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Episode 392 – GM character creation

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Fear the Boot

St. Louis, Missouri

Description: Fear the Boot is an irreverent, roundtable discussion of tabletop roleplaying games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby

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Episode 392 – GM character creation

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* (0:36) The new XCOM Saga has started. You can watch it on Twitch here or keep up with the RP and after-action reports here. The next stream will be on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7:00pm Central time.

* (3:20) Some more information on DruCon. You can find out more on the Facebook group and sign up for events on Con Planner.

* (6:21) The Battletech dice contest is indeed over, but you can still see the plot ideas here.

* (6:50) A conversation about how to get started with Battletech (see our episode on that topic for more info) led to a novel approach for GM-driven character creation.

* (18:06) Reasons to consider using this approach.

* (32:33) The potential drawbacks to GM character creation.

* (35:52) Three rules for making this work.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Wayne

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Episode 391 – a sense of place

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* (1:09) Pat and the nuclear football can be found in Bedtime Stories 5.

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Episode 390 – passing off

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* (0:35) Preparing a fallback game for one that has yet to die.

* (4:36) Brodeur is asked to pass his game notes off to another GM who wants to continue his campaign.

* (10:42) The positive reasons to share your game notes. Dan's sample game notes (explained in episode 209) can be found here, here,...

Episode 389 – Mighty Morphin Power Wayngers

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* (0:29) The Battletech contest is complete! You can find the list of winning game ideas here. I'll be emailing the winners within the next week to get their mailing addresses.

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Episode 388 – the long bomb

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* (0:28) A pregnant pause. Dan hates Skype. Dan hates Norton even more.

* (1:11) Voting for the science fiction plot hooks is ending on Sunday, January 10th, at 11:59:59pm Central Time. You can get your votes in here...

Episode 387 – background banalities

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* (0:28) The amount of bleeping in the prior episode.

* (2:13) Voting for the science fiction plot hooks is still going on. You can get your votes in here.

* (3:32) The flooding in Missouri.

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