Grant Woodward


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


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 ...






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



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


Download this episode (right click and save) We continue our discussion with Krissi Woodward about clothing and visual character descriptions! We pick back up with discussions of cultural and vocational costume, and move on to the effects of technology on what people wear and look like. We then spend a […]

Episode 109 – Visual Character Descriptions, Part 2 (with Krissi ...



Our Weekend Reading series continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Jenny There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the benefits of gaming in relation to mental health. But something I’ve struggled with on occasion is how my […]

Weekend Reading – Clever Five Joke Goes Here


Download this episode (right click and save) Krissi Woodward—Grant’s wife and costume designer—joins us once again to discuss visual character descriptions in our game, and especially clothing! We have a couple of announcements related to our Weekend Reading series and our Patreon question rewards. Then we tackle a question from […]

Episode 109 – Visual Character Descriptions, Part 1 (with Krissi ...



Our Weekend Reading series continues with fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Grant Oddly enough, all of my suggestions this week deal with the written word in one way or another.   From Zachary Totah over at Speculative Faith, an article on discernment in reading: “To […]

Weekend Reading 3 – Return of the Weekend Reading


It’s back! Our Weekend Reading series continues with fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet. Prepare for unaccountable interest.   Grant “The Crumbling Chicken Church in Java“. A meditation by Luke Harrington over at Christ & Pop Culture on a peculiar Javanese landmark, 2 Kings 4, and what happens […]

Weekend Reading #2 – Second Verse