Plot Points

Plot Points is a monthly podcast which discusses table-top role-playing games and their supplements as literature. Our quirky panel discusses games old and new, spotlights innovations in the hobby, and links to literature.

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Explore Dustin DePenning's carbines and demons sci-fi RPG! It's on right now, and has a fascinating new game engine in its bloody and beating heart, the Heroic Dark! Old school in danger, 21st century in execution, Heroic Dark keeps your characters...



Dark Conspiracy, D13, and Dice Sonnets- Ep 212

Lester Smith is a stalwart of GDW and TSR, designer of such games and Dark Conspiracy and Dragon Dice! He has a new game out, D13 which uses a D4 and D10 as the core mechanic. Check the game He also explains how Dragon...



Rent a Flat with Death!- Ep 211

A role-playing game like no other. In Rest in Pieces you are room-mates with Death! In addition to a story concept never before seen, RiP takes RPG mechanics another step forward, using a block tower with a twist! Check it out Ben’s...



Brilliant RPG Designer Craig Campbell Shows Us His 'Good Strong Hands'- Ep 210

Craig Campbell is an innovative RPG designer whose current Kickstarter, Good Strong Hands, is a game of relationships and fantasy exploration inspired by fictions like The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, and Willow!  Ben’s book on RPG...


 2020-09-25  1h1m

Reading the DMG Aloud Pt- 5 Ep 209

Hear the 1st edition DMG read aloud with RPG academic Scott Bruner and host Ben Riggs! Fifth in a series! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG.  to pick up this essential volume! Like Plot Points?...


 2020-09-17  53m

Attend the Red Opera! Ep 208

A warlock-based 5E campaign inspired by a heavy metal album? And the album was retooled and recorded by the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra? Can such a thing be? Hearken to Inspired by the DiAmorte album of the same name, today we interview game...


 2020-09-11  53m

A Look at Dragon Magazine thru the Eyes of Dale Donovan- Ep 207

We're back after an unexpected two-week hiatus with Dale Donovan, an editor, game designer, TSR alum, and Dragon Magazine veteran. He takes us through a career that made him a witness to some pivotal events in RPG history.  Ben’s book on...


 2020-09-04  1h2m

The Sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast- Ep. 206

How the deal to buy the world's first role-playing game company was negotiated and sealed. Ben Riggs has interviewed those who were there and can tell for the first time the whole story. Recorded live at Gen Con Online! Ben’s book on RPG adventure...


 2020-08-14  42m

How TSR Failed 2020- Ep 205

The 2020 version of my research on how TSR went from grossing $40 million a year to being bought by Wizards of the Coast. Performed live at Gen Con Online! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG.  to...


 2020-08-07  46m

Maleficent Mythological Monsters for 5E- Ep 204

Imagine inserting Cthulhu, Aladdin, and the Easter Bunny in your 5E campaign. That is exactly the kind of role-playing madness allowed by Mythological Figures & Maleficient Monsters, In this episode, we talk to Mike Myler and Russ Morrissey...


 2020-07-24  53m