Curtis recounts his travails with the party in a dungeon of slime… the one time I miss a game! Much of this is prep for next episode, where we unleash full bore on the Challenge Rating system. In the mean time… fun story. Wish I’d been there!
Curt and I fire up the reaction chamber to talk about some of the documentaries we’ve watched recently. We review “Rewind This”, about the VHS tape collector’s community, “The Game Masters”, profiling the lives of several people who are into pen and paper RPGs, and “The Dungeons & Dragons Experience” a general treatment of the hobby. Following the movie reviews we discuss the mechanic of Concession in the Fate System, a counter-intuitive method of conflict resolution that has still made its way into our games. The Kickstarter for Opposing Forces is still funding, so don’t forget to check out the project and help make an awesome game book!
I’m joined in the reaction chamber by Tom and Cathy Thrush of Urban Realms. Their current Kickstarter project is running concurrently with my own and I think there’s a lot of shared interest. Urban Realms publishes fantasy maps and related material. The Adventure Journal project is a set of journals specifically designed for recording your adventures and filled with thematic design work. They’re very cool; check them out! The Opposing Forces Kickstarter is still running, providing ready made characters and gaming advice for your Fate Core games.
I spent the weekend at Fear the Con 2 in St Louis, MO. The guys over at Fear the Boot put this on, and it looks like its going to be a regular event. I debuted the Atomic Earth board game this weekend officially, and got some cool conversations with other podcasters. Also, the Watchmen premiered this weekend, and you’re getting my impressions of that event as well.