Idle Red Hands Weekly 014

Alien RPG Cinetmatic Starter finishing next week. Dungeons and Dragons Essentials unboxing. Stranger Things 5e starter set and co-branding DnD as a gateway to the hobby. Possible interview with Andrew E.C. Gaska writer of Alien starter adventure Chariot of the Gods. Tabletop Audio and using sound effects and music in TTPRG sessions. The Spy Game: 5th Edition Action/Espionage Roleplaying Game by Black Cats Gaming on Kickstarter and the Beast of a Bundle 5e Humble Bundle.
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Episode 156: Encounters

During this episode, listeners may encounter the following (roll d100):

  • 01-10 Boredom
  • 11-20 Lame jokes
  • 21-30 Extremely late movie reviews
  • 30-80 Chris & Wayne fighting
  • 81-90 Tangents
  • 91-98 The ghost of Lyal, sighing
  • 99-00 Interesting, lively conversation

In another Lyal-less episode, Chris and Wayne discuss encounters (both random and planned). Should encounters in RPGs be balanced, or should they follow the fiction of the setting? How to plan encounters, and how to make them interesting, balanced or not. This episode was inspired, in part, by an awesome (and angry)  article by the Angry DM.

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