Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast
Summary: Fear the Boot is an irreverent, round table discussion of tabletop role playing games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby. Our cast changes a little from show to show, but we always assemble a group of dynamic individuals with divergent views, guaranteeing you will hear several perspectives on everything we discuss.
You can find a transcript of this show here (http://subscriptorium.com/528/2samples/1ftb)! * (2:09) The website for Fear the Con 5 (http://www.fearthecon.com) is up and ready for you to start creating and joining games! If you're looking to split a ride or room, be sure to check the thread on our forums (http://feartheboot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=14145) where people are working out those arrangements. * (7:44) Zingers. What more can be said? They also talk about Halloween candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating. * (23:04) Advice for GMs that need to run rude, hateful, or bigoted NPCs. How to keep such characters believable without crossing any lines your group can't stomach. * (38:47) Adding detail to the smaller parts of the game which often get ignored as the group focuses on the big picture. In case you're not familiar with it, here's an explanation of Chekhov's Gun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekov%27s_gun). Hosts: Chad, Chris, John, Pat
You can find a transcript of this show here (http://subscriptorium.com/518/2samples/1ftb)! * (0:24) Introducing guest host, Willie. * (0:49) Introducing Erik Mona. * (1:34) The size, state, and explosive growth of the Pathfinder game and Pathfinder Society. * (3:23) Erik's more thorough introduction, including his resume in the gaming industry. * (6:35) We ask Erik to explain exactly what the job title of "publisher" means and what specific roles he fills at Paizo. * (9:10) How past experience with the RPGA and Living campaigns affected the formulation of the Pathfinder Society. * (22:14) An after-school D&D club in 1983, how Erik's parents fought to get him in, and how it affected the trajectory of his life. * (30:44) Erik's take on Pathfinder being called "D&D 3.75". We also talk about the possibility of a sequel edition. * (36:09) The upcoming Pathfinder Beginner Box. You can find details and see the unboxing video on their site (http://paizo.com/beginnerbox). We also talk about the market viability of box set products in general. * (50:13) The history, purpose, and future intentions for the Paizo online store. * (56:58) Future projects coming up at Paizo, including the Pathfinder Battles miniatures. Hosts: Chad, Dan, Johann, Wayne, Willie Guests: Erik Mona