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Fear The Boot

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 347 – building a PC during play

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With a repaired internet connection, we try again at getting John on an episode!  After talking about the social difficulties of constraining group size (or removing problem players), we dig into making characters during the course of a game.  Since many people are either burnt out on character creation or just don’t understand their character until they’ve played him/her, there can be an advantage to starting out with very little and building both the personality and stats during play.

* (1:33) Keeping the group small and select.  The value of exclusivity.  The Geek Social Fallacies.

* (13:01) Why it’s so much harder to remove someone from an RPG group that most other social engagements.

* (22:52) Playing with the skeleton of a character and developing him/her during the course of the game.

* (29:25) How skeleton characters relate to the principles of the group template.

Hosts: Dan, John, Pat, Wayne

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Episode 346 – save or suck

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When a Game Master repeatedly uses a character's weaknesses to reduce them to uselessness.  We discuss whether it's a fair tactic or just a quick way to wreck that player's fun.

* (1:10) Congratulating Julia on getting married...

Episode 345 – free association

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* (0:59) "Shnotes" and other words that annoy us.

* (3:42) Chad introduces us to Rory's Story Cubes (http://www.storycubes.com/), and we try some RP experiments with them.  We discuss the value of random words and images in helping to break creative block or get out of ruts...

Episode 344 – realizing you were wrong

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In this episode we discuss handling a game after realizing you were wrong about an important rule or bit of setting, and correcting that mistake will alter the course of the game.

* (0:29) TsunamiCon (http://www.tsunamicon.org/) in Wichita, KS on November 7th - 9th...

Episode 343 – Backseat GMing

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In this episode we talk about players that overstep their bounds, going beyond helping the GM to apparently trying to help run the game.  We talk about why this might happen and ways to address it.

* (0:29) Some thanks to the other podcasts at Fear the Con!...

Bonus Episode 56 – Chris gets caught

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In this episode, we talk about Chris' trip home from the con and the misadventures he has with a cop on a fishing expedition and a gas station attendant telling rather implausible war stories.

* (0:23) Please leave reviews for Sojourn on Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sojourn-lau...

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