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Best Playtest podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Playtest podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Play/Test
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Play/Test is one part Actual Play Podcast, one part Interview Show, one part shameless promotional material for the tabletop role-playing games I make. Each week you'll hear actual playtests, edited for your consumption, of Hard-Space Hustle, a low-glamour sci-fi action game!
 
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Playtest Podcast
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This is Playtest. A podcast where the host Dane Kubicka interviews Indie studios about their video games currently in development and also their history with games and how they got where they are now.
 
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Playtest
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Playtest is a podcast looking into the way Video Games are created and the people making them. What are their stories and how did they come to doing what they do now? There is a different story behind each developer, this is why the Playtest Podcast exists, so you, listener, can hear the great people behind the Video Games they make.
 
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RPG From Scratch
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Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Imagine it: a gleaming, glorious system combining everything you love about gaming and dropping the crap you can’t stand. Embark on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as we design, test, and rebalance our own RPG From Scratch! We chronicle our tabletop trials and errors, grapple with game design, explore the art of mechanics and storytelling, and adventure through epic playtesting campaigns. New episodes weekly!
 
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Future Proof Podcast
Monthly
 
Future Proof Games shares playtests and development insights into their video and tabletop roleplaying games.
 
An actual play podcast where we playtest homebrewed roleplaying games; tell engaging, long-form stories about diverse characters; and have fun.
 
The first of its kind! A dedicated Pathfinder 2nd Edition ONLY podcast. Join us as we play and discuss this RPG system. What is an RPG? Listen in to find out! This podcast includes: The Conversion Stream: We converted some D&D 5e to the Pathfinder second edition playtest. DISCLAIMER: This series contains dungeons, but does not contain dragons. Age of Ashes: Paizo's new campaign, launched with the Pathfinder Second Edition. Join us as we play through with the official Second Edition rules as ...
 
An actual play podcast where we playtest homebrewed roleplaying game systems, tell engaging long-form stories about complex characters, and have fun doing it all.
 
The best recorded panels and seminars about analog game design and publishing. Sponsored by Genesis of Legend Publishing and Metatopia.
 
A bi-weekly podcast hosted by JT Smith and Jeff King that covers news, events, tips, and helpful advice on utilizing the print on demand services of The Game Crafter.
 
All of Know Direction’s Shows, including Pathfinder and Starfinder News, Reviews, Interviews, and Actual Play podcasts.
 
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PlayQuest
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We're PlayQuest! A group of friends that loves to playtest table-top RPGs and tell a story along the way! Come along with us as we play D&D, and other Table-top RPGs, and create the shared universe they inhabit. We aim for a high turnover rate of characters, game masters, and mysteries!
 
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Oops! All Advice
Monthly
 
This is a modified version of the official D&D podcast. It only includes Sage Advice segments.
 
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The Vorthos Cast
Weekly
 
Podcast by The Vorthos Cast
 
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Head to Table
Monthly
 
Head to Table is the comedy podcast where each week two friends design a brand new, short form tabletop RPG and then playtest it. Join us as we create ill-advised mechanics, vastly oversimplify the complicated, and foil our own best laid plans. Head to Table is Thom Rawson and Tom Snowden. Check us out on Twitter at @headtotable or at headtotable.com.
 
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The Spiel
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A show about games and the people who love them
 
A show about games and the people who love them
 
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The Spiel
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A show about games and the people who love them
 
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The Playset Podcast
Monthly+
 
Podcast by The Playset Podcast
 
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Talk Tennis
Weekly
 
Created for the tennis enthusiast! In depth chats with pro players, industry experts & all things tennis! Powered by Tennis Warehouse.
 
Hello, Internet! You are now experiencing Technical Difficulties! We are a tabletop role playing game podcast, inspired by the likes of Role Playing Public Radio and The Drunk and The Ugly. We record our game sessions using Google Hangouts and want to share them with you. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Take a wild adventure with 8 friends all from New York as we explore the world of Pathfinder 2e. As we play we will learn the rules together, have a few sessions where we just talk about the games and sometimes have special events where we play other games. So come on in, sit for a spell and enjoy our ramblings.
 
Stop, Hack, and Roll is a podcast about pushing pen and paper games to their limits.
 
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RPPR Actual Play
Weekly
 
Role Playing Public Radio's recorded RPG sessions
 
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Building the Game
Weekly
 
Join Jason Slingerland and his fellow game design friends as they discuss the ins and outs, and ups and downs of being a game designers in a documentary style. The Building the Game Podcast is published every week.
 
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Bonus Experience
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A deeper look at the play experience and the finer details of running and writing tabletop games.
 
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So Many Bits
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In "So Many Bits", Bill Nielsen chats with game developers across the world in order to find out more about their craft. They talk about the technical and business side of the gaming business, but have a bit of fun along the way. Each episode also features Bill and a friend reviewing different scenes about video games from TV and film during their "Screenwatching", along with periodic check-ins on games we're playing.
 
Sirlin designed video games such as Street Fighter HD Remix, Puzzle Fighter HD Remix, and Kongai. He's designed tabletop games such as Yomi, Puzzle Strike, Pandante, and Flash Duel. He discusses the craft of game design with his lead playtester.
 
Giving every RPG a shot, one adventure at a time.
 
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Pathfinder Academy
Monthly
 
Pathfinder Academy is an informative entertainment podcast about the Pathfinder RPG.
 
A podcast presentation of our groups actual-play role playing sessions. We play in a variety of genres and systems, both long campaigns and one-shot adventures. Our cast of players come from all over the globe and we introduce new voices from our audience as they wish to play.
 
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Design Doc
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Welcome to Design Doc, a podcast documenting the process of analog game design. Game designers guide you through their process from concept to product.
 
Covering the WWII aerial combat game, Blood Red Skies, and other miniatures wargames
 
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d5 Gamers
Monthly
 
A Pathfinder actual play podcast with 5 friends
 
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Entertain the Geeky
Monthly
 
tune in for a weekly podcast cast covering all nerd news including movies,games,comics, and so much more.
 
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Critical Wits
Monthly
 
A D&D and Tabletop RPG Podcast
 
Experts bring a psychological breakdown and behind-the-scenes analysis of each episode.
 
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Brain to Board
Daily+
 
Welcome to Brain to Board, a podcast about how one crazy man designs a game from scratch, and takes you along for the ride. We'll explore the design process and publishing process, and any other things that come up along the way.Episodes are released every other Saturday.Music by TeknoAXE
 
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Machine of Death
Monthly
 
A collection of stories about people who know how they are going to die.
 
The Men With Two Brains is a new podcast from Rob Saunders and Thom Barrett, two nerdy comedians talking about the nerdy things that they love.
 
A podcast about tabletop RPG adventure module writing, design, analysis, marketing, and publishing. From D&D to Dungeon Crawl Classics and beyond!
 
The Official podcast from Harmonix Music Systems, masters of the gaming universe. All the Rock Band and Dance Central news you can take. Interviews with awesome people. DLC Roundtables. Employee profiles. Goofs and spoofs!
 
You see a podcast labelled The Obligatory RPG Show. A block of small, cursive text beneath it reads: this podcast grants the bearer audible discourse about Role Playing Games including interviews with Designers, Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, and Gamers, in-depth discussions, and high adventure. Your finger hovers over the “play” button. What do you do?
 
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Getting2Alpha
Monthly
 
Wanna innovate faster and smarter? Getting2Alpha pulls back the curtain on how breakthrough innovators bring their ideas to life - and delivers actionable tips to help you bring innovative ideas to life. You’ll meet luminaries who've created genre-defining hits - and rising stars who are shaping the future. Listen in and get inspired to innovate smarter and increase your odds of success.
 
