Metagamers Anonymous is dedicated to the tabletop RPG hobby through the lense of immersive roleplaying. In each episode, the cast discusses elements of the gaming experience, sharing their own thoughts and hard-won lessons gleaned from decades of play, and offering advice on achieving greater satisfaction through the auspices of character and story development and the shared tabletop RPG experience.
In our 167th regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts ponders numerous topics as we ring in the new year: character optimization logic, keeping track of powers and abilities during play, PCs with physical flaws,
In our 166th regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts talks plot twists and turns, setbacks, and sudden reversals. We’ll also discuss the challenges of creating material for a game that resembles previous scenarios,
In our 165th regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the expanded casts sits down with special guest Mike from the Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play Series online games to discuss gaming and talk about this week’s session.
In our 164th regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts discusses arbitrating scenarios when the rules and logic may not coincide: rules as a simulation of reality, abstract systems, handwaving complicated or obvious results,
In our 163rd regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts discusses the role of combat, when to fight and when not to fight, the challenges of tactical combat in a large group, and alternative approaches to resolving encounters.
In our 162nd regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts examines character evolution over the long haul, how to be open to a PC’s experience and the resultant changes over the course of the campaign.
In our 161st regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts explores the virtues of psychological horror in gaming. They also talk about Niera’s recent game, discuss the challenges of prepping a sandbox game,
In our 160th regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts considers their experience playing religious and ascetic PCs and discusses the ramifications for immersive play. They also chat about their TsunamiCon experience,
On October 8th, the cast of Metagamers Anonymous appeared on stage at midday on Day 3 of TsunamiCon 2017. The cast visited with special convention guests and listeners both local and from across the nation to discuss their games and experiences at the ...
In our 159th regular episode of Metagamers Anonymous, the casts discusses character motivations and how they intersect to create an effective and immersive narrative experience. They also touch on unusual encounter scenarios, the power of persuasion,