Aug 25

Faculty Meeting # 99 – Armor Slippage

  Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings – The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 99 Armor Slippage. Caleb and I tackle the idea of using a skill check in combat to weaken or remove an NPC’s armor class.  We then spend a bit of time recapping my recent trip …

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Aug 24

Michael Played Legendary Big Trouble in Little China

    I had three games on my “to buy” list when I went to GenCon 2016. Marvel Legendary: Civil War, Legendary Encounters: Firefly and Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China. All three new installments of the Legendary Deck Builder system. So, you should know already that I really like the Legendary card games. You …

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Aug 23

Welcome to Detention, Episode 5!

Hello students! Welcome to a new bonus feature on The RPG Academy, Detention!   We were so happy to hear good feedback about this bonus content that we decided to make more! In this episode, Caleb and Scott are joined by special guest Christopher from the Sharkbone podcast! As usual, these episodes are a little more rough …

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Aug 19

Show and Tell 30: Invisible Sun

Hello and welcome to Show & Tell the Podcasts from The Rpg Academy where we bring on guests to talk about something new and cool we want them to show us and tell us all about! (Get it?)   Todays guest is none other than Monte Cook himself  Today Monte and I talk about the …

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Aug 17

GM Advice – Using the PC’s backstory

Using the PC’s backstory:   In my last article, I wrote about creating effective backgrounds for player characters. This included advice on how to write background that are not bogged down with too many details as well as a discussion about how to allow GMs to effectively use this background information in the story. Today …

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Aug 16

Welcome to Detention, Episode 4!

Hello students! Welcome to a new bonus feature on The RPG Academy, Detention!   We were so happy to hear good feedback about this bonus content that we decided to make more! In this episode, Caleb and Scott are joined by special guest Quinn Wilson from the Swallows of the South podcast! As usual, these episodes …

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Aug 12

Wrought Iron : The Articles : Episode 13

Hello students. Crunch here with the companion article for Wrought Iron Episode 13. Hands up, who guessed that the party would end up in that cave again? I didn’t exactly plan it, but when the opportunity presented itself, I was happy to explore more of that creepy place. To give you a peek behind the …

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Aug 11

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 13 : A Bit of a Stretch

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 13 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party re-enters the creepy cave in their pursuit of Arahamie’s parents and Tilly. This time, there is even more danger and things are even …

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Aug 10

World Building 2 : StoneFall

Hello students, Crunch here with an article from Faculty Member Ryan Porta. In this article, he introduces us to the city of StoneFall, describes what makes it unique, and provides some plot hooks to use. The intention of this article is not only to demonstrate how to generate home-brew content, but also to give you …

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Aug 09

Welcome to Detention, Episode 3!

Hello students! Welcome to a new bonus feature on The RPG Academy, Detention!   We were so happy to hear good feedback about this bonus content that we decided to make more! In this episode, Michael joins Scott and me join to talk about all kinds of nonsense. As usual, these episodes are a little more …

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