When player abilities eclipse character abilities

Summary

Aired on 15, May, 2006

After a conversation about why roleplaying game stories are so terrible to listen to, we move on to the types of gaming groups and a debate about resolving situations where players have a social wit their characters lack (and vice versa).

Hosts

Dan, Chad, Kevin

Time Code

Housekeeping/Banter

None, this is freaking episode 1!

Main Topics

0:00:30 Why Gaming Stories Suck
0:04:00 Styles of Games: Powergamer vs LARPer
0:09:00 Character Abilities vs Player Abilities

Trivia

  • very beginnings of the Gnome with a Magic Staff meme
  • very beginnings of the Dark Lord of Denny's meme
  • Fanghorn Forrest and his character, Joe the Diplomat
  • The White Board appears!
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