The Adventuring Party
Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.
 

This week's hosts:  Liam, Seán, Feargal, and Stu.

This week, the party review Kingdom Builder, and Witness.

Show notes:

00:30 - Kingdom Builder
02:10 - No season breaks, just continuous releases!
06:00 - Reviewing a visual game through an audio medium.
07:40 - Objectives
08:43 - Best intentions
11:29 - Would you eat them on a boat?
14:00 - Simple to play. Short enough.
18:10 - Khet
19:00 - Stargate
23:50 - Witness
24:00 - Blake & Mortimer
25:59 - Sit in the right seats!
27:00 - Apologies to toffs everywhere.
29:00 - Purple Monkey Dishwasher
32:00 - Discreet whispering. A+ Radio.
33:50 - NO QUESTIONS!
36:40 - Further discussing of visual clues on an audio podcast.
38:22 - We can still to interstitial music if we want to.
41:00 - Four players. Dinner parties only?

Direct download: adventuringparty20160629.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Sean, Feargal and Stu

This week, we talk about party balance, is it needed and how important is it?

Show notes:

  • 09:12 - Don't have a rogue? You're going to be kicking down a lot of doors
  • 09:55 - Breakdown of communication
  • 12:19 - It's not fun to play a character you don't want to play
  • 14:50 - The dice say you're all stupid
  • 17:50 - Mandated balance in Gumshoe
  • 21:25 - Keeping a chokehold on your players
  • 22:06 - Quote of the Episode: "If you don't have a Cleric... you're gonna have a bad time."
  • 24:38 - Solving problems by killing characters
  • 32:07 - The Illusion of free choice
  • 32:17 - We almost got all the way to the end of the episode without saying it!!
Direct download: adventuringparty20160622.mp3
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Sorry for the delay folks. This week's episode should be posted later today.

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This week's hosts: Liam, Sean, Feargal, Stu.

This week, we talk about the event packed Q-con XXIII coming up this weekend in Queens University Belfast.

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160615.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Graham, Liam.

This week, we talk about the slummingist con of all, Hobocon, taking place on the 3rd to the 5th of June. 

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160608.mp3
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This week's hosts: Brian, Eoin, Ian, Mary and Sean

This week, we discuss what happens when a railroad meets a sandbox...

 Show notes:

  • 01:42    Finally! Eoin has made this the episode where we finally start by saying communication is the solution.
  • 01:44    And immediately discount it.
  • 02:19    Instigator or Saboteur?
  • 05:55    Speaking as someone in one of Brian’s games I am quite scared about this hypothetical scenario...
  • 06:04    Phew!
  • 08:11    What plot hook?
  • 09:11    I really really really thought he said Wolf farmers (or Wolf-Farmers!), I was so disappointed when I realised that was NOT what they were talking about.
  • 11:02    At which point Ian falls in love with his new phrase
  • 11:17    RAILROADED!!!!!
  • 13:28    Damn it Eoin, stop speaking in riddles, and just tell me what you need!
  • 19:14    Gorram it Mary we agreed NOT to bring up the entirely reasonable solution of discussion and communication!
  • 19:33    Ah, I can only assume somebody wrote a note to the above affect!
  • 21:28    Future episode Freeform vs Preplan a GMs guide
  • 22:39    Attendance, how GMs should measure success
  • 27:35    Sweeping generalisation time! Though don't tell Eoin I said that, I really don't want to get into an argument with him.
  • 28:00    Railroad Pros :)
  • 29:35    Railroad Cons :(
  • 35:45    My shownotes say different....
  • 35:55    Ok, on that one my shownotes agree.
  • 37:15    Quote of the Episode "Oh! I forgot he could offer us stuff we want!"
  • 37:29    The NEW Adventuring Party stock answer.... bribery.

        Eh you guys... what about the sandbox pros and cons????
Direct download: adventuringparty20160601.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Ian, Mary, Sean, Brian.

This week, we talk about the slummingist con of all, Hobocon, taking place on the 3rd to the 5th of June. 

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160525.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Ian, Mary, Sean, Brian

This week, we review the games, Skulls and '... And Then We Held Hands'. 

Show notes:

  • 01:03 - Skulls in the form of Beermats
  • 02:10 - Where Brian Reminisces about wrecking Skulls
  • 04:40 - Where we know Ian put a skull down from the Look of him
  • 05:07 - It's not playing wrong, it's "Playing a variant".
  • 05:41 - The philosophical proof that Eoin is not an idiot... maybe
  • 06:48 - It's all in the bluff
  • 07:55 - Lame duck in the corner
  • 09:10 - Mexican day of the dead motif
  • 09:58 - Heavy cardboard beermats
  • 11:17 - Taking everyone by surprise
  • 12:59 - Where Eoin dissects the Meta game
  • 14:25 - Ian suggests making bets
  • 14:56 - ...and then we held hands
  • 16:55 - content, malice, cold and betrayal
  • 17:59 - it's all about the nodes
  • 20:00 - where Sean reaches an emotionally balanced state
  • 23:31 - where the largest problem is discovered
  • 26:37 - running out of nodes
  • 28.57 - quote of the episode : "that's something I probably should have looked up ahead of time"
Direct download: adventuringparty20160518.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08am UTC

This week, the party discuss dealing with sensitive topics, crossing the line, and triggers.

