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Apr 7, 2016

Bill wanted to call this episode "Mel And Bill fix Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition," but I think the game mastering advice we talk about in the show applies to any game. There is nothing D&D specific about the ideas we discuss.  The excerpts are from D&D but they could easily have been from many other games.  We talk...

Apr 3, 2016

Lots of changes here at Virtual Play!  Bill and I are going to be trying shorter shows with greater frequency.  Thanks to a household move, we are a lot closer now so we'll give it our best shot.  
Today's show is about a Fate based game Bill is working on called Andromeda, as well as an upcoming project he will be...

Aug 15, 2015

Welcome back to Virtual Play!  In this episode Bill and I talk about some GM techniques using Torchbearer and Night's Black Agents for excerpts.  The games are a handful of games we played or ran at Gencon--I should say that either Bill ran or I played, since he ran a lot of games but I only played!  The episode runs a...

Jul 17, 2015

Welcome to a longer than usual episode of Virtual Play, clocking in at approximately 75 minutes.  Bill and I talk about games from Origins and Dexcon, as well as some local games.  The main lesson for me from listening to the games is to think about the effect of the game's mechanics on the flow of an adventure and...

May 22, 2015

Bill and I are once again joined by Hannah to talk about games from Camp Nerdly.  This show contains excerpts from Star Wars d6, Little Wizards, a Hellboy themed RPG, Night's Black Agents and Action Park, a parsely style game.  Duration is just under an hour.  Thanks for listening!