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Episode 363 – collaboration vs discovery

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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 363 – collaboration vs discovery

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* (0:29) The episode’s line-up.

* (2:10) Wayne runs Silent Memories for Chad, which leads to a discussion about Jenga, cats playing Jenga, Pandorum, and furry porn.

* (8:22) Games that are primarily driven by discovery versus those that are driven by collaboration.

* (12:19) The relationship between conflict and discovery.

* (13:54) The difference in priority between players and GMs, or story and mechanics.

* (18:36) Framework versus details.

* (22:27) When you pick “collaboration”, but a player doesn’t care to offer much.

* (30:55) Advice to “discovery” players in a collaborative game.

* (38:03) The distinction between collaboration and roleplay.

* (54:48) Fear the Con 8 Kickstarter rewards, which you can add to on the forum.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Julia, Wayne

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Episode 362 – sudden conflict

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* (1:48) Chris' comedy series, Gamers Behaving Badly (http://www.tabletalesseries.com/).  (It can also be found on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFJ4bV1QHCWgHdrtraJLJw).)

* (6:19) Chris finds himself in unexpected conflict when another player pulls out a surprise...

Episode 361 – making it work

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* (0:29) Fear the Con 8, June 11th - 13th, 2015!

* (2:34) Pick up a copy of Sojourn Volume 2 (http://www.amazon.com/Sojourn-Anthology-Speculative-Fiction-Volume/dp/0991487737).

* (3:29) Chad versus Monsterhearts.  Large Marge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzolCu-QLw0) from Pee-Wee's Big Adventur...

Episode 360 – holidays

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* (0:53) Thanks to Ruben for the Christmas gifts!

* (2:25) Sojourn Volume 2 -- a collection of short stories written by Fear the Boots hosts, fans, and friends in the RPG industry -- is now on sale. You can get a copy from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sojourn-Anthology-Speculative-Fiction-Volume/dp...

Episode 359 – ret-con repairs

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* (0:29) Remembering Tobias Parks.

* (1:15) Shel Silverstein and our fundraiser for the American Heart Association (http://www.razoo.com/team/Rpg2014).

* (2:54) Using Method One rolling as a way of challenging yourself in roleplaying...

Episode 358 – killer GMs that don’t exist

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* (1:12) John and MortarGate.  The old anime, Ulysses 31 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_31).

* (25:24) The bogeyman of TPKing GMs that may not be all that rule, and the more immediate concern about softball games.  Evaluating and conducting a game arc with a mind for future, unrelated arcs...

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