The Out of Steam Actual Play group Podcast, featuring 'The Faculty Club Investigates...' and 'Code: Blue Coffee'
 
Actual Play episodes that at intentionally longer than 2 hour sessions or multi-sessional.
 
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Chasing Conan
Monthly
 
Go deep behind the scenes with the filmmakers of A Riddle of Steel: The Definitive History of Conan the Barbarian as they bring exclusive first looks, sneak peeks and access to process footage of the ongoing production of this forthcoming feature documentary – fresh from the front lines.
 
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Run Last Click
Monthly
 
Your hosts Chris, Eady and Lane have a chat about what has been floating their boat recently. Come in and stay a while. We hope you like it
 
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Welcome to our Special Playtest Edition of Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gamed, where we join Steve, who will fill in as Game Master, and is joined by Jared, playing a Swashbuckler, Trevor, playing an Oracle, Tina, playing a Witch, and Fabio, playing an Investigator. These four character classes have been released by Paizo for playtesting, and we t ...…
 
Ethan runs another playtest of Red Markets, Black Death! Back at the Chateau de Cusy, Picardy, the Takers continue to hustle to get by. There's an envoy to discuss a mission to retake Chalais, and there's work to be done... Ben: Brother Guispert, Monk Greg: Edward Tuppence, English Merchant Laura: Joanna, Blacksmith…
 
Chris and Brett unsupervised? What could go wrong? Enjoy their discussion of filling holes, and smoothing the fuselage. Okay, so they do talk about Malta scenarios, Pico Armor terrain and how NOT to assemble metal miniatures.By Lead Pursuit Podcast
 
For the 3rd year in a row Chicago's Logan Theatre held their Community Playtest Night, where local game makers are able to demo their work for indy game fans and theatre-goers alike. Listen in to this live event recording of several presenters on their amazingly unique work! Sashimi Slammers (1:39) Cold Calling (9:55) TP (19:40) Domesticate Hel ...…
 
Unbeknownst to us (but knownst to R&D), Mystery Booster - Convention Edition contained 121 new "playtest cards" with Future Sight-esque mechanics and employee-illustrated sketches. We did what any Vorthos crew would: pulled out the best references and art from the set! In an episode containing the most laughs, and mystery, ever, we highlight so ...…
 
The newest member of the Pathfinder design team, Lyz Lidell, joins Ryan and guest co-host Vanessa Hoskins to go over the new Advanced Player’s Guide classes for the ongoing APG playtest in the latest Know Direction! Listen Now! (mp3)
 
Panelists: Bruno Cathala, Antoine Bauza, Friedemann Friese, Rikki Tahta, Smoox ChenBy Stephen Conway & Doug Richardson
 
It's Ethan's turn to put us through our Nano Op paces. A pair of people have been hired by Triads to break into a Martian Ranger outpost and recover a Stack. Our 'heroes' are already in the morgue, the job going swimmingly thus far... Ethan: GM Ben: Legion Security Modular Networked Intelligence v. 5.8.2, Combat AGI / Security Freeware Greg: Be ...…
 
In this listener's request, JT and Jeff tackle the electrifying topic of potentially adding acrylic lightning bolts as a regular part! But also what goes into the decision making factor for adding most parts that The Game Crafter now makes in-house! Parts Ordering And Inventory - Episode 10: http://thegamecrafter.libsyn.com/parts-ordering-and-i ...…
 
In our last stop in Theros's past before Theros: Beyond Death previews begin, we tell the tale of Elspeth, Sun's Champion as it appears in the two-part novella Godsend. If you missed the original block or just need the refresher, we got you covered!If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscas ...…
 
Babolat, one of the oldest and most popular brands in tennis, has also become one of the most innovative. Guillaume Diard joins us on this episode to talk about his unique background and how he has helped inspire new trends at Babolat! He's been instrumental in updating Babolat shoes, bags, apparel and more. Listen as he chats about his inspira ...…
 
