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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 Satine Phoenix and Chad Parish as they learn a new RPG every show, with the game’s designer on hand to teach you.
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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.

 

Links

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TLG Portal

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/

Jan 31, 2016

Game School talks with Mark Diaz Truman, co-creator of Urban Shadows!  In this episode we learn that when it comes to being supernatural, the super part is only half the story!

 

 

Jan 20, 2016

Game School discusses with Adventure Playgrounds founder, BJ Hensely, how to best introduce younger children into roleplaying.  This one is full of sound advice on creating family friendly adventures that your kids will love!

 

 

Jan 12, 2016

Game School talks with Mike Olson about the ENnie award winning game Atomic Robo.  Mike runs our producer, Peter Bryant through a quick scenario involving our hero, Robo saving the world once more from the forces of evil.  It's straight out of the comic books with this one!

Jan 3, 2016

Game School talks with Jack Norris of Green Ronin about  Fantasy Age! If your familiar with Wil Wheaton's exciting Dragon Age campaigns, you can't miss this one as Fantasy Age allows you to take the same rules set to build your own dynamic campaign setting.

With Satine at Comic Con during the time of this recording, our producer, Peter Bryant steps in to prove that orcs can be heroes too!

Dec 15, 2015

This is part 2 of our special two part interview with Ivan Van Norman, creator of Outbreak: Undead.

Dec 15, 2015

This is part 1 of a special two part interview with game designer, Ivan Van Norman, creator of Outbreak: Undead!

Dec 1, 2015

Game School talks with Bruce Sheffer lead designer for Tri Tac Games - Fringeworthy. Fringeworthy is a SciFi RPG that allows players to adventure in any world or setting. It’s a pan dimensional romp through a million million worlds. A cross between Sliders and Stargate – except it came out long before either of these properties were ever dreamed of.

Bruce runs Satine through an encounter on an alternate Earth to study an Aztec temple that is still active. She will be put through the mental ringer as reality itself seems to go sideways. Will she discover the secret of this place and these people or become their next victim? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Nov 20, 2015

Game School talks with Alexander Macris and Tavis Allison about their game Adventurer Conqueror King. ACK is a fantasy game that allows you to play in a world reminiscent of writers Howard and Fritz Leiber. Alex and Tavis run Satine and Chad through an encounter against two evil anti-heroes and their men. Will they defeat the evil? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Oct 28, 2015

Game School talks with James Desboroug about his game Machinations of the Space Princess. MotSP is an space game running on a version of old school D&D that allows you to play in a world reminiscent of Heavy Metal, Galaxina, and Flash Gordon. It's as stylistic, sexy, and as fun as you'd imagine. The game book is cool and play is wild and free.

James runs Satine through an encounter on a backward planet to recover a bounty worth his weight in credits. Will she outwit the other bounty hunters and survive the encounter or will she become one of their captors as well? You’ll have to listen to find out

Oct 12, 2015

Game School talks with Zak S about the game A Red and Pleasant Land. R&PL is an old school D&D suppliment that allows you to play in a world similar to Alice in Wonderland. It is horrific and bizzare in all the right ways. The game book is beautiful and full of everything you’ll need along with some very novel ideas.

Zak runs Satine through an encounter on a battlefield that is paralyzed in time and being observed by a vampire and his minions. She will find that they are not friendly and will have to use her wits if she wishes to survive. Will she survive the encounter or will the vampire take her to his dungeon? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Sep 21, 2015

 

Game School talks with Steve Johnson about the game Hobomancer.

Hobomancer is a fun and wacky RPG that uses QAGS 2nd Edition system. Steve runs Satine through a quick adventure through the streets of Chicago to escape the mob. Will Junkyard Merlin Griggs escape the mob and avoid the train yard bulls? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Sep 8, 2015

Game School talks with Brennan Taylor about the game Bulldogs!. Bulldogs! is a SciFi RPG that uses the Fate Core system.

Brennan runs Satine through a quick adventure into a frontier town to rescue one of her crew mates.

Aug 20, 2015

Game School talks with Luke Crane about the game Torchbearer. Torchbearer is a sword and sorcery RPG with an incredible and innovative new style of game play. We are joined by our new co-host Satine Phoenix and Luke runs her through a quick adventure into an underground lair of unspeakable evil.

Jul 12, 2015

GameSchool talks with Shane Ivy and Allen Goodall about the game Godlike. Godlike is a street level superhero game set during WWII. Chad Parish runs this episode solo playing the super soldier Plaster as he runs up against a band of Nazis.

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