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Download this episode (right click and save) Happy New Year! Grant and Peter are back to talk about … dice?! After a couple of minor announcements and housekeeping notes, we list off some of the games we’d really like to try to play in 2017. We also tackle a Patreon […]

Episode 102 – Adapting to the Dice


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On this New Year’s Day, hear the good news that God allows do-overs. God created do-overs. We get a second chance…or a third, or fourth, or fifth…or seventy times seven. -From the January 1 church bulletin of the Marengo United Methodist Church. A lot of us make resolutions around this […]

Clean Slate



Download this episode (right click and save) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Grant and Peter sit down to tackle a topic selected by our voting Patreon supporters: Playing supernatural creatures! First, though, we spend quite a lot of time on a serious problem that cropped up in Grant’s Pugmire […]

Episode 101 – Playing Supernatural Creatures


Download this episode (right click and save) Grant presents a very special Christmas bonus episode: A reading of a unique sermon given on Christmas Day, 1983, by Rev. Bob Lawrence of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. Merry Christmas, from all of us to all of you. Music: “Greensleeves” and […]

Bonus Episode 9 – “The Centurion” (by Rev. Bob Lawrence)



Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” -Matthew 9:13 (ESV) We had a very interesting moment in our D&D game this past weekend. First, a bit of set-up. The player characters had been sent off […]

Morality, Privilege, and Redemption


Download this episode (right click and save) We’ve finally reached the hundred-episode milestone! Our heartfelt thanks to all our listeners, past hosts and guest hosts, and Patreon backers; you’ve all helped make this podcast special. We look forward to the next hundred-plus episodes! This episode, Grant and Peter celebrate reaching […]

Episode 100 – History and Historical Mystery



As I was working today, the unexpected happened: the building lost power. Since I work in a warehouse without much in the way of windows and it’s for a company that sells IT equipment, the effect was pretty dramatic. The building was plunged into inky darkness, lit only by a […]

Plunged Into Darkness


Due to a scheduling mix-up on my part, this week’s blog post will be up this evening instead of this morning. My apologies.   Peter

A note about today’s blog post



Download this episode (right click and save) Mike Perna of Innroads Ministries joins us at the appointed hour, to give our listeners some real, practical advice on running small gaming events for your church or community! First, though, we talk about a few other things, in no particular order: Our […]

Episode 99 – Practical Advice for Running Gaming Events (with ...


From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.  -Jeremiah 30:19 (NIV) My favorite holiday approaches rapidly. I know, I know. Most people like […]

A Gamer Gives Thanks



Hey, listeners & readers! We recently hosted the fourth Game to Grow episode, on spirituality in roleplaying games. Two panelists should be familiar to long-time listeners—Rev. Derek White and Jack Berkenstock—and two are people we hope to have on as guests eventually, Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman and Shivam Bhatt. Enjoy!

Game to Grow – Episode 4 – Spirituality & Roleplaying ...


Download this episode (right click and save) Grant and Peter continue our ongoing Ten Commandments series with a look at the Second Commandment! First, though, Grant has a fair bit to say about InSpectres and Pugmire, and some lessons he’s learned from those games lately. Then we tackle a question […]

Episode 98 – The Second Commandment (Ten Commandments, Part 2)