You can contact us at: Hosts@AcrossATableMadly.com

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Sam = @DMSamuel

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Brittani-Pearl = @DnDPrincessAria

Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

Licensed properties in RPG products

Across a Table Madly, Episode 9: Licensed properties in RPG products

 

In this episode we talk about licensed universes and IP in RPG games. What are licensed products? Those are RPG products that are based on existing materials, such as popular television shows, movies, books, and comics. We briefly talk about how these types of products are sometimes good for introducing non-RPG-playing friends to table-top RPG playing. We quickly move on to discussing some of the problems in creating a good RPG system based on a license, as well as mentioning some of the games that do it right.

You can contact us at: Hosts@AcrossATableMadly.com

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Sam = @DMSamuel

Aaron = @WolfSamurai

Brittani-Pearl = @DnDPrincessAria

Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

Playing Outside Your Character Sheet

Across a Table Madly, Episode 8: Playing Outside Your Character sheet

 

In this episode we talk about how to make your RPG game more interesting by playing more than the mechanics on your PC sheet. This show is all about playing your character, not your character sheet.

You can contact us at: Hosts AT AcrossATableMadly DOT com

Or follow us on twitter at:

Sam = @DMSamuel

Aaron = @WolfSamurai

Brittani-Pearl = @DnDPrincessAria

Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.

The Superhero Genre in RPGs

Across a Table Madly, Episode 7: The Superhero Genre in RPGs

 

In this episode we talk about the supers genre in RPGs. I won’t give any spoilers and tell you how we feel about the genre in the shownotes! You’ll have to listen to find out!

You can contact us at: Hosts AT AcrossATableMadly DOT com

Or follow us on twitter at:

Sam = @DMSamuel

Aaron = @WolfSamurai

Brittani-Pearl = @DnDPrincessAria

Kato = @KatoKatonian

The totally awesome Across A Table Madly logo was designed by Wesley K. Hall

The bumper music used in the podcast is by Alain Galarneau – you can hear more by visiting Music Alley and the Podcast Music Network.