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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) 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 ...



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 ...


Download this episode (right click and save) In this episode, Grant and Peter discuss naming characters and renaming characters! We kick things off with a conversation about the games Grant’s playing right now—Pugmire, Fellowship, and No Thank You, Evil!—and attempt to answer a question from Patreon backer Rich about play-by-post gaming. […]

Episode 104 – Naming and Renaming



Download this episode (right click and save) We’ve got THREE guests crowding around the mics this week to continue with part two 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 […]

STG 103 – Fitness for Gamers, Part 2 (with Kimi, ...


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 […]

Episode 103 – Fitness for Gamers, Part 1 (with Kimi, ...



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)



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)


Download this episode (right click and save) We’re back to talk about religious villains in your game! First, Grant discusses a successful Pugmire one-shot and his upcoming InSpectres game. Then, Grant and Peter put out a call for your stories of ‘othering’ in the hobby (which you can submit by email […]

Episode 97 – Religious Villains



Download this episode (right click and save) After answering a short, fun, and humorous Patreon backer question, Grant and Peter dig into one of the most fascinating, important, and gameable events in all of church history: the First Council of Nicaea. In addition to establishing a lot of church orthodoxy […]

Episode 90: The First Council of Nicaea (Historical Heresies 5)


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Download this episode (right click and save) Rev. Chris Ode joins Peter and Grant in a very personal episode this week! Chris is a Lutheran pastor, and an actor and religious consultant for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. We cover a lot of ground in this discussion, including: Zombie Orpheus’s new project, “Attacking […]

Episode 88 – Dark Dungeons and Lingering Pain (with Rev. ...