EFP Nov 9 2017 GameHoleCon

An episode of EFP

By Erik Frankhouse
Erik Frankhouse Presents. A show about freelancing and the tabletop industry. Watch. Listen. Learn. Be a better gamer.
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Erik Frankhouse Presents. A show about freelancing and the tabletop industry. Watch. Listen. Learn. Be a better gamer.

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EP 41 The Change Up
Does your tabletop game feel stale? Well, this episode is for you. The Change Up goes over tips and tricks on how to liven up your game. So, get something to write with and let’s dive in.
December 9, 2019
EP 40 Monsters
It’s time to talk about my favorite thing in gaming, MONSTERS!
November 25, 2019
EP 39 How to GM pt 2
This is a continuation from EP 30 How to GM. I wanted to give a bit of time and dive a little deeper into my process In hopes it can help you.
May 31, 2019
EP 38 Ship Combat
With the Grimmerspace Kickstarter funded I wanted to dig into ship combat. The topics range from talking to your players to cinematic combat. Watch. Listen. Learn. Be a better gamer.
May 24, 2019
EP 37 Lichdom. What is it good for?
Flipboard • EP 37 Lichdom. What is it good for? • West • Why be a Lich • Plataxian • Bumper • The How • The Phylactery • Battlegrounds & Lairs • Static City Drumline • MmmM • Static City Drumline • Thanks and Demon Dayz • Story Hooks • Gosling • Closing
May 1, 2019
Episode 36 Running Duos
In episode 36 I talk about running a two player game and how to do it. Full of tips and tricks to add to your 5e game or to any game you may be running. Watch. Listen. Learn.
April 18, 2019
EP 35 GaryCon XI Post
Recorded this early early Sunday morning during GaryCon XI. My voice is a bit trashed but I wanted to get my thoughts out while they are fresh. Watch. Listen. Learn. Be a better gamer.
March 14, 2019
Ep 34 Backgrounds
Today I want to talk about Backgrounds from both sides of the screen. I have a few tips and a lot of forgotten backgrounds over my years, so let’s talk about how to make them work for your games.
February 20, 2019
Ep 33 Deep dive interview with iron GM competitor David Benevides about running comic books RPGs.
Comic book tabletop RPGs is the hardest thing for me to run as a GM. With that said I brought in a friend and Iron GM competitor, David Benevides to dig deep on how to make comic book games better. Watch. Listen. Learn.
January 25, 2019
EP 32 Negotiation in RPGs
Welcome back to episode 32 where I dive into running negotiations in tabletop RPGs. Watch. Listen. Learn.
December 10, 2018
Ep 31 Playing Old Games
Today is all about playing old games. I had a blast diving back into Cyberpunk with two of my best friends. I urge you to try the same thing. Watch. Listen. Learn.
September 9, 2018
Ep 30 Learning to GM
Today we dive into leaning to GM and finding a Group. Watch.Listen.Learn
July 24, 2018
Ep 29 Interview with Iron GM Necessary Evil
I’m extremely honored to have the 3 time Iron GM winner, Necessary Evil on for a deep dive interview. I do apologize in advance fro anything he says that may offend you.
July 5, 2018
Ep 28 Rewarding Character Development
In today’s episode is all about rewarding players for character development and the systems I love that already do it. Remember, Watch. Listen. Learn.
June 15, 2018
Ep 27 Setting the Tone
Let’s talk about how to set the tone for your game. Each setting deserves some study to make sure you are doing it justice. Thanks to Drew for the Bumper and remember, Watch. Listen. Learn.
June 10, 2018
Ep 26 Magic is Everything
In today's episode I go over how magic in games is an important piece to a setting. I go over how to ground it into your experience and some of my ideas on free form magic. Remember to call in through the Anchor app and thank you again for listening. Watch. Listen. Learn.
May 19, 2018
Ep 25 Breaking Point
Today I want to talk about when is the right time to change to a new game. We will dive into the ways I handle it and how I bring it to the table. Watch.Listen.Learn
May 15, 2018
Ep 24 player Commitment
Let’s talk about what you can do as a Player to make a better PC in episode 24 of EFP. Watch. Listen. Learn.
May 5, 2018
Ep 23 It's a Trap!
Today we talk traps on both sides of the gaming table. We touch on why the exist. How to use them. Abusing their power and how PCs can use the rules to their advantage. Remember to Watch. Listen. Learn.
April 28, 2018
Ep 22 Stealth in Games
It’s time to dig into the ugly skill in the room, STEALTH. Maybe even find a solution! Watch. Listen. Learn.
April 13, 2018
Ep 21 Designing a Setting
Today I want to talk about designing your own setting and what my process is. Hopefully this will help at least one listener during the creative struggle. Watch. Listen. Learn.
March 29, 2018
Ep 20 Character Development
Today I want to talk about how to create a deeper character. To design something that isn’t just numbers on a sheet. Watch. Listen. Learn
March 22, 2018
EP 18 Narrative
In this episode we go over Narrative in gaming on both the GMs and Players side of the Screen. This is followed up with an announcement I have been waiting for. Go roll some dice and remember to Watch. Listen. Learn.
