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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 114 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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You're a dinosaur! And a princess! Solve problems and cheer in this G-rated game for beginners. Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this essential volume! Like Plot Points?...


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In 1996, Random House returned a huge amount of material to TSR. To move the company back into the black, layoffs were planned and carried out on December 20th, 1996. This is the story of that day. Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter...


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Death by Debt at TSR: Ep 161


A 1979 contract between Random House and TSR would take 18 years to kill the company that started the role-playing game hobby. Thanks to historian Micheal Calleia, Ben has a copy of that very contract, and discusses how it led TSR to near bankruptcy...


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Panic and Death on the Mothership- Ep. 160


Mothership is an OSR-style RPG of sci-fi horror that will rip your head off, gut you, and dance in your entrails. Right now, the game is hotter than fried chicken thrown in a volcano. It took home two ENnies this August and had a successful...


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Making Cthulhu Fresh Again in New Bestiary- Ep. 161


Hideous Creatures, a new horror bestiary from Pelgrane Press, makes Lovecraft's old, familiar, creatures fresh and scary again. Ben, Brad, & Sarah take a deep look at this hot book.  Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter...


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Magpie Games Seminar from Gen Con 2019- Ep. 159


See what Magpie Games has coming up in 2020 and the future! Also, peek into the research I'm doing for my book on the sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast.  Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on...


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Who are Brad & Sarah? Ep. 157


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Swords, Spies, & Shoggoths: The Pelgrane Press Panel from Gen Con 2019- Ep. 156


Discover what secrets will be sprung upon the world by Pelgrane Press in the coming months! Can your heart stand the appalling shocks? Explore tabletop role-playing at its finest!   Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter...


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The Hope & Tragedy of TSR West Seminar Gen Con 2019- Ep. 155


TSR West was an attempt by TSR to break into the comic book industry. How and why didn't it work out? A seminar from Gen Con 2019.  Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this...


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