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May 15, 2016

In this episode, Bill and I discuss the game "Fall of Magic".  It's described as a roleplaying game of profound fantasy.  I was attracted to it by the thematic link to Larry Niven's short story, "The Magic Goes Away" as well by the neat visual element within the game where gameplay is aided by actually unrolling a map...


Apr 10, 2016

In this episode, Bill and I get to talk about a game we have been excited about for a while.  Michael Miller has revised "With Great Power" his superhero roleplaying game.  Superheroes are one of our favorite genres. And low prep games are increasingly my preference.  With Great Power lives at that nexus!  Zero prep...


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...