Yearly Archives: 2012

13 posts

Bonus Episode 1 – 2013 New Years Resolutions

Download this episode (right click and save) A very special bonus episode! No scripture, but Branden, Peter, and Grant share their New Years resolutions relating to their faith, their personal lives, and their gaming career. Then we read some resolutions our listeners shared, and encourage them in their own resolutions.

Episode 11 – Players Behaving Badly

Download this episode (right click and save) For your Christmas listening pleasure, another episode with Grant, Branden and Peter! This episode’s topic comes to us courtesy of “D3M410″ on the Fear the Boot forums, who asked how to deal with players whose characters don’t behave like good people, regardless of […]

Episode 08 – Setting Design

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant, Peter and Branden talk about designing settings for your game! Using Peter’s game and homebrew setting as a case study, and a few other examples, we talk about all the elements that go into setting design, as well as how to get […]

Episode 07 – Dark Settings

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant’s back! And believe us, he’s got a story to tell. He’s also got a topic to talk to Branden and Peter about: Whether or not it’s all right for Christians to play games set in explicitly dark settings like the Warhammer 40,000 […]

Episode 06 – Video Games

Download this episode (right click and save) No Grant for this episode — he’s been busy with some personal issues. That means this episode is just Branden and Peter. It’s a short episode, discussing the intersection of faith and video games. We discuss how video games get faith right (and […]

Episode 05 – Charity (Virtues & Vices, Part 2)

Download this episode (right click and save) We continue our Virtues & Vices series with our first (and according to Paul, the greatest) of the virtues: Charity, a.k.a love. We explain the Christian concept of charity and give some background theological material. Then we dive in to the in-game possibilities charity presents, […]

Episode 04 – Avarice (Virtues & Vices, Part  1)

Download this episode (right click and save) It’s an episode full of beginnings: Branden joins us for the first time as a host, and our Virtues & Vices series kicks off with a discussion of Avarice! We explain what avarice is (and isn’t), and discuss plot threads and character opportunities […]

Episode 03 – The Crusader Archetype

Download this episode (right click and save) Episode 03, “The Crusader Archetype”, features a discussion of knights, crusaders, and Christian holy warriors, whether they be real, fictional or legendary. We also talk about Christian theories of “just war”; how crusading knights appear in published RPGs; and how to use them […]

Episode 02 – Alignment

Download this episode (right click and save) In which Peter and Grant discuss alignment and other methods of modeling morality in roleplaying games, and how to use alignment mechanisms effectively without making them feel unnatural.An additional note: Branden, a.k.a. SilverSeraphAE, will be joining us as a host in future episodes! That’s really […]

Episode 01 – Are RPGs Evil?

Download this episode (right click and save) In which Grant and Peter attempt to dispel the myth that roleplaying games are inherently evil. We discuss certain misinformed beliefs about what roleplaying games are and what problems they can cause Christians; certain commonly-cited examples of the “evil” of roleplaying games; and […]