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Episode 22 – D&D&P&P

Episode 22 – D&D&P&P

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Pride & Prejudice & Dragons

I really couldn’t decide on that one. But we went with the former.

The BIG NEWS is friends-of-the-show Ron & Scott have a Kickstarter going for the Quantum Black game setting for Ubiquity (Hollow Earth Expeditions). Click HERE to find it on Kickstarter! Get in on the campaign while it’s still there!

For the Heart of the Matter, Chris, Sharon, and Pete talk about how social systems in RPGs have evolved and appeared over the years we’ve all been playing. We’d love to hear from our listeners if we missed a major social system RPG. Enjoy the show, and the new promo pointing to our OTHER show on the Rule Zero Network, DragonReel! Find it at dragonreel.com!

Episode 14 – Girls Game Wild

Episode 14 – Girls Game Wild

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While You’re Up, Honey, Could You Slay Me a Dragon?

Chris talks about his brief but enlightening experience as one of the top 32 in Paizo’s RPG Superstar 2013 Contest.

After that brief break, we talk about the experience women have had in gaming. Actual women take part. They were in my house, guys. The feminine trio of Sharon, Amelia, and Alicia join us for a long and complicated discussion about how women are treated, and how women approach gaming.

Don’t think their experiences match up with yours? Did they miss a major point in the discussion? Totally agree with them? We want to hear what you have to say! Join in the discussion by sending us an email (you can even include an MP3 file!) to rulezeropodcast@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Episode 13 – As Lazy As They Wanna Be

Episode 13 – As Lazy As They Wanna Be

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A Wild SlyFlourish Appears!

Mike Shea of SlyFlourish (@SlyFlourish) joins us for a discussion about his latest book, The Lazy Dungeon Master. We discuss what brought the idea about, and why these ideas could help you in your game.

Mike also shares his thoughts on indie publishing in general, where the gaming market is going (citing the Mongoose State of the Mongoose article), and the Superman Trailer.

You won’t want to miss a minute of the action this time.

Episode 12 – Winging It!

Episode 12 – Winging It!

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Cheating to Win

in which Chris recounts his tale of running a one-shot interlude in the Pathfinder game, only to have to make stuff up on the fly! Goodness! Is that even legal? Fortunately, we have Pete to talk him down off the ledge. The basic discussion is about making things up on the fly for the good of the game. When is it OK to improvise? How much preparation is not enough preparation?

We have to preface this podcast with a mild apology. Pete references jumping in front of a train, but this is not a deliberate reference to the recent subway incident. This part of the conversation was actually recorded before (USA’s) Thanksgiving holiday, so no insensitivity to current events is intended. It was just an unfortunate coincidence.

The opening skit uses music by CadillacMatt95, which I got here  and for which we thank him greatly.

Having a full time job kind of caused this episode to be delayed, as I had to make up time from the hurricane. Why don’t they outlaw those things? Seems silly.

Share your thoughts on the episode with us at rulezeropodcast@gmail.com and be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Episode 10 – Evil Podcast Is Evil

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Episode 10 – Evil Podcast Is Evil

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Evil Podcasts Ate My Baby

Chris & Pete talk about evil. And get sidetracked on a bunch of stuff.

But more important, check out the Kickstarters we talk about on this page:

Reaper – Bones

Better Angels

Mad props to the people we shout-out. And additional shoutout to Slice of Sci Fi for putting up our Hawkeye skit from the superhero episode. Check them out.