Transcript: Hey Folks, this is James. This is going to be just a short check in to let you know that we are not releasing an episode today. Stop, Hack, and Roll doesn’t make us any money. It’s a passion project. We can afford only a small upload plan. It means we can upload two episodes every month. Because of how the calendar fell out, this November has five Tuesdays. As a result we’re pushing this weeks episode back until Thursday. We’re sorry if this threw anyone’s listening schedule out of wack. We’ll be looking to remedy the issue in […]
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.
In this episode Brandon and James talk about the three ways that James likes to mash games together. You don’t always have to hack games together, sometimes you just mash them into each other and hope for the best.
In this episode Brandon and James step back and talk about rethinking the way game masters prepare for games. “Prep don’t plan” is the mantra of the episode. We talk a little about how Brandon is prepping for his upcoming livestream and how James likes to use other games to do his prep for him.