Episode 402 – a garage sale find
by Dan Repperger

* (2:29)┬áChad’s garage sale find. You can find the relevant images here.

* (10:46) On the formation of “The White Box”, the first complete D&D set.

* (14:46) Dan reads the sample roleplaying text in his bedroom voice.

* (17:40) A touching foreword from Tom Moldvay.

* (20:08) A page of Inspirational Reading.

* (21:35) The RPGA form and the Roll20 Survey.

* (26:14) Where it all went wrong.

* (28:37) Alignment languages.

* (30:10) Mappers, Callers, and sheet clutter.

* (33:14) Who WERE these people?!

* (39:13) Critiquing the character.

* (47:04) Dramatic reading ideas.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Comments (5)

Andreas DavourJune 1st, 2016 at 12:17 pm

You know what. I actually posted a question to Gary on DragonsFoot in his Q/A forum and got as close as you ever got to Gary admitting he was wrong about something when it came to including alignment languages.

Alignment cause brain damage.

GregJune 1st, 2016 at 7:51 pm

I have some broadcast experience if you want to submit the text for me to do the dramatic reading, can do dramatic, comedic, whatever. Also do accents. Let me know….

JacobJune 4th, 2016 at 7:03 am

Callers work like Dan said essentially, before the turn comes up the players have a minor discussion, and instead of all the players telling the GM at the same time what is going to happen one person states the entirety of the group’s action.

At least from what I’ve seen played of older editions with callers.

TheDanielJune 6th, 2016 at 6:41 am

As far as scripts go, it was one of the more unusual things that I came across when playing the old West End Star Wars. It would have a sample script before each adventure, and worked to bring information to the players. A lazy DM tool essentially was to have the players read the exposition instead of staring glassy-eyed as the DM doing an “info dump.” One of the odd things that came out of was it started players actually roleplaying out of the gate many times. It felt a little silly, but there was some good that came with it.

RichJune 9th, 2016 at 3:31 pm

I really enjoyed this episode. I am an older gamer and I thought I would share pictures of my original dice. I love looking at these and noticing how far gaming technology has come since I started out.


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