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Is there an analog RPG you’ve always wanted to try, but just haven’t been able to get started? Want to discover new games, or learn more about ones you already know? Join our hosts as they learn a new RPG every show, with the game’s designer on hand to teach you.
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Mar 28, 2019

Splintered Godhood, a one-night, improvisational cooperative horror role-playing game for 4 to 5 mature players and one storyteller where each player plays a role in weaving a story of inverted and interwoven layers of reality within which each player is touched by the caress of infinity and eternity. With a divine spark infusing their Flesh, Voice, Will, and Awareness, they can build and twist the worlds around them, touching and overlapping them to form a malleable shared universe.

https://www.makeyourgamelegendary.com/products-page/all-products/splintered-godhood/

Mar 14, 2019

This lightweight-yet-complete role-playing game is an homage to the "Easy-to-Master" black box of the first role-playing game that does everything the creator wished the original did. Overall the game has a similar feel to the original role-playing game, but there are a number of differences. Listen in while Spence and James go over this awesome game.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/5695/Awful-Good-Games/

Dec 28, 2018

Everyverse RPG features five methods of character generation to suit every situation and taste. It uses the same scale as used to measure Real-world IQ to provide more meaningful information at a glance. Along with tree-like skill arrays go from general to specific. Choose your own ease/realism trade-off. Giving players a single method to resolve all actions to keep everyone's nose out of the book. Players follow the same path or improve characters over several lifetimes.

https://www.pardenusgaming.com/

 

 

Dec 14, 2018

It's time to meet the hosts of Game School. Spence and JC spend the hour interviewing each other. This one is just for the fans!

Oct 4, 2018

Cortex Prime is a highly modular analog game system that focuses on storytelling and the ability to switch out blocks of core rules like Lego bricks.

Sep 20, 2018

Swords and Wizardry Light combines fast play and introducing new players with nostalgia for the grizzled rpg veterans. Using pen, paper, two types of dice, and two foldable cards, the game can be played with only a few minutes of setup. It is easy to understand the mechanics and has a simple approach to the rest of traditional gaming that will have newbies playing without the confusion or frustration of a long character creation session.

https://froggodgames.com/product-category/free-stuff/
http://www.tenkarstavern.com/
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Aug 9, 2018

Satine and Chad interview John Wick about the second edition of 7th Sea and John runs them on a full adventure.

This is the last show of Season 1 and the last episode with Chad and Satine. Get ready for Season 2 with your new hosts JayCee and Spence.

http://7thsea.com/

Aug 9, 2016

"Play as yourself, suddenly granted the incredible and unstable powers of legendary heroes!"  

 

It's Mythic Mortals, the extraordinary new game of super heroes brought to us by David Schirduan.  Tune in as David guides us through a novel new approach to tabletop combat and listen as he pits Satine Phoenix against one very bullish bruiser!

Jul 25, 2016

The Game School crew went to GaryCon! We recorded a live episode with Steve Chenault, one of the men responsible for the creation of Castles and Crusades. Steve talked with Satine about the history of the game, explained some of the mechanics, and then ran her on a short adventure.

 

About Castles and Crusades

Castles and Crusades is a fantasy role playing game with countless possibilities. The Players Handbook allows you take up the sword and shield, the staff or bow; to arm yourself as you desires and wander upon planes of your own imagining and plunder the wealth of adventure.

Designed for use with multiple players, Castles and Crusades puts you in charge of the adventure path. Included within are all the rules of play, how to get started in your very own role playing game, how to run the game and play in it.

It’s easy to learn attribute-based rules system allows players to choose among 13 archetypal character classes and 7 races to create their characters. Spells, equipment, fast-paced combat rules, and all essential information needed to play a game of Castles and Crusades is in this book.

 

TLG Portal

The Portal is a subscription service that allows you to access the mountains of material published by Troll Lord Games. Through the Portal you will find everything you need to play a game of Castles & Crusades, Amazing Adventures, Tainted Lands and all the games TLG creates. Also find the World of Aihrde, Inzae, fiction, other games… in short all the material extracted from the many books, modules, digital content, and journals published by Troll Lord Games. But that’s not all. The portal will include ALL FUTURE CONTENT as well. We’ll still publish books, but you’ll have fast access here! As we release new content, we’ll upload it to the portal.

The purpose is to give you quick and easy access to the many games and worlds of Troll Lord Games.

The Portal will be easy to access via your phone, tablet, IPad, laptop or desktop.

 

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Jun 11, 2016

Douglas Poirier takes the Game School crew through the epicness of Thunder! A new fantasy based RPG based around classic role-playing but with some new innovations and fresh concepts.

Chad and Satine are joined by two guest players for the demo. Together they travel to the village of Kurnbi to investigate why no one has heard from the town in some time. When they arrive, they find the town coated in a thick and unnatural fog. What lies in the fog ahead and what is causing it? You’ll have to listen to find out.

The demo adventure was actually much longer and will be continued this summer as one of the Afterschool Specials.

