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Is it better to use a pre-existing setting or one that's home-brewed?  Our resident demonologist and a lunk-headed superhero load up their intellectual artillery on the subject and fire it at one another.

Panelists:
Reverend Jedediah Black, Demonologist
Captain Radiant of the Integrity Force

Shoutout & Tarrasque Poetry:
Jeff Greiner - The Tome Show

Direct download: Great_Debate_049.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Is it a good idea for GMs to pregenerate PCs for their campaigns?  A clone and a college professor talk about it.

Panelists:
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University
Bob 3, Troubleshooter Clone from the Great Biodome (voiced by Jeff Greiner)

Direct download: Great_Debate_048.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Which genre offers a better choice of playable creatures?  Fantasy or Science Fiction?  A spaceship pilot and a dwarven skyship engineer attempt to discuss the matter - hopefully without getting into a dogfight!

Panelists:
Major Hal Cross of the Interstellar Fleet (voiced by David Selby)
Soren Magnus, Chief Engineer of the Dwarven Skyship Flying Hammer

Direct download: Great_Debate_047.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

A recording of myself running a quick game of ACTION CASTLE for some bored folks at Dragon*Con who were waiting for a panel to start.

Parsely Games
The Walking Eye

Direct download: AC_AP_01.mp3
Category:Actual Play -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

Episode XLVI - Background Noise

How important is having a background story for your campaign?  A bounty hunter and a cleric sit down and chat amenably about the subject.

Panelists
Father Vernon Corey, High Priest of the Temple of St. Wilford
Dr. Joseph "Doc" Anthrax

Direct download: Great_Debate_046.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

Not Going to GenCon - 2010

I didn't get to go to GenCon and decided to record a chat about it!  I commiserated with three other folks (Kim, Jason and Kent) who also didn't get to go this year.  Fair warning: we rambled for about half an hour!

Jason's Blog Kim's Audio Projects

For full show notes, go here.

Direct download: NGtGC_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Episode XLV - Getting a Transfer Slip

Is it a good idea to bring an old PC into a new game?  A cyber-hacker and a government agent delve into what it means to transfer your character.

Panelists:
Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)
Special Agent Jack McCandless

Intro by Katharina of the Every Photo Tells podcast.

Direct download: Great_Debate_045.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

Episode XLIV - House Arrest

Are house rules the way to go when running an RPG or are they a bad idea?  A pirate and a futuristic military grunt take each other to task on the issue.

Panelists:
Darin Payne, Captain of the Ironblood
Sgt. Dan Saunders of the Planetary Exploration Force (voiced by Indiana Jim)

Shoutout & Promo:
Indiana Jim Perry - Codename: Starkeeper

Direct download: Great_Debate_044.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Episode XLIII - The Book Was Better

Is it a good idea to adapt an RPG from another source, such as a series of novels?  Our two undead panelists ponder the pros and cons of adaptation.

Panelists: Baron Thandor Karn of the Dark Basin Lord Connor Shadowbane

Announcement: Go check out the 2010 Podcast Listener Survey!

Shoutout & Promo: Mark, Carol & Mags - All Games Considered

Direct download: Great_Debate_043.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Episode XLII - The PC's Pain Falls Mainly on the Planes

Is planar travel cool and exciting or is it just a tool to help the Game Master mess with the players?  A college professor and a dwarf engineer debate the subject.

Panelists:
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University
Soren Magnus, Chief Engineer of the Dwarven Skyship Flying Hammer

Direct download: Great_Debate_042.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT