Oct 12, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 70: Miniatures in Gaming

     Saul and Jolene talk about miniatures in gaming from RPGs to Wargames to Boardgames.  Miniatures are one of the first accessories for games.  They not only make the games look cool but they are very useful in all aspects of hobby gaming.  Saul and Jolene talk about how useful miniatures can be and some problems with miniatures.

    As always thanks for listening and please share our podcast with family and friends.

 

   Our son Augustin's  big Pathfinder Con game used Reaper Bones 1 miniatures.

   To design your own figure go to https://www.heroforge.com/

   A good beginner how to paint miniatures video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-BlVYFxfRA 

   There are many other videos available.

   Music by Jennings, song Figure Me Out, album Story Book EP

  available at https://www.tribeofnoise.com/member.php

      

Oct 11, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Bonus Episode: Jayson and Ron Creators of Wizardz Bluff

     In this episode Saul and Jolene talk to Jayson and Ron Smith the creators of Wizardz Bluff.  Saul and Jolene met Jayson and Ron at Kublacon this past year as they were demoing their game Wizardz Bluff which will be going live on Kickstarter on October 15th.  We decided to chat with them how they started gaming and how that went from players to game creators.  These two brothers have a love of gaming that really shows in how they talk about games in their lives.  

    As usual thank you all for listening and please share our podcast with family and friends.

 

     You can check out Jayson and Ron's game before their Kickstarter goes live at

         https://wizardzbluff.com/

 

       

Oct 5, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 69: Consent in Gaming

     In this week's episode is about Monte Cook's free PDF called "Consent In Gaming."  Saul and Jolene talk about this pdf that is only 13 pages but is a very important addition to the gaming hobby.

Saul talks about how his perspective has changed over the years and how he may not have needed or felt he needed this years ago but is very especially pertinent  in this new era of rpgs and the new players it is attracting.  

    As always thank you all for listening and all we ask is that you share our podcast with family and friends.

  You can get the pdf "Consent in Gaming" here: https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/consent-in-gaming/

 

  Music by Dan T Harp, song Understanding Bound off the album Face Down in a Pool of Dreams.

   Available at https://www.tribeofnoise.com/

 

    

Sep 28, 2019

Gaming Perspectives With Saul and Jolene Episode 68: Even Good Games Have Problems

      In this episode Saul and Jolene talk about Good Games that had problems.  Yes even games that went well can have problems.  The main point of this discussion is that we can learn from the problems we have in our games.  

      Jolene remembers her son's Chess teacher sharing that there are only Winners and Learners.  Losing was not a word he used because he said if you learn you don't lose.  Saul agrees with the idea that as GMs you can learn from your good games but you can really learn from your problems in your RPG games.

    As always thanks for listening and all we ask is that you share our podcast with Family and Friends.

    Music by Ron Gelinas, Song Learning to Learn

   Available at https://www.tribeofnoise.com/

 

Sep 28, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Bonus Episode Interview with Chris. S Author of The Black Void RPG

     In this episode Saul and Jolene interview Christoffer Sevaldsen the creator of The Black Void RPG.  Saul and Jolene ask about Christoffer gaming roots, and find that like many gamers he started playing at a young age.  Saul of course shows his knowledge of world geography and confuses Sweden for Denmark.  Christoffer discusses his path from homebrew to publishing a completely original role-playing game.  It is a story of a labor of love that becomes a dream come true, these stories are pretty fantastic.

   As always Thank You all for listening and all we ask is that you share our podcast with Family and Friends.

    

    You can get The Black Void here: http://blackvoidgames.com/

   Christoffer mentioned Fragged Empire as an inspiration. You can find that RPG here:         :http://www.fraggedempire.com/

     Christoffer also used The Crowd Sorceress book which you can find here: https://thecrowdsourceress.com/

   

   Music by Razbaque Dirge, song The Void off the album Miss Katonic and the Deep Ones

  Available at Tribeofnoise.com

Sep 22, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 67: Game Balance in RPGs

     In this episode Saul and Jolene discuss the idea of Game Balance in RPGs.  What does it mean, how is it employed and does it matter?  Saul, as always, talks about his early RPG experiences and how game balance just kind of happened organically.  As always Jolene reigns in Saul's trip down memory lane and bring his back to the topic.  

