Monthly Archives: May 2020

Min-Maxing, when is the right and wrong time



The term “min-maxing” in games means to minimize flaws while maximizing power. On one hand, it can be fun to master a game to wring every ounce of benefit from it, but on the other hand, it may lead to some headaches for players and storytellers alike. This week, Sara & Rob delve into the pros and cons of Min-Maxing!

Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG

 


Stereotypes, Class, Reputation: handling the details of racism, classism, and appearances



Tabletop RPGs allow us to create elaborate worlds from our imaginations, and tell beautiful stories with our friends. Sometimes, however, our worlds and stories lean on lazy stereotypes that can be boring at best, and hurtful at worst. Tonight, Sara & Rob discuss racism and classism in RPGs.

Please join us on Discord, to submit questions for the show, chat with Rob, Sara, and other Storytellers, and read over the detailed show-notes for more information and links to stuff we may not have been able to detail during the show! Discord : https://t.co/7H8p1lGYqG


Law and Order in fantasy: where is the law when you need it?



When bandits, thieves, and other nerdowells are near, where is the law? Should heroes be accountable to the laws of the land? This week Sara and Rob search the RPG universe to find where the law fits in and how order and justice can and should occur.


System Highlight: Palladium



Palladium Books, founded in 1981, is best known for their flagship game, Rifts. They also produced many other iconic source books, such as TMNT, Heroes Unlimited, and RoboTech. Tonight, Rob & Sara discuss this complex but flexible system in our newest System Spotlight : Palladium!