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Jul 16, 2016

Here's some bonus content!  At Origins, Bill talked to Morgan Ellis and other folks about Fate and Nitrate City.  They agreed to let us listen in!  I feel like I'm actually there at the Big Bar on 2!  Morgan provides some advice on Fate gameplay, and then the conversation turns to Nitrate City.  Ten minutes of virtual...


Jul 16, 2016

Welcome back!  In this episode, Bill and I talk about Nitrate City, a World of Adventure for Fate.  Bill co-wrote the game with Doselle Young--Doselle provided the vision, Bill provided the mechanics!  We've taken excerpts for a couple of games from Origins. Bill ran one and Nick Hopkins ran the other after playing it...


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...