Dec 16, 2020
The Adventuring Party - Episode 623
This week's hosts: Savage Mick, Hida ‘Eoin’ O-win, and Liam
Editor - Scarr
This week, The Party impart some wisdom to the masses, gleaned from the many, many times they have started a new RPG campaign, as either Player or GM.
01:03: *I* Judge.
02:00: Liam suggests not locking your characters in right away.
03:15: Marking the Pitfalls.
05:23: Read Twice, Run Once.
06:23: Learning the setting as the player.
07:29: Johnny Mnemonic, from the 90s Keanu Reeve period. But yes, Setting Tone is important.
08:00: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, or WHFRP, the go-to for gritty fantasy.
08:47: Here's a quick quide to the HRE.
09:13: Have a map!
09:54: Prep 2 sessions ahead.
11:09: Lancer, the newest indy darling of the Mech RPG genre.
11:21: Bracket Fights start here!
12:12: Making the mechanics first and building the character around them: The long-gloried Hida Methods of Character Creation revealed!
14:00: Exalted, a White Wolf game of playing a mythic fantasy hero.
14:25: Building a character can help you GM.
15:00: Avoid just using ‘The Build’.
18:34: Actual Plays might not teach you the mechanics.
19:46: Character Backstory – Is Less More?
20:50: A Principle to return to when you’re unsure of the character.
22:39: What are the rest of the party doing?
24:05: Background written in the trenches.
25:22: My parents are DEEEEAAAAD!!!
25:50: Dead Parents as Motivator vs ‘Stop trying to give me plot hooks’
28:36: Quote of the Episode - “Our eyes met over a table.....Now we’re on a podcast.”
29:25: Spirit of the Century, the game which later became the FATE System.
30:20: Miniatures for your character.
32:24: And always have your towel to hand.
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