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HJRP S33E22 | First Steps for Making PCs, MOTW with Less Prep, Why Heroes Win
◇ Topic: What’s the first thing you come up with when you are creating a PC?, Emails: Rose wants to run MOTW with less prep, Byron in Bureaucracy observes why heroes usually win! | Hosts: Jason, Vixie, Enge, Riley ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:15 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord), GamEx at the Hilton LAX is MAY 24-27, & Kimi's new game Starscape will be featured in an AP starting May 6th and Kickstarting in June! goldenlassogames.com/kickstarter 2:40 - Indie Designer of the Month: Stephanie Bryant (she/her) and her games are on DrivethruRPG.com | 4:01 - Topic: What’s the first thing you come up with when you are creating a PC? | 38:30 - Rose wants to run MOTW with less prep | 01:07:05 - Byron in Bureaucracy observes why heroes usually win! | 01:22:20 - Episode Closing | 01:27:53 - Song: "The Company of Captain Black" by the Poxy Boggards (https://poxyboggards.com/) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E21 | Conventions for Risky Games, Unexpected Story Changes, & Fudging Dice
◇ Topic: Trying risky games at conventions, Emails: Doogler 93 asks about sudden, unexpected changes in game stories, Steffi from Scotland claps back at an email about fudging dice | Hosts: Kimi, Artem, Bill, Alex◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:24 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord), GamEx at the Hilton LAX is MAY 24-27, & Kimi's new game Starscape will be featured in an AP starting May 6th and Kickstarting in June! goldenlassogames.com/kickstarter 4:15 - Indie Designer of the Month: Craig Campbell (he/him) of NerdBurger Games (nerdburgergames.com) | 9:06 - Topic sent in by Joleene: Trying uncomfortable or risky game systems at conventions | 45:35 - Doogler 93 asks about sudden, unexpected changes in game stories | 01:11:05 - Steffi from Scotland claps back at an email about fudging dice | 01:55:40 - Episode Closing | 01:58:44 - Song: "Oh, Danny Boy" by the Merry Wives of Windsor (https://mwow.net/) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E20 | Impact of Feedback, Onboarding for Lore-rich Settings, & Conflict Generation
◇ Topic: What memorable or valuable feedback changed your view of gaming?, Emails: Brian in Milwaukee asks about onboarding new folks to a lore-rich setting, Eric from NJ shares his conflict generation tool | Hosts: Kimi, Cai, Pooja, Jason◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 2:01 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord), GamEx at the Hilton LAX is MAY 24-27, & Kimi's new game Starscape will be featured in an AP starting May 6th and Kickstarting in June! goldenlassogames.com/kickstarter 6:28 - Indie Designer of the Month: Craig Campbell (he/him) of NerdBurger Games (nerdburgergames.com) | 8:39 - Topic sent in by Gurg Murg: What memorable or valuable feedback changed our view of gaming? | 37:22 - Brian in Milwaukee asks about onboarding new folks to a lore-rich setting | 01:08:38 - Eric from NJ shares his conflict generation tool | 01:25:11 - Episode Closing | 01:26:42 - Song: "John Barleycorn Must Die" by the Stu Venable (https://netbusker.net/) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E19 | Initiative Debate, Players feeling like Supporting Characters, & a GM Success Story
◇ Topic: Initiative/sequenced actions - worth it or not?, Emails: Old Uncle Fox asks how to avoid always being a supporting character, Wes from Indianapolis shares a GM success story! | Hosts: Kimi, Jay & Craig from Nerdburger Games◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:22 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord) & Savage Worlds actual play starting April 4th! | 2:28 - Indie Designer of the Month: Craig Campbell (he/him) of NerdBurger Games (nerdburgergames.com) is on the show! | 24:27 - Topic sent in by Jemma on the Discord: Initiative/sequenced actions - worth it or not? | 56:13 - Old Uncle Fox asks how to avoid always being a supporting character | 01:12:13 - Wes from Indianapolis shares a GM success story! | 01:37:23 - Episode Closing | 01:38:53 - Song: "Agincourt Carol" by the Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E18 | Creative Weapons, Table Secrets, & Con Report
◇ Topic: Mike asks how to make weapons feel unique and varied, Emails: Steffi wants our takes on open table secrets that cause problems, Eric from New Jersey has a Con Report | Hosts: Jason & Enge◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:38 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord) & Savage Worlds actual play starting April 4th! | 1:38 - Indie Designer of the Month: Craig Campbell (he/him) of NerdBurger Games (nerdburgergames.com)| 2:54 - Topic: Mike asks how to make weapons feel unique and varied | 28:13 - Steffi wants our takes on open table secrets that cause problems | 42:30 - Eric from New Jersey has a Con Report | 52:52 - Episode Closing | 54:07 - Song: "Star of the County Down" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E17 | Micro RPGs, Ideas for a Star Wars GM, & PBP Helping Burnout
◇ Topic: Micro RPGs, Emails: Eric from New Jersey made some rash GM choices and needs ideas, | Hosts: Kimi, Clara & Samantha ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:34 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord) & Savage Worlds actual play starting April 4th! | 2:22 - Indie Designer of the Month: Logan Timmins (he/him) (breathingstories.itch.io)| 4:38 - Topic: Micro RPGs | 19:42 - Eric from New Jersey made some rash GM choices and needs ideas | 33:34 - BeardHare talks about how PBP has helped with TTRPG burnout | 51:15 - Episode Closing | 53:53 - Song: "Rock Lobster" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E16 | Sharing PC Spotlights, PCs that have to be Talked into Everything
◇ Topic: How do you balance the PC spotlight as a GM?, Emails: JDGriz asks when it’s ok for your PC to be the center of attention, Conner from Ireland asks how to deal with the character who needs to be talked into everything | Hosts: Kimi & Enge ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 3:55 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord) & Savage Worlds actual play starting April 4th! | 6:48 - Indie Designer of the Month: Logan Timmins (he/him) (breathingstories.itch.io)| 15:36 - Topic: How do you balance the PC spotlight as a GM? | 35:45 - JDGriz asks when it’s ok for your PC to be the center of attention | 55:02 - Conner from Ireland asks how to deal with the character who needs to be talked into everything | 01:20:12 - Episode Closing | 01:21:39 - Song: "The Prickle Holly Bush" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E15 | Exploring Yourself through RPGs, Player Responsibility, & Good Player Feedback
◇ Topic: Using TTRPGs to explore parts of yourself, Elly talks about player responsibility for table dynamics, Gurg Murg shares some experience with player feedback | Hosts: Kimi & Emily ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:17 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord) & Kimi went to GAMA Expo! | 1:41 - Indie Designer of the Month: Logan Timmins (he/him) (breathingstories.itch.io)| 3:43 - Topic: Using TTRPGs to explore parts of yourself | 21:31 - Elly talks about player responsibility for table dynamics | 34:10 - Gurg Murg shares some experience with player feedback | 50:07 - Episode Closing | 52:26 - Song: "This Pub that We Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E14 | What RPGs Don’t do Well, Truths vs Rumors, & OrcCon Recap
◇ Topic: What is something that TTRPGs don’t do well… yet? Bill from Canada compares rumors to truths, & Josh from Denver gives us an OrcCon recap | Hosts: Kimi, Riley & Clara ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:26 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in May (happyjacks.org/discord) & Kimi went to GAMA Expo! | 2:03 - Indie Designer of the Month: Logan Timmins (he/him) (breathingstories.itch.io)| 22:02 - Topic: What is something that TTRPGs don’t do well… yet? | 01:04:43 - Bill from Canada compares rumors to truths | 01:24:49 - Josh from Denver gives us an OrcCon recap | 01:34:09 - Episode Closing | 01:35:08 - Song: "The Star of the County Down" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2024 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E13 | Movie Inspired Games, Players Rejecting the Premise, Big Game Groups, & Yay, Pinnacles!
◇ Topic: Has a movie ever inspired a character or a campaign you made? Jörn from Sweden asks about players who reject the premise, Ken from Canada asks about running games for big groups and shares an update, Mike likes Pinnacles! | Hosts: Jason, Jay, Pooja, & Clara ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:24 - Announcements: We have a Savage Worlds actual play GMed by Enge starting up soon! Our March 2nd Game Daze was a huge hit! We had 9 games in all different systems! The next one will be in May! (happyjacks.org/discord) | 01:43 - Indie Designer of the Month: Logan Timmins (he/him) (breathingstories.itch.io)| 03:05 - Topic: Has a movie ever inspired a character or a campaign you made? | 27:42 - Jörn from Sweden asks about players who reject the premise | 46:53 - Ken from Canada asks about running games for big groups and shares an update! | 01:15:10 - Mike likes Pinnacles! 01:27:57 - Episode Closing | 01:29:22 - Song: "The Force is Yours" by Super MadNES | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E12 | Player Type Changes, AITA?, & Game Stories
◇ Topic: What type of player are you? Does it change based on system or setting? Davi asks “Am I the A-hole?”, and Doogler shares some game stories | Hosts: Kimi, Enge, & Samantha ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:41 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be in March! (happyjacks.org/discord) | 3:07 - Indie Designer of the Month: Anna Landin (she/her)(https://annalandin.itch.io/)| 8:13 - Topic: What type of player are you? Does it change based on system or setting? | 27:33 - Davi asks “Am I the A-hole?” | 39:57 - Doogler shares some game stories | 01:04:45 - Episode Closing | 01:06:05 - Song: "The Force Your Way" by Super MadNES (supermadnes.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E11 | Live from OrcCon 2024!
◇ Live from OrcCon 2024 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles! A great panel show with members of our audience and stories from lots of different con games. Since it is a live event, the audio quality is not the same as our normal episodes recorded in our studio. ◇ ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E10 | Pros and Cons of Published Adventures, Publishing Adventures for Profit, & Avoid Complicated Magic Items
● Topic: What are the pros and cons of running prewritten adventures? ● Emails: Mike is planning to publish adventures and wonders if there is hope for small publishers? Charger 347 talks about making magic items that aren’t too complicated ● Hosts: Kimi, Pooja, & Alex ● 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary ● 1:41 - Announcements: OrcCon in February 16th-19th! We will be doing a live show on Saturday night. (strategicon.net) | Next Discord Game Daze will be March 2nd! (happyjacks.org/discord) ● 4:40 - Indie Designer of the Month: Anna Landin (annalandin.itch.io) ● 08:48 - Topic: What are the pros and cons of running prewritten adventures?● 44:06 - Mike is planning to publish adventures and wants to know what to include and if there is hope for small publishers ● 01:16:21 - Charger 347 talks about making magic items that aren’t too complicated ● 01:35:00 - Episode Closing ● 01:37:29 - Song: "Jenny of the Oldstones" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ● ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E09 | Messages in Game Design, Handling X-Card Moments, & the Rule of Cool is Bad (?)
◇ Topic: Playing games with societal or political messages embedded in their design, a new GM wants advice on how to handle x-card moments, Steffie from Scotland says the Rule of Cool is bad | Hosts: Kimi, Pooja, & Alex ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary |  01:19 - Announcements: OrcCon in February 16th-19th! We will be doing a live show on Saturday night. (strategicon.net) | Next Discord Game Daze will be in March! (happyjacks.org/discord) | 02:43 - Indie Designer of the Month: Chris Gray (sunderedhold.com)| 04:03 - Topic: Playing games with societal or political messages embedded in their design| 1: 24:26 - A new GM wants advice on how to handle x-card moments | 2: 55:51 - Steffie from Scotland says the Rule of Cool is bad | 1:28:34 - Episode Closing | 01:29:41 - Song: "Drink 'til I Die" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E08 | Keeping Game Politics Fun, Gaps between Sessions, & GM Miscalculations
◇ Topic: Keeping in-game politics fun, Steffen from Essen asks for advice on pulling a play group together with big gaps between sessions, Anonymous asks about how to deal with major GM miscalculations during a game | Hosts: Kimi, Clara, Riley, & special guest Aaron from Queens Court Games ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 6:39 - Announcements: OrcCon in February 16th-19th! We will be doing a live show on Saturday night. (strategicon.net) | Next Discord Game Daze will be in March! (happyjacks.org/discord) | 11:30 - Indie Designer of the Month: Chris Gray (sunderedhold.com)| 17:52 - Topic: Keeping in-game politics fun | 01:02:07 - Steffen from Essen asks for advice on pulling a play group together with big gaps between sessions | 01:18:23 - Anonymous asks about how to deal with major GM miscalculations during a game | 01:42:16 - Episode Closing | 01:43:14 - Song: "The Bog Down in the Valley, Oh" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E07 | Falling in love with TTRPGs, New Player Experiences, & Staying Engaged with ADHD
◇ What about TTRPGs made you want to keep playing? , Captain Curt from Alaska asks what a new player should experience in their first session, Rose needs advice about having ADHD and staying engaged at the table | Hosts: Kimi, Clara, Enge, & Courtney ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:37 - Announcements: OrcCon in February 16th-19th! We will be doing a live show on Saturday night. (strategicon.net) | Next Discord Game Daze will be in March! (happyjacks.org/discord) | 4:50 - Indie Designer of the Month: Chris Gray (sunderedhold.com)| 07:49 - Topic: What about your first time playing a ttrpg made you want to do it again? | 33:45 - Captain Curt from Alaska asks what a new player should experience in their first session | 57:14 - Rose needs advice about having ADHD and staying engaged at the table | 1:22:32 - Episode Closing | 01:23:47 - Song: "The Wellerman" by The Netbuskers Folke Shoppe (netbusker.net) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E06 | Why we GM, Balancing Backstories and Plot, & Keeping track of NPCs
◇ Hosts share why they started GMing, A Juggling GM asks how to balance PC backstories with plot, Thomas from Denmark wants to know how to keep track of all the NPCs in a story | Hosts: CADave, Enge, & Rob ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 2:32 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be Saturday, Jan 13th! happyjacks.org/discord | 5:10 - Indie Designer of the Month: Kurt Potts (kurtpotts.itch.io)| 07:35 - Topic: What made you first want to GM? | 35:20 - A Juggling GM asks how to balance PC backstories with plot | 56:37 - Thomas from Denmark wants to know how to keep track of all the NPCs in a story | 01:12:17 - Episode Closing | 01:17:10 - Song: "Heavy Mahogany" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E05 | Mechanics for 2024, Campaign Pacing and Plot, & Shy Players
◇ Hosts discuss game mechanics that they'd like to see more of in 2024, Steffen from Essen asks about plot and pacing for a campaign, Steffi from Scotland shares stories of shy and introverted players | Hosts: Kimi, Minerva, & Rose ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:49 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be Saturday, Jan 13th! happyjacks.org/discord | 2:17 - Indie Designer of the Month: Kurt Potts (kurtpotts.itch.io)| 03:50 - Hosts discuss game mechanics that they'd like to see more of in 2024 | 27:49 - Steffen from Essen asks about plot and pacing for a campaign | 55:10 - Steffi from Scotland shares stories of shy and introverted players | 01:12:44 - Episode Closing | 01:15:04 - Song: "Passtime with Good Company!" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E04 | More Memorable 2023 Games, RPG Programs, & Allowing Wild Ideas
◇ Hosts discuss memorable games from 2023, Spilmeister Thomas from Denmark shares how they successfully made an RPG program, Vyrrk from DC asks how ridiculous of an idea we will allow in a game | Hosts: Nick, Rose & Jason ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:18 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be Saturday, Jan 13th! happyjacks.org/discord | 1:51 - Indie Designer of the Month: Kurt Potts (kurtpotts.itch.io)| 04:26 - Hosts discuss their favorite games of 2023 | 38:00 - Spilmeister Thomas from Denmark shares how they successfully made an RPG program | 01:07:59 - Vyrrk from DC asks how ridiculous of an idea we will allow in a game | 01:31:41 - Episode Closing | 01:33:22 - Song: "The Child is This!" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E03 | Memorable 2023 Games, Historical Misogyny and Women Players, & Turning off “GM Brain”
◇ Hosts discuss memorable games from 2023, Ken from Canada asks how to handle in-game misogyny with women at the table, Kurt (Not Potts) wants advice on turning off “GM Brain” as a player | Hosts: Kimi, CADave, Moe, & Kurt Potts ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:18 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be Saturday, Jan 13th! happyjacks.org/discord | 2:48 - Indie Designer of the Month: Kurt Potts (kurtpotts.itch.io)| 22:54 - Hosts discuss memorable games from 2023 57:32 - Ken from Canada asks how to handle in-game misogyny with women at the table | 1:27:45 - Kurt (Not Potts) wants advice on turning off “GM Brain” as a player | 01:37:34 - Episode Closing | 01:39:26 - Song: "Gloucestershire Wassail" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E02 | Holidays in Games, Troupe-Style GMing Update, & Rolling Stats
◇ Thomas from Denmark wants to hear about festivals and holidays in game worlds, Jeff replies to our comments on his troupe-style game, New emailer Tony asks about random character stats in games | Hosts: Kimi, Samantha & Riley ◇ 00:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:07 - Announcements: Next Discord Game Daze will be Saturday, Jan 13th! happyjacks.org/discord | 04:34 - Indie Designer of the Month: Kurt Potts (kurtpotts.itch.io)| 08:10 - Thomas from Denmark wants to hear about festivals and holidays in game worlds | 46:55 - Jeff replies to our comments on his troupe-style game | 01:05:46 - New emailer Tony asks about random character stats in games | 01:22:29 - Episode Closing | 01:23:50 - Song: "Lighthearted" by Racer Sunshine | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S33E01 | Physical Challenges, Metatopia Report, & a New Hobby
◇ Steffen from Essen (Germany) asks how to devise physical challenges for players, Muddyboots from NYC sent us a con report, Steffi has a new hobby | Hosts: Kimi & Bill ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:17 - Announcements: Welcome to Season 33! Next Discord Game Daze will be Saturday, Jan 13th! happyjacks.org/discord | 01:53 - Indie Designer of the Month: Kurt Potts (kurtpotts.itch.io)| 05:53 - Steffen from Essen (Germany) asks how to devise physical challenges for players | 35:30 - Muddyboots from NYC sent us a con report | 01:03:54 - Steffi has a new hobby | 01:10:18 - Episode Closing | 01:13:55 - Song: "Lighthearted" by Racer Sunshine | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E25 | Ignoring PCs, Getting Negative Feedback, & Trust Mechanics
◇ Doogler asks what to do when your PC is treated like a side character, Gurg Murg wants tips on getting player feedback, Tiffany wants to more about the trust mechanic in Starscape | Hosts: Kimi & Rose ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:05 - Announcements: Season 32 is over! We will be back in December with Season 33! Next Discord Game Daze will be in Jan! | 01:48 - Doogler asks what to do when your PC is treated like a side character | 32:07 - Gurg Murg wants tips on getting player feedback | 50:50 - Tiffany wants to more about the trust mechanic in Starscape | 01:23:20 - Episode Closing | 01:24:33 - Song: "Agincourt Carol" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E24 | GMing Skills, Canceling a Session, Toolbox GMing
◇ Eric from New Jersey asks what skills a GM needs to run narrative games, Mike inquires when to cancel a gaming session, Moe P suggests a toolbox approach to GMing | Hosts: Kimi, Ray, Sarah, & Enge ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:12 - Announcements: Discord Game Day (Daze!) November 4th! | 02:26 - Eric from New Jersey asks what skills a GM needs to run narrative games | 15:40 - Mike inquires when to cancel a gaming session | 34:11 - Moe P suggests a toolbox approach to GMing | 46:01 - Episode Closing | 49:40 - Song: "Prologue" by Super MadNES (supermadnes.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E23 | Unorthodox Spell Use, City Campaigns Continued, & a Horror Story
◇ Mad King Christopher wants our judgment on his unorthodox spell use, Gurg Murg adds on to our City Campaign discussion from a few episodes ago, Steffi from Scotland writes in with a horror story | Hosts: Kimi and Riley ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:14 - Announcements: Discord Game Day (Daze!) November 4th! 02:21 - Indie Designer of the Month: Monroe Wells-Soto (monroeroe.itch.io) | 03:51 - Mad King Christopher wants our judgment on his unorthodox spell use | 21:25 - Gurg Murg adds on to our City Campaign discussion from a few episodes ago | 52:52 - Steffi from Scotland writes in with a horror story |  01:04:08 - Episode Closing | 01:04:54 - Song: "The Wellerman" by the Netbusker Folke Shoppe Podcast (netbusker.net) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E22 | Non-linear Games, Surprise Setting Changes, Success Story
◇ Toby asks about running non-linear games, Fuzzybof wants advice on surprise changes in setting, Myst shares a success story | Hosts: Kimi, Enge, Jake ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:22 - Announcements: Discord Game Day (Daze!) November 4th! 03:10 - Indie Designer of the Month: Monroe Wells-Soto (monroeroe.itch.io) | 55:00 - Toby asks about running non-linear games | 01:08:57 - Fuzzybof wants advice on surprise changes in setting | 01:30:52 - Myst shares a success story | 01:35:35 - Episode Closing | 01:36:21 - Song: "Laser Printed Hero" by the Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E21 | Con Spaces for Teens, Successful Con Games, & Sympathy for the Big Bad
◇ Kairaku from New Zealand wants advice on designing a gaming space for teens, Tom wants to attend more cons and run con games more successfully, Taurelin asks what to do when the party starts caring about the BBEG | Hosts: Kimi, Alex, Sarah, Jason ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:17 - Announcements: Discord Game Day (Daze!) November 4th! 01:57 - Indie Designer of the Month: Monroe Wells-Soto (monroeroe.itch.io) | 03:40 - Kairaku from New Zealand wants advice on designing a gaming space for teens | 23:13 - Tom wants to attend more cons and run con games more successfully | 38:44 - Taurelin asks what to do when the party starts caring about the BBEG | 56:56 - Episode Closing | 57:49 - Song | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E20 | City Campaign Settings, Decuma, Jackercon Reflection
◇ Arrya from New Jersey asks about running a campaign set in a city, Eugene from Boston wants advice on running Decuma as a one-shot, Capt. Curt from Alaska reflects on JackerCon | Hosts: Kimi, Minerva, Kurt & Moe ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 02:14 - Announcements: Discord Game Day (Daze!) November 4th! 05:13 - Indie Designer of the Month: Monroe Wells-Soto (monroeroe.itch.io) | 22:54 - Arrya from New Jersey asks about running a campaign set in a city, | 42:23 - Eugene from Boston wants advice on running Decuma as a one-shot | 54:48 - Capt. Curt from Alaska reflects on JackerCon | 01:13:58 - Episode Closing | 01:15:42 - Song | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E19 | Gaming Success & Horror Stories from Norway, Failing a Player, & Where to get TTRPG News
◇ Jan-Egil from Norway shares success and horror stories, Eric from New Jersey feels like he is failing one of his players, Forlornhope22 asks where to get TTRPG news? | Hosts: CADave, Pooja & Kurt ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 03:00 - Indie Designer of the Month: Cezar Capacle (quirky.games) | 07:48 - Jan-Egil from Norway shares success and horror stories | 31:26 - Eric from New Jersey feels like he is failing one of his players | 40:11 - Forlornhope22 asks where to get TTRPG news? | 50:24 Episode Closing | 54:21 - Song | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E18 | Getting What You Need, Anon GM Unmasked, & a Lightening Round!