Show notes:

01:50 - Personal Space Invaders
02:45 - Rules of engagement.
04:00 - Establishing consent.
06:20 - Traffic Light Signalling.
09:10 - Stranger Danger.
10:20 - Trigger Warnings.
10:35 - Hunter: The Vigil
11:30 - If you know, drop us a line!
12:00 - No goats were harmed in the recording of this episode.
12:50 - Mature themes.
14:30 - Matureness and depth.
16:20 - Maintaining Character.
17:00 - Ratings.
17:20 - No sex workers were harmed in the recording of this episode.
17:50 - Deadpool loves his Chimichangas.
18:30 - Minors in Larps.
19:15 - NO TOUCHING!
19:40 - Giant cuddly Lion.
20:20 - Creative Solutions.
21:20 - Legal rules.
21:40 - Full body searches.
22:40 - Codes of Conduct.
23:20 - Electroshock Laser Tag.
25:20 - Vaticon
26:10 - Permission slips.
26:30 - Minors and consent.
27:55 - Tomb robbing and murder. - A Fantasy RPG.
28:15 - Three Strike Rule.
29:30 - Big larps have it easier.
31:30 - When in doubt, rewrite it.
34:30 - JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER.

Quote of the Episode:
"Unless you've got a problem with tomb robbing and murdering people, which most people seem to be fine with, you're going to be okay."

Direct download: adventuringparty20160511.mp3
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This week's hosts: Brian, Eoin, Liam and Mary

This week, we discuss when, why and if you should surrender inRPGs.

 Show notes:

  • 00:13    Just kidding, we merely discuss givingup.
  • 00:31    Copyright pending. (SpinOff 1, OriginalTopic)
  • 00:39    The party that flee together, DnDtogether
  • 00:51    DnD reference at under 1 minute
  • 00:59    Not the sound of Eoin coughing, "WFRP"is actually short for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play
  • 01:06    BigBad
  • 02:24    Notice Eoin quickly shying away fromfractions here.
  • 03:53    "shshhshkkssghss" according to googletranslate this is Air Elementalese for "Run you fools!" either thator "Dibs on the last slice of Pizza"
  • 05:07    Looting the corpses of your fallencomrades is a time honoured tradition among adventurers (andextremely pragmatic).
  • 06:42    Sweepthe Leg
  • 06:52    Flip it!
  • 07:07    Firefly - Serenity
  • 08:22    Flip it 2!
  • 08:27    Still technically part of the lastflip, I will refer to this as "Flip it 2A".
  • 13:35    Sometimes your party just needs tofail to trigger more plot.
  • 14:40    Note, Eoin does not ask about takingcharacters hostage, he asks about "players", make of that what youwill....
  • 15:50    Quote of the episode "Mercy, we'll workwith you... you're our new overlord!"
  • 17:48    Star Wars Roleplaying game, released as(what else but) a trilogy, in the form of Edge of the Empire (2013), Age of Rebellion (2014) and Force and Destiny (2015)
  • 19:26    Fellow host Stu, sure he doesn't showup often (his last pub quiz round was in 2014) but thats why we allstill like him right?
  • 19:30    FLIP it 3!
  • 20:12    I believe the silence here represents"What the hell guys!"
  • 21:02    At this stage methinks Eoin is flat outdescribing Railroading
  • 22:01    The "Die Evildoers" was actually thesound of the Podcasters in the next room, but our party hadn't metthem yet....
  • 22:18    Determinatorsvs CombatPragmatists
  • 23:34    RocksFall, Everyone Dies!
  • 23:42    Wow, that was such a sad and defeatedsigh from Mary, I can only assume she has unknowingly walked intoDragons Lairs in the past
  • 24:00    Meta-Annoyance from Liam
  • 24:43    Paranoia
  • 25:28    SunkCost Fallacy, or as I like to call it, my PhD.
  • 27:13    Don't worry it was all just a dream,Bobbydidn't really get hit by that car :)
  • 29:58    Who doesn't have a story about ahalfling beginning negotiations by loosing an arrow into the lizardambassadors face?
  • 33:11   AMacGuffin or possibly in this case actually a Sword of Plot Advancement
Direct download: adventuringparty20160504.mp3
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