Pod Chatter Episode 18 – Railroading: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

In this episode, Christopher and I chat about the much maligned practice of Railroading at the game table! Surprisingly, we had quite a few positive things to say about it! I also realized something about GMing that I hadn’t realized before. I hope that this is an enjoyable episode for everyone.

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Sandbox Episode 30 – Skull Island

Oh, my, you are in for a real treat! In this episode, Kendall from the most excellent Redemption podcast joined me to visit Skull Island. Skull Island is the High Seas/Pirate themed district in the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox World. During our visit, we created an event that could happen at anytime in the district. What is the event, you ask? Guerilla Warfare. Or was that gorilla warfare? To find out, you’ll just have to listen!

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Episode Links

AetherCon
AcadeCon

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Cradle of Darkness Episode 2

It’s finally here! The next installment of the Hunter: the Vigil story of the year* has finally arrived.

In this episode, our hunter cell locates their employers missing daughter and then things get bloody! I won’t give away too much more. I want you to discover it while you listen. We get to see El Loco step up and embrace his leadership of the cell. We get to hear Cesar being his normal, gross self. The others show us how different hunters can be in the same cell.

TRIGGERS: If you are sensitive to sexual abuse, be careful with this episode.

* This claim is not verified by anyone.

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Sand Castle Episode 1 – Underworld – Crystal Orchids

It’s time for an all new show, the Sand Castle! In this episode, Christopher and I come up with an adventure idea for a district in the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox and flesh it out into something that can be run at the table. In this particular episode, we start off with some crystal orchids that are causing problems for the people in Underworld. Princess Gemtooth is in a coma after getting a face full of crystal orchid pollen. Who’s responsible? Why are they doing this? What other problems will surface? All these questions, and more, are discussed in this episode.

Episode Links

Battlebards
RPG Academy Detention with Christopher

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Pod Chatter Episode 17 – Smallville

For this episode, Christopher and I talked about something we both love, Smallville! There’s a little chat about the show, but mostly it turned into talk about the tabletop roleplaying game put out by Margaret Weis Productions. That game has created so many fond memories for the both of us and really showed me how good a roleplaying game could get. We had a lot of fun and we hope you enjoy it.

Episode Links
Smallville RPG
Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide
Margaret Weis.com

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Sandbox Episode 29 – Underworld

To begin season 3 in the Sandbox show, Christopher and I shake things up and talk about an event that could shake up the district. That’s right, could not is. We both felt that the Sandbox was getting a little unwieldy and was turning into a story instead of a show full of inspiration for your games.

In this episode, we’ve got invasive fungus, crystal people, ghosts, mutants and a whole host of other bad guys to threaten Underworld.

I do hope you enjoy this show!

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Cradle of Darkness Episode 1

In a dark Mexico City, a group of hunters fight against the night to safeguard those who don’t even know they need protection. This is one such story. Cradle of Darkness is a Hunter: the Vigil actual play and will be released over several episodes during this season of the Shark Bone Podcast. I’m very excited to bring this to you. We all had a blast playing the game and I hope it’s fun to listen to.

WARNING: This actual play earns the Explicit tag that all episodes of the Shark Bone Podcast carry. Be warned that there is some adult content in this story.

Show Links

Hunter: the Vigil
God Machine Rules Update

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Why Player Narrative Control is Good for You and Your Group

This is a companion piece to one written by Michael of The RPG Academy.

Michael just explained to those who don’t allow for Player Narrative Control (PNC) how to get your feet wet and try it. I, however, am going to take the other approach and throw you in the deep end! Instead of explaining how to do it, I’m going to let you know why you should do it.

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Sandbox Episode 28 – Sky City

This is the last episode of this season of the show. As I announced a couple episodes ago, the Shark Bone Podcast is adopting a seasonal structure to build in some time to rest, plan and avoid podcast burnout. The show will be back with a new episode on August 12th, 2016.

In this episode, Christopher and I visit Sky City, our superhero district in the Shark Bone Podcast Sandbox. A new cold-powered super-villain is born. The citizens gain two reasons to celebrate and two places to gather.

Also, true to form, we tangent. A lot. We chat about our favorite Marvel films for a bit. I talk about my renewed love of coding and we share two HUGE announcements for the RPG Academy Network. I do hope you enjoy this show!

Show Links

Aberrant
Atomic Robo
Swallows of the South
Fear the Boot

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Pod Chatter Episode 16 – RPGs As Art

In this episode, we experienced quite a few glitches with my connection to the Blab we used to present the show live. If it sounds a bit disjointed at times, it’s because of that.

If you’ve ever thought your game sessions were artistic, I believe there’s a reason for that. Playing RPGs can be very artistic and in this episode, we explore that a bit more. There’s lots of good discussion, some tips on how to make your games more art-y and there’s some Quinn at the end with some very good points. Quinn joined us from the Swallows of the South podcast.

Enjoy the show!

Show Links

Total Party Thrill
AcadeCon Kickstarter Funded!
Relationship Map Episode
Swallows of the South

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