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Patreon and a Change of Heart

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant and Peter take a few moments to catch up on-air, and then discuss two exciting upcoming projects: Game to Grow and our upcoming Patreon campaign, before discussing a surprisingly meaty topic: Healing and Injury. The discussion that follows touches on both the […]

Episode 87 – Healing and Injury

And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. —Mark 9:24 (KJV) As we mentioned recently on the podcast, I started a new job a little under a month ago. And as often happens to me in new situations, […]

Impostor Syndrome and Angry God Theology

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant and Peter discuss Peter’s new job, Grant’s new hobby, and the impact those sorts of life changes and callings can change the inner lives of your characters, how they can be reflected (or not) mechanically, and how they can affect the way […]

Episode 86 – Callings and Changes

Oh, hey, it’s Grant again! It’s been a while—new kid and all—but I’m picking up where I left off in our impromptu “Starting a Podcast” series. In this post and the one or two after this, I’ll talk about professionalism—that quality which promises reliability and responsibility. I want to cover several […]

Starting a Podcast, Part 5: Consistency

Download this episode (right click and save) Former Methodist minister and current Wizards of the Coast writer James Wyatt joins us to talk about designing pantheons for fantasy settings! James is a long-time D&D writer with a multitude of major credits, and he’s currently writing for the Magic: the Gathering […]

Episode 85 – Designing Fantasy Pantheons (with James Wyatt)

Spoiler Warning: Minor spoilers for Wolfenstein: The New Order and Spec Ops: The Line. I ran into an interesting roadblock recently while playing Wolfenstein: The New Order. At the end of the first chapter of the game, you’re presented with a sadistic choice by the villain and the game is […]

You Must be This Treacherous to Ride the Story

Download this episode (right click and save) Grant and Peter discuss the root causes of some common GM problems such as over- or under- prepping, de-protagonizing, and issues with detail and offer their advice on how to address them. Scripture: Proverbs 28:16, 2 Timothy 2:2

Episode 84 – GM Problems

A lot of the time, these are generated by a lack of other ideas, and I find them a useful way to fill a creative gap while still handing out something useful. That’s not the case this time – I have a couple of things that I especially want to […]

Gaming Curriculum: Extra Credit, Part III: Miscellany

Download this episode (right click and save) Author and game designer Greg Stolze joins Grant and Peter to talk about Unknown Armies 3rd Edition, its Kickstarter, some of his other work, and personal-scale horror stories! We spend a lot of time talking about Unknown Armies—practically the whole episode, really—and Greg had plenty to […]

Episode 83 – Personal Horror (with Greg Stolze)

Grant and I are both really busy this week, but we still wanted to give you something to look at, so we figured it would be cool to share some links to the various other “geeky faith” projects out there with you, because there are a surprising number of them […]

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Download this episode (right click and save) Not much in the way of news this week, so Grant and Peter get almost straight into the topic: Diaspora, the scattering of a people from a common homeland and their desire to return. We discuss what, exactly makes a diaspora and how […]

Episode 82 – Diaspora