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

Character Creation:  Despite being a much-discussed and widely-known role-playing game, the convoluted character creation process is one that few gamers have actually undertaken.  Shane, humbug, and Liam put their very sanity on the line and delve into the circumferential, accommodating depths of the process.  We had to go through it, and now you bloody well have to listen to it!

Here's a fun game to play: humbug says that every time he says the word "right", he's making a Sanity check, but I think he's exaggerating.  See if you can pick out the ones where he's really on the verge of losing it!

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+1 Downtime:  Get that mail bag out and see what's inside!  In response to a completely fictional listener, Shane, humbug, Liam and Stu debate the question of whether it's easier to role-play in a fantasy or a science fiction setting, until a fortunately-timed technical glitch cuts things short.  Features:

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Bonus Exp:  Having done some natter-worthy gaming-related things in recent months unworthy of a full review individually but deserving a mention nonetheless, Shane, Stu and Liam recap some interesting (to them) stuff they've experienced recently, each of which is worth a look for yourself.  Features:

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Downtime:  With different RPGs treating the idea of an economy in every way from something to be hand-waved and ignored to a complex system that's the focus of the game itself, Shane, humbug, Cillian and Liam mull over the concept of economies in role-playing games and find it to be a rich topic with a lot to consider.  Features:

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