Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 27- Atypical Scenarios

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; you meet in a tavern…. Today on the Roleplaying Exchange we discuss atypical ways to play tabletop games.

 

Areas of Discussion: Typical vs. Atypical scenarios, what makes a scenario atypical, framing, player by-in, Prey, Bat Man Arkham City, Far Cry 5, Confused Bi-Product of a Misinformed Culture

RPX co-host Chris and his wife Laura could sure use your help getting to Gen Con this year. Please check out his GoFundMe page and help us his Gen Con dreams come true.

Episode 24 – Welcome To The Dungeon

Sorry this isn’t our much-promised S&M episode; rather, it involves Adam and Patrick discussing how to help new game masters step up in an already established group.

Talking Points: Keeping your groups small, Prepping vs. Over-prepping, saying “yes” and “yes and…”, taking constructive criticism

Shouts outs:

Can’t get enough of that Appalachian accents?  Are you interested in leftist politics and issues concerning Appalachia?   Check out the Trillbillies Workers Party podcast.

Narcosis is a survival horror title that strands players on the sea floor with little oxygen and sanity.

Rusty Lake and the Cube Escape Series are an eerie collection of point-click adventures set in the vein of shows like Twin Peaks.

Cthulhu Confidential is a game of Lovecraftian horror that utilizes the new Gumshoe One-2-One system that requires only a gamemaster and one player.

Cthulhu City is a setting for Trail of Cthulhu that place investigators in a corrupted Arkham controlled by the mythos.  A must have for fans of dystopian and cosmic horror literature.

Episode 23: Unknown Armies

Unknown Armies is “An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world.” Need more?  Well you’re in luck, the broken people over at the Roleplaying Exchange are here to help.  In this episode, we explore the setting and mechanics of Unknown Armies.

Areas of Discussion: Unknown Armies, The Cat Lady, Warriors, Flavortown, Statosphere

 

Episode 22: Becoming A More Active Player/GM

Have you ever found your mind wandering while at the table?  Does your podcasting co-host constantly play with his fidget spinner while you’re recording?  If so then this is the RPX episode for you.  Join us as we discuss techniques to both plays and game master focus at the table.

Areas of Discussion: being an active player, note taking, including all player characters in on the action, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Evil Within 2 (and Noah’s Twitch stream), and a few other things we got distracted and forgot to mention.

 

Episode 18: Teaching At The Table

While it is ideal that everyone gathering around the table knows how to play the game, many times it is up to the GM to not only run the game but educate players while they do so. In this episode Noah, Adam, and Chris explore best practices of how to show players an RPG system.

Areas of discussion: new players, new system, character sheets from hell, free rpg day, Origins, and Car Hitler