On A Roll

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

71 episodes of On A Roll since the first episode, which aired on April 2nd, 2018.

  • Episode 223: Anatomy of a Power Gamer

    Episode  |  July 3rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, player, podcast, power gamers, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Inspired by something said in an interview on last week's show, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend do a deep dive into power gaming. Carie, Jason and Ryan look at the reasons power gamers exist, how they affect your game and whether or not they are good or bad!

  • Episode 222: Live From Goat Larp

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 28 mins
    characters, game design, games, geeks, goat larp, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    The Favorite shares his experiences from Goat Larp with the Curmudgeon and the Legend. Was it everything you'd expect from a larp for goats!?! Jason also talks with attendees and the creators of Goat Larp recorded live on location in the middle of the field!

  • Episode 221: Plot Arc Planning

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Major, long-running plot arcs are the topic this week for the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend. Carie, Jason and Ryan explore the art of crafting and planning story-driven, character-driven and emotion-driven plot arcs!

  • Episode 220: Playing to What?

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, losing, mush, pathfinder, playing, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    This week, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend explore the three generally accepted ways for players to play their character. Carie, Jason and Ryan deep dive into playing to win, playing to lift and playing to lose!

  • Episode 219: Marketing Your Game part 2

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  56 mins
    advertising, characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, marketing, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, seo, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    In the second of our two-part episode deep dive on the topic of advertising your role-playing game, marketing expert Jared Powers joins the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend. Jared informs Carie, Jason and Ryan on a variety of advertising topics, including Facebook ads, SEO and marketing apps for your phone.

  • Episode 218: Marketing Your Game part 1

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins
    advertising, characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, facebook, game design, games, geeks, larp, marketing, mush, pathfinder, podcast, recruitment, reddit, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, twitter, world of darkness, xp

    Marketing expert Jared Powers joins the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend to talk about how to market your game. Jared takes Carie, Jason and Ryan on a deep dive on the topic of advertising your role-playing game to find new players in this first of two parts!

  • Episode 217: Fleshing Things Out

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    After the basic concepts of her new game have been decided, the Favorite and the Curmudgeon help the Legend flesh out some cultural details of Adventurers Not Wanted. Carie, Jason and Ryan share the brainstorming process and insights in fleshing out a world that's been created for a game!

  • Episode 216: Shut Up & Listen

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 54 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    After receiving an email with some valid concerns about Carie's treatment on the show, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend take a look at her experience as a woman who games. Carie leads Jason and Ryan on a journey of discovery and awareness that's upsetting and insightful, demonstrating the need for us all to be better gamers!

  • Episode 215: Grease Monkeys

    Episode  |  May 3rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 42 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Mechanics are important, so this week, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend spend some time examining the dice, nuts and bolts in a game and what makes them work (and not work). Carie, Jason and Ryan also discuss Ryan's theory of Collaborative Immigrants and Collaborative Natives!

  • Episode 214: Making Histories

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    This week, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend examine the finer points of crafting a history for your characters. Carie, Jason and Ryan deep dive into methods, techniques and tropes for making your character's history something memorable and influential in your games!

  • Episode 213: Playing Dead

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 1 sec
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Jason's off doing work stuffs, so the Curmudgeon and the Legend take on character death. Carie and Ryan examine how your character dying sucks, but also, how it can be good fo you as a player and good for your game!

  • Episode 212: Does (Plot) Size Matter?

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 55 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Running epic plots is hard! This week, Carie, Jason and Ryan talk about the challenges of huge stories and the difficulty involved in nailing good endings for giant tales.

  • Episode 211: Dan Comstock and The Goat Larp

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    characters, dammerung, dungeons and dragons, experience points, festival larp, game design, games, geeks, germany, goat larp, goats, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Dan Comstock shows up to talk with the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend about GOAT Larp. Carie, Jason and Ryan try to figure out how to run plots for goats while talking to Dan about the 10,000 attendee German festival larp scene and his plans for Dammerung!

  • Episode 41: Dakotasaurus on Math

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 31 secs
    april fools

    This week on the Honor Roll podcast, the Professor, the Alumnus and the Teacher's Pet sit down with Dakotasaurus to talk about study techniques and mathematics. Ryan, Carie and Jason take on a math problem dictated by Dakota and she challenges them to guess her favorite dinosaurs!

  • Episode 210: Rare and Unusual Characters

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, rare, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, unusual, world of darkness, xp

    After listening to Jason's dramatic prison tale, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend dive deep into the world of rare and unusual characters. Carie, Jason and Ryan discuss what makes a character rare and unusual and how storytellers and players should handle them in their games!

  • Episode 209: Burnout!

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 29 secs
    burnout, characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    What happens when you get burned out? The Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend try to figure out the signs of gaming burnout and what causes it. It's up to Carie, Jason and Ryan to come up with ways to avoid and treat player and storytelling burnout on this week's episode!