March 15, 2018
Ep 18 GaryCon X Pathfinder 2.0
My voice is shot, and this is recorded in the car but I wanted to get these thoughts out before they fade. Let’s talk about GaryConX and Pathfinder 2.0.
March 12, 2018
Ep 17 Playing with New Players
Today we talk about how we should approach a table with new players or GMs. Remember to drink, roll some dice and share.
March 3, 2018
Ep 16 Pacing
This is an episode about pacing your tabletop RPGs and storytelling. I hope you enjoy. Remember to call in using the anchor app and follow my patreon for more of my work.
February 22, 2018
Phylactery Session 5 Postcast
Phylactery Session 5 Postcast • Aftermath • Research • Closing
February 19, 2018
Phylactery Session 5 Precast
Phylactery Session 5 Precast • Precast thoughts • Upping magic!
February 19, 2018
Ep 15 Combat
Ep 15 Combat • Basics • New Idea • Description • Damage • Blackmoor Society • Death Blow
February 16, 2018
Phylactery Session 4 Postcast
Phylactery Session 4 Postcast • Part 2 • Part 3
February 13, 2018
Phylactery Session 4 Precast
Phylactery Session 4 Precast • Prescast 2
February 13, 2018
Ep 14 Organizations
Ep 14 Organizations • Organizations • Development • PC Side • Joining • Kickstarter Strongholds & Streaming
February 9, 2018
Ep 13 All about Story
Ep 13 Story • Opening • Why Mechanics • Like a Movie • Blackmoor Society • Narrative World Building • Out of the Box • This Week
February 1, 2018
Phylactery Session 3 Postcast
Phylactery Session 3 Postcast • Overview • Escaping • Closing
January 29, 2018
Phylactery Session 3 Precast
Phylactery Session 3 Precast • Setup • New Monster • Game Time
January 29, 2018
Ep 12 Set Pieces
Ep 12 Set Pieces • The 3 E’s of Set PIeces • Organizing • 5min Set Piece Design • Mechanics • Let's colab! • Callin Hobbs • Closing Thoughts
January 26, 2018
Phylactery Session 2 Postcast
Phylactery Session 2 Postcast • In Watchers Cave • Down the mountain • What did I Learn
January 23, 2018
Phylactery Session 2 Precast
Phylactery Session 2 Precast • Ideas for today’s adventure
January 23, 2018
EP 11 Monster Creation
EP 11 Crafting Monsters • Why a new monster? • Where to start • Mythology • GM Abilities Secret • In the dmg • Thanks for the call in • Critical Roll and Patreon
January 19, 2018
Phylactery Session 1 Postcast
Phylactery Session 1 Postcast • I really like D&D 5e • Post thoughts with thinking music
January 15, 2018
Phylactery Session 1 Precast
Phylactery Pre Show Session 1 • Missing Player • New Prep • New plot webs
January 15, 2018
EP 10 House Rules
EP 10 House Rules • Why do you need them? • When and how to apply them. • Designer House Rules. • How to present them. • EFP! • Answer to Hobbs • Wrap Up.
January 12, 2018
Phylactery Session 0
Session 0 New Setting • Why the new game. • Phylactery and campaign ideas • Magic vs Steel • Run down
January 7, 2018
EP 9 New Year. New Campaign?
EP 9 New Year. New Campaign? • Is it time? • The signs. • Talk to your group. • Ideas • Weave and Conventions
January 4, 2018
Dungeons and Story
EP 8 Dungeons and Story • Why and Who • Traps what are they good for? • Puzzles in tangible ways • NPCs are important • Closing Call in!
December 28, 2017
Ep 7 Convention Play
EP 7 Convention Play / GMing • Getting ready and Table Etiquette • Immersion and how to do it. • What I’ll be doing at Midwinter and Non-Con • Plotted Adventures Season 1 FINISHES! • Adventure Hooks
December 19, 2017
Ep 6 Transparency Dec 8 2017
EP 6 Transparency Dec 8 2017 • Organized play and Community • X-Card in Play • From the Rocking Chair • The Last Iron choose your own adventure. https://instagram.com/p/BEhO8GJjVtr/
December 8, 2017
Ep 5 West Marches
Ep 5 West Marches • Why West Marches • The Breakdown • Handling rules for your system in WM • New Releases • Roll some dice • Uppercuts. Remember to call in and my Patreon Adventure Releases tonight!
November 30, 2017
Ep 4 New Rules
EP 4 New Rules • From the Rocking Chair • Ruler • Call in from Sean at Gaming & BS. Happy Thanksgiving from EFP. Now go roll some dice and drink a beer.
November 22, 2017
Ep 3 Twitch and Tabletop
In today’s short cast I talk about twitch streaming and tabletop gaming. There is reference to Rollplay and there 5e round table discussion. If you haven’t watched this I highly recommend it. Link below. https://youtu.be/yqjLO6YNKV0
November 16, 2017
Ep 2 Brian Berg of TPK Games
Erik Frankhouse Presents a deep dive with Brian Berg owner of TPK Games. We talk bout running a business to how one gets into the industry.
November 10, 2017
Ep 1 Nov 7 2017 GameHoleCon
EFP Nov 9 2017 GameHoleCon • I love GameHoleCon • Closing and Podcasts!
November 10, 2017
EFP Nov 9 2017 GameHoleCon
Talk about my time at GameHoleCon and what I love about it. Don’t forget to call in.
November 9, 2017
Drew Staton Voice Acting
Oct 11 2017 Voice Acting • 1hr interview with Drew Staton • Interview with Andrew Staton • Interview with Andrew Staton • Interview with Andrew Staton
October 12, 2017
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