Episode Notes http://rpgcasts.com/news/rpg-podcast-industry/ We make this podcast with the support of Patreon backers like Matt Hayles, Aneurin Harrow, Michael Pardue, Phil Ulrich, Oli Jeffery, Bryan Barlitt, Joshua Tant, Thomas, HellaDrawings, Lou Tenant, Scott Paladin is a Serial Obsessive, Anthony Sheets (Icynewyear), Oliver Perks, Nick & Ca ...…
 
Once again it's time for games games games video games! Cliff and Bill discuss Terraforming Mars, accessibility options in Mario Kart, Titanfall 2, and Ringfit Adventure!By Bill Nielsen
 
Guests Tim Woerner as Guy Dudeman the Enthusiast Amr Ammourazz as Nahira the Caretaker Jack Beckwith as Lexi the Gym Leader and Alex Flanigan as Keaton the Entertainer In Which… Tamarack gets tamanapped! Links Musafirs Podcast Voices at Play Variant Roles A Horror Borealis Cryptid Keeper Podcast Coffee Detective Alex’s Itch Amr’s Itch Baited Br ...…
 
Last time on The Uncrowned, the group was spotted by some winged combatants, and were forced into a combat to save one of their party members, Aratare. As the group rushed to aid Aratare, disaster struck as half of the group succumbed to the Harpies facination song, leaving the group sorely weakened. Will the group pull through and come out vic ...…
 
Liam and Josh dig deep into intimidation, diplomacy and bluff to figure out exactly how all of you are going to swindle NPCs out of everything they own and love. We also throw some real world diseases into the mix with some sick rules. Show Notes: https://nerdyshow.com/2019/12/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode-37-the-triple-threat For information ...…
 
BTG on iTunes Jason is joined by designer Isaac Shalev to chat about Tabletop Network and the book Building Blocks of Tabletop DesignBy Rob Couch and Jason Slingerland
 
The Oddballs are hired to steal an artifact from a dangerous cult. Fortunately the cult is looking for a crew to transport the artifact to one of their allies. So the Oddballs need to gain the cult’s trust and take their job before they can accomplish their real mission. Just another day for the weirdest group of smugglers in the galaxy!…
 
Recorded at Metatopia 2018 Presented by Philip Vecchione, Senda Linaugh and Alex Roberts. Let's talk about integrating safety tools into your design process from the foundation. Yes, the x-card is valuable. Let's talk about design that builds the next generation of tools in from the beginningBy Jason Pitre
 
The Crew is a cooperative trick-taking card game. 50 increasingly challenging missions tell the story of your crew's journey to Planet 9. How well can you work together when communication is limited as you cross the vast expanse of space?By Stephen Conway & Doug Richardson
 
The Crew is a cooperative trick-taking card game. 50 increasingly challenging missions tell the story of your crew's journey to Planet 9. How well can you work together when communication is limited as you cross the vast expanse of space?By Stephen Conway & Doug Richardson
 
The Crew is a cooperative trick-taking card game. 50 increasingly challenging missions tell the story of your crew's journey to Planet 9. How well can you work together when communication is limited as you cross the vast expanse of space?By Stephen Conway & Doug Richardson
 
Pathfinder Creative Director James Jacobs joins us to preview Lost Omens: Gods and Magic for Pathfinder 2e. How does this book present some of the most powerful beings in the world of Pathfinder, and support characters that follow them? Find out! Listen Now! (mp3) Note: This is a repost due to technical issues with the podcast stream.…
 
With a deep background not only in tennis but also sports media, Carlos Silva joins us today to talk about his life and his involvement in World Team Tennis (WTT). Starting as the CEO in 2019, he has already implemented massive changes to make the format more engaging and exciting for not only the fans, but also the players. Take a listen to le ...…
 
A potential standout in the Metroidvania genre, Starsoft's Savior is being made by an eclectic mix of people, and Weston Tracy explains to me the projects origins, his hopes for its story and message, and the scrapped (?) dancing mechanic! In Screenwatching, Cliff Murphy and Bill go over an Emmy winner in the South Park episode Make Love Not Wa ...…
 
