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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SWT06 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Star Wars Traveller Session 06

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SWT-AP-LOGOGM: Bill

Players: Stork, Elspeth, Tyler, CADave and Stu

 

 

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HJRP1411 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 11

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

This episode is sponsored by dogmight.com, makers of fine fine custom dice chests and adventure cases.

Show Notes! We discuss pacifist PCs and how to handle them in combat. OutofPrintDM asks us for advice on running for an entire party of new players. Niklas writes about when it’s okay to ignore character concepts. Bevin asks “how much yes, and.”

Michael thanks us for the doing the DnD5E actual play, Eldemy. Matt in Ontario asks about introducing kids to RPGs. Zach asks about balancing weapon types in Savage Worlds.

 

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HJRP1410 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 10 – Live from Orccon 2015

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Live from Orccon 2015.

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ELDEMY07 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 07 Eldemy 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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HJRP1409 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 09

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happy_jacks_all_ages300x300-150x150Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler and Kimi

Don’t forget to buy Stu’s new gaming music collection, “Once Upon a Tavern,” by the Angryfolk Band. You can go to happyjacks.org/once for more information, or just look for it on iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play and other shit.

Kimi and Tyler’s favorite nerd based gym is nerdstronggym.com. Kimi’s blog is at Goldenlasso.net, and Tyler’s podcast is WhyDaddyDrinks.net.

Show Notes! Jonas Larsson asked us for advice to get out of the GMing midset so he will be a good player. Nerdarchist Ryan has some comments on DnD5E and asks about Dungeon World hate. Kurt sends us a message on the first anniversary of him becoming a listener. He also mentions his GM once using a different game to resolve a mass combat in a DnD game. He used Castle Panic.

Matt asks if he was too railroady in a recent game. And Corbin Twa treats us to a horror story that happened in Seventh Sea.

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Happy Jacks Live Stream

I’ve been very remiss publicizing the fact that we stream the show live as we’re recording it, so this is my attempt to remedy that.

For your information, our show recording time has moved to Saturday around 11am Pacific (1900 UTC).

I generally send out notifications 30 minutes or so before we start the stream. You can find these notifications on Twitter, our Facebook page  and our Facebook group. I also send out notifications about the current topic of discussion during the show.

You can hear and see the show as it’s recording in a Google hangout. This video is embedded on our live page at happyjacks.org/live. Also on this page is a chat client, so you can chat will fellow listeners while watching or listening to the show.

I try to monitor the chat room during the show (and several  hosts take on this responsibility when they are on as well), as often the listeners often contribute to the discussion.

If you like to hear the show live and chat with us while we’re recording, join us!

 

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