◇ Vyrrk asks about getting what you need out of a game, Anonymous GM unmasked, Ken from Canada sends in a lightning round of questions | Hosts: Kimi, Pooja & Alex ◇ 00:38 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:10 - Announcements: Game Daze is September 23rd on happyjacks.org/discord, Big Bad Con, Sept 28 - Oct 1st | 03:46 - Indie Designer of the Month: Cezar Capacle (quirky.games) | 05:32 - Vyrrk asks about getting what you need out of a game. | 35:04 - Anonymous GM unmasked! | 42:18 - Ken from Canada sends in a lightning round of questions | 01:07:44 Episode Closing | 01:08:38 - Song | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E17 | Therapeutic TTRPGs, & Teenage Gamers
◇ Eric from NJ ask if TTRPGs can be therapeutic, Thomas from Denmark revisits a topic about teenage gamers | Hosts: Kimi & Jason ◇ 00:38 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:18 - Announcements: Game Daze is September 23rd on happyjacks.org/discord, Big Bad Con, Sept 28 - Oct 1st | 04:47 - Indie Designer of the Month: Cezar Capacle (quirky.games) | 09:06 - Eric from NJ ask if TTRPGs can be therapeutic | 26:58 - Thomas from Denmark revisits a topic about teenage gamers | 01:11:15 Episode Closing | 01:11:57 Song "Henry, Me Son" by the Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) | ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E16 | Live from Gateway 2023!
◇ Live from OrcCon 2023 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles! A great panel show with members of our audience and stories from lots of different con games. Since it is a live event, the audio quality is not the same as our normal episodes recorded in our studio. ◇ ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E15 | Yumming your Yuck, Cleric Student Loans, & Petty Fun
◇ Steve from Wisconsin asks what we love about systems he hates, Alverant asks about the cost of a cleric leaving their order, Jolene shares a tale of petty harmless(?) fun | Hosts: Kimi, Adam & Riley ◇ 00:38 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:30 - Announcements: Gateway 2023: September 1-4 in Los Angeles 02:16 - Indie Designer of the Month: Rob Hebert (https://nerdypapergames.itch.io/) 05:14 - Steve from Wisconsin asks what we love about systems he hates | 38:19 - Alverant asks about the cost of a cleric leaving their order | 55:09- Jolene shares a tale of petty harmless(?) fun | 01:06:32 - Episode Closing | 01:07:48 - Song ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E14 | Running Campaigns Again, “Start with Nothing” games, & A JackerCon Poem
◇ Ken asks about running a campaign multiple times, Ayanna explains “Start with Nothing” games, Steffi from Scotland gets poetic | Hosts: Kimi, Adam & Pooja ◇ 00:38 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:23 - Announcements: Update your Patreon support! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg, Gateway 2023: September 1-4 in Los Angeles 02:42 - Indie Designer of the Month: Rob Hebert (https://nerdypapergames.itch.io/) 05:28 - Ken asks about running a campaign multiple times | 18:42 - Ayanna explains “Start with Nothing” games | 57:55- Steffi from Scotland gets poetic | 01:01:57 - Episode Closing | 01:03:05 - Song ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E13 | Horror without Gore, Breaking Uo with a Player, the Dice have Power
◇ Eric from New Jersey asks how to make horror games unsettling without using gore, Anonymous wants advice about problem player dynamics in their group, MiniPainterJen reflects on the power of the dice in RPGs | Hosts: Kimi, Jason & Pooja ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:20 - Announcements: Update your Patreon support! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg 02:36 - Indie Designer of the Month: Rob Hebert (https://nerdypapergames.itch.io/) 05:28 - Eric from New Jersey asks how to make horror games unsettling without using gore | 44:01 - Anonymous wants advice about problem player dynamics in their group | 01:09:01- MiniPainterJen reflects on the power of the dice in RPGs | 01:14:55 - Episode Closing | 01:16:11 - Song ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E12 | Living with Mediocre Games, Campaign Consistency, JackerCon Success Story
◇ Shawn asks about living with mediocre gaming experiences, Steffi from Scotland talks game prep and consistency, Elly shares her JackerCon success story! | Hosts: Kimi, Cai, Pooja, & Jason ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:17 - Announcements: Update your Patreon support! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg 04:52 - Indie Designer of the Month: Alison aka Draz (https://drazillion.itch.io/) 07:31 - Shawn asks about living with mediocre gaming experiences | 40:26 - Steffi from Scotland talks game prep and consistency | 01:03:23 - Elly shares her JackerCon success story! | 01:10:40 - Episode Closing | 01:11:22 - Song "The Star of the County Down" by Sportive Tricks (https://www.sportivetricks.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! All the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E11 | Best Backstories, Players Talking over Players, & Weirdest Games
◇ Steve in SoCal asks what PC Backstories work best, Doogler wants to keep players from talking over each other, Vyrrk from DC asks about the weirdest games we’ve played | Hosts: CADave, Adam, Enge, Pooja ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:13 - Announcements: JackerCon 2023 success & Patreon Updates! Check your Patreon account settings! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg 05:05 - Indie Designer of the Month: Alison aka Draz (https://drazillion.itch.io/) 06:38 - Steve in SoCal asks what PC Backstories work best | 20:50 - Doogler wants to keep players from talking over each other | 35:25 - Vyrrk from DC asks about the weirdest games we’ve played | 53:32 - Episode Closing | 55:52 - Song "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by The Mary Sues (http://marysuesband.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E10 | Quiet Player Advantages, Success Story, Monsterhearts at Cons
◇ Jim in Oregon asks how being a quiet player can be an advantage, Steffi from Scotland shares a story about knowing when a player isn’t a good fit, Jolene defends playing Monsterhearts at conventions. | Hosts: Kimi, Joey, Kurt & Moe ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:13 - Announcements: JackerCon 2023! July 21st-23rd! 05:05 - Indie Designer of the Month: Alison aka Draz (https://drazillion.itch.io/) 06:38 - Jim in Oregon asks how being a quiet player can be an advantage. | 20:50 - Steffi from Scotland shares a story about knowing when a player isn’t a good fit. | 35:25 - Jolene defends playing Monsterhearts at conventions. | 53:32 - Episode Closing | 55:52 - Song "The Company of Captain Black" by The Poxy Boggards (https://www.poxyboggards.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E09 | Voice Care, GMs Forcing Players, & Troupe-style games
◇ Garrett in SoCal asks how GMs can preserve their voice during long sessions, Forlornhope22 asks why GMs want to force their players to do something, New listener Jeff suggests troupe-style games | Hosts: Kimi, Kurt & Riley ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:05 - Announcements: JackerCon 2023! July 21st-23rd! 02:37 - Indie Designer of the Month: Alison aka Draz (https://drazillion.itch.io/) 05:21 - Garrett in SoCal asks how GMs can preserve their voice during long sessions | 40:35 - Forlornhope22 asks why GMs want to force their players to do something | 58:17 - New listener Jeff suggests troupe-style games | 01:10:11 - Episode Closing | 01:16:10 - Song "The Rose & Key Inn" by Sportive Tricks (https://www.sportivetricks.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E08 | Losing Control of Villains, Limits of Lines & Veils, Getting a new TTRPG from Shelf to Table
◇ Ken from Canada asks about losing control of your NPC villains, Fuzzybof asks where the lines are for lines and veils, Jan-Egil from Norway asks how to get a new ttrpg from the shelf to the table | Hosts: Kimi, CADave, & Enge ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:27 - Announcements: JackerCon 2023! July 21st-23rd! 02:39 - Indie Designer of the Month: Alison aka Draz (https://drazillion.itch.io/) 05:06 - Ken from Canada asks about losing control of your NPC villains | 23:12 - Fuzzybof asks where the lines are for lines and veils | 34:09 - Jan-Egil from Norway asks how to get a new ttrpg from the shelf to the table | 56:36 - Episode Closing | 57:29 - Song "Laser Printed Hero" by The Mary Sues (https://marysuesband.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E07 | GM Burnout, Cursed Artifacts, & a Week of Gaming
◇ Eric from New Jersey asks what to do when a GM is burned out on a system, Forlornhope22 weighs in on Cursed Artifacts, Vyrrk has a triumphant story about an AMAZING week of gaming | Hosts: CADave, Clara, Adam & Alex ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 02:16 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jessica Marcrum (angrynerdgirl.itch.io) ! 04:37 - Eric from New Jersey asks what to do when a Gm is burned out on a system | 23:07 - Forlornhope22 weighs in on Cursed Artifacts | 41:20 - Vyrrk has a triumphant story about an AMAZING week of gaming | 53:03 - Episode Closing | 55:38 - Song "Danny Boy (LIVE)" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (https://mwow.net/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E06 | Homogeneous Gaming Groups, Demanding Player, & Gaming in set IPs
