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Download this episode (right click and save) Grant, Peter, and Jenny discuss playing characters who are much better—or much worse—at things than you yourself are! This topic was selected by our Patreon backers, whom we’re very grateful for and who bring you this show every other week. First, though, we […]

Episode 112 – Playing Above and Below Your Ability


Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet. Peter There’s a cool article on the origins of the Paladin class in D&D over on Geek and Sundry. Throughout the novel, Carlsen performed […]

Weekend Reading 11



Despite the fact that the word “fear” is right there in the name, there’s really nothing scary at all about Fear the Con. In fact, I can safely say at this point that it’s usually the highlight of my year, or at the very least, my gaming year. It’s hard […]

Nothing to Fear


Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Jenny I may or may not have found a bunch of new games to look for. And by “may or may not” I […]

Weekend Reading 10



Download this episode (right click and save) Psychology researcher, professor, and LARPer Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman joins us for a fascinating discussion of LARP and the psychology of play and roleplaying! Sarah had an enormous amount of information to pass along to us about different styles of live-action roleplay, terminology […]

Episode 111 – LARP and the Psychology of Play (with ...


Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Jenny This week has been a little stressful for me due to some family obligations, but this little joke article from The Daily Bonnet […]

Weekend Reading – Revolution Number Nine



In the last session of the D&D game, Grant planted the seeds for us to confront Auntie Bloat. It’s been a long time coming and I’m sure Grant has an awesome fight planned. Unfortunately, I’m having a hard time just “going with it” because it seems on some level like […]

Justification for Violence


Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet. (And we’ll surely stop naming these silly things eventually.)   Grant Since we talked about U2 with Rev. Derek White in this week’s episode […]

Weekend Reading – The Ocho



Download this episode (right click and save) The Rev. Derek White, longtime friend of the show and known to the Internet as “The Geekpreacher”, joins us once again to discuss spiritual warfare! After introducing Derek (and letting him plug GaryCon), we turn our attention to some important information about fake beards […]

Episode 110 – Spiritual Warfare (with Rev. Derek White)


Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Jenny Apparently, pilgrims were also graffiti artists. St. Peter’s Church in Sudbury, England found a medieval carving of a peacock beside the organ. […]

Weekend Reading – Internet Neighbors



I have an odd quirk as a gamer where fantasy is concerned. While I really enjoy traditional medieval/renaissance fantasy as a player, a reader, and even as a writer, when I GM, I prefer to throw a significant amount of extra technological “stuff” in. My most successful fantasy game drew […]

Everything but the Kitchen Sink


Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Grant It’s been making the rounds, but if you haven’t read the late Alex Tizon’s tremendously powerful article “My Family’s Slave” in The […]

Weekend Reading – Sextupled