Yearly Archives: 2013

22 posts

Bonus Episode – 2014 New Years Resolutions

Download this episode (right click and save) It’s our annual New Years bonus episode! Grant, Peter, and Branden review their 2013 New Years resolutions and how well they lived up to them (or not). Then we dive headlong into our resolutions for 2014, talking about the improvements we want to […]

Episode 31 – Religious Holidays

Download this episode (right click and save) We kick off our pseudo-Christmas episode with a shoutout to all our new listeners and a reminder about our fundraiser for The Bodhana Group, and a bit more brief news (as well as a Cooking Comically reference.) Then we turn to our discussion topic: […]

Download this episode (right click and save) We welcome back guest host Ben Rome, co-author of Games’ Most Wanted and Assistant Line Developer for Catalyst’s Battletech line! We discuss the 2013 RPG Podcasters’ Charity Drive and our own fundraiser for The Bodhana Group – including a rundown of all the latest prize news. Then we dive […]

Episode 28 – Playing the Bad Guy

Download this episode (right click and save) It’s fundraiser time! We’re raising money this year for The Bodhana Group as part of the 2013 RPG Podcasters Charity Drive! In this episode, Grant, Peter, and Branden plug a couple of things, including Atomacon, before getting down to the main topic: Playing […]

Episode 27 – Episodic Structure and Pacing (Science of Storytelling, Part 2)

Download this episode (right click and save) Branden, Mike, Peter, and Grant pick up our “Science of Storytelling” series with a discussion of episodic storytelling structure and pacing! Branden walks us through the structure and guides the discussion; and as usual, we come up with examples along the way. See […]

Download this episode (right click and save) We’re back with more virtues! This time, we’re talking about the virtue of Patience, and its glosses of Peace and Mercy. As usual, we discuss and define Patience from a theological perspective, and then talk about its in-character and at-the-table uses. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 7:8-9, Hebrews […]

Episode 25 – Therapeutic Roleplaying (with Jack Berkenstock)

Download this episode (right click and save) It’s our distinct pleasure to welcome Jack Berkenstock of The Bodhana Group as a guest host for this episode! We give Jack plenty of time to talk about his group and their mission to help young victims and perpetrators of sexual trauma—a mission they’re carrying […]

Episode 24 – Wrath (Virtues & Vices, Part 7)

Download this episode (right click and save) We welcome Mike, occasionally known as Mindtakerr on the Internet, as a new host! Then we talk about wrath – when anger is (and isn’t) a mortal sin, and how it can manifest in people. Then we talk about how incredibly common wrath […]

Episode 23 – Narrative Structure (Science of Storytelling, Part 1)

Download this episode (right click and save) Two major announcements: This is the first episode in our new “Science of Storytelling” series; and Save Against Fear, a remarkable gaming convention and fundraiser for sexually traumatized kids, is the weekend of October 11th-13th. You’re going to be hearing much more about […]

Episode 22 – Morals in Stories

Download this episode (right click and save) Back when we recorded this episode, Saving the Game had just turned one year old! That’s pretty awesome! A big thanks to all of our listeners, old and new. In this episode, Grant, Peter, and Branden discuss morality in storytelling: How to effectively tell […]

Saving the Game has switched to Podbean for our web hosting—they’re specifically designed for podcasts and as such, require much less maintenance. Unfortunately, that also means we have a bit less control over things like RSS feeds and core WordPress settings, so a few things have changed. First, our RSS feed is now […]