Welcome to our Special Playtest Edition of Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gamed, where we join Steve, who will fill in as Game Master, and is joined by Jared, playing a Swashbuckler, Trevor, playing an Oracle, Tina, playing a Witch, and Fabio, playing an Investigator. These four character classes have been released by Paizo for playtesting, and we t ...…
 
While the War for the Crown wages, a small band up ne’er-do-wells are up to no good. This week, the fate of Mel, the Three Piece Suit Club, and Mimips 11. Both the group and the podcast. Is this something we should keep going when we can’t get the regular Adventurous group together? Listen Now! (mp3) Adventurous is a production of the Know Dire ...…
 
BTG on iTunes Jason and Jason pitch No Spoilers and then talk about Teaching Game Design.By Rob Couch and Jason Slingerland
 
Recorded at Metatopia 2018 Presented by Juliet Meyer, Raymond Bruels, Chandler Copenhaver. Kickstarter can be amazing for creators, but there's a lot of other things around them that will help you find success. Learn how to market and plan for a Kickstarter, and what five things you should have in place long before the launch.…
 
A squad of space marines is sent to a remote mining station on an asteroid to investigate the disappearance of a worker. When they arrive, the marines realize something else is on the station. Something inhuman. Something hungry. Find out who lives and who dies! Bridget as First Lieutenant Claire Morin Birk as Cpl Lawrence Saint Maddy as Cpl Em ...…
 
This week, we have a special guest Game Master, Tina! Where Zack, Jeff, Fabio, and Steve all gather to play a modified version of the Honey Heist one page RPG by creator Grant Howitt His Twitter, and his Patreon. We all gather to assume the roles of seasonal employees of mall stores of the biggest shopping day of the year, BLACK FRIDAY! While t ...…
 
Pathfinder Creative Director James Jacobs joins us to preview Lost Omens: Gods and Magic for Pathfinder 2e. How does this book present some of the most powerful beings in the world of Pathfinder, and support characters that follow them? Find out! Listen Now! (mp3)
 
Greg has been writing a FATE RPG, and gave a playtest for the podcast. Its food battles in fantasy seems a perfect fit for Thanksgiving. The last of Kroc’s forces has been defeated. The planet is at peace. For the first time in generations, the sapient creatures of Cusinica are at ease. Not wanting to be complacent in this new age of utopia, th ...…
 
JT & Jeff bring the newest member of The Game Crafter media team to discuss Rocky Reviews, the latest show you can check out! A huge welcome to Rocky Heckman! Rocky shares his experiences as a reviewer, what he is looking for from components, and publishing games; including Rare Roses, a game currently on Kickstarter. Cravon Studios: https://cr ...…
 
Tennis has the power to completely change someone's life. The Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program in South Central Los Angeles is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by providing free tennis, mentoring, and education, in a safe and positive environment. Founded in 2009 by Marty Woods in memory of his coach and mentor, Pete Brown, he expla ...…
 
Episode Notes We make this podcast with the support of Patreon backers like Aaron Olson, Alice Kyra, Amr El-Azizi, Ancusohm, Anthony Sheets, athulus, August, Benj, Brett Volz, Bryan Barlitt, Chad Owen, Chris Newton, Chris Wittich, Christian Guanzon, Cparen, David Reynard, Evan Nyquist, Finn, Greg Walters, HellaDrawings, Hemraa, ITU Trash Crew, ...…
 
We kick the tires of the new APG Playtest Classes for Pathfinder 2e! Paizo’s and Know Direction’s own Luis Loza GMs the KD Crew through an original adventure to playtest the Advanced Player’s Guide classes. Will he Vanquish the APG? Featuring: Alex Augunas as an investigator Dustin Knight as a swashbuckler (braggart) Perram as a witch Ryan Cost ...…
 
