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 168 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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A solo game of "lonely role-playing" allows you to become an immortal drinker of lives! Ben Riggs interviews game-creator and total mensch Tim Hutchings in this interview about his seminal work, .  Ben’s book on RPG adventure...


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 2020-06-12  47m
 
 

Reading the DMG Aloud pt 3


Hear the 1st edition DMG read aloud with RPG academic Scott Bruner and host Ben Riggs!  Also, check out Ben's prior work on , and this on D&D from the early 1980s. Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on...


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A Notebook for Gamers Only!- Ep. 193


Imagine a notebook with everything you need to create your own fantasy campaign already in it. Blank hex maps, pages set up for charts, even high-frequency fantasy words and eye-violating fantasy art, all between the same clothbound covers. ,...


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 2020-05-29  56m
 
 

Wrestling the Apocalypse Engine- Ep. 192


Worldwide Wrestling is the Powered by the Apocalypse game of furious sports entertainment! The game both highlights the strength of the Apocalypse Engine and simulates the bombastic drama of professional wrestling! Like Plot Points? Support it...


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 2020-05-23  1h1m
 
 

Experience a Cathartic Revolution in RPGs with Bluebeard's Bride- Ep. 191


Bluebeard's Bride from Magpie Games is a revolution in RPGs. Players take on the role of one character, just one among the group of them, and experience the tragic horror of the Bride! Like Plot Points? Support it on  at the $2 level,...


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 2020-05-15  53m
 
 

Appendix N University: The Scarlet Citadel- Ep. 190


Listen to history professor Glenn McDorman and ENnie Award-winning designer Jacob Hurst discuss "The Scarlet Citadel" by Robert E. Howard, and the story's influence on RPGs! You can check out Glenn's Elder Sign podcast , and see Jacob's...


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 2020-05-09  1h13m
 
 

Reading D&D Aloud- Pt 2 of the DMG


Academic Scott Bruner and Ben Riggs read aloud and comment on the 1st edition Dungeon Master’s Guide by Gary Gygax, an attempt by the game’s co-creator to instruct players, but also exert control over the burgeoning community of...


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How Games Influence Games- An Interview with Emily Care Boss & Peter Adkison- Ep 188


Emily Care Boss is the brilliant designer of games like The Romance Trilogy, and Bubblegumshoe. With Ben Riggs, she chews over game theory, her career, and how Ars Magica may have directly inspired some of the most important indie designers...


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 2020-04-24  1h1m
 
 

What if Kids had D&D Class in School? -Ep 187


Imagine a world where teachers used RPGs as teaching tools. That is the world the Teacher-Gamer Handbook aims to bring about. Zachary Reznichek is a master teacher who has been using RPGs to teach writing, math, and other skills to students....


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Reading D&D Aloud- The 1st Edition DMG- Ep186


Academic Scott Bruner and Ben Riggs read aloud and comment on the 1st edition Dungeon Master's Guide by Gary Gygax, an attempt by the game's co-creator to instruct players, but also exert control over the burgeoning community of gamers. This...


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