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05-05-2011, 09:49 AM
We have started a podcast that focuses on table-top roleplaying games and other related topics.

Check us out: www.gamerstable.com (http://www.gamerstable.com)

Let us know what you think.


05-10-2011, 09:57 PM
Episode 4 is out. In it we talk about games we will not play and why.



05-17-2011, 12:17 AM
Episode 5 is up and running where we talk about our favorite games changing editions.


05-17-2011, 06:49 AM
I tried a couple times putting comments on your site, does in not allow them?

05-17-2011, 11:42 AM
Sorry, Q-Man. That has been rectified.

We did get your question though. We will address questions submitted to us directly (if asked on Facebook) or on-mic if submitted via the website or email.

Yours will be addressed on mic.

05-17-2011, 11:49 AM
So the comments do go through then, they just don't appear on the page. Thats different, so long as they are getting through.

05-24-2011, 12:43 AM
In episode 6 we discuss gaming with strangers.

Check us out.


05-30-2011, 11:22 PM
New week, new episode.

This week we talk about metagaming.


06-06-2011, 11:39 PM
This week we discuss what inspires us when we create characters and campaigns.


06-14-2011, 12:26 AM
This week we talk about one of our favorite D&D campaign worlds, Greyhawk.


06-20-2011, 09:56 AM
Contest Announcement:

The first person to correctly guess the "subtitle" for this week's episode (something mentioned in episode 10 itself), will get a bad-ass Gamerstable T-Shirt. Make sure you listen tomorrow and reply early.

Guesses to be sent to: eric@gamerstable.com, on facebook or our forum http://www.gamerstable.com (http://www.gamerstable.com/).

06-21-2011, 12:27 AM
A new episode is ready. This week we discuss gamer quirks, clichés & stereotypes.


06-25-2011, 09:02 PM
Still looking for a correct answer to our contest. For those who don't know what it is:

What is the "secret phrase" uttered in Episode 10 that is our new catch-phrase?

email your answers to: eric@gamerstable.com


post them on our contest thread on our forum: http://gamerstableboard.proboards.com/

Winner gets a free Gamerstable T-Shirt


06-29-2011, 04:15 AM
In this week’s episode we talk about the DC Comics Reboot.

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Also, congrats to Spike Ruland for winning our contest.

07-05-2011, 08:36 PM
Check out our new episode, in it we talk about character death, retirement and abandonment.


07-12-2011, 11:00 PM
A new episode of Gamerstable is available. This week we talk about some of our favorite movies.


07-20-2011, 12:02 AM
Con Experiences episode is now up. Check it out.


07-26-2011, 11:12 AM
Episode 15: Future of Gaming (http://gamerstable.com/future-gaming-%E2%80%93-episode/) is up and running. Check it out and let us know what you think.


08-02-2011, 01:13 AM
In Episode 16 we talk about the rise of the antihero in popular culture and especially in gaming.

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08-30-2011, 10:57 AM
We have just released our 20th episode.

http://www.gamerstable.com (http://www.gamerstable.com/)

Please stop by our site and have a listen.


(Also, for those in the area or going to be, we will be recording live at Archon STL on Oct 1st, 2011 in Collinsville IL. If you can make it, come by our table and say hi)

09-27-2011, 09:41 PM
Episode 24 is a bit different than our usual ravings, in that we come about as close to “actual play” as I think we ever will. We were given copies of Hackmaster Basic and the Hacklopedia of Beasts by Kenzer & Co. and were asked to review them on the show.

Have a listen and give us a comment.

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10-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Episode 26 - Leadership: One of the intangibles of gaming is the concept of leadership. It can be a strong leader-type character or role, but it can also be important away from the table… in the gaming group itself.

This week we talk about the importance of leadership in tabletop roleplaying games.

Please listen here (http://gamerstable.com/leadership-%e2%80%93-ep26/).

10-26-2011, 02:58 PM
This post incorporates two episode links.

Episode 27 (click here (http://gamerstable.com/character-creation-level-high/) to listen) Character Creation: High vs. Low Level

Something we used to do a lot was create characters of advanced level, but we stopped and now almost exclusively make entry-level characters and go from there.

Is there a reason to make a more advanced character? Are the lower levels more important because they are the formative, character developing levels that set the stage for the character’s career?

