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Interview 42 – Decuma
by Dan Repperger

* (0:25) Introducing Kimi from Happy Jacks, The Mary Sues, and Golden Lasso Girl (Twitter, Instagram).

* (7:07) The Decuma Kickstarter, which can be found here.

* (11:03) What Decuma is meant to do, and how it plays.

* (16:20) Establishing characters and a setting so we can do a live demo.

* (20:41) Playing the game demo, starting with character connection cards. A side note on how to shuffle a tarot deck.

* (26:55) What we got from just two cards, including plot points for the GM.

* (29:12) The world dynamics card, between the character connection rounds.

* (34:09) Two location card examples.

* (38:44) Building an area map as you work through the cards.

* (40:50) The meaning of the name Decuma.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Wayne

Guests: Kimi

Episode 537 – can’t run, can’t play
by Dan Repperger

* (0:29) Laura in Chad’s shoes. Dogs in the hood.

* (8:18) Fear the Con’s planning site is available and ready for your games!

* (12:10) Wayne is in the process of improving our Patreon.

* (17:01) Why there are certain games we won’t run or won’t play.

* (18:06) Why Wayne won’t run Battletech, and Dan won’t play Mechwarrior.

* (19:00) Why Wayne won’t run Blades in the Dark, but Laura will.

* (19:37) Why Dan won’t run Dresden.

* (20:24) Why Dale won’t run Dresden or Misspent Youth.

* (23:33) Why Dan struggles running horror, and most of the hosts struggle with Lovecraft.

* (33:47) Why Dan won’t run a supers game but would love to play in one.

* (35:16) Wayne ran one of Chad’s games, simply for the challenge of it.

* (36:21) The simultaneous value and limitation of practice. Dan pitches a supers game based on Owlman’s explanation of Earth Prime (also mentioned here).

Hosts: Dale, Dan, Laura, Wayne

Bonus Episode 86 – twenty-twenty
by Dan Repperger

* (0:22) A very important number.

* (8:45) Lura, Chad, Stacy, Cathy, and Karen.

* (15:38) Why Lura isn’t allowed on Fear the Boot anymore.

* (22:25) Why Julia is still allowed on Fear the Boot.

* (31:58) Fear the Con’s shifting demographics. You can sign-up to attend Fear the Con 2020 here.

* (36:42) Cucks, clucks, pedants, and show prep.

* (42:12) Wayne misses his own dinner.

* (53:03) How Chad controls a room.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Laura, Wayne

Episode 536 – character research
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) The joys of having a host rotation again.

* (3:10) Errata in tabletop games, and why we’re grateful when companies release them.

* (9:34) How publishers can do errata wrong.

* (17:39) Chad’s Dresden character makes him realize things he ought to know to accurately portray his character’s life experiences. The Trench Monkeys podcast.

* (24:04) Researching the minimum viable product.

* (30:30) What to do with information beyond the minimum viable product.

* (35:03) Playing your own character lawyer.

* (40:08) Information that can flesh out your roleplaying.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Laura

Episode 535 – game pitch report
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) Dan goes bye-bye!

* (0:49) Fear the Boot is now on Pandora.

* (2:18) Wayne and Old Man Hussey play Savage Worlds with Gage. You can find the audio of that game here.

* (6:00) Wayne reports on his game pitches. You can find his sample templates here: Dresden sample, D&D sample, blank template.

* (10:21) Pitching your passion project.

* (13:37) Wayne’s western doesn’t get much love.

* (16:12) Noting what people have said they want.

* (21:25) The proposed D&D game.

* (24:27) How Wayne picked the winning game.

* (28:31) Why everyone picked the game they did.

* (41:29) Controlling the flow of character ideas when people hear the game pitches.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Laura, Wayne

Bonus Episode 85 – soup and loot
by Dan Repperger

* (0:25) Holiday postmortem of our games. Wayne wastes money on nasty food.

* (2:49) The case for and against soup, and the dark gluttony of Palladium books.

* (9:21) Chad’s preferred cookbook for soups and stews.

* (17:13) The Fallout cookbook and old-time cooking.

* (20:24) Reporting on a bit of holiday loot.

* (21:18) The RWBY board game.

* (22:42) Regular Gnoll espresso.

* (23:57) Eberron, and ebony dice by Paladin.

* (26:56) Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age.

* (29:07) Tsuro and Pandemic: Fall of Rome.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Laura, Wayne

Episode 534 – where you game
by Dan Repperger

* (0:29) The holidays came in like a wrecking ball!

* (2:01) Wayne’s Family Feud survey is still up for answers!

* (3:24) Gnarl is here to save your Christmas! Available on Amazon and Audible.

* (5:54) Chad’s opinions save the show!

* (7:26) No one likes distractions.

* (10:10) Why Chad doesn’t like basements.

* (16:43) Wayne’s aversion to cluttered tables.

* (25:04) Chad’s distaste for chairs and high tables.

* (34:21) Why Dan wants chairs instead of a couch.

* (41:02) Once upon a time, through thin bathroom walls.

* (46:35) The ups and downs of having food present.

* (52:39) Gaming outside the normal flow of the household.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Laura, Wayne

Bonus Episode 84 – what D&D represents
by Dan Repperger

* (0:23) Wayne’s Family Feud survey.

* (3:09) Love for D&D and its sister games.

* (5:24) A conversation with Chris Hussey about the strata of podcasts.

* (10:46) What D&D has come to represent within the hobby. Gamers Table’s weekly Big 20 show (previous episodes here).

* (19:31) Gaming as an aspect of a person’s identity.

* (29:02) Handling the preconceptions in a constructive way.

* (41:30) A call to action.

* (44:47) The value the attention brings.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Wayne

Episode 533 – handling a bully character
by Dan Repperger

* (0:29) The Audacity that can end the show!

* (1:30) A topic from Jesse, with two parameters from Dan.

* (5:42) Watch out for any real-world impact between the players.

* (18:28) Managing your own reaction to the bully character.

* (19:25) The attitude behind, “That’s what my character would do.”

* (21:57) The in-character consequences of playing a bully.

* (28:34) Targeting the penalties at the right party.

* (34:58) Calling out your own character.

* (37:50) GM-created deterrents against the bully.

* (44:26) When you’re unintentionally bullying the Game Master, or the bully is going otherwise unchallenged.

* (51:49) Inviting consequences upon yourself.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Wayne

Episode 532 – reasoning out the random
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) A big THANK YOU to everyone that backed Fear the Con!

* (2:43) Gamers Table’s weekly Big 20 show (previous episodes here).

* (5:22) Blades in the Dark gives way to a Traveller game. Working through Traveller’s character creation system.

* (16:10) Finding the patterns—and inventing the story—created by the random rolls.

* (28:19) How the individual character patterns affect group design.

* (34:30) Out-of-character misery as a weird flex.

* (37:19) In-character misery as a point of story development.

* (42:34) Swalwell’s musical number.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan

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