Pod Chatter Episode 19 – Organizations

This is another of our LIVE Pod Chatter episodes! In this episode, Christopher and I chat about organizations, guilds and other groups in tabletop rpgs. Also, I had a TON of connectivity issues while we were recording, so there are several times where Christopher ends up talking to dead air or that we have to repeat points we were making because one of us missed it. I sincerely apologize for that.

There are some really good ideas and points made in this episode, and I hope everyone enjoys listening to this episode. Join the frenzy!

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Sandbox Episode 31 – Orbital Platform Delta 4

Join myself and Christopher (Yes! He’s back on the mics!) as we travel to the dark of outer space and get lost in a dangerous stealth cloud! In this episode, we visit Orbital Platform Delta 4, the science fiction and space opera district of the Sandbox and create a harrowing event. The event seed was ‘meteor shower’, provided by Christopher. We had so much fun creating this event. We hope that you’ll find it useful to inspire your games and characters.

Episode Links

Fluttershy sings Zecora song
RPG Academy Tiny Frontiers interview
New Sandbox Wiki Link
Maschine Zeit

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Cradle of Darkness Episode 3

On the dark streets of Mexico City, the hunters call Esmeralda back to her house. There’s a lot of discussion about what to do with her father’s killer, and her. She’s ready to strike out on her own, undoubtedly putting herself in further danger, but the cell won’t have it. Plans are made and a fire is started.

Welcome to episode three of Cradle of Darkness! Cradle of Darkness is a Hunter: the Vigil actual play run by Devon and played by Caleb of the RPG Academy, Kendall and Chris of the Redemption Podcast, Shane from Total Party Thrill and Eric from Openly Gamer Theater. We had so much fun with this game and I’m super happy with how it’s turning out on the podcast.

At the end of this episode, you’ve reached the halfway point of the story. Stay tuned for what comes next!

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Sand Castle Episode 2 – Skull Island – Marrow’s Map

In this episode, I’m joined by Andrew, known as ThatOneGM. Together, we visit Skull Island again and create an adventure. And it’s a great one! In this adventure, the PCs find or are given a map that leads them to heights they’ve not known and tests their worth along the way. The reward at the end is totally worth the trip.

Episode Links

ThatOneGM on Twitter
ThatOneGM’s games

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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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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

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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