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By matt jackson
Discussions on the topics of old school role-playing, life after children, finding your creative groove again, organizing the game, and other stuff that comes up.

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Ep - 19 Moar 5e
More of the on-going discussion regarding my hatred of 5e. Yep, despite all of you telling me it's awesome, I still know deep down, it sucks. ;-)
18:16
April 20, 2019
Ep 18.5 Bonus!
In which I publish a crybabies call in because I got tired of hearing him cry about why I had not done so. Hopefully I have finished up with a discussion on BX... but I doubt it.
09:24
April 19, 2019
Ep 18 - B/X discussion
Wherein we discuss the dumb BX progression system, compared to the smooth progression presented in OD&D or WhiteBox.
13:48
April 17, 2019
Ep 17 - 5e reactions
Wherein we listen to 3 call ins regarding my straightforward discussion of 5e and become enlightened with Jason's eloquent reasons why he dislikes 5e.
07:33
April 14, 2019
Ep 16 - F\/CK 5e
NSFW I talk about 5e... and curse more than a few times. This is all Colin's fault.
06:48
April 12, 2019
Ep 15 - B/X is broken?
Say It isn't so! I take a quick look at something that's been bothering me and dancing around the back of my head about B/X for months! Tell me I'm wrong!
07:13
April 9, 2019
Ep 14 - Colin's Black Hack call-in
Spikepit gives me a call in with his thoughts on the black hat game I am running where he is a player.
08:44
April 6, 2019
Ep 13 - The Call-in episode
A handful of Call-ins and my quick replies.
08:55
April 6, 2019
Ep 12 - No dice for GMs
The excellent Ray Otus calls in with some additional (and better) thoughts on gaming when the GM gets no dice.
09:15
April 6, 2019
Ep 11 - Player Responsibility (prep)
In which I reply to a Colin from James Shields and discuss what I see as player responsibility and player prep for a game.
09:20
April 6, 2019
Ep 10 - Moar Black Hacking
I discuss why I feel The Black Hack is conducive to easy prep and easy GMing.
07:17
April 6, 2019
Episode 9 - I'm not dead yet!
Just a quick update as to why I haven't been podcasting, what I've been doing, and why I still love The Black Hack
07:06
March 11, 2019
Ep 8 - A statement on the hobby
Our work is not sacred.
06:47
February 23, 2019
Ep 7 - Hirelings & Retainers (The Black Hack)
I take a look at the Hirelings & Retainers rules in the Black Hack, and I get a call-in from my favorite person on the internet.
09:43
February 22, 2019
Ep 6 - Continue w/The Black Hack
I take a look at two rules in The Black Hack, and one call-in.
08:20
February 20, 2019
Ep 5 - The Black Hack, initial thoughts
I take a look at my initial thoughts, why I did not run this game before, and why I really ended up enjoying and liking the game after running two sessions with it.
07:04
February 15, 2019
Ep 4 - GM vs player prep, pt 2
I play a couple call-ins and discuss, finishing up my talk about players prep for the game compared to what the GM does.
14:17
February 15, 2019
Ep - 3 The Call-in Episode
I respond to about half of calI-ins I received....and almost keep it under six minutes.
06:07
February 9, 2019
Episode 2 - The Gauntlet is Thrown!
Wherein I already fail to keep it short....I reply to a few call-ins we had about the last episode and then I make a statement about gamemaster versus player buy-in at the table.  Do players invest in the games their friends are running for them? I say no, prove me wrong. 
13:17
February 8, 2019
Episode 1 - Racial Mechanics
Quick thoughts on race in games and the mechanical benefits. Do we really need them? 
05:47
February 7, 2019
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