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Episode IXX - Arsenic, Cyanide and Other Old Favorites Should poison be allowed on either side of a role-playing game?  A pirate and a government agent wrestle with the issue.

Panelists:
Darin Payne, Captain of the Ironblood
Special Agent Jack McCandless

Direct download: Great_Debate_019.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Episode XVIII - I'll Fight You For It! Taste the adrenaline in the air as a samurai and a college professor do battle over the merits of combat in role-playing games.  Who will survive?!

Panelists:
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University
Masato Nakajima, Samurai to the Court of Orange Blossoms

Shoutout & Promo:
Ryan Macklin - This Just In... From Gencon!

Direct download: Great_Debate_018.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Episode XVII - Meta-Gaming for Fun & Profit How many out of character considerations should be allowed to influence your role-playing, if any?  And what kind?  Two monster hunters duke it out over the issue.

Panelists:
Dr. Joseph "Doc" Anthrax
Reverend Jedediah Black, Demonologist

Direct download: Great_Debate_017.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Episode XVI - Fight the Powers? What's the best approach to the use of powers that set your PCs aside from everyone else?  Two powerful beings clash haphazardly over the issue of special abilities in RPGs.

Panelists:
Lord Connor Shadowbane
Captain Radiant of the Integrity Force

Direct download: Great_Debate_016.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Episode XV - Riding the Rails This episode discusses railroading in RPGs.  One panelist is from feudal Japan, the other is from a dystopian future and it's likely neither one has ever seen a train before.  Let's hope they grasp the metaphor!

Panelists:
Masato Nakajima, Samurai to the Court of Orange Blossoms
Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)

Shoutout & Promo:
The White Wolf Blogcast

Direct download: Great_Debate_015.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 12:27am EDT