On A Roll

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 233: Don't Run This, But If You Must...

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, safety, sexual assault, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    There's a lot of talk about offensive topics in games right now, so the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend examine sexual assault, child abuse, pregnancy, miscarriage and abortion in gaming. Carie, Jason and Ryan discuss alternative stories that storytellers can run that can evoke the same kinds of emotional responses from players without creating threatening, unsafe or uncomfortable games!

  • Episode 232: That New Consent Checklist

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 11 mins
    characters, consent, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, safety, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Monte Cook Games published a Consent Checklist book this week, so the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend gave it a read. Carie, Jason and Ryan discuss what's in the document, as well as their thoughts on it as a tool for gaming! They even look at some of the reactions folks are having to it.

  • Episode 231: Trolling the Waters

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 20 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    With the Favorite off for the week, the Curmudgeon and the Legend examine the six gaming topics most likely to cause troll-ignited dumpster fires. Carie, not-Jason and Ryan talk blackface at larp, professional DMing, the Mercer effect and more!

  • Episode 230: The Eight Fun Languages

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 15 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    A group of scholars determined that there are eight types of fun in games. The Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend explore these "fun languages." After learning about them, Carie, Jason and Ryan examine how players and game runners can use them to make their games more fun!

  • Episode 229: Help! I'm a new player!

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 44 secs
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    After hearing from a friend who played their first D&D game ever recently, the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend decided to talk about what new players should think about as they join a game. Carie, Jason and Ryan deep dive into the things new players should do to help make their first game even more fun!

  • Episode 228: Ten Things To Make Your Game Better

    Episode  |  August 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 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 investigate some basic approaches to making your game better. Carie, Jason and Ryan gleen their experiences to compile a list of ten simple things anyone running a game can do right now to improve their group and help everyone have more fun!

  • Episode 227: Maury Brown on New World Magischola

    Episode  |  August 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 19 mins
    characters, college of wizardry, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, harry potter, larp, magimundi, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Maury Brown joins the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend this week to talk about the massively successful New World Magischola larp and the new Magimundi Bestiary currently on Kickstarter. Carie, Jason and Ryan talk about bisonatees, changing the world through larping, whimsical cryptids, destination larp organization and how "transmedia" doesn't really mean anything!

  • Episode 226: Dice Dice Baby!

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 8 mins
    characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    Why do people love dice? Gamers have to have all the dice they can get, so the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend spend some time with Lucia Versprille of Monstrous Incantations to talk about the little plastic buggers. In the process, Carie, Jason and Ryan learn all about the artisinal crafting and techniques of making your own dice by hand!

  • Episode 225: RPG Omnibus

    Episode  |  July 18th, 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

    It's a round robin extravaganza this week, as the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend tackle a ton of topics in rapid succession. Carie, Jason and Ryan plow through the first On A Roll RPG Omnibus!

  • Episode 224: Ethics in Gaming

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins
    characters, dungeons and dragons, ethics, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp

    The Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend tackle the difficult but important topic of ethics in gaming this week. Carie, Jason and Ryan try to figure out just what ethics are and how they affect gaming communities, as well as what gamers can do to help improve things!

  • 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!