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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 179 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 17 hours 22 minutes


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Catching up with Pelgrane Press- Ep 227

One of our favorite publishers is Pelgrane Press. Geek journalist extraordinaire Ben Riggs sat down with Pelgrane co-owner Cat Tobin to see what the publisher of 13th Age and Dracula Dossier is up to!



What if Evil Tech Cultists Ruled the Galaxy?- Ep 226

Synthicide: Sharpers in the Dark takes the setting from a bestselling game of grimdark cyberpunk and translates it into the brilliant Forged in the Dark game system. Listen to find out more in this interview with creator, Dustin DePenning! Click ...



Now with More Bards! Satine Phoenix & Jamison Stone Center Setting on Bards Ep 225

These bards go to eleven! Gamer glitterati Satine Phoenix and Jamison Stone of Apotheosis Studios are Kickstarting a campaign of intrigue and art, songs and spycraft, portraying a city in which art and abomination abounds! Image courtesy Apotheosis...


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A Long Look at Amy Vorpahl's Candlekeep Deconstructed Ep 224

A D&D adventure with a rocket ship? Probe "Kandlekeep Dekonstrukted" by Amy Vorpahl, part of Candlekeep Mysteries for 5E! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG.  to pick up this essential...


 2021-04-10  55m

Monte Cook Kickstarts Product so New There's No Word for It Ep 223

Imagine running an adventure online, and instead of books, notes, and PDFs, everything is in a single app, right before your eyes. Now imagine the app has art from world-class artists, and design from RPG luminaries. That is what the brilliant and...


 2021-03-30  52m

An RPG of Maximum Ecstasy with Minimum Effort- Ep 222

City of Winter and Fall of Magic are story games centered around journeys in fantasy worlds. Play revolves around gorgeous, hand-made scrolls, and mechanics so simple and elegant that they bring one to question where RPGs end and...


 2021-03-26  49m

Mountains of Madness Panel- Ep 221

Hear a stellar panel of nerds discuss the Appendix N text, At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft! Included are 7th edition Call of Cthulhu designer Mike Mason, RPG academic Scott Bruner, and the regular Plot Points crew! Never...


 2021-01-22  1h22m

Reading the DMG Aloud pt 8- Ep 220

An impenetrable table! Rolling attributes! Hear the 1st edition DMG read aloud with RPG academic Scott Bruner and host Ben Riggs! Eighth in a series! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG.  to pick...


 2021-01-15  57m

The Homeric RPG! Agon Ep 219

Inspired by epic poetry and pulp television, John Harper & Sean Nittner's Agon takes an old system, dice pools, and makes it new to produce a play style more Greek than Gygax!  Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is...


 2021-01-08  1h1m

How Good is Vaesen? Ep 217

Is Vaesen the best new RPG of the year? How does it stack up against Call of Cthulhu as a horror game? What does it teach about how to make an excellent RPG? All these questions and more are tackled in this week's Plot Points! Ben’s book...


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