Last session in the D&D game, we came to a horrifying realization: a powerful evil NPC we’d covertly stolen an item from (a witch/hag that goes by “Auntie Bloat”) at the behest of a good NPC had found the colony and had managed to sneak in and make a deal […]

Episode 103 – Fitness for Gamers, Part 1 (with Kimi, Chris, and Krissi)

Download this episode (right click and save) We’ve got THREE guests crowding around the mics this week for part one of a special episode on personal fitness! Kimi (cosplayer, tabletop gaming podcaster, weightlifter, gym owner, and former personal trainer), Chris (media professional, tabletop gaming podcaster, filmmaker, and former personal trainer) and […]

A few sessions back Lambert, my PC in our D&D game, almost died in a fight. The party is a fairly low-level one, and the giant spiders they were fighting could do a decent amount of damage. Lambert was rolling poorly, and the spiders were not – despite his high […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Episode 101 – Playing Supernatural Creatures

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Episode 100 – History and Historical Mystery

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 […]

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 […]

A note about today’s blog post

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

Episode 99 – Practical Advice for Running Gaming Events (with Mike Perna)

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 […]