Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 31

Trial of Runequest (2nd edition) ep 2 – Smelly Baboons

      Hello and welcome to the newest Trial from The RPG Academy podcast. A trial is where we test out a new game system (either brand new, or new to us), often with a guest GM. This Trial is of Runequest, 2nd edition playing the classic intro module Apple Lane / Gringle’s Pawnshop. …

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Jan 30

Trial of Runequest (2nd edition) ep 1 – Bloody Ducks

      Hello and welcome to the newest Trial from The RPG Academy podcast. A trial is where we test out a new game system (either brand new, or new to us), often with a guest GM. This Trial is of Runequest, 2nd edition playing the classic intro module Apple Lane / Gringle’s Pawnshop. …

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Jan 25

Encounter Design by ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, new faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM aka that guy with the voices on Lawful and Orderly) brings us an article about encounter design. Enjoy.   Encounter design is perhaps one of the most important aspects of being a game master, whether you prepare ahead of time or design on the fly. …

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Jan 24

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 18 : An Unexpected Intrusion

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 18 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party deals with the attack on the Salt Offering. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist …

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Jan 17

Faculty Meeting # 103 – City Scapes

  Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings – The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 103 – City Scapes   In this episode I am joined with Adjunct Professor Quinn (@MonkipiQuinn) from Network show – Swallows of the South as we discuss setting an entire Campaign or extended campaign arc …

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Jan 12

Show and Tell 38: Arcknight FPM2

Hello and welcome to Show & Tell, the podcasts from The Rpg Academy where we bring on guests to talk about something new and cool that we want them to show us and tell us all about! (Get it?) Today’s guest is Joshua from ArcKnight.com and today’s something cool is their current Kicktstarter for Flat …

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Jan 11

A review of Volo’s Guide to Monsters

Hello students. Professor Crunch here with a review of the latest official Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition supplement book, Volo’s Guide to Monsters. We received a review copy of this book for this purpose and gave it away as a prize at AcadeCon 2016. {Yeah dude! I spent most of AcadeCon leafing through this lovely book. …

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Jan 10

The Campaigns : Wrought Iron Episode 17 : Settling In

Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 17 of our newest DnD 5E actual play podcast. Wrought Iron In this episode, the party adjust to life away from the Reforged Isles. Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy) Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@geowtf) Cassander Ziegengeist …

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Jan 04

Michael played Tsuro, with the minions!

  Tsuro     I am going to start reviewing the various board/card games I play with my boys. JG is almost 7 and Jacob is 5 and a half.   First up Tsuro from Calliope Games.       If you are not familiar with the game, Tsuro is a tile-based board game flavored as …

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Jan 03

Faculty Meeting # 102 – Rule of Cool

  Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings – The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 102 – Rule of Cool     Gamer’s Lexicon: RAW vs RAI General Assembly: Rule of Cool with examples. New Student introductions: We tackle the concept of a Monk with a Soldier background and come up with some options …

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