◇ Michael of Not-Sweden asks about the benefits of homogeneous gaming groups, Rabit in Indianapolis shares a gaming story and asks how to deal with a demanding player, Steve in SoCal asks what IPs we love and hate for TTRPS | Hosts: Kimi, Clara, Pooja, & Joey ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 02:13 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jessica Marcrum (angrynerdgirl.itch.io) ! 03:34 - Michael of Not-Sweden asks about the benefits of homogeneous gaming groups | 28:11 - Rabit in Indianapolis shares a gaming story and asks how to deal with a demanding player | 42:31 - Steve in SoCal asks what IPs we love and hate for TTRPS | 01:00:11 - Episode Closing | 01:02:26 - Song "Lord Randall" by The Netbuskers’ Folkshoppe (https://netbusker.net/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E05 w/ guest Jessica Marcum! | One-shots in a Box, Crafting in TTRPGs, Fun Game Classifications
◇ Davi loves preplanned “one-shot in a box” for conventions but wants system suggestions, Actual Jesse asks about crafting in TTRPGs, Steffi From Scotland has some amusing suggestions for classifying games | Hosts: Kimi, Clara, & Jessica Marcrum ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:30 - Announcements: 2023 Feedback Survey! happyjacks.org/survey - Help us improve our shows and content! 02:13 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jessica Marcrum (angrynerdgirl.itch.io) ! 34:23 - Davi loves preplanned “one-shot in a box” for conventions but wants system suggestions | 47:54 - Actual Jesse asks about crafting in TTRPGs | 01:04:15 - Steffi From Scotland has some amusing suggestions for classifying games | 01:23:18 - Episode Closing | 01:24:23 - Song "Side Quest" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E04 | Fonts for Dyslexia, More on Punishing Players, Gaming Horror Story
◇ Ayanna from Illinois asks about fonts designed for Dyslexia, Ken from Canada thinks players sometimes deserve some punishment, Matt shares a gaming horror story. | Hosts: Kimi, Kurt H, Enge ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 04:23 - Announcements: 2023 Feedback Survey! happyjacks.org/survey - Help us improve our shows and content! 05:00 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jessica Marcrum (angrynerdgirl.itch.io) ! 09:21 - Ayanna from Illinois asks about fonts designed for Dyslexia | 31:39 - Ken from Canada thinks players sometimes deserve some punishment | 50:31 - Matt shares a gaming horror story | 01:10:16 - Episode Closing | 01:11:30 - Song "Wake Up Whole Again" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E03 | Live from GAMEX 2023!
◇ Live from GAMEX 2023 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles! A great panel show with members of our audience and stories from lots of different con games. Since it is a live event, the audio quality is not the same as our normal episodes recorded in our studio. ◇ ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E02 with Ryan Khan! | Intimidating Kids, Vivid Descriptions, & A Delightful Success Story
◇ Erica Odd is intimidated by running games for kids, Gurg Murg asks how to improve describing scenes to players, Thomas from Denmark has a delightful gaming success story | Hosts: Kimi, Bill & special guest Ryan Khan ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 02:31 - Announcements: 2023 Feedback Survey! happyjacks.org/survey - Help us improve our shows and content! 03:27 - Indie Designer of the Month: Ryan Khan (the-one-true-ryan-khan.itch.io) joins us for the show! 33:15 - Erica Odd is intimidated by running games for kids. | 52:58 - Gurg Murg asks how to improve describing scenes to players | 01:04:06 - Thomas from Denmark has a delightful gaming success story | 01:12:36 - Episode Closing | 01:14:36 - Song "This Pub that we Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards (https://thedreadcrewofoddwood.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S32E01 | Trans NPCs, GMless Games are Misnamed, Horror Story
◇ Alwaysnevers asks how to include trans NPCs in a game in an organic and respectful way, Steffi from Scotland comments on GM-less games, Sean from NJ shares a gaming horror story | Hosts: Kimi, Clara & Rose ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:14 - Announcements: 2023 Feedback Survey! happyjacks.org/survey - Help us improve our shows and content! 01:56 - Indie Designer of the Month: Ryan Khan (the-one-true-ryan-khan.itch.io) 08:10 - Alwaysnevers asks how to include trans NPCs in a game in an organic and respectful way | 37:01 - Steffi from Scotland comments on GM-less games | 55:05 - Sean from NJ shares a gaming horror story | 01:06:12 - Episode Closing | 01:08:13 - Song "Agincourt Carol" by The Poxy Boggards (https://thedreadcrewofoddwood.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E25 | Encounters vs XP, Women in Gaming, & “What my PC would do!”
◇ Shawn from DC asks about encounters and experience in games, Jason from California discusses the experience of women in the hobby, Erica Odd shares about “it’s what my character would do!” | Hosts: Kimi, CADave & Nick ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:10 - Announcements: Season 31 is ending soon! We will take a 2 week break after episode 25 and be back with Season 32 the first week of May! 01:52 - Shawn from Washington, DC asks about encounters and experience in games | 35:07 - Jason from California discusses the experience of women in the hobby | 01:01:02 - Erica Odd shares about “it’s what my character would do!” | 01:10:30 - Episode Closing | 01:12:04 - Song: "Heavy Mahogany" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (https://thedreadcrewofoddwood.com/) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E24 | Mixed Species PCs, GM Plot Tropes, & Gaming Origins
◇ Eric from New Jersey asks how to handle mixed species PCs, Ben from Texas talks GM plot tropes, & MadKingChristopher asks how we got here | Hosts: Kimi & Clara ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary |  01:07 - Announcements: Season 31 is ending soon! We will take a 2 week break after episode 25 and be back with Season 32 the first week of May! 03:53 - Eric from New Jersey asks how to handle mixed species PCs | 28:02 - Ben from Texas talks GM plot tropes | 47:45 - MadKingChristopher asks how we got here | 01:07:31 - Episode Closing | 01:09:23 - Song: "The Bird Song" by The Merry Wives (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E23 | Punishing Players, Elocution, & Safety Tools as Hospitality
o Forlornhope22 brings up GMs that punishing Players, Michael asks about elocution, and Sean from NJ has a new frame of mind about safety tools | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, & Rose ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:38 - Announcements: Season 31 is ending soon! We will take a 2 week break after episode 25 and be back with Season 32 the first week of May! 03:36 - Forlornhope22 asks about GMs Punishing Players | 42:29 - Michael asks about elocution | 01:08:45 - Sean from NJ has a comment about safety tools | 01:24:23 - Episode Closing | 01:26:51 - Song: "A Thousand Lives" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E22 | Hate for Cinematic Descriptions, TTRPG Play Styles, & a not so Horror Story
◇ Jörn in Sweden hates cinematic descriptions in games, Charger347 wants to rename styles of playing TTRPGs, Eric from New Jersey shares a horror story | Hosts: Kimi, CADave, and Alex ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:45 - Announcements: Happy Jacks Discord Game Daze! Join happyjacks.org/discord to play in community games on April 8th! 02:58 - Indie Designer of the Month: AshyFeet Games (ashyfeet.com) | 04:44 - Jörn in Sweden hates cinematic descriptions in games | 18:17 - Charger347 wants to rename styles of playing TTRPGs | 49:03 - Eric from New Jersey shares a horror story | 58:47 - Episode Closing | 01:00:45 - Song: "True Survivor" by Super MadNES (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E21 | Teenage Gamers, Two Player Problems, & Choosing Crowdfunding Projects
◇ Thomas from Denmark asks how to game with teenagers who act like teenagers, Ken from Canada wants to know how to keep card prompt games fresh with two players, and Eric from Texas asks how we decide to what games to support on crowdfunding sites | Hosts: Kimi, CADave, and Alex ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 02:16 - Announcements: Happy Jacks Discord Game Daze! Join happyjacks.org/discord to play in community games on April 8th! 02:49 - Indie Designer of the Month: AshyFeet Games (ashyfeet.com) | 04:05 - Thomas from Denmark asks how to game with teenagers who act like teenagers | 28:20 - Ken from Canada wants to know how to keep card prompt games fresh with two players | 38:50 - Eric from Texas asks how we decide to what games to support on crowdfunding sites | 01:09:55 - Episode Closing | 01:10:58 - Song: "Drink 'til I Die" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E20 | Accessibility for Blind GMs, Oppression Tourism in Game Design, & Skipping Rules
