Eldemy10 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Eldemy 10 – DnD5E

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GM: Stu

Players: Bill, Tyler, Kimi, Bruce, Kris

System: DnD5E

Nearly this entire session in one big combat.

Please Note: Happy Jacks Actual Play Podcasts are published unedited. Recordings include side conversations, interruptions, etc.

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HJRP1417 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 17

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Your hosts: Stu, Maire and Tim

Show Notes!

Dave the Sockpuppettroll writes in with some questions about convention game preparedness. Tomi from Finland asks what was the last think we learned that made us better GMs.

And Bevin treats us to a gaming nightmare.

 

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Eldemy09 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Eldemy09 – DnD5E

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Eldemy AP Original Artwork

GM: Stu

Players: Bill, Tyler, Kimi, Bruce, Kris

System: DnD5E

Nearly this entire session in one big combat.

Please Note: Happy Jacks Actual Play Podcasts are published unedited. Recordings include side conversations, interruptions, etc.

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Swords & Wizardry Encounter Contest Extended!

We’ve decided to extend the deadline for Happy Jacks S&W Encounter Contest to May 24th, 2015.  This gives you more time to get your entries spiffed up and us more time to judge all the entries.  The rules for the contest are as follows:

Come up with your best 1-2 page encounter for Swords & Wizardry.  It needs to be something which any S&W DM can drop into their game when a quick encounter is needed, for any version of S&W. So there should be a little bit of a story, maybe a twist, a small map, etc., not just “here’s three orcs in a cave”. It should be something similar to a 1 page dungeon (http://onepagedungeon.info) but instead of a full dungeon it’s just a single encounter including the encounter environment, S&W stats for the encounter, and maybe a bit on how the encounter came to be.

Send your encounters to tim at happyjacks dot org.  The winner will receive a hardback copy of WhiteBox Omnibus by Barrel Rider Games and the runner-up will receive a softcover copy of that same work.  So please include your mailing address.

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HJRP1416 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 16

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tim

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day. Special thanks to Barrel Rider Games (look for his stuff on Drive Thru RPG.

Show Notes!  Steve asks us about situations where NPCs are talking to each other while the PCs watch. Noah asks a question where his PC is a prisoner and how to get out of it, and has a problem with players not sharing books well.

David pipes in on yes, and. He wrote a blog article on it. Elderman asks for some newbie GM advice.

 

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HJRP1415 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 15

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Aya, Twin and Mowi

Show Notes! Wil L asks us about a situation where his party might become overly wealthy and asks for advice. Dancing Owlbear has a playing bringing the wrong kind of drama. Jimto checks in with some tips and a bit of an update. And a gaming nightmare from Nerdarchist Ryan

 

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HJRP1414 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 14

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Yhappy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150our Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and HosierRob

This episode is sponsored by easyrollerdice.com. You can get 105 high-quality dice (that’s 15 complete sets) for under $25. And if you use the promo code HAPPYJACKS at checkout you’ll get an additional 10% off PLUS free shipping.

Show Notes: Bakomusha ask when to yes and and when to say no. We discuss. Niklas asks us about fear (and PC’s reaction to it) in RPGs. Learn to Oil Paint clues us in a bit on play by forum games. He also asks us about how to handle character death and what to do about the experience level. He also asks us about over arching stories.

Michael tells us his gaming horror stories about himself.

 

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HJRP1413 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 13

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Your hosts: Stu, Gina, Kimi and theAngryGM.

A big thank you to @theAngryGM for joining us for this episode. You can follow him on twitter at @theAngryGM and read his rantings at www.theangrygm.com.

Show Notes! We discuss whether GMs should punish players for being stupid.

Grant from Saving the Game writes about a fellow gamer who insists on using the same conceit in every campaign he runs and tries to get it in every game he plays. Will writes in with suggestions about when a PC should and shouldn’t be killed.

Niklas writes in with a borderline gaming nightmare. Jakob asks how to keep track of the consequences of the PCs’ actions. And Jared writes in with a nightmare as well.

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ELDEMY08 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – DnD5E – Eldemy Session 08

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Eldemy AP Original ArtworkGM: Stu

Players: Bill, Kris, Kimi, Tyler and Bruce

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HJRP1412 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 12

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Tyler and Tim

Show Notes! We discuss making a big boss fight memorable. Jeremy writes in with a horror story and a question about passive players. Weaslecreature takes exception with Stu’s contention regarding the place of game mechanics in social situations. New GM Starting tells us of his players exploits in a Star Wars game. And Tony relates a gaming nightmare.

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