Episode 55 – Authorial Authority

In this episode Brandon and James once again talk about the balance of power in a roleplaying game. Continuing a conversation started in the SHR Discord they brainstorm whether you could pass GM level narrative control between players. Find us both on twitter as @stophackandroll Find all our episodes and links to some of the …

Episode 53 – Reverse XP

In this episode Brandon and James about XP as feedback loops and how some games have started using player controlled experience tracks as a way of signaling to the GM what kinds of stories they’re interested in. Brandon talks about some changes he’s making to PdlP and generally the boys ramble around for a while …

Episode 52 – Out Maneuvering

In this episode James leads Brandon in a whirlwind tour the engagement mechanic of Evil Hat’s new Tachyon Squadron. The discussion leads to chats about Death Stars, robot fighters planes, and street level superheroes.
Notes
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Episode 51 – Temporary Permissions

In this episode Brandon and James talk about compendium classes and how to get from here to there narrative permission style. Find us both on twitter as @stophackandroll Find all our episodes and links to some of the games we’ve been working on at StopHackandRoll.com Email us at James or Brandon @ Stophackandroll.com Please Rate …

Episode 50 – Stop, Shift, and Race

In this episode Brandon and James celebrate their 50th episode and the end of their second year podcasting together. Following listener advice we revisit and work on an old game idea. This episode has a lot of energy so we let it run a little long. Notes Because we talk about it a lot here …

Episode 48 – The GM is [REDACTED]

In a continuation of their discussion about James’s mysterious game, this week our hosts chat about how and when to make a game GMless. Unlike James, Brandon shares uses one of his new game projects as an example for how to design GMless games.   Games mentions in this episode: Apocalypse World Masks: A New …

Episode 47 – Let’s not Fight

In this episode Brandon and James talk about taking the fight out of the dog…er game. As James begins a secret game project he picks Brandon’s brain for how to remove combat from a game without losing a sense of stakes or threat.   Games mentions in this episode: Cartel Fate Core It Was A …

Episode 46 – Hijo De Luchadoratón

In this episode Brandon and James reach way back to Episode 9 to take a second look a tiny mouse themed wrestling game they designed.   Resources The Original Luchadoratón Rules   Games mentions in this episode: Lasers and Feelings Masks: A New Generation Blades in the Dark World Wide Wrestling Noir World on Twitter …