◇ Eric from Oregon talks about ways to work with players as a blind GM, EricaOdd asks how to avoid oppression tourism in games, Rose asks what rules we always skip | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, Moe ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:47 - Announcements: Happy Jacks Discord Game Daze! Join happyjacks.org/discord to play in community games on April 8th! 03:49 - Indie Designer of the Month: AshyFeet Games (ashyfeet.com) | 13:32 - Eric from Oregon talks about ways to work with players as a blind GM | 36:55 - EricaOdd asks how to avoid oppression tourism in games | 54:59 - Rose asks what rules we always skip | 01:04:30 - Episode Closing | 01:05:44 - Song: "Oh, Danny Boy" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E19 | Players using ChatGTP, Disappointing Conventions, & a LARP Story
◇ Budding Butlerian in New Zealand shares a story about players using ChatGTP, Toby wants advice about a disappointing convention experience, Steve from Wisconsin shares his return to gaming and LARP knowledge. | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, CADave ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:19 - Announcements: Tell your friends (or enemies!) about Happy Jacks! 03:03 - Indie Designer of the Month: AshyFeet Games (ashyfeet.com) | 04:08 - Budding Butlerian in New Zealand shares a story about players using ChatGTP | 25:20 - Toby wants advice about a disappointing convention experience | 46:02 - Steve from Wisconsin shares his return to gaming and LARP knowledge | 01:05:05 - Episode Closing | 01:07:58 - Song: "Heigh-ho! The Holly" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E18 | Why GMs are in Charge, Discord Gaming Functionality, & Favorite PC Relationships
◇ Thomas from Denmark asks why the GM gets to make all the final calls in a TTRPG, Eric from New Jersey asks about the pros and cons of gaming on Discord and if he should stop using Skype, Rose asks about some of our favorite experiences with PC relationships | Hosts: Kimi, Riley, Jason ◇ 00:32 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:10 - Announcements: Successful OrcCon 2023! 01:56 - Indie Designer of the Month: AshyFeet Games (ashyfeet.com) | 05:24 - Thomas from Denmark asks why the GM gets to make all the final calls in a TTRPG | 38:00 - Eric from New Jersey talks about gaming on Discord | 01:02:39 - Rose asks about some of our favorite experiences with PC relationships | 01:16:26 - Episode Closing | 01:18:07 - Song: "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E17 | Storylines in Multiple Realities, When a Player Quitting Leaves Lose Ends, & A Challenge for the Hosts
◇ MiniPainterJen asks how to run a session where PCs have personalities in two different realities, Steffi from Scotland asks how to clean up lose ends when a player leaves a game mid campaign, Ed from Minnesota, now in Florida has a challenge for the Happy Jacks hosts about introducing new people to the hobby. | Hosts: Kimi, Rose ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:22 - Announcements: Successful OrcCon 2023! 02:37 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jennifer Adcock (jen-adcock15.itch.io & indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/The-Price-of-Coal.html) | 04:35 - MiniPainterJen asks how to run a session where PCs have personalities in two different realities: tv actors and the characters in the show they are on | 20:08 - Steffi from Scotland asks how to clean up lose ends when a player leaves a game mid campaign | 35:33 - Ed from Minnesota, now in Florida has a challenge for the Happy Jacks hosts about introducing new people to the hobby | 01:09:08 - Episode Closing | 01:10:26 - Song: "Wake Up Whole Again" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. We are a not-for-profit entity, so all the money goes into maintaining and improving the quality of our shows. We do it because we love it! patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E16 | Live from OrcCon 2023!
◇ Live from OrcCon 2023 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles! A great panel show with members of our audience and stories from lots of different con games. Since it is a live event, the audio quality is not the same as our normal episodes recorded in our studio. ◇ ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E15 | OrcCon Guests, More Mystery Games, D&D Alternatives, & A Horror Story
◇ OrcCon 2023 is happening Feb 17-20th at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles! Steffi from Scotland replies to our discussion about mystery games, Vyrrk from DC asks for recommendations for games besides D&D that have the same vibe and flavor, Blake shares a horror story from his first gaming group | Hosts: Nick, Jameson, Mike & Jim ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:24 - Announcements: Happy Jacks will be at Strategicon “Orccon” 2023! Feb 17-20th at the Hilton LAX in LA. 14:30 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jennifer Adcock (jen-adcock15.itch.io & indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/The-Price-of-Coal.html) | 15:47 - Steffi from Scotland replies to our discussion about mystery games | 34:38 - Vyrrk from DC asks for recommendations for games besides D&D that have the same vibe and flavor | 53:54 - Blake shares a horror story from his first gaming group | 01:02:47 - Episode Closing | 01:03:49 - Song: "Agincourt Carol" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E14 | GMs Fudging Rolls, Judging Player Reactions, & More on “Traditional Games”
◇ We had some slight audio troubles with Rose's remote audio for the first part of this episode, but they get cleared up pretty quick. OrcCon 2023 is coming Feb 17-20th! Thomas from Denmark brings up GMs fudging their dice rolls, Ken from Canada asks how to tell if a player’s reaction is warranted, and Andreas in Sweden replies to our discussion about what makes a “traditional game." | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, Rose ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:17 - Announcements: Happy Jacks will be at Strategicon “Orccon” 2023! Feb 17-20th at the Hilton LAX in LA. 02:23 - Indie Designer of the Month: Jennifer Adcock (indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/The-Price-of-Coal.html) | 05:50 - Thomas from Denmark brings up GMs fudging their dice rolls | 40:23 - Ken from Canada asks how to tell if a player’s reaction is warranted | 52:29 - Andreas in Sweden replies to our discussion about what makes a “traditional game” | 58:18 - Episode Closing | 01:00:03 - Song: "John Barleycorn Shall Die Right Here" by The Netbusker Folke Shoppe Podcast (netbusker.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all our podcast feeds on your favorite Podcast platform! happyjacksrpg.carrd.co ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E13 | Taking Plot Hooks, Getting Board Gamers into RPGs, & Favorite Non-Fantasy Published Adventures
◇ OrcCon 2023 is coming! Richard asks how to get players to grab plot hooks, Emily asks how to entice board game players to play RPGs, and Daniel asks about our favorite published adventures for non-fantasy campaigns. | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, Riley, Jameson ◇ 00:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | Announcements - Happy Jacks will be at Strategicon “Orccon” 2023! Feb 17-20th at the Hilton LAX in LA. 05:59 - Indie Designer of the Month: Gem Room Games (gemroomgames.com) | 10:41 - Richard asks how to get players to grab plot hooks | 42:57 - Emily asks how to entice board game players to play RPGs | 58:13 - Daniel asks about our favorite published adventures for non-fantasy campaigns | 01:06:12 - Episode Closing | 01:07:52 - Song: "Side Quest" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all these links at happyjacks.org . ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E12 | Running Famous Settings, Taking Players Stuff (again) & Triumph Story
◇ Summary: Eric from Texas asks how much you have to know when running a campaign in a popular setting, Michael E replies to our discussion of when GMs take players stuff away, and Eric from New Jersey shares a LARP gaming triumph | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, Clara ◇ 00:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:20 - Indie Designer of the Month: Gem Room Games (gemroomgames.com) | 03:07 - Eric from Texas asks how much you have to know when running a campaign in a popular setting | 19:22 - Michael E replies to our discussion of when GMs take players stuff away | 51:35 - Eric from New Jersey shares a LARP gaming triumph | 01:01:03 - Episode Closing | 01:02:22 - Song: "500 Miles" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in your own topic or question for the show! ◇ Find us on Youtube ◇ Twitch ◇ Twitter ◇ Instagram ◇ Facebook ◇ Discord or find all these links at happyjacks.org . ◇ Subscribe to our Actual Play Feed! We have a backlog of campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and new games running all the time. ◇ Become a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters keep us independent so we can play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2023 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E11 | Convention Game Tips, Problematic Powers Part 2, & Avatar PBTA Story
