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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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

Failure to Click this Link Will be Considered Treason Citizen- Ep 203

RPG designer WJ MacGuffin comes on the show to talk Paranoia, the dystopic/comic sci-fi RPG of clones and treason! They've got  right now! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG.  to pick up...


 2020-07-17  28m

Zombies, Creativity, and Business at Magpie Games- Ep 202

Mark Diaz Truman is one of the madcap masterminds of Magpie Games. Magpie's , a card-based, Powered by the Apocalypse game of zombie survival is up for multiple Ennies. In this deep discussion, Mark and Ben chew over the role of writing in generating...


 2020-07-10  1h3m

Interwar Germany Meets the Mythos- Ep 201

David Larkins, writer of Berlin: The Wicked City takes us on a tour of Weimar Berlin, now with more tentacles! Learn more about Chaosium in the 21st century with Ben wrote.  Here's from a few years ago. Plot Points, and Ben’s...


 2020-07-09  43m

The Yellow King Invades our Reality, for Real, in this RPG

Robin Laws had a dream, which led him to write a short story, and use that to create The Yellow King Roleplaying Game. Once HP Lovecraft dreamed of a book called the Necronomicon. Will Robin's RPG turn out to be as baleful as that unsettling...


 2020-07-08  46m

John Tynes is the Beethoven of RPGs- Ep 199

John Tynes writes RPGs so good it makes me stutter. I've interviewed him twice. Each time, I've been fidgety and nervous beforehand. The man's games take up the #1 and #2 slots on the game index! That's a frightening level of RPG chops. And...


 2020-07-07  48m

Start a Blog, Kickstart a Book, Get an Ennie Nomination- Ep. 198

Michael Prescott is the motivating genius behind , a beautiful book of two-page adventures for fantasy role-playing games. How did he go from writing a blog to Kickstarting a book so magnificent that it's nominated for an Ennie this year? Plot...


 2020-07-06  51m

The Gang Stakes this Solo Vampire RPG- Ep 197

Brad, Sarah, & Ben take a deep dive on Thousand Year Old Vampire, the lonely RPG where you live the life of an immortal undead!  Check out the bizarre gaming deeps at Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on...


 2020-06-26  51m

Reading the DMG Aloud pt 4- Ep 196

Hear the 1st edition DMG read aloud with RPG academic Scott Bruner and host Ben Riggs!  Learn more about the conference Scott talked about, NarraScope,   Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on...


 2020-06-19  37m