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RPG Logic podcast

RPG Logic is a podcast intended to help run role playing games. We record sessions of a roleplaying game and break it up into scenes after listening to the scene, we discuss the game mastering and playing choices. Discuss what went well, what failed, and what could be done differently next time. An emphasis is placed on the choices that are made by the gamemaster and players for both running the game at the table and for preparing games.
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Nov 26, 2015

In this episode, the group continues to gather information and resources for their action against the Green River Militia. They start to realize that not all is as it seems. I also talk more about interacting with non player characters

The Angry GM's excellent article on talking to things: http://theangrygm.com/help-my-players-are-talking-to-things/

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC. http://www.ssdc.com/

Music by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/

Nov 18, 2015

In this episode, the group starts laying the groundwork for capturing Charles Taylor. I talk a little about how I designed this adventure and how to handle talking to non player characters.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC. http://www.ssdc.com/

Music by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/

Nov 11, 2015

In this episode, the players try to figure out exactly what they are doing and why. I discuss various ways you can motivate your players and their characters to accept plot hooks. The next plot hook is tossed out and set. On to the Arcology!

 

TV Tropes Motivation index: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MotivationIndex

Plot Hooks Defined: https://philgamer.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/gming-101-plot-hooks-defined/

The 8 Kinds of Fun: http://8kindsoffun.com/

The 8 Kinds of Fun in Role Playing Games: http://angrydm.com/2014/01/gaming-for-fun-part-1-eight-kinds-of-fun/

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC. http://www.ssdc.com/

Music by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/

Nov 4, 2015

In this episode, the jig is up and the characters make a hasty exit from the building.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Oct 28, 2015

In this episode the characters show up to fix the fridge previously broken by Rassal. We talk about failing and how to spice up your scenes and encounters.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Oct 22, 2015

In this episode the players plan to break into the apartment of a suspect. Rassal goes in first to do a little look see

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Oct 15, 2015

In this episode the characters set up a meeting with their contact and then decide that perhaps they should investigate another NPC first. Covering their bases, you know.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Oct 7, 2015

In this episode we begin a new game session, this one in person. The GM reviews all of the relevant events and clues from nearly 3 years of playing this campaign.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

(I'm not sure why I didn't properly publish this one so it's 35 hours late or so. Sorry.)

Sep 30, 2015

In this episode the characters gather as much intelligence and captives they can and try to get out of the building before something worse happens.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Sound effects from Freesound.org. Thank you to shawnyboy for the sound effects.

Sep 23, 2015

In this episode the characters attack the hacker's lair and fail to capture the second assassin. Long episode so there will be no feedback this time. We added sound effects this time, let us know if you hate them or love them.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Sound effects from Freesound.org. Thank you to lemudcrab, hybrid-v, ekokubza123, cyberkineticfilms, cretiveheroes,willewis, freefire66, and cejordi84 for their work.

Sep 16, 2015

 

In this episode the players debate how to enter the apartment building. Endlessly. The GM discusses ways to make combat more interesting for the players.

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Sep 9, 2015

 

In this episode, the characters drive off some gang punks attempting to chase them away from the server room. We discuss making combat more interesting for listeners and allocating experience points.

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Sep 2, 2015

 

In this episode, the characters head into the neighborhood called Terror Town. They are on the hunt for the hacker attempting to break into the company computer systems. We discuss adventure planning and the players assure me that the dungeon doesn't need that many rooms.

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Aug 26, 2015

 

In this episode, the characters close up Human resources and prepare for their big meeting.We discuss transitions and expectations.

 

 

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Aug 19, 2015

 

In this episode, the characters go to the human resources department in an attempt to get their access back and shut down the corporate war. There is a bit of a gunfight. We discuss expectations versus payoff.

 

 

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Aug 12, 2015

 

In this episode, the players find out that their characters have been fired and are locked out of the computer system. We discuss how to handle skills and failure. We also talk about how to handle the characters' boss within the game context.

 

 

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Aug 5, 2015

 

In this episode, we introduce Brian's new character, try to get answers out of the prisoner again. I discuss problems with technology, preparation and players limiting their actions to what is on their character sheet.

 

 

 

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

 

Jul 29, 2015

In this episode the player characters return to base and attempt to interrogate their prisoner. It does not go well. There is plenty of blame to go around between the GM and players. Let this be a cautionary tale warning you GMs from running off the cuff sessions with only some of your players. You still need to bring your A-game or people are going to get bored and frustrated.

Battlelords of the 23rd Century is by SSDC.
Music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com

Jul 22, 2015

In this episode the characters and GM muddle through a rather confusing aftermath of the combat. They pick up the pieces and settle on taking their prisoner off to corporate lockup. We also talk about providing setting information.

We are playing Battlelords of the 23rd Century by SSDC.

The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding is available at Kobold Press.

Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com

Jul 15, 2015

In this episode we complete the combat and have a chat about combat in general, rolling dice in the open versus behind a screen and laugh at, I mean mourn Brian’s poor luck.

We are playing Battlelords of the 23rd Century by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com

Jul 8, 2015

In this episode, we start a long combat between the player characters and the hidden assassins. Combat is always a slow portion of the game, we decided to break this scene up into two episodes with the commentary at the end of the second episode, which we’ll put up next week.

We are playing Battlelords of the 23rd Century by SSDC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.

Jul 1, 2015

Welcome to the new RPG Logic podcast! We record an actual play of a tabletop RPG game and then go back and discuss what we did. We talk about the decisions the players and the GM made,  adventure design, and rules calls. Our goal is to show how the game is played and how to do things better the next time.

We are playing Battlelords of the 23rd Century by SSDC. This game session was recorded in person.

Music by Kevin Macleod at incompetech.com

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