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Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast

A Games, Hobbies and Society podcast featuring Dan Repperger
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Fear the Boot is an irreverent, round table discussion of tabletop role playing games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby. Our cast changes a little from show to show, but we always assemble a group of dynamic individuals with divergent views, guaranteeing you will hear several perspectives on everything we discuss.


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Episode 526 – a split party
* (0:29) Fear the Con 2020’s Kickstarter is live! * (4:50) When the party is split, it can make it easier to talk to an NPC. * (8:21) A split party creating a game of telephone. * (13:02) Giving characters their own chance to shine. * (21:55) Team-building and RP in the party’s reunion. * (23:12) The countdown to problems when the party separates. * (29:54) Two approaches for how the GM can resolve separate actions. * (42:10) Having to remember multiple bookmarks if the game gets paused. * (43:08) How a split party can help the GM get an idea to stick. * (44:29) Avoiding factions in the split. * (47:34) Player-character separation as an inevitability, not a desired outcome. * (50:34) The role of the players in a divided group. Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Wayne
Episode 525 – setting as a home for plot
* (0:32) The Kickstarter for Gamers Table’s Season of the Glitch. * (1:16) Fear the Con 2020 on June 18th – 20th, with the Kickstarter coming very soon. You can follow our progress in the Facebook group. The episode where we talked about Pat killing us all. * (5:35) Merging two questions from Facebook to talk about how we build settings with an eye for stories that can be told there. * (7:39) The motivation behind creating the world in the first place. * (24:07) As aside on automats and courtesy. * (29:36) What interests you is likely what you’re already developing. * (33:24) Looking at what the players can and/or care to consume. * (41:21) Where and when you start building the game plot, based on group interests. Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Wayne
Episode 524 – new GM for veteran players
* (0:33) Fear the Con 2020 on June 18th – 20th! The Kickstarter is coming very soon. In the meantime, you can follow our progress in the Facebook group. * (2:09) Explaining who Brad is. * (2:59) The Kickstarter for Gamers Table’s Season of the Glitch. * (6:05) Laura decides to run a Halloween game for more experienced players. * (10:47) Intentionally and accidentally difficult players. * (14:21) Ask for help and get people invested in your success. * (17:53) Picking the right system and setting. * (21:38) Why asking for feedback may not be the best idea. * (26:45) Prioritizing the building blocks of the game. * (33:59) Accepting you’re not in control of everything, and notes aren’t always the answer. * (38:16) Advice for the players. Hosts: Brad, Chad, Dan, Wayne


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May 15th, 2016
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Oct 3rd, 2019
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