The cast... or well, Jay and Brian, at least, are here to talk about the three major human poleis of Theros, and all the other cool stuff about the plane, too!1:02 - Secret Lair Announced3:29 - Feature: The World of TherosBy The Vorthos Cast
 
Welcome to part 2 of our inaugural stream Episode, where you can find us on Twitch. At the end of part 1, we left our heroes trying to sneak past some of the fungal goblins, on their way to the keep inside Thistletop, but disaster struck, as not all members of The Uncrowned specialize in stealthy movement, and the group alerted some enemies to ...…
 
Guests Tim Woerner as Guy Dudeman the Enthusiast Amr Ammourazz as Nahira the Caretaker Jack Beckwith as Lexi the Gym Leader and Alex Flanigan as Keaton the Entertainer In Which… The gang meets the squad. Links Musafirs Podcast Voices at Play Variant Roles A Horror Borealis Cryptid Keeper Podcast Coffee Detective Alex’s Itch Amr’s Itch Baited Br ...…
 
In this quick one, Liam and Josh add some exoticism to our world by naming regions and their respective languages. We also talk about the validity of Initiative and Battle Order and how they pertain to our game, and discuss the problems for GMs who prefer to go gridless. Show Notes: https://nerdyshow.com/2019/11/rpg-from-scratch-design-episode- ...…
 
BTG on iTunes Jason and Julio talk about cutting corners in prototyping and Dice Dice Revolution.By Rob Couch and Jason Slingerland
 
Recorded at Metatopia 2018 Presented by Shoshana Kessock, James Mendez Hodes. Religion has held sway across the world in various forms, and its influence has molded everything from how we live our everyday lives to the laws we make and the entertainment we consume. We will take a look at how real world religious ideologies have impacted the gam ...…
 
Back from a break, Ally, Emma, and Emily reconvene to get a general refresh on what's happening in the magic world - including Ally and Eli getting invited to the next MC! Come get your laughs and magic knowledge.Follow the podcast @ThePlayset on twitter for more up to date info on new episode releases and mtg news. You can also follow Emily (@ ...…
 
Back from a break, Ally, Emma, and Emily reconvene to get a general refresh on what's happening in the magic world - including Ally and Eli getting invited to the next MC! Come get your laughs and magic knowledge.Follow the podcast @ThePlayset on twitter for more up to date info on new episode releases and mtg news. You can also follow Emily (@ ...…
 
Jim Zub sits in with Greg & Shelly to discuss Rick and Morty vs. D&D (out now!!), Extra Life, Ethan Gilsdorf's New York Times article on D&D and much more! Later, Jeremy Crawford stops in for an edition of Sage Advice on Weapons. Our special guest this week is How To Drink Youtuber Greg Titian, who concocted two very special D&D cocktails for y ...…
 
A crew of smugglers, hustlers, mercenaries, and eccentrics need credits to survive. They specialize in the jobs other crews won’t take because they’re too weird. If you need a team to deal with strange alien artifacts, bloodthirsty cults, or unknowable mysteries, then you call The Oddballs.By Ross Payton
 
Starfinder fans have been waiting for the games first big character book to be released since the game’s launch 2 years ago. Does the Character Operations Manual bring the options they need? Find out as we break the book down in this week’s Know Direction: Beyond. Introducing new hosts: Owen KC Stephens and Vanessa Hoskins! Listen Now (mp3)…
 
Adam takes us through a NanoOp from Eclipse Phase 2! Pathfinder discovered Yetti, an exoplanet, a couple of weeks ago. The gate opens into a tunnel network, but an unbreathable atmosphere. This crew will be the first crew in to explore and see what if anything is inside. They have two hours... Adam: GM Ben: Legion Security Modular Networked Int ...…
 
JT & Jeff get to combine the mechanism series, a listener request, and a contest! The Game Crafter staff is judging the current Roll and Write contest. So in this episode, JT and Jeff take a quick look at what a Roll and Write is, what a Flip and Write is, and details about the current contest. TGC Roll and Write contest page: https://www.thega ...…
 
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