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R.I.P. Pat Roper
by Dan Repperger

Bonus Episode 76 – mementos
by Dan Repperger

* (0:18) The Caring Bridge site for Pat.

* (1:50) An update on Pat. (As of the episode release, the information is a bit outdated. Pat is now home on hospice care.)

* (2:47) Whether to continue a game when a player passes.

* (7:31) Keeping mementos from those we’ve lost.

* (13:10) Moving on after loss.

* (19:18) More mementos we’ve kept.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Episode 469 – looks good on paper
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) The father-daughter podcast, Reading Radio.

* (1:57) Brodeur beats the negative association with reading.

* (8:35) Wayne doesn’t have access to a computer and decides to go retro.

* (12:31) The lingering value of the old way of doing things.

* (22:11) The flexibility of a three-ring binder.

* (24:18) Plot powerful.

* (31:43) The appeal of tangibility. Online ordering for Crown Royal bags.

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, Wayne

Episode 468 – not in a tavern
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) Event signup for Fear the Con 11 is now open. Additional shots at the stretch goals will be coming up in the next few months.

* (2:13) Brodeur’s love for minis. The Toy Soldiers video game. Jim McClure’s Satanic Panic. The Army Painter Quickshade dip.

* (10:21) Drawing inspiration from visual sources, tropes, and other sources.

* (22:41) Daphne vs Velma.

* (23:28) Replacing a character mid-game with one that isn’t socially integrated with the group.

* (31:25) Giving the character room to have a new voice while still being compatible with the group.

* (39:11) Bringing in a geographically distant character.

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, Wayne

Episode 467 – serendipity in story
by Dan Repperger

* (0:36) Chad’s patience.

* (1:33) This show will reference episode 13 of the Skies of Glass Actual Play.

* (2:41) Characters finding hope in hopelessness.

* (6:34)  The mixed morality of a group of player-characters.

* (15:14) Joe’s innocence and the loss of it.

* (29:19) The moment it all changed, and the unexpected poetry of it.

* (38:52) Gaming being more like writing than acting. Dan’s appearance on the Connections radio show.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Episode 466 – gamify your life
by Dan Repperger

* (0:29) Dan was a guest on The Greatest Show. You can see the video here or grab an audio version here.

* (0:53) Dan was also a guest on the Connections radio show, talking about RPG culture. You can find that episode here. We hope you’ll listen to the whole thing, but if you just want to hear Dan’s part, that’s at about 38:40.

* (3:23) Fear the Boot now has a Discord server.

* (4:56) Using the same things that motivate us in an RPG to help us improve our lives. Bullet journals. The Bullet Journal RPG can be found here.

* (8:13) Breaking down large, daunting tasks. Making small tasks more rewarding.

* (16:20) Assigning value to a specific task.

* (21:25) Not all affirming things make good goals.

* (23:58) Creating accountability.

* (27:33) Milestone goals that allow you to take a break.

* (30:49) Other gamification tools: Habitica, Darebee, and Duolingo.

* (33:35) Using this approach to unlearn negative habits.

* (41:50) A bit more about The Greatest Show. Also, The Specter Show and PRO Chess League podcasts.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, DJ

Episode 465 – agency at the end
by Dan Repperger

* (0:29) Brodeur turns a negative episode into a regular one.

* (4:52) An end to a long-running D&D campaign.

* (6:34) An unexpected finish. Microscope.

* (10:20) Balancing player agency against story coherence.

* (17:04) Confinement forcing creativity.

* (21:30) The signs it was a successful ending.

* (25:59) How Brodeur will end the next leg of his campaign.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Bonus Episode 75 – Fear the Con 2018
by Dan Repperger

* (0:23) Introducing Beth and Adam.

* (1:27) Dan will be on the Connections radio show on Wednesday, November 8th, from 10:30pm – 11:00pm Eastern time. You can find how to tune-in here.

* (4:00) Whatever this con is called, it’s occurring on June 22nd and 23rd, 2018. If the Wing Night funds, that will be on June 21st.

* (12:03) Admission to the convention is free. Whether it happens or not is purely up to the Kickstarter, which we hope you’ll back!

* (18:21) Taking Bob’s place.

* (21:26) The con’s location. The random gnoll sketch Dan was given by a vendor last year.

* (23:46) Ending a convention with heat exhaustion.

Hosts: Adam, Beth, Dan

Interview 41 – Charles Wellington
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) Charles has too little British for Brodeur and too little beef for Wayne.

* (3:34) The flash fiction anthology, FLASH!, which you can grab from Amazon.

* (4:54) The Lairdbalor.

* (6:22) More properly introducing Charles.

* (9:38) Corsana: The Phalanx Syndicate.

* (12:43) Using an RPG to play-test a story.

* (16:47) The relationship between forms of creativity.

* (25:35) Intimidating the players by knowing your setting too well.

* (43:15) The value of seemingly irrelevant conversation. Two things to give depth to a flat character.

* (54:57) Get in on the Fear the Con 11 Kickstarter!

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, Wayne

Guests: Charles Wellington

Episode 464 – politics
by Dan Repperger

* (1:02) FLASH!, an anthology that includes Dan and several booters. You can get a copy on Amazon.

* (2:20) Dan was a guest on The Greatest Show. You can see the video here or grab an audio version here.

* (3:32) Playing characters that suck at their jobs.

* (16:20) Portraying inter-factional politics in a roleplaying game. The Skies of Glass Actual Play.

* (18:33) Defining who the factions are and what they want.

* (20:31) Setting the constraints of the political game. Rules, reality, or requisites.  Silent Memories.

* (28:55) Avoiding the politics of pleasing a single person.

* (33:57) Outsourcing the factions to other GMs.

* (35:08) Revealing the politics to the player-characters.

* (37:12) The outsider’s perspective.

* (45:11) The insider’s perspective.

* (48:58) Players who need to feel they’re making the morally correct choice.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, and Wayne

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