Episode Fifty-Eight - "Sort of a sad, sexy puppy dog."
This week, with special guest Jon Newell, GM extraordinaire...
MIND GRAPES: OK, so yes, we each talk about a thing - but this week's grapes are about 75% Daredevil, which Alli loved for more than just Charlie Cox's abs, she swears. Also Jon just binge-listened to Serial, and brings us up to date on the case. Plus Sam is really into Backstrom - maybe a little too much.
NERD ALERT!: What's the deal with being a Dungeon Master? If you want to run a tabletop roleplaying game for your friends (or to make friends!), where should you start? What can you expect from the experience - and from the players? And would it make a good library program? Jon's the veteran DM, having run a dozen or so RPGs; Sam's the neophyte, being in the midst of running her first; Alli has played in both.
Tabletop Roleplaying Game (RPG) systems we mentioned:
- Dungeons & Dragons (currently in its 5th edition)
- Pathfinder (the system Jon used to run our campaign)
- Decipher's Coda system (the system Sam is currently using)
- Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Hybrid vigour: Heterogeneity, horror and history in George R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream by Jonathan Newell (unfortunately it's behind a paywall, but it should be available in full text through your local library!)
The Adventure Zone podcast - if you've never played an RPG but are curious, this is a great way to dip your toe in. The McElroy brothers play Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition with their dad, and hilarity ensues. Also proves that one of the best things to come out of RPGs can be really awesome fan art.
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