HJRP0915 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 15

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Season 09 Episode 15


Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Mouser, Kristel

Show Notes: We discuss whether the presence of Bennies (or some other roleplaying reward system) improves roleplaying at the table or hurts it. Does it encourage shoddy tactics? Metagaming?

Smokeymoonshine writes to ask our opinion of games (a la Dresden Files) where setting creation is a collaboration between GM and players. Andreas from Sweden asks about games specifically designed for settings, compared to games that are generic or setting agnostic. Is one better than another given a specific setting.

Eugene from Boston asks about GMing at a convention in front of perfect strangers. Rudolph ask for some thoughts about his game idea where the players are trapped in the worlds of early Sid and Marty Kroft TV shows (Lidsville, HR Puffnstuff, et al). Gerald asks about fudging dice with regards to the GM making errors in creating what is supposed to be a balanced encounter.