Hapless entertainer Jim Ryan pits his characters against each other in a series of no-holds-barred debates covering anything and everything about role-playing games. But can he do it in under five minutes? Tune in and find out!

Feedback

I delight in feedback! Send it my way!

E-mail: debategreat@gmail.com


Jim on Google+
Jim on Twitter
Jim on Facebook
Jim on MySpace
Jim on LinkedIn
Jim on Livejournal

Jim's Blog

Feel free to check out my blog, where I attempt to unravel the mysteries of geek culture and then cover them back up with something equally inexplicable.
Jim - Yes, THAT Jim

Crucible of Realms

This is another podcast I do with some friends of mine in which we build a new setting each episode!
Crucible of Realms

Every World News

This is yet another podcast of mine, chock full of major news events from various alternate realities!
The Every World News Podcast

War Pig!

You can hear the newest episodes and many more gaming-related shows on
War Pig Radio

Categories

Comedy Short
The Great Debate! Episodes
Promos
podcasts
general
Actual Play

Archives

2014
December

2011
November
June

2010
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March

2009
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April

May 2009
S M T W T F S
     
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Theme Music

The theme for the Great Debate! is "Busybody" by Jason Shaw.
http://www.audionautix.com

Syndication

Jim Ryan - The Great Debate! - The Great Debate!

Abject Podcastery

Suffering from podcast addiction? Can't get enough of that dangerous and delectable podcast nectar?

Here, let me enable you:

Atomic Array
Bear Swarm!
Bell's In The Batfry
Brilliant Gameologists
Fear the Boot
Have Games, Will Travel
HeadGames
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
I Should Be Writing
Master Plan
The Adventures of Indiana Jim
The Clockwork Cabaret
The Game's the Thing
The Gamer Traveler
The Podge Cast
The Walking Eye
The WEIRD Show
This Modern Death
White Wolf Blogcast

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Here is my first promo for the show.  Feel free to download and distribute it as you see fit!  :)

Direct download: GD_Promo_1.mp3
Category:Promos -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Episode X - God Complex A cleric and an anthropology professor duke it out over the value of having a pantheon of deities in a role-playing game.  Are they there to watch over your PCs or to drive them stark-raving mad?

Panelists:
Father Vernon Corey, High Priest of the Temple of St. Wilford
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University

Direct download: Great_Debate_010.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

Episode IX - Undead on Arrival Is it a good idea to run a game with undead PCs or NPCs?  A vampire and a bounty hunter go head-to-head on the topic.

Panelists:
Dr. Joseph "Doc" Anthrax
Lord Connor Shadowbane

Direct download: Great_Debate_009.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

Episode VIII - Eutopia or Dystopia? Which vision of the future is more fun to play your sci-fi campaign in?  Two realities collide when a cyber-hacker and an ace starship pilot get together to talk about it.

Panelists:
Major Hal Cross of the Interstellar Fleet
Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)

Direct download: Great_Debate_008.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Episode VII - The Lure of the Demon Dice Does playing without dice help a game or hinder it?  Our guests debate the merits of diceless role-playing games.

Panelists:
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University
Special Agent Jack McCandless

Direct download: Great_Debate_007.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

Episode VI - Stop Him Before He Role-Plays Again! To role-play or not to role-play?  Listen in as two immortal beings clash over the subject.

Panelists:
Lord Connor Shadowbane
Archwizard Avan Brightstar, Vizier to the Elven Court of Neverrest

Direct download: Great_Debate_006.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

Episode V - Bending the Rules Is it okay to fudge the rules sometimes?  We threw a pirate and a samurai into a room together to have a nice, calm conversation about it.

Panelists:
Darin Payne, Captain of the Ironblood
Masato Nakajima, Samurai to the Court of Orange Blossoms

Direct download: Great_Debate_005.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

Episode IV - This Will Be the Ultimate Build (Until the Next One...) Is it better to build a great conversationalist or a heavy hitter?  Our panelists go at it over the best method to build a player character.

Panelists:
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University
Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)

Direct download: Great_Debate_004.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

Epidode III - Sitting or Standing? The battle between live-action and table-top role-players comes to the Great Debate!  Listen as a vampire lord and a government agent go at it!

Panelists:
Special Agent Jack McCandless
Lord Connor Shadowbane

Direct download: Great_Debate_003.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

Episode II - Attack of the Doppelgangers A superhero squares off with a Wild West bounty hunter.  The topic: the use of shape-changing villains in RPGs.

Music for this episode includes excerpt from "Pennsylvania Rose" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

Panelists:
Captain Radiant of the Integrity Force
Dr. Joseph "Doc" Anthrax

Direct download: Great_Debate_002.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT