Episode 282 – military round table, part 1

Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast show

Summary: * (0:33) Introducing our guests: Cape, Dan, and Ryan. * (8:13) Fear the Boot salutes everyone wearing the real boots.  Also, a special shout-out to Sgt. Rose and the 82nd Airborne. * (10:20) A final reminder that you have until November 10th to get your postcards in for the contest.  The complete rules can be found here (http://www.feartheboot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16701). * (10:57) Playing tabletop games while in the military. * (14:27) The complex relationship between escapism, realism, and PTSD.  For additional reading, you can look up articles on EMDR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMDR) and Audie Murphy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy#Post-war_emotional_problems). * (27:06) The logistics of carrying and playing games while deployed.  You can find Cape Rust's articles here (http://geek-life.com/2010/06/25/gamers-in-the-military/) and here (http://geek-life.com/2010/07/13/don%E2%80%99t-ask-don%E2%80%99t-tell-iao/).  The documentary Cape mentions during the show is Restrepo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1559549/). * (32:26) Playing games that are set in the military.  Identifying the major RP hurdles and searching for some character commonalities to help address them. * (38:31) The XCOM Saga (http://www.feartheboot.com/ftb/index.php/archives/category/blog-entries/the-xcom-saga) as a bridge to military RPGs. * (45:24) Finding the starting point for a military character. * (51:24) How our panelists feel about people roleplaying military personnel. * (56:12) Understanding the basics of military rank. Hosts: Cape, Dan, (Sgt.) Dan, Ryan, Wayne