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Episode 355 – the three clue rule

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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 355 – the three clue rule

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* (0:29) John and the definition of “stealing”.

* (1:41) How GMs can inadvertently train their players to view the game world in certain ways.  The importance of players separating the NPC from the GM.

* (23:27) The Three Clue Rule, pointed out to us by forum user, Concise Locket, for keeping PCs from missing vital points in the plot.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Pat

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Bonus Episode 57 – so many questions

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* (0:24) Checking up on Brodeur's homework (https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3910/15180776516_237aa8331a.jpg).

* (1:24) I am Russian man!

* (4:37) Grey beard...?

* (11:45) If you could go back in time, what gaming advice would you give yourself?...

Episode 354 – leveraging a character

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* (0:26) Episode 354, take 2!

* (1:09) Chad and Dan will be on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/fear_the_boot) tomorrow, continuing their Rome 2 campaign.

* (1:30) What really separates America from England (HINT: it's not the Atlantic).  John Oliver explains FIFA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt...

Episode 353 – immersion-breaking rolls

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* (0:29) Work clothes.  Being mistaken for employees of various places.

* (4:57) The 1950s milkshake machine.  The other Mixmaster (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Mixmaster_(G1)).

* (11:30) Giving the players rolls they deserve without breaking immersion -- or giving out meta-game information -- by the ve...

Episode 352 – character infirmity

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* (0:29) Dan is totally like Slash (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmAY059TTY&t=8m5s).

* (1:45) An insult that only works with a British accent.

* (3:08) How Enterovirus got Dan thinking about roleplaying a character with a persistent infirmity or impairment...

Episode 351 – classifying GMs

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Fair warning: There are a lot of strange things going on in this episode.  It was recorded during a thunderstorm.  I was losing my voice (and completely lost it thereafter, so Karla had to do the intro).  And some of the jokes get rather off-color...

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