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 Generation Noir World on Twitter Hearts Blazing Find us both on twitter as @stophackandroll Find all our episodes and links to some of the games we’ve been working on at Email us at James or Brandon @ Stophackandroll.com Please Rate and review our podcast […]
In this episode Brandon and James are joined by their future co-host to talk about bringing friends new and old into the hobby. They also talk some business stuff and introduce Elsbeth in the context of an upcoming spin off podcast!
In this episode Brandon and James put on their professor coats and talk playing Pokemon as a tabletop game.
Episode 14 – Stop, Hack, and Modify In this episode Brandon and James go to Metatopia! They talk about playtesting games, everything they learned from panels, and oh yeah Meg from the Modifier podcast joins them!
Episode 13 – Playtesting The Future In this episode Brandon and James revisit Pasión de las Pasiones and chat about getting a game ready to bring to a con for playtesting. They also do a state of the podcast and talk a little about future plans.
In this episode Brandon and James discuss the secret game James has been working on. They’ll talk about when to hack and when to walk away from a system even if you’ve put a lot of time into it and it really hurts because you’ve written so much and it just isn’t working and I’m not bitter you’re bitter.
In this episode Brandon and James resume the discussion of abnormal numbers of players at the table with a talk on large groups of players. We discuss multiple groups, multiple GMs, and other configurations for fitting more people at the table.
In this episode Brandon and James are joined by guest host Jeff Stormer of the Party of One podcast to talk about playing games with fewer than the standard number of players. They even attempt (and succeed with flying colors) in tackling the seemingly impossible task of a 0 player game.
In this episode Brandon and James share their experience hacking Lasers and Feelings. Talking about creating a game in a rather obscure setting and then taking that game through playtesting and into polishing. This episode also marks the official alpha release of Luchadoratón the game of luchadors, mice, and incredible glory.
In this episode Brandon and James step away from the table and explore playing in weird places. James reaches out to reddit to hear about the strange places they’ve played games and Brandon plays some games in the water.