August 2017 archive

Aug 31

Trial of Identeco – episode 1

  Hello and welcome to the Trial of Identeco.  Identeco is the new Cyberpunk RPG from Humanoid Games.   Our GM for this game was Alex Wood, co-designer of Identeco   and our players: Michael (@therpgacademy) – as Reynolds the LEO (Law Enforcement Officer ) – in my case, Ex LEO Mike W (@LoserMLW) as …

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Aug 29

GM Advice – Reskinning a Storm Giant into a Thunderstorm

Reskinning is an amazingly easy way to get extra mileage out of the Monster Manual and/or throw more experienced players for a loop when you describe a creature as one thing (goblin), but use the mechanics of another creature (Hydra!) I’ve been reskinning monsters for years but recently decided I wanted to take things a …

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Aug 29

GM Advice – Modified Skill Challenges

Skill Challenges, as far as I’m aware, first made their appearance in D&D 4e. The idea was to present a challenge to the players that had to be defeated or overcome through use of Skill or Ability Checks checks – almost like a combat encounter, but with less stabbing. So, for example – navigating through …

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Aug 29

Show & Tell # 50 – Identeco

  Hello and welcome to the Show & Tell. The podcast series from where we bring on a guest or guests and talk about something cool. This week our Guests are Alex and Shawn the founders of Humanoid Games and co-designers of Identeco their Cyberpunk RPG now on Kickstarter.   Shawn, Alex and I talk …

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Aug 22

Welcome to Detention – LIVE, Episode 25

Hello Academaniacs! Welcome to Detention! WARNING – THIS EPISODE’S AUDIO IS REALY ROUGH.  MICHAEL WAS HAVING TECHNOLOGY ISSUES THAT WE DIDN’T CATCH UNTIL AFTER THE EP.  BUT YOU CAN HEAR OUR GUEST JUST FINE. Detention is sponsored by BattleBards and Easy Roller Dice.   As usual, these episodes are a little more rough around the …

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Aug 17

Show and Tell 49 – Greyhawkery

  Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 49 – Greyhawkery In this episode I speak with Michael Mortellan Bridges from the Greyhawkery blog as well the Gamerstable podcast.   Michael and the Greyhawkery blog are the newest members of The RPG Academy Network.     Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy. Comments …

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Aug 15

Faculty Meeting # 116 – Dungeon Crawl

  Hello and welcome to Faculty Meetings – The general advice and discussion podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is Faculty Meeting # 116 – Dungeon Crawl   In this episode I am joined by James Introcaso from the Don’t Split the Podcast Network which includes Tabletop Babble, the Venture Maidens and Have Spellbook Will Travel.  James …

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Aug 11

Show and Tell 48 – Lion’s Vault

  Hello and welcome to Show & Tell # 48: Lion’s Vault In this episode I speak with returning guest Christopher Grey about a new module he is the lead writer for – Lion’s Vault.  Lion’s Vault is the 3rd in an ongoing series of modules produced by 2C Gaming and continues the story of …

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Aug 09

Trial of Fantasy Age – ep 4 Recap & Review

  Hello and welcome to the Trial of Fantasy Age.  Fantasy Age is the generic fantasy version of the Dragon Age RPG – both designed by Chris Pramas and published by Green Ronin. The ‘Age’ games are built upon the Action Game Engine which is a 3d6 + stat + xxx system which also has …

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Aug 07

Trial of Fantasy Age – ep 3 Always Give the Number

  Hello and welcome to the Trial of Fantasy Age.  Fantasy Age is the generic fantasy version of the Dragon Age RPG – both designed by Chris Pramas and published by Green Ronin. The ‘Age’ games are built upon the Adventure Game Engine which is a 3d6 + stat + xxx system which also has …

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