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Dec 02

AcadeCon 2017 – Fifth Edition, in review

AcadeCon 2017 – Fifth Edition   For some reason the first words that came to my mind when I started to think about what I would write concerning this most recent AcadeCon were the lyrics from a Bob Dylan song: For the times they are a-changin’.  It might be because I recently re-watched Watchmen (a …

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Nov 09

Lawful & Orderly – City Stories 3 – Criminal Sorcery Investigation, part 2

    Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! The RPG Academy podcast will occasionally host a couple of episodes of Lawful & Orderly, but the entire series can be found on the Lawful & Orderly podcast itself. This episode is the third of our City Stories, and you don’t have to know anything …

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Nov 07

Lawful & Orderly – City Stories 3 – Criminal Sorcery Investigation, part 1

    Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! The RPG Academy podcast will occasionally host a couple of episodes of Lawful & Orderly, but the entire series can be found on the Lawful & Orderly podcast itself. This episode is the third of our City Stories, and you don’t have to know anything …

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Sep 12

Bonus Ep – GenCon 2017 Recap pt 1

Hello and welcome to part one of our GenCon 2017 Recap coverage.   This episode was originally recorded as a live event via our Twitch Channel so please forgive the less than standard audio.   In this episode I brought together all of the IRL Faculty that attended GenCon this year and we discussed our …

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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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Jul 07

We are a 2017 ENnie nominee for Best Podcast!

  Hello and welcome to The RPG Academy podcast.  Our show is dedicated to helping more people play more games and have more fun while playing them.   Our motto is ‘If you’re having fun, you’re doing it right!” as we believe there is no right or wrong way to play.  As long as your …

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May 26

Lawful & Orderly – S 1, Ep 4 – Racing Death (part 2)

    Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don’t need …

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May 22

Lawful & Orderly – S 1, Ep 4 – Racing Death (part 1)

    Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don’t need …

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May 19

Lawful & Orderly – S 1, Ep 3 – Target Practice (part 2)

    Welcome to Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit! Lawful & Orderly is a light-hearted fantasy police procedural set in the magical city of Lan Arcanym. Lawful & Orderly is played using D&D 5th edition, but the rules come second to the story. Each episode is broken into two parts, but you don’t need …

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