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Episode 398 – one-hour games

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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 398 – one-hour games

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* (0:32) Running a game in a very short time slot. A possible Skies of Glass show series and Wayne’s lunch game.

* (2:33) Keeping this a fully-developed game instead of using a specialized system or one-off approach.

* (3:20) Limiting the time spent on social interactions.

* (4:05) The value of proactivity. Moving some discussions offline to keep the game going. True Dungeon and Escape STL.

* (11:44) Forced energy and keeping the pace. Putting aside complex rules.

* (20:20) Changes to game prep and execution.

* (31:59) Chad’s character concept.

* (35:23) Being episodic or skipping over periods of transition between major plot points. The potential sacrifice of some player agency.

* (42:55) Being pro-player when their agency is reduced.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Pat

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Episode 397 – side games for continuity

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* (0:30) Pat’s messed up sound levels and a really strange rant remind Dan that you can now get Fear the Boot on Google Play.

* (4:35) Running smaller, lower-prep games"that are related to your main campaign"to save the game from dyi...

Episode 396 – voices

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* (0:29) Welcoming back James from The One Shot Podcast. Our prior interview with them can be found here. The Pulp Gamer accent CDs can still be purchased as audiobooks.

* (4:08) The Kickstarter for Noisy Person Cards...

Episode 395 – time jumps

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* (0:32) Fear the Boot’s Warframe clan, Fear the Ninja, is active again. You can download the game here and find details on the clan here...

Bonus Episode 66 – Bedtime Stories 7

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DISCLAIMER: While profanities were censored from this episode, the subject matter is more crass than what Fear the Boot normally covers.  Personal discretion is advised...

Episode 394 – rules light vs crunch

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* (0:29) Dan can’t operate a mixer.

* (2:21) 1d4Con in Martisburg, WV from April 15th – 17th.

* (4:07) Upcoming crossovers with Happy Jacks.

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