HJRP1210 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 10

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Your hosts: Stu, Aya, Twin and Mowi.

Aya, Twin and Mowi’s Kickstarter- True Neutral Comic.

Show Notes! We start out the show with a Q&A about LARPinc, since our three cohosts organize a LARP.

Tarin emailed in about the whimsical game he’s planning for a friend. Vincent from Virginia chimes in on the Social Mechanics vs Player Agency kerfuffle. Brian writes in about narrating combat.

Jonas has a question about a recurring/resurrecting villain. James asks about how to break detect magic and sense alignment as a player crutch. And King Strongbeard writes in to ask if he’s being a douchebag.

 

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HJRP1209 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 09

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Gina

Show Notes! The “Please Stop Talking to My Experience Points” t-shirts have been ordered.

Gateway2014 is at the LAX Hilton over Labor Day Weekend. Info at Strategicon.net.

Oliver from California writes to ask us about emulating learning in a magic school (a la Harry Potter) in an RPG). Stanley writes in about uberstats and breaking up stats into more accurate, limited-scope stats.

Zoomfarg writes in about the most important lesson when traveling south of the border — don’t drink the water. He also writes in about using psychology to encourage players to use more bennies.

Keith writes in about his dungeon raiding party deciding to turn a cleared dungeon into their home.

And Michael from Texas writes in with another pearl of wisdom about GMing: Don’t be afraid to be hated.

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INUKAI18 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – L5R – Saga of the Inukai Session 18

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SagaoftheInukai-150x150GM: Stu Venable

Players: Stork, CADave, Tyler and Kimi

This is the 18th session of Saga of the Inukai.

Notice: Our actual play session are UNEDITED. While we try to minimize them, sometimes these recordings will contain interruptions and tangental conversations. You have been duly warn’d.

 

 

 

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HJRP1208 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 08

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Erik from Metagamers Anonymous.

Erik is running a Kickstarter to start up a local game convention, called TsunamiCon. The con is scheduled for November 7-9 at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita.

Show Notes! Joel asks us about dribbling out clues about a bad guy. Ron asks us about running a game with magic in it. Jason writes in with his thoughts of the social mechanics vs player agency debate.

Ben writes in to tell Stork to play more Gumshoe games. Ed from Minnesota writes in to tell us about the player who compulsively kept screwing over his party and how the problem self-corrected.

Grog tells us about a game-curious girl friend who asks the question, “why do you need to use dice.”

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INUKAI17 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Game 02 Session 17 – Saga of the Inukai 17 – L5R

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System: Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

Players: Stork, Kimi, Tyler, CADave

This is the 17th session of Saga of the Inukai, part 2.

Notice: Our actual play session are UNEDITED. While we try to minimize them, sometimes these recordings will contain interruptions and tangental conversations. You have been duly warn’d.

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HJRP1207 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 07

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina and Jeb from Postcards from the Dungeon.

Show Notes! We talk with Jeb about Fear the Con 7, which was last weekend. Manuel writes in to ask about running an investigation-heavy game. Commander McBragg writes in with his methods for keeping track of missed plot hooks.

Seth asks for help on getting his players to stop hording bennies in Savage Worlds. Nort asks for opinions on which system to use for a Cthulhu game. The Great Wyrm writes about getting the players to over-hate NPCs.  Jason writes in to correct a point about Swords and Wizardry.

DnDDad and James from China each write in with a gaming horror story.

 

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HJRP1206 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 06

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt and Maire

The song at the end of this episode is by Sportive Trick.

Maire’s soaps and scarves are available at her Etsy Shop.

Show Notes! We discuss character preludes. Clockwork Monk writes in to ask how GMs can provide players with epic deaths when they request them. Drayle88 asks how to control chaotic players. Clockwork Monk again writes in asking how to convince players to become GMs.

Richard writes in with a gaming success story. And Steven writes in with a gaming horror story.

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INUKAI16 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Game 02 Session 16 – Saga of the Inukai 16 – L5R

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SagaoftheInukai-150x150GM: Stu Venable

System: Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

Players: Stork, Kimi, Tyler, CADave

This is the 16th session of Saga of the Inukai, part 2.

Notice: Our actual play session are UNEDITED. While we try to minimize them, sometimes these recordings will contain interruptions and tangental conversations. You have been duly warn’d.

 

 

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CONSPIR02 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Game 06 Session 02 – Moment of Truth Playtest

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This is the second session of the Moment of Truth playtest in the modern conspiracy setting.

This session features entirely new characters, dealing with events in the aftermath of CONSPIR01.

GM: Stu Venable

System: Moment of Truth RPG (pre-release version)

Players: Stork, JiB, Gina, Dave and Hosierrob.

NOTICE: Our actual play episodes are UNEDITED. This session will contain interruptions, tangents, breaks for food, etc.

 

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HJRP1205 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 05

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Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, Gina

Show Notes! J from the Bay Area asks about balancing encounters. Eric from Bakersfield writes to tell us about a player/GM plot and the resulting table-flip and rage-quit.

Aether Punk asks about the Moment of Truth magic system and describes his own magic design concepts. Rob tells us about his database to keep track of NPCs. Hour 11 sends us an epic essay defending GURPS.

Vahnderful sends us a story about a derailing PC that the players loved (but hated), and Tim from Australia sends us a weird gaming horror story.

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