 

System: Thunder: Classic Role Playing

Hosts: Satine Phoenix, Chad Parish

Additional Players: Mike Kafes, Frank Sapia

http://www.mythwits.com

https://www.instagram.com/cydneysavia/

Guest: Douglas Poirier

http://www.thunderrpg.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ThunderClassicRoleplaying/

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/173460/Thunder-Classic-Role-Playing--v32

May 22, 2016

The game is afoot!  Game School cracks the case of the Baker Street rpg with author, Bryce Whitacre.  This is a game worthy of the great detective himself and lets you the player use your own deductive reasoning to pierce the veil of mystery and ultimately discover whodunnit!

System: Baker Street
Hosts: Satine Phoenix, Chad Parish
Guests: Bryce Whitacre

Let us introduce you to your new favorite game!

May 16, 2016

In this episode Game School delves into the one of the classics of tabletop games, Runequest and it's newest edition with Lawrence Whitaker.  The 6th edition remains true to the feel of classic fantasy while adding a few new surprises to keep it fresh for your table.

May 12, 2016

This is part two of the Pathfinder episode. Linda Zayas-Palmer runs Satine, Chad, Kyle, and Peter trough a sample adventure in one of the many lands of Pathfinder. This is 38 minutes of a two hour session. The rest of this adventure will e released this summer as part of the After School Specials. 

Apr 27, 2016

Join the Game School crew, along with guest host and actor, Kyle Vogt, as they talk with Paizo’s James L. Sutter and Linda Zaya-Palmer, all about Pathfinder!  James is a co-creator of the Pathfinder roleplaying game as well as the executive editor for Paizo Publishing.  Linda is a 5-star Pathfinder Society GM and a developer at Paizo.

 
As this episode ran long, this is going to be a two-parter with this episode featuring James and Linda explaining the system and telling great behind the scenes stories regarding the genesis of Pathfinder. 
 
Part Two will be released next week and feature our live play segment to run about 20 minutes.  But because we did a full on game session you can hear the dice roll in totality by tuning into the soon to be released After School Special featuring host, Satine Phoenix.
 
Whether your new to the system or a Pathfinder Society veteran, this episode has something for everyone!
 
And don’t miss our regularly scheduled episode next week when the crew sit down with the Design Mechanism’s own Lawrence Whitaker, author of the sixth edition of RuneQuest.
 
System:  Pathfinder
Hosts: Satine Phoenix, Chad Parish, and Kyle Vogt
Guests:  James L. Sutter and Linda Zayas-Palmer
Duration: 01:04:54
Mar 27, 2016

This is Part 2 of a special two part episode on how to produce a gaming podcast. Recorded at GaryconVIII, the panel is hosted by Game School, The Dead Games Society, Drink Spin Run, Gaming and BS, Game School, Cube of Death and the Mythwits podcast, with special guest, Jayson Elliott of TSR Games and former host of Roll For Initiative. 

If you liked this episode and want to check out some of the other podcasts represented, check out these links…

http://gamingandbs.com/

http://www.drinkspinrun.com/

http://studio187.com/mythwits/about/

http://cubeofdeath.tsrpn.com/

http://gameschool.tsrpn.com/

http://rfipodcast.com/show/

And of course, the TSR Podcast Network as well as Garycon itself!

http://garycon.com/

http://tsrpn.com/

Also, I just wanted to say thanks to our great audience members and if you like painting miniatures then check out The Dale Wardens!

http://thedalewardens.blogspot.com/

Mar 27, 2016

This is part 1 of a special two part episode on how to produce a gaming podcast. Recorded at GaryconVIII, this panel is hosted by Game School, the Dead Games Society, Drink Spin Run, Gaming and BS, Game School, Cube of Death and the Mythwits podcast.

And joining the panel as a special guest, Jayson Elliott of TSR Games and former host of Roll For Initiative.

If you enjoy this episode don’t forget to tune into Part 2!

And check out some of the other podcasts represented…

http://gamingandbs.com/

http://www.drinkspinrun.com/

http://studio187.com/mythwits/about/

http://cubeofdeath.tsrpn.com/

http://gameschool.tsrpn.com/

http://rfipodcast.com/show/

And of course, the TSR Podcast Network as well as Garycon itself!

http://garycon.com/

http://tsrpn.com/

Also, I just wanted to say thanks to our great audience members and if you like painting miniatures then check out The Dale Wardens!

http://thedalewardens.blogspot.com/

Feb 21, 2016

Game School chats with Lou Agresta about The Razor Coast campaign setting for use with Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder!  It's a setting with a new flavor, where hidden islands harbor deadly rogues and otherworldly gods.  So grab yourself a bottle of rum and lash yourself in as Satine learns what it is to be a pirate navigating on strange seas.  

Feb 8, 2016

Game School talks with Jason Keeley, co-creator of Fortune's Fool. This is an interesting game - set in an alternate renaissance Europe - that uses the tarot decks for action resolution. Satine plays an elf hired to steal a bell from a cathedral.

Pantheon Press - http://www.pantheonpress.com/

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