◇ Summary: Eric from New Jersey is returning to running convention games after an 18 year absence and wants tips, Mike from New York replies to our conversation about problematic powers with opponents in ttrpgs, EricaOdd shares her experience with the Avatar PBTA game at a local convention | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, Joey, Jameson ◇ 0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 01:24 - Announcements: Join our mailing list so we don't have to depend on social media platforms happyjacks.org/newsletter 3:06 - Indie Designer of the Month: Gem Room Games (gemroomgames.com) | 06:25 - Eric from New Jersey is returning to running convention games after an 18 year absence and wants tips | 23:21 - Mike from New York replies to our conversation about problematic powers with opponents in ttrpgs | 40:08 - EricaOdd shares her experience with the Avatar PBTA game at a local convention | 55:58 - Episode Closing | 57:14 - Song: "Jenny of the Oldstones by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E10 | Memorializing Gaming Friends, Balancing Life & Gaming, & Monster Biology
◇ Summary: Own from New Zealand wants to find a good way to memorialize a gaming friend who has passed away, Will asks about how to balance life with gaming, and Ken in Canada loves considering the biology of monsters | Hosts: Kimi, Nick, Christos & Jason◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:40 - Indie Designer of the Month: Gem Room Games (gemroomgames.com) | 4:36 - Owen from New Zealand asks how best to memorialize a gaming friend who has passed away | 21:42 - Will O. asks about balancing different play group styles and balancing dedication to a game with real life | 49:09 - Ken from Canada loves considering the biology of monsters | 1:04:39 - Episode Closing | 1:05:44 - Song: "Drink til I Die by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E09 | Problems with Safety Tools, Creating Awe for PCs, & a Happy Jacks History Lesson
◇ Summary: Curt has issues with Lines and Veils as a safety tool, Steve can't seem to create moments of awe and wonder for the player characters in his games, and DM Pete has finished our backlog and we talk a bit about how Happy Jacks has changed over the years. | Hosts: Kimi, Emily & Clara◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:24 - Indie Designer of the Month: Noora Rose owner of Monkey’s Paw Games (monkeyspawgames.com) | 4:52 - Curt has issues with Lines and Veils as a safety tool | 19:45 - Steve in SoCal struggles with creating moments of wonder in his campaign | 42:23 - DM Pete has finally made it through the backlog | 58:13 - Episode Closing | 58:43 - Song: "Trollwhacking" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E08 | Gender Roles in RPGs, Learning to GM, White Whale Systems
◇ Summary: We discuss gender roles in fictional species and societies, including ways to turn them on their head, give universal tips for learning to GM, and share our "white whale" systems that have managed to escape us all these years. | Hosts: Kimi & Adam◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:07 - Indie Designer of the Month: Noora Rose owner of Monkey’s Paw Games (monkeyspawgames.com) | 3:40 - Steve in So Cal asks about gender roles in fictional species and societies | 33:23 - Shawn from Washington DC asks if there is a universal way to learn to GM | 59:47 - Rose asks if we have a white whale system that we’ve always wanted to try | 1:09:18 - Episode Closing | 1:10:26 - Song: "The Gloucestershire Wassail" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E07 | Canon vs. Yes and-ing, Investigation Story Tips, How to Give TTRPG Advice
◇ Summary: Steve in So Cal wants to discuss how to balance world-building canon while still "yes and-ing" players contributions to the world, Thomas from Denmark asks about mystery and investigation stories in TTRPGS, and Steffi in Scotland wants advice about giving advice | Hosts: Kimi, Adam, & Rose ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:23 - Indie Designer of the Month: Noora Rose owner of Monkey’s Paw Games (monkeyspawgames.com) | 6:02 - Steve in SoCal brings up balancing world-building consistency with “yes-anding” players ideas | 43:15 - Thomas from Denmark asks about creating good mystery and investigation stories with RPGs | 1:08:13 - Steffi in Scotland wants advice about giving TTRPG advice | 1:29:41 - Episode Closing | 1:30:52 - Song: "Pass the Hat" by The Netbusker Folk Shoppe Podcast (netbusker.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E06 | Mechanics Helping New Players, The One Ring 2e & Being Their Only GM Ever
◇ Summary: We announce our December Indie Designer of the Month, Richard asks about mechanics helping new players, Adam has great advice for running The One Ring 2nd Edition, and Vyrrk is worried that he has given his players bad habits as their only GM ever | Hosts: Kimi, Riley, and Bill ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:59 - Announcements of new Actual Play shows| 4:05 - Indie Designer of the Month: Noora Rose owner of Monkey’s Paw Games (monkeyspawgames.com) | 7:51 - Richard asks if a system with more mechanics can actually be helpful for new RPG players| 54:41 - Adam from CA shares tips for running The One Ring 2nd Edition| 1:15:00 - Vyrrk asks if he has done a disservice to his players as the only GM they have ever known| 1:32:11 - Episode Closing | 1:32:00 - Song: "The Bog Down in the Valley-O" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E05 | Fantasy Creature Science, D&D for 44 Kids, & Safety Tools
◇ Summary: Batman writes in about the science behind evil fantasy creatures, Curt from Alaska asks about running TTRPGs for a group of 44 kids, and Jolene shares some advice about safety tools and has a reminder for us. | Hosts: Kimi, Adam, & CADave ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:59 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 5:33 - Announcements of new APs 10:20 - Batman talks about the science of evil creatures | 40:05 - Curt from Alaska writes in about running TTRPGs for people new to the hobby and a club of 44 kids | 1:17:53 - Jolene has some advice about safety tools and a reminder for us | 1:24:52 - Episode Closing | 1:27:02 - Song: " Danger Inbound" by Eclectotron (instagram.com/eclectotron/) watch the amazing music video on youtube! ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E04 | Streaming TTRPG Tips, Academic take on One-Shots, & The One Ring RPG
◇ Summary: Kettle from Germany asks for tips and tricks for streaming games, Steffi from Scotland offers an academically inspired way to pace one-shots, Actual Jessie talks about the The One Ring TTRPG and Kimi goes on a rant about Rings of Power | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 4:02 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 6:09 - Kettle from Germany asks about streaming TTRPGS | 39:00 - Steffi from Scotland offers their strategy for prepping one shots | 52:47 - Actual Jesse talks about playing The One Ring rpg | 1:04:00 - Kimi goes on a rant about Rings of Power 1:17:44 - Episode Closing | 1:05:37 - Song: " Toss a Coin to your Witcher" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E03 | Changing D&D Campaign to High Fantasy, 10 Candles Con Game Success Story, & Post Con Recap Blues
◇ Summary: We announce our Indie Designer of the Month for November, Mike is running a low fantasy D&D campaign and wants to transition it to high fantasy, Jan-Egil from Norway updates us on how his 10 Candles convention game went, and Taurelin misses post-convention game breakdowns | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jay (@jayafrica), and Bill (@billroper) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:21 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 6:31 - Mike asks about how to transition a campaign from low-fantasy to high fantasy | 27:57 - Jan-Egil from Norway updates us on how his 10 Candles convention game went | 51:34 - Taurelin misses our convention recap episodes and wants to talk Jackercon | 1:04:46 - Episode Closing | 1:05:37 - Song: " Heavy Mahogany" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E02 | GM Planning Styles, Con Game Tone, & Complaint about a Past Show
◇ Summary: Array asks about GMing planning styles and "writing style alignment," Steve in SoCal asks about the tone of convention games, and Patrick has a complaint about our GURPS comments | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), Nick (@Sungrowler) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:15 - Announcements: Starting in November we will feature an indie designer every month! Patreons will get copies of their games and everyone will learn about amazing creators in the TTRPG community! | 7:27 - Array asks about our “writing style alignment” | 39:37 - Steve in SoCal asks about the tone of convention games | 1:01:13 - Patrick has a gripe about our grumbling about GURPS | 1:19:10 - Episode Closing | 1:19:43 - Song: " Those Who Fight Further [Final Fantasy VII]" by Super MadNES (supermadnes.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S31E01 | A First TPK, Disorganized LARP, & Problematic Powers
