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Episode XXIII - Money! Beautiful Money! Our panelists -- a superhero and a cyber hacker -- discuss the use of money in RPGs.  But can they avoid selling out?

Panelists:
Captain Radiant of the Integrity Force
Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)

Shoutout & Promo:
Shaun, Kristin & Randy - This Modern Death

Direct download: Great_Debate_023.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

My new podcast has just launched its first episode!  Don't worry folks, The Great Debate will be continuing unabated, but now here's something else to listen to, if you're so inclined!  It's called The Every World News Podcast and is geared  towards Sci-fi, Fantasy and a number of other genres.  If you think you might be interested feel free to check it out at:

www.everyworldnews.com

Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

Episode XXII - Are You Necro-Friendly? Is it a good idea to have a necromancer player character?  A bounty hunter and an undead wizard who happens to specialize in that very field have a lively discussion about it.

Panelists:
Baron Thandor Karn of the Dark Basin
Dr. Joseph "Doc" Anthrax

Direct download: Great_Debate_022.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

Episode XXI - Who's In Charge Here? In some games the Game Master has absolute control, but in others players chime and add to the plot whenever they feel like it.  A vampire and a cleric discuss the finer points of player narration -- hopefully without killing each other.

Panelists:
Lord Connor Shadowbane
Father Vernon Corey, High Priest of the Temple of St. Wilford

Shoutout & Promo:
The Encaffeinated One - The WEIRD Show

Direct download: Great_Debate_021.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Episode XX - Nonhuman Rights Is it a good idea to play something other than a human in an RPG?  A monster-hunting priest and an elven wizard throw down over the issue of nonhuman player characters.

Panelists:
Archwizard Avan Brightstar, Vizier to the Elven Court of Neverrest
Reverend Jedediah Black, Demonologist

Shoutout & Promo:
Jennifer Hudock - Goblin Market

Direct download: Great_Debate_020.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Here is the second promo for The Great Debate! to reflect the new web address!  As always, feel free to distribute it as far and wide as you desire!

Direct download: GD_Promo_2.mp3
Category:Promos -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT