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

This week's hosts: Eoin, Seán, and Mary.

This week, the party discuss the fast approaching convention, Warpcon!

03:02 - Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. I'll never miss a chance to tag this.
05:15 - Wild Speculation.
05:42 - The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
07:58 - Eoin doesn't think there's much punk in steampunk.
09:01 - Red Currency
09:40 - 7th Sea.
12:10 - All for some Dutch Gold.
13:50 - Well, This is Awkward...
16:32 - Scion. In fact, lots of White Wolf. Feels like the 90s.
17:02 - An Inevitable Time.
19:12 - Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan -
19:50 - Night's Black Agents -
19:55 - The Red Connection
21:11 - Tales of Toholon: Space is Hell
22:30 - Event Horizon -
24:20 - Dragon's Den -'_Den_(UK_TV_series)
24:30 - Cat Tobin -
24:45 - James Wallis -
24:50 - Rory Priest, Colm Lundberg, Love2Hate -

Direct download: adventuringparty20170126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am UTC

Hi Folks,

Apologies for the delay, episode will be posted as soon as we can.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts: Liam, Cathal, Ian, and Stu.

This week, the party discuss magic item economies.

00:40 - This is one of our main sources of content. And that's a secret between you and me, internet.
01:24 - Liam's take on D&D 5th Edition. -
03:40 - Cathal's alternate take on D&D.
08:40 - Tilt your loot towards your player's strengths.
09:44 - Don't stop to develop your character, the whole world is gonna end if you don't punch out this next boss!
10:20 - A flexible rulesystem. Let the GM handle the problems!
13:30 - Maybe the problems were with the campaign, rather than the system?
14:08 - Good, because I was about to retitle this episode "Magic Item Economy in 5th ed."
17:05 - Stu disagrees with tailoring loot to the party needs.
18:40 - Craft your own magic items!
22:40 - Exalted! -
24:10 - Magic items as contraband. (Like rare tech in sci-fi games?)
24:37 - Even when speaking about Exalted, Liam still has Dungeons & Dragons on the brain.
25:50 - Shadowrun! -
26:30 - Also weapons as contraband.
31:50 - Magic items with purpose. As opposed to Magic Items as a second source of experience and stat boosting.
32:55 - Traveller -
33:40 - Heavy Gear -
35:10 - Change your perspective.

Direct download: adventuringparty20170118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts:  Liam, Cathal, Ian and Stu

This week, the party answer a query from a totally legit listener.

00:49 - Seems Legit...
01:28 - Default solution is off the table.
01:55 - Fellow Host Brian is mean
02:32 - Foreboding...
03:45 - Project for listeners... build a medieval battery
13:08 - That time I woke up upside down on the ceiling with a knifein my belly... good times.
15:25 - The old Switcheroo
16:08 - We're going prospecting asteroids... so I made a spy!
17:23 - My Character always knew he wanted to be a professional cartographer!
18:36 - The Big brown envelope of DOOOOM!
21:11 - The return of... Foreboding.
24:50 - Goblin genocide is wrong... we think... maybe

Direct download: adventuringparty20170111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm UTC

This week's hosts: Cathal, Liam, Mary and Sean

This week the party discusses snowflake characters, what are they and does everyone need to have one?

Show notes:

  • 00:23     Boardgame cafe in Cork doing a kickstarter to stock their boardgames library. If you feel like supporting them follow the LINK.
  • 01:52    This isn't judging other players by the way, I just have "Escapism" as very high on my list of priorities for entertainment be that roleplaying, reading or watching tv - Cathal
  • 05:25   Traveller and its lifepath system
  • 07:10    Serenity/Firefly
  • 07:56    Pathfinder
  • 10:02    Convention-games vs Home-games
  • 12:20    Character Backstory vs World Backstory
  • 13:30    Is skilled writing (or lack thereof) to blame?
  • 14:20    What is a backstory for?
  • 16:05    Collateral damage, a fantastic idea for wanting vengeance.
  • 20:50    Tune in next time and we might tell you if he survived
  • 21:00    Heavy Gear
  • 21:55    GMs just say NO!
  • 25:53    It may be bad form but I'm giving quote of the episode to myself "Your parents, no they're dead, your sister, no she's dead, do you care about anybody? YOUR Gold, actually your gold is here and it's been kidnapped!"
  • 26:39    Party self-correction of overly snowflaked characters.
  • 30:27    GM using backstory to torment players.
  • 33:39    Aberrant
Direct download: adventuringparty20170104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC