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The Fourth Leg - A Tabletop Gaming Podcast

The Fourth Leg - A Tabletop Gaming Podcast

By James H Anderson

The Fourth Leg is a show all about giving new GMs a leg to stand on! We'll be going over topics pertaining to worldbuilding, story crafting, and character design! Follow us on twitter @TheFourthLeg or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com
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The End of All Things - Part Six of Collaborative Story Building
The End of All Things - Part Six of Collaborative Story Building
On this episode, the cast share the last arcs of the campaigns that they have been building for over a year. Joe's Agents of Zodiac meet their match during the tense final moments of their heist, and the outcome of this final battle may well change the course of humanity for thousands of years to come. War has come to the Solar System we call home as Hunter's party must gather every resource they can to mount a desperate defense against the Bulyak invaders. Kelci's students weigh sacrifice against duty, a decision that could leave them without the only person they all look up to as a mentor. We at The Fourth Leg want to thank all of you for taking the time to listen along to our campaigns as they've grown and progressed into the stories they have become. We are all humbled by the support and hope that all of the upcoming content we plan to make continues to entertain you and enrich your Tabletop experiences at home!  If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLegEmail: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:14:55
January 20, 2023
Discussing the Nature of Reality with Decurion!
Discussing the Nature of Reality with Decurion!
On this episode Hunter, Joe, and Kelci are joined by John (or Decurion) as they discuss the meaning of Diagetic reality. Join us as we answer the tough questions like "What is real?" and "Do the characters actually know what we think they know?" Additionally, the crew discusses an elephant in everyone's room: Meta-Gaming. Be sure to follow John on Twitter for any discussion and project updates! Additionally, please make sure to support a small business by ordering from Tabletop Teas! We're not sponsored by the company, but their products are ones we have all discovered and enjoyed since this episode was recorded. If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLeg Email: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:01:06
January 06, 2023
Customizing Modules with giantbluecanary
Customizing Modules with giantbluecanary
This week on The Fourth Leg we're discussing pre-written content and how to include it in your own game! We're honored to welcome Henry (or giantbluecanary) to the show to share his wealth of knowledge earned through years of league and convention play! Come along as we discuss how to adjust, rewrtite, and stay true to the vision of modules, adventure books, and pregenerated stories! To follow any of Henry's social projects, please use the links below: Twitter Instagram Youtube If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLegEmail: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
58:57
November 18, 2022
Character Voice with Matt from DungeonGlitch
Character Voice with Matt from DungeonGlitch
On this episode of The Fourth Leg, Hunter, Joe, and Kelci sit down with Matt from DungeonGlitch to discuss Character Voice and all of the nuance that goes with it. Join us as we delve the depths of how motivation, localization, and experience can affect the way a character is presented!  Matt has an album releasing on 11.11.2022 titles "The Bardic College Dropout". This is his third album and will focus on a darker, more atmospheric sound. It will be available anywhere you stream music, so be sure to go check it out as soon as it's available! To follow any of Matt's other socials or to purchase any of his products please use the links provided below: Gemmed Firefly, Shirts, Flags, Mugs, and more! Dungeon Glitch, TTRPG resources for any occasion! Aetherlogue, A new podcast featuring loads of amazing talent! You can also follow Matt on Twitter to catch updates on any of his upcoming and future projects! If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLeg Email: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
55:19
October 28, 2022
A Mad Dash to an Inevitable End - Part Five of Collaborative Setting Building
A Mad Dash to an Inevitable End - Part Five of Collaborative Setting Building
Welcome to the penultimate Campaign and Story Building episode! Joe, Hunter, and Kelci come together to discuss their original settings and campaigns during the mad dash to whatever final confrontations may come. The toils of preparing for intergalactic war, the multidimensional fear of the unknown, and the brutal fight against an all knowing enemy make up the final foundational addition to these settings as they approach their conclusion.  If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLegEmail: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:21:43
October 14, 2022
Community Building and Maintinence with Kaz the DM
Community Building and Maintinence with Kaz the DM
On this episode our ABnormal hosts are joined by none other than Kaz the DM, an artist, world builder, and streamer! They all sit down and discuss ways to find, build, and maintain communities centered around our mutual love of card games on motorcylces...I mean...Tabletop RPGs. We encourage you to go check out Kaz on Twitch, Twitter, and Discord! His community is wonderful and they would be happy to have you! Additionally, stop by his Ko-Fi store to support Kaz by purchasing art, merch, or other creations that might be available! If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLegEmail: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:12:34
September 30, 2022
Power Structures in Social Encounters with John of the Black Dragon Dungeon Company
Power Structures in Social Encounters with John of the Black Dragon Dungeon Company
CW: Some discussions of war, biblical themes, and traumatic experiences In this episode Hunter, Joe, and Kelci are joined by John, a fellow podcaster and game designer, to discuss the nuances of social encounters and the power structures that can be found within them.  We encourage you to support John in any way that you feel comfortable! He can be found at any of the following links: Twitter Patreon Youtube DriveThruRPG If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLeg Email: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord! Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:12:55
September 16, 2022
Religion, Philosophy, and Politics with Rebecca from Path of Night!
Religion, Philosophy, and Politics with Rebecca from Path of Night!
CW: Discussion of Religion, not always in a positive light. Welcome back to Season 3 of The Fourth Leg! We're starting off with a bang as we welcome Rebecca, a cast member from the amazing Actual Play: Path of Night, onto the show to discuss some of the most sensitive material we've dared to tackle. Hunter, Joe, Kelci, and Rebecca go through how to respectfully and realistically include religion in your game without spending countless hours developing historical justifications in addition to mocking up a true-to-life political or philosophical belief system. Join us on this deep and important discussion!  Please make sure to follow Rebecca and the rest of the Path of Night crew at the links below! Rebecca: @rebelfestive Path of Night: @PathofNightPod  If you'd like to get in contact with the show or keep up with our continuing projects, please use the following links! Twitter: @TheFourthLeg Email: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Join our Discord!  Hunter: @skunkosourous  Joe: @jcd0818  Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:06:38
August 30, 2022
Shades of Chicago - Season 1 Q&A/Retrospective
Shades of Chicago - Season 1 Q&A/Retrospective
The Shades of Chicago cast gets together after the end of Season 1 to discuss their thoughts on Season 1. Listen in as Joe Fraioli, Sabrina Rau, Kelci Crawford, Hunter Anderson, and Joe Dunn answer questions about media influences, character connections, and their favorite moments throughout the season.  Shades of Chicago will be returning for season 2 in the Spring of 2023! In the meantime tune in to The Fourth Leg Season 3 starting on September 2nd, 2022!  The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:   Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
01:22:53
August 05, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 6 - Gone Long Gone
Shades of Chicago, Episode 6 - Gone Long Gone
CW: Violence, Trauma, Some Sexual References After resource gathering and laying out their plan, the crew finally arrive at the docks to make their play for the Fourth Nail. Things very quickly depart from expectation as the consequences of prior actions rear their ugly heads. Blood flows like water on Dock 14 and everyone on the crew will walk away with a little less than they had before... The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:  Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
02:12:35
July 22, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 5 - Movin' In
Shades of Chicago, Episode 5 - Movin' In
CW: Drug Use, Sexual Innuendo, Blood Jain and Archie break down Chazz's door to rescue Lulu from a salt circle. After pressing Chazz for answers they learn the time and location of the hand-off. The whole crew retreats to Jain's apartment to rest and prepare. While there, Jain confronts Jesse about his addictions before the party splits up for a short while to gather their necessary equipment. As midnight draws near, all of the city's major players close in on Dock 14... The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:  Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
02:03:49
July 08, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 4 - Old Days
Shades of Chicago, Episode 4 - Old Days
CW: Discussions of Violence and Trauma After the near disaster that was the Blockchain's Party, the crew separate to their own homes to reflect on the previous night. Before his departure, Jesse confronts Jain about his history with Lulu and Archie spends a night alone with the weight of his actions. The group then comes together to discuss their plan for retrieving the Fourth Nail...and what to do once they have it. The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:  Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
01:51:59
June 17, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 3 - Baby, What a Big Surprise - Part 2
Shades of Chicago, Episode 3 - Baby, What a Big Surprise - Part 2
CW: Blood, Violence, Some Sexual References Jain causes a scene to draw out Chazz Rook so that the rest of the crew can get some answers. After cornering Chazz away from the crowds, things take a dark turn as Archie shows his dark side. A dark pact is made and Chazz finally gives Jesse, Archie, and Lulu their first clues on the path to find the Fourth Nail. The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:  Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
50:47
June 03, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 3 - Baby, What a Big Surprise - Part 1
Shades of Chicago, Episode 3 - Baby, What a Big Surprise - Part 1
The Blockchain of Infinite Wisdom is holding their initiation party tonight, and our crew won't be missing it. After getting dressed up and going over their plan one more time they enter the venue and begin the search for Chazz. When locating their target begins to seem fruitless, Jain crashes the party with a gamble that may lead to dire consequences... The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:  Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
01:04:43
May 20, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 2 - Call on Me (FIXED)
Shades of Chicago, Episode 2 - Call on Me (FIXED)
CW: Discussions of Blood and implications of violence Jain, Jesse, Archie, and Lulu arrive at the Buffet King to find Nergal, a Gluttony Demon commanding the body of Ethan Rawlins. After alluding to conspiracies within the city of Chicago that are much more dangerous than himself, Nergal manages to weasel his way out of danger without losing his host. The group follows up by reaching out to various contacts throughout the city and finally find their next destination: The Initiation Party hosted by Chazz Rook, the Leader of the Blockchain of Infinite Wisdom. The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials:  Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
01:23:46
May 06, 2022
Shades of Chicago, Episode 1 - Searchin' So Long
Shades of Chicago, Episode 1 - Searchin' So Long
We join Jain, Jesse, Archie, and Lulu as their paths collide on the search for Ethan Rawlins, the new host of a gluttony demon. Join us as this new group picks up the trail of this otherworldly killer prowling the streets of Chicago. The Fourth Leg now has a discord in partnership with Thinking Critically! Follow the link here to join us and discuss TTRPGs, Video Games, and Episodes of the show! See below for the cast's socials: Find the Fourth Leg on Twitter Sabrina: @sabrina_sama Joe F.: @LeomundsSlut or @RAWAndOrderDND Kelci: @duncanthio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe D.: @jcd0818 Hunter: @skunkosourous
01:20:33
April 22, 2022
Oh, How The Plot Thiccens - Part Four of Collaborative Setting Building
Oh, How The Plot Thiccens - Part Four of Collaborative Setting Building
CW: These settings have been in development for months, and as such contain some themes that we did not anticipate paralleling reality. Themes of war, government overreach, and the moral implications of imperialism are present in this episode. The Invasion of Ukraine is something that we at The Fourth Leg unilaterally oppose, and as such we encourage you to assist in any way you can with relief efforts. See this link for one charity accepting donations, or seek out other ways to assist as you see fit. In this episode our hosts revisit their campaigns to end our season! The twisting lies and dirty dealings in a magical university make Kelci's party the target of forces they don't fully understand. Joe's Agent's of Zodiac uncover an earth-shattering revelation before being thrust into a life or death situation that forces them to look in the mirror and answer the question, "Who are we, really?" Hunter's party prepares for an inevitable war while walking a tightrope between martial ability and social morality, all the while rushing headlong into an unprecedented conflict. Being that this is the end of our second season, we want to thank all of you who listen to this show for your support! All of us hosts came into this project to create a space to share our ideas and instead we have found more support than we could ever have imagined! Our off-season content is right around the corner (Listen to the episode for a bit of a teaser!) so please follow us on twitter by clicking here for announcements! You can follow all of our personal socials at the links below! Hunter: @Skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: KelciDCrawford.com or @DuncanThio
01:21:40
March 18, 2022
Making Pretzels out of Plot Twists
Making Pretzels out of Plot Twists
Spoilers for Attack on Titan, Star Wars, Dragonball, and Game of Thrones In this episode Hunter, Joe, and Kelci are joined by Nick from Tabletop Squadron, A Knight of Shreds and Patches, and the Orpheus Protocol! The crew gets together to discuss all of the ways in which you can pull off the most effective and enjoyable plot twists in your games! We also discuss Space Dracula...a lot. Be sure to follow Nick and his projects at any of the following links *takes a big breath* Personal Twitter: @alias58 Tabletop Squad: Website, Twitter AKoSaP: Website, Twitter And be sure to follow us by clicking here, or follow our personal twitters below: Hunter: @Skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: KelciDCrawford.com or @DuncanThio
01:18:26
March 04, 2022
Tuition Free Class on How to Build a City
Tuition Free Class on How to Build a City
On this episode we're joined by Danilo from Thinking Critically to discuss the ins and outs of City Building! For those of you worried, don't be. Unlike the American Education System, this class is supported by the state for your listening convenience. Just don't ask what happened to all of the birds. A big thank you to Danilo for coming onto the show, and especially for featuring Joe, Hunter, and Kelci on the episode of Thinking Critically examining "Motion"! For all of our listeners, please be sure to go listen to that episode. Additionally, check out Danilo's website and twitter accounts for updates about his future projects! If you enjoyed this episode, please follow us on twitter and leave a 5 star review wherever you choose to listen! Thank you so much! Hunter: @skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: KecliDCrawford.com or @DuncanThio
01:14:45
February 18, 2022
We got ENGAGED...to our players :) - A Discussion on Player Engagement and Managing the Spotlight
We got ENGAGED...to our players :) - A Discussion on Player Engagement and Managing the Spotlight
A QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT: In this episode, Hunter recommends a game called Dungeon World. At the time of recording he was not aware who the writers for that game were, even though he was aware of their recent transgressions. The Fourth Leg and its hosts want to make it clear that we fully support the agency and autonomy of our players, and fully reject that writer's actions. The segment will stay in the show as both a reminder for anyone interested in DW, and to give you the opportunity to experience the game for yourself should you choose to. Thank you all for listening, and we hope you find enjoyment and safety in any game you play. In this episode Joe, Kelci, and Hunter are joined by Ian, the storyteller for Shrimp & Crits! They come together to discuss how to keep players engaged at the table during sessions, how world building can engage players, and where to find cute videos of sloths. Ian also gives some amazing insight into Monster of the Week and how many of the lesson taught there can translate seamlessly into Dungeons and Dragons! If you'd like to follow Ian or give Shrimp and Crits a listen, see the links below! Ian: @IanMauldin S&C: @shrimpandcrits If you'd like to follow the show, please click the link here or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Hunter: @skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
56:31
February 04, 2022
The One Where Redemption Arcs are not allowed - Part Three of Collaborative Setting Building
The One Where Redemption Arcs are not allowed - Part Three of Collaborative Setting Building
CW: Small mention of child abuse Welcome back to Part Three of our real-time (but not really) campaign building series! In this episode Joe, Kelci, and Hunter refresh and update their campaign settings and really ratchet up the stakes! Follow along as we tell daring tales of rescue, escape, and espionage! Or...at least we tell you about the campaigns where those tales are told. You get it, right?? Either way, thank you so much for listening to this episode! If you enjoy it, or just think we're cool enough, go ahead and drop us a 5 star rating on iTunes and Spotify so that we can finally get the Odyssey off the ground! Or did we need moons...? Follow the show @TheFourthLeg or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com if you have any questions or feedback! If you'd like to follow the hosts, their links are posted below! Hunter: @skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: @DuncanThio or kelcidcrawford.com
01:12:05
January 21, 2022
Inspiration, and why it totally ISN'T Theft!
Inspiration, and why it totally ISN'T Theft!
CW: Brief mention of suicide  On this episode of The Fourth Leg, our hosts are joined by Jake from Faded Quill Gaming to discuss one of the most important parts of worldbuilding...Inspiration! We find this to be a more nuanced discussion due to many people not knowing how to find the line between being inspired by something and stealing ideas. The crew attempts to clarify the distinction without straying too far off topic...that second part doesn't go too well. Be sure to follow Jake by clicking here or by going to his website! If you aren't already, please follow the show @thefourthleg or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com! Please also drop us a 5 star rating on Spotify and Apple Podcasts if you think we've earned it! Hunter: @skunkosourous Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe: @jcd0818
53:45
January 07, 2022
Describe Me like one of your French Settings - Narrative Voice and the Power of Description
Describe Me like one of your French Settings - Narrative Voice and the Power of Description
This week The Fourth Leg welcomes Lex from Path of Night to discuss imagery and it's importance to story telling. Whether you're playing in a fantasy Dungeons and Dragons game, a Sci Fi Star Wars Campaign, or the political mysteries of Vampire the Masquerade it is critically important to avoid the blank spaces that so often fill our imagination in the absence of description. In layman's terms, we're talking about how to make the setting interesting for everyone at the table! Come along as we discuss potatoes, music, and Hunter's ignorance on the topic of classic cartoons from the 60s. Thank you for listening! To find the Path of Night, follow their twitter here, or check them out on your podcatcher of choice! Follow our show my clicking here or emailing thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Hunter: @skunkosourous Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com Joe: @jcd0818
57:53
December 24, 2021
Figure Eights - Navigating Mental Health at your Table
Figure Eights - Navigating Mental Health at your Table
CW: Some discussion of Sexual Assault and other sensitive content This week Hunter, Joe and Kelci are joined by Sam from Roleplaying and Rollplaying to discuss table talk and mental health. Games like Dungeons and Dragons, Genesys, Fate Core, Vampire the Masquerade, etc. are great outlets for self expression, but they can also touch vulnerable topics for the players participating. This episode sets out to provide context and functional advice for keeping your table's communication healthy and considerate for all participants in your game! Discussions of mental health can be difficult, so we all encourage listeners to step away if this episode touches on topics that are sensitive for you. Please, take care of yourself and don't allow this episode to negatively impact your day.  To follow Sam, check out their twitter by clicking here. Check out the Roleplaying and Rollplaying Kickstarter and support the campaign if it piques your interest! To follow the show, check out our twitter! The hosts can be found below: Hunter: @skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
53:37
December 10, 2021
Friends, Foes, and Flashlight Toes - The Three F's to Making NPCs
Friends, Foes, and Flashlight Toes - The Three F's to Making NPCs
Welcome back to Season 2 of The Fourth Leg! On this episode we are joined by the lovely Sabrina Rau to discuss how to flesh out NPCs both evil and good! Whether you're playing DnD 5e, Genesys, or any other system this episode will help you to give those randos a little extra spice. The TTRPG worlds you create won't be the same without flavorful people to fill it up! Thank you so much for listening! If you'd like to support the show, please follow us @TheFourthLeg on twitter or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com! Go check out Sabrina by clicking here! Hunter: @Skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: kelcidcrawford.com or @DuncanThio
01:02:37
November 28, 2021
To the Bitter End - AP Romantic Free for All
To the Bitter End - AP Romantic Free for All
Finally our editor decided to finish this episode! Get ready for Chance, Baleigh, Clarissa, and Jessica to go to war. The prize? The heart of the fabulous Blake! Join Hunter, Joe, Kelci, and returning guest Nick on this comedic fight to the "death"! For this episode the crew is playing To the Bitter End, a Tabletop RPG that can be found in "The Ultimate Micro-RPG guide" edited by James D'Amato. We hope you enjoy this Actual Play content before we get back to our regular programming! Follow Nick on twitter here. Follow the show here. Hunter: @Skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: @DuncanThio
01:02:49
November 12, 2021
To the Bitter End - AP Character Creation and Worldbuilding
To the Bitter End - AP Character Creation and Worldbuilding
No silly title today, but at least there is a funny description to tide us all over! In this episode the main cast and special guest Nick go through the process of creating their characters and fleshing out the world that they will be playing around in. Meet Clarissa, Bailey, Chance, and Jessica before they engage in their winner-take-all battle for the one thing that matters...the love of their life, Blake. A few questions for the viewers: Would you rather work at Dan's Diner or Ham's Burgers? Slammin' Seagulls or Fighting Conches? Choose Wisely What Anime changed YOUR life? Be sure to tag us in your answers on twitter @TheFourthLeg or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com To the Bitter End was created by Takuma Okada Our copy was taken from the Ultimate Micro-RPG guide, edited by James D'Amato
16:43
October 29, 2021
For our Mid-life Crisis, we planned a Road Trip - Part Two of Collaborative Setting Building
For our Mid-life Crisis, we planned a Road Trip - Part Two of Collaborative Setting Building
In this episode Hunter, Joe, and Kelci re-visit their Campaign Settings and dive deeper into the stories that they want to tell. This leg of the adventure handles the imagined players taking their first steps into discovering what the setting and story have to offer by embarking on the best journey of self discovery possible...a ROAD TRIP! Twitter: @TheFourthLeg Email: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Host Contacts: Hunter: @skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
56:26
October 08, 2021
Crushing the Dreams of Children: How to Successfully Launch a Career in Villainy
Crushing the Dreams of Children: How to Successfully Launch a Career in Villainy
CW: Some strong language and discussions of religion Spoiler Warning for the following series: Devilman Crybaby FMA: Brotherhood Castlevania Princess Mononoke In this episode the cast is joined by the incredible Joe form Raw & Order to discuss making memorable villains. They also take the time to reject theocracy and embrace nerd-dom.  Follow Raw & Order here! You can follow Joe's personal twitter here. Be sure to follow the show by clicking here or e-mail us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Thank you for listening! We'll see you in two weeks!
56:16
September 24, 2021
How's your Balance? - A Discussion on Encounter Building
How's your Balance? - A Discussion on Encounter Building
CW: Brief discussion of both past and current military conflict On this episode Hunter, Joe, and Kelci are joined by the oft mentioned Renno as they all discuss Encounter Balancing across many systems. They also take precious time out of their day to sh*t on DnD 5e...but only a little bit. Join the show as we discuss themes, mechanics, and hacks that can help you dial in the way you craft encounters for your players! Follow Renno @OgSeichoBancho Follow the show, or email us at thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Twitter: @TheFourthLeg The Fourth Leg is a TTRPG Podcast all about giving new GMs a leg to stand on! We discuss Dungeons and Dragons, Genesys, and systems Powered by the Apocalypse to give as much general advice as we can! We hope you enjoy the show! New episodes release every other week! Thank you so much for listening!
56:46
September 10, 2021
Anything but a Tavern - Part One of Collaborative Setting Building
Anything but a Tavern - Part One of Collaborative Setting Building
In this episode Hunter, Joe, and Kelci get together to discuss their original campaign settings. This episode marks part one of a series of episodes that are separate from the typical discussion formats that the typical episodes follow. Throughout these off-type episodes, listeners will be joining the crew as they develop their campaign's story and setting from intro-levels to the final conflict. Episode one is the former, with the table discussing their ideas on how to start everything with a fresh crew. We have only one simple request of the listeners following along and making their own stories....anything but a tavern. Twitter: @TheFourthLeg Email: thefourthlegpod@gmail.com Host Contacts: Hunter: @skunkosourous Joe: @jcd0818 Kelci: @DuncanThio or KelciDCrawford.com
01:00:56
August 27, 2021
Examining Concept, Tone, and...Other Stuff
Examining Concept, Tone, and...Other Stuff
On this episode, Kelci, Hunter, and Joe are joined by Calvin Johns. Calvin is a game designer out of Austin that publishes under the name Anthropos Games (@anthroposgames) and has some awesome products available that you can check out here. Calvin joined us to discuss Concept and Tone, specifically their importance to your world building and campaign writing, but...we got a little off track. But hey, what's a little genre slander between friends, right?
01:06:26
August 13, 2021
Maps, Minis, and "Romance" Novels
Maps, Minis, and "Romance" Novels
In this episode, we're joined by our first guest of the season Nick! With him on mic, we discuss tactile gaming and how important it can be for immersion. We also give some tips on how to source physical additions to your table (like maps and minis) in addition to where you can go for inspiration! We hope you enjoy! You can find Nick on twitter @nblogcollective You can find the show @TheFourthLeg or by e-mailing thefourthlegpod@gmail.com You can find The Dungeon Coach here. And Finally, for those who placed bets, the team referenced 17 Sarah Dessen book titles throughout the show! Earnings may be picked up at the Customer Service Desk. 
01:05:52
July 30, 2021
Session 0 and the Importance of Boundary Setting
Session 0 and the Importance of Boundary Setting
CW: Fire, Spiders Hunter, Joe, and Kelci talk about Session Zero and Safety Tools that you can use at your table. TLDR; Set and reassess boundaries with your table on a regular basis.
01:02:19
July 16, 2021
The Purpose of a Game Manager
The Purpose of a Game Manager
In this first episode, Hunter, Kelci, and Joe discuss the deceptively simple question: What is a Game Manager, and what is the point of having one?
48:07
July 02, 2021