    Thank you for listening and all we ask is that you share our podcast with your family and friends.

    No music as freemusicarchive was acquired by another company.

    

Sep 14, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 66: The Black Void RPG review

      A mistake in an email sent by Modiphius announcing a newly published RPG called The Black Void, leads to Saul running a "One-Shot" of the new rpg with a call by the players to keep playing in that game.   Saul and Jolene decided to talk about and give a quick overview of The Black Void rpg.

The Black Void is self described as an esoteric fantasy RPG by Christoffer Sevaldsen.  The book itself is very well written with great art throughout the entire book.  It was Kick Started in 2017 and Modiphius is distributing the rpg.  

    Listen as Saul and Jolene describe the system and setting of the Black Void and how it was received by their game group which ages run from 15 to 62 years of age.

    As always thanks for listening and please share our podcast with family and friends.

     You can order you physical book you get the PDF for free.  You can get a physical copy here:

    https://www.modiphius.net/collections/black-void

   You can get the PDF from Drivethrurpg here:

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/285707/Black-Void-Core-Book

 

 

Sep 8, 2019

Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene Episode 65: Getting Paid for GMing

      The Dream of many a gamer is that of Getting Paid to Play.  Well at least in this case getting paid to GM a game.  Saul always considered this kind of a pipe dream and not very possible.  Then Saul read an article about a GM in San Francisco that gets paid over 500 dollars a session.  Saul was reminded, by Jolene, about Becky Thomas of The Roleplay Workshop who has been making a living of GMing for over 25 years.  Saul and Jolene decided to take the conversion to the microphones and share it with you as an episode of Gaming Perspectives with Saul and Jolene.

    As always, thank you all for listening and all we ask is for you to share our podcast in your social media to get our podcast to as many listeners as possible.

   Becky Thomas' link to her website is : https://roleplayworkshop.com/

   Here is the articles about being paid to GM:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-07-08/how-to-be-a-professional-dungeons-dragons-master-hosting-games

 

https://www.wired.com/story/its-a-living-meet-one-of-new-yorks-best-professional-dandd-dungeon-masters/

   Music by Falco and Monashee, song Money off the album Fools.

   Available from FreeMusicArchive.com

 

     

Sep 2, 2019

Gaming Perspectives With Saul and Jolene Bonus Episode At Pacificon Saturday

     In this bonus episode Saul and Jolene recorded this episode of Gaming Perspectives at Pacificon on August 31,2019.  In our second day we were joined by Gabriel Vega the producer of the show and we have a very candid talk with "Mondo" about his life running the show and outside the Pacificon Game Expo.  We also get a treat as he sings his song about attending cons.  

     We were also lucky to talk to Aldo G.  who owned Impressions a game distribution company.  Aldo tells us about in his words the typical gamer story, one of starting with Axis and Allies and D&D and of the games that lead him to be a gamer and how that led him to have a full time 20 year career in the gaming business.   

     All in all a very good convention for Saul and Jolene.

   Thanks for listening and please share with your family and friends.

 

Sep 1, 2019

Gaming Perspectives With Saul and Jolene Episode 64: LARPs

     Saul and Jolene talk about their interest in Live Action Role Playing games.  Over the years Saul's ideas and feeling toward LARPs has changed from thinking it a strange and weird offshoot of Roleplaying games.  Over the years with Jolene's insight, Saul realizes that he has indeed played in three of his friend's home brewed LARP.  Dressing up as become part of the fun.  The last hurdle would be to LARP with strangers.  Maybe at the next Game Con!  

   As always, thanks for listening, and please share our podcast with family and friends.

 

    Music by The New Mystical Troubadours, song Owed to Old Poets, Our Role in the Play

           off the album Jungle Love Revisited.

    Available from FreeMusicArchive.com

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