Episode 436 – reluctant gamers
by Dan Repperger

* (0:27) Just Dan and Karla! Well, and the pets.

* (1:04) Big Bang Theory. The clip Dan mentioned (WARNING: Yelling and NSFW language.)

* (4:57) Celebrity gossip. The names Dan was looking for are Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance), Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen / Green Arrow), and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn).

* (8:50) The increased representation of women in the gaming demographic, but the enduring presence of the reluctant gamers we’d like to bring into the hobby.

* (14:20) Karla’s first impression of gaming, and what got her to try it. Roleplaying as a spectator sport. Finite choices to avoid overwhelming someone with choice.

* (21:08) The difference between knowing what to do and how to do it. The value of familiarity with the source material. Assistance with character creation.

* (31:32) Recognizing personality traits that may make the potential gamer reluctant.

Hosts: Dan, Karla

Comments (3)

Michael G PhillipsMarch 24th, 2017 at 8:19 pm

There was a Supernatural RPG. It is a cortex system, the last one before the big system upgrade. For a really good game to run Supernatural though I would use Monster of the Week 2e.

DragonringMarch 24th, 2017 at 11:07 pm

Paul Blackthorne play Harry Dresden in the TV series Dresden Files

JeffMMarch 26th, 2017 at 1:22 pm

I loathe the Big Bang Theory. Hate it. Let’s just laugh at stereotypical nerds. Hate that show. I can’t understand why any ‘nerd’ would defend it and no I do not need to lighten up.

Was very nice to hear Karla after so long. She is very pleasant, and I think excellent with Dan. This was a very fun episode for me.

Really enjoyed the show, thank you.

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