Season 09 Episode 17
Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB
Shownotes! Character backgrounds and back stories — why we want them, what we like in them and how we like them presented. Matthew writes in to ask us about starting up the RPG hobby and playing in the third person, rather than the first person. Ira chimes in on fudging dice rolls again and makes his case for letting the dice fall where they might. JFever writes in to rail against players — especially good players — getting out of the hobby because of their significant others. General Insertion Joe writes in to tell us he’s converting a Star Wars D20 game to GURPS and asks about PC balance. He also talks about GMPCs and railroading.
Andreas from Sweden writes in with a theory about the schism between pro-fudgers and anti-fudgers, drawing the line at OSR games and quick chargen. And Daniel in Serbia writes in with a gaming horror story.
Also, at some point, Stu gives some first impressions of Traveller 5. More on that in coming episodes.