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Episode 45 – Envy (Virtues & Vices, Part 11)

Download this episode (right click and save) Branden and Peter continue our Virtues & Vices series with a discussion of Envy! BIG news first, though: Episode 50 will be recorded LIVE, with an ongoing listener Q&A during the episode! Also, Grant’s working on t-shirts and other STG products. Then we talk about […]

Episode 41 – The Types of Stories

Download this episode (right click and save) Professor Branden schools Peter and Grant on some traditional lists of archetypal stories! We start things off with a reminder that Peter will be at Fear the Con 7 from June 12th to June 14th (find him there and say ‘hello’!), and a […]

Episode 39 – Chastity (Virtues & Vices, Part 10)

Download this episode (right click and save) After an aside on the books which have impacted us most strongly, Grant, Peter and Branden settle in on a difficult and unpopular topic: Chastity. We take a few minutes to define it, then discuss the prospect of using chastity as an in-game […]

Episode 37 – Lust (Virtues & Vices, Part 9)

Download this episode (right click and save) Our Virtues & Vices series picks up again with a particularly difficult topic: Lust. We briefly plug Sojourn again, and then dive headlong into a discussion about this capital sin. We explain what lust is (and isn’t), why it’s a capital sin, and […]

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 […]

Episode 26 – Patience (Virtues & Vices, Part 8)

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 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 20 – Diligence (Virtues & Vices, Part 6)

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant, Peter and Branden continue our Virtues & Vices series with an episode on Diligence, the virtue contrary to the vice of Sloth. As usual, we explain the virtue—both culturally and theologically—before talking about its application in games and in our lives. Scripture: Proverbs […]

Episode 19 – Sloth (Virtues & Vices, Part 5)

Download this episode (right click and save) We’re back with Part 5 of our Virtues & Vices series! First, Grant talks about finding a church again, and some other news. Then we delve deep into one of the Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth. What is it? Why is it more than […]

Episode 14 – Temperance (Virtues & Vices, Part 4)

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant, Peter, and Branden continue our Virtues & Vices series with a look at Temperance! We talk over the usual news, and thank those who’ve commented on past episodes (that’s always nice.) Then we dive into our Temperance discussion: How it’s commonly used […]