In this episode we take a look at this trend of ours and weigh its merit.

Episode 28 (click here (http://gamerstable.com/world-of-darkness-%e2%80%93-ep28/) to listen) World of Darkness

In the early 1990’s a publisher named White Wolf created a campaign world called the World of Darkness. This setting, and the games in it like Vampire the Masquerade and Werewolf the Apocalypse, became a mainstay for gamers that were tired of the passé and people who were new to gaming that wanted something that they could grasp on to.

We talk about this setting, the games incorporated in it, the company that produced it and the fans that turned on it.

11-08-2011, 09:33 AM
Episode 29 – Character Failures
In roleplaying games, much like life, failure is the greatest teacher. So why, then, are gamers so resistant to that truth? Players will fight tooth and nail to keep adversity away. Does that do them a disservice or is it a symptom of some deeper inadequacies?

This episode we address that dilemma. Click here (http://gamerstable.com/character-failures-%e2%80%93-ep29/) to listen

Episode 30 – Non-gamers and your game
Gaming is not a spectator friendly activity. What happens when someone, who is not a gamer, wants in on a game or just wants to watch? Usually it results in awkward silence.

This episode we talk about non-gamers imposing on your game. Click here (http://gamerstable.com/gamers-game-%e2%80%93-ep30/) to listen.

12-21-2011, 04:41 PM
It's been a while since I've posted updates, so I am going to catch you up on the latest episodes as we finish off 2011.

Episode 31 - Used Gaming Auction
Recently some of our band of malcontents had the pleasure of being welcomed by the Fantasy Shop in St. Charles, Missouri to record during one of their used gaming auctions. We thought it would be fun to comment on some of the items being sold and the general atmosphere. Going in with our usual cynicism, we were happily surprised by the turn out, the quality of the items and the low… low prices that things were going for.

Click here (http://gamerstable.com/used-gaming-auction-%E2%80%93-ep31/) to listen.

Episode 32 - Feedback
We love having questions posted to us by our listeners. This episode we address some of those questions.

This is something that we pledge to do more often as the opportunity arises. Please email, or voicemail us your questions and we will read them (or play them) on the show.

Click here (http://gamerstable.com/feedback-%E2%80%93-ep32/) to listen.

Episode 33 - Alignment
Many roleplaying games have a mechanic in place to gauge characters morality. In Dungeons and Dragons, that system is called alignment. It is one of the most misused and misunderstood aspects of roleplaying.

This episode we discuss the various alignment or guided morality in games and break down what we like and what we don’t.

Click here (http://gamerstable.com/alignment-%E2%80%93-ep33/) to listen.

Episode 34 - NPCs
The Non-Player Character, next a good plot, probably the most important aspect of a game. With strong NPCs a good game can become a great game.

This episode we talk about memorable NPCs and what made them memorable. We also touch on the process of making an NPC memorable.

Click here (http://gamerstable.com/npcs-%E2%80%93-ep34/) to listen.

Episode 35 - Dragons
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a dragon?

We answer this as we talk about fantasy’s most iconic creature.

Click here (http://gamerstable.com/dragons-%E2%80%93-ep35/) to listen.

Episode 36 - PC Plots and Betrayals
Something that is lost in a lot of organized or linear campaigns and adventures is the concept of character ambition. Some of the most compelling villains were once friends to the heroes and their betrayal makes them stronger characters in the story.

In this episode we dig into the concepts of plotting and betrayals.

Click here (http://gamerstable.com/pc-plots-betrayals-ep36/) to listen.

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We've also recorded an actual play series. The game we played was 2nd Edition Victoriana from Cubicle 7.

The title of the adventure is: The Case of Penny Austin.

(Click on the titles to go to the episode)

Episode 1 - For Queen and Country (http://gamerstable.com/actual-play-victoriana-%E2%80%93-ep1/)

Episode 2 - Pepperbox Blues (http://gamerstable.com/actual-play-victoriana-%E2%80%93-ep2/)

Episode 3 - The Trap (http://gamerstable.com/actual-play-victoriana-%E2%80%93-ep3/)

Episode 4 - Ivan (http://gamerstable.com/actual-play-victoriana-ep4/)

Episode 5 - The Finale (to be posted 12/22/11)