Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SnoutCast #83: "On the Playing of Roles"

In which Curtis does not know the definition of "pseudo-", and DeeAnn imparts this and other wisdom as well.

[ Download mp3 - 29 MB ]

00:00 - Worst. Teaser. Ever.
01:02 - "pseudo-random"
02:18 - topic: role-playing games!
04:34 - DeeAnn's three regular D&D games
06:36 - Fiasco is not for kids
08:56 - the history of DeeAnn's fascination with RPGs
13:49 - 4th Edition ho!
19:36 - debating whether DeeAnn is a good actor
21:16 - liking Dave's Mapper
24:10 - how DeeAnn's D&D campaign has changed over time
29:14 - the specific things which Curtis enjoys about RPGs
30:11 - as usual, PuzzleHuntCalendar.com
31:13 - The End

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Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "You Ruined Everything" by Jonathan Coulton

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Corby said...

I haven't played an RPG since high school, but after hearing this podcast, I'm interested! Our high school games never seemed to have the flexibility and creativity that DeeAnn was talking about. Are all D&D games with adults like the ones you two described?

DeeAnn said...

Heya, Corby--

I think RPGs for adults are what the adults involved want to play. Lots of people complain that D&D is all about fighting. I don't like fighting that much, so it's not the focus when I run a game.