◇ Summary: Batman, yes BATMAN... ok maybe not real Batman, writes in about his first TPK ever, JoLene writes in with a LARP horror story and talks about why she went back a few times anyway, Steve in SoCal asks about problematic powers that mess with player agency and enjoyment. | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), CA Dave (@CASithLord), Courtney (@theanimegoddess), and Jay (@JayAfrica) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:52 - Announcements: Starting in November we will feature an indie designer every month! Patreons will get copies of their games and everyone will learn about amazing creators in the TTRPG community! | 4:33 - Batman (whaaa?) writes in about their first TPK, 40 years into playing TTRPGs | 28:47 - Jolene writes in with a LARP horror story | 42:27 - Steve in SoCal asks about problematic powers that mess with player agency and enjoyment | 1:05:43 - Episode Closing | 1:06:38 - Song: "The Pub that We Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E25 | Inclusive and Exclusive Games, Campaign Currency, & Writing Advice
◇ Summary: Shawn asks about games that are designed with inclusive or specifically exclusive concepts about PCs, Rob wants to talk game currency and the Alien RPG, Jonathan asks for advice about writing adventures and designing games | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Emily (@emilyvdw) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 2:14 - Announcements: This is the last episode of season 30. We will be taking a 2 week break and be back to record the first episode of season 31 on Oct 21st. | 5:55 - Shawn in Washington DC asks about games with inclusive or exclusive PC rules | 32:03 - Rob from Down Under talks about the Alien RPG in the Year Zero Engine | 48:03 - Jonathan asks about designing RPGs and RPG adventures | 1:06:12 - Episode Closing | 1:07:11 - Song: "A Thousand Lives" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E24 | Recovering from TPKs, Raising Gaming Kids, & a Lightning Round
◇ Summary: Forlornhope22 asks now a new GM can recover from a too-deadly combat encounter in a campaign, Steve in SoCal asks about how to fit gaming in after having kids and how to raise kids in a way that makes them more likely to enjoy gaming someday, and Andreas has a lighting round of questions | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), and Bill (@billroper) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:29 - Vyrrk is giving away a copy of Decuma on the Discord happyjacks.org/discord & the Discord has forums now! | 5:43 - Forlornhope22 asks how to recover from a too-deadly combat encounter | 35:22 - Steve in SoCal asks about raising kids to be gamers | 1:12:41 - Andreas sends in a lighting round of questions | 1:24:13 - Episode Closing | 1:25:03 - Song: "Laser Printed Hero" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E23 | Playing Straight White Guys, Pacing Convention One-Shots, & Managing Player Schedules
◇ Summary: Ken in Canada asks if it’s ok to just RP straight white guy characters as a player, James from the Panhandle asks about pacing a 1 shot with no test runs, & Rob in Australia asks about what systems work well for managing inconsistent schedules where players end up missing sessions | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jason (@itsProbablyOk), Riley (@rileyjsilverman) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:29 - Vyrrk is giving away a copy of Decuma on the Discord happyjacks.org/discord & the Discord has forums now! | 5:30 - Ken in Canada asks if it’s ok to just RP straight white guy characters | 20:53 - James from the Panhandle asks about pacing a 1 shot with no test runs | 55:13 - Rob in Australia asks about what systems work well for managing inconsistent schedules where players end up missing sessions | 1:16:38 - Episode Closing | 1:17:40 - Song: "Jenny of Oldstones by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E22 | Player Advice, Safety Tool Question, & a Father’s Reply
◇ Summary: Forlornhope22 wants us to give some player advice for a change, Alverant wants more information about using a specific safety tool in games, & Friar Greg responds to his kid's show email from a few episodes back | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Bill (@billroper) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:54 - Vyrrk is giving away a copy of Decuma on the Discord happyjacks.org/discord & Happy Jacks seasons will be 25 episodes long| 10:14 - Forlornhope22 asks for advice for players | 46:45 - Alverant asks for clarification about how a safety tool works | 1:15:19 - Friar Greg in Canada responds to his son Arlo’s letter from a few episodes ago | 1:23:57 - Episode Closing | 1:29:00 - Song: "Prologue [Final Fantasy IV}" by Super MadNES (supermadnes.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E21 | Strange Gaming Locations, Healthy LARP Wisdom, & a Contest!
◇ Summary: Weird places to play TTRPGs, Healthy LARP communities and safety tools, & Using Decuma for D&D and a GIVEAWAY! | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Bill (@billroper) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 2:54 - Announcements: Subscribe to us on Youtube! It's free and helps the show! youtube.com/happyjacksrpg | 4:08 - Erica asks about the strangest place we have ever played an RPG | 23:56 - Davi shares LARP wisdom about how to keep playgroups healthy and using safety tools | 48:22 - Vyrrk talks about how he used Decuma and is giving away a physical copy! CONTEST! | 1:13:40 - Episode Closing | 1:14:40 - Song: "Pub that We Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E20 | Categorizing RPGs, Crime & Punishment, & GMing Masks One-shots
◇ Summary: Mike shares his TTRPG categorizing system, Zed wants to keep crime and punishment fun in his campaign, and Jo-Lene has some wisdom to share about GMing Masks one-shots | Hosts: Riley (@rileyjsilverman), & Nick (@Sungrowler), ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 0:56 - Announcements: Strategicon is happening Sept 2-3rd! Some of us will be there and running games! | 2:39 - Mike F from New York shares his system of categorizing TTRPGs | 45:45 - Zed from the UK asks about balancing crime and punishment so everyone has fun | 59:04 - Jo-Lene shares her strategies for running a Masks one-shot and asks our thoughts on the subject | 1:06:52 - Episode Closing | 1:08:00 - Song: "Prickle Holly Bush" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E19 | Balancing Factions, Obsidian Portal Info, & a GOT Horror Story
◇ Summary: Kettle from Germany asks how a GM should balance a large number of factions in their campaign world, Mike from Michigan corrects us about Obsidian Portal, and Erica shares a convention horror story | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Riley (@rileyjsilverman), & Nick (@Sungrowler), ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:25 - Announcements: Strategicon is happening Sept 2-3rd! Some of us will be there and running games! | 4:23 - Kettle from Germany asks how a GM should balance a large number of factions in their campaign world | 25:17 - Mike from Michigan corrects us about Obsidian Portal | 33:25 - Erica shares a convention horror story | 58:19 - Episode Closing | 59:51 - Song: "Pass the Hat" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (netbusker.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E18 | Campaign Location Journaling, Running Ten Candles, Vampire LARP Horror Story
◇ Summary: Savage Stalker shares a fantastic journaling technique that helps with world building, Jan-Egil from Norway asks for advice on running Ten Candles for the first time at a convention, and James from NJ shares a Vampire LARP horror story. | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jason (@itsProbablyOk), & Nick (@Sungrowler), ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:11 - Announcements: We need emails! |3:42 - Savage Stalker shares about journaling as part of world building |21:10 - Jan-Egil from Norway asks about running Ten Candles at a con |44:13 - James From NJ shares a LARPing horror story |1:08:17 - Episode Closing |1:10:56 - Song: "Laser Printed Hero" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E17 | GMs taking Stuff, Con Horror Story, & a Son’s Shout Out
◇ Summary: Michael disagrees with us about GMs taking stuff away, Mike F in New York shares a gaming horror story that was partially his fault, and second generation Happy Jacks fan shares about Jackercon and has a message for his dad | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jason (@itsProbablyOk) , Vyrrk (@Vyrrk) , and Stork ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:24 - Announcements: We need emails! |8:44 - Michael disagrees with us about GMs taking stuff away |35:01 - Mike F in New York shares a gaming horror story that was partially his fault |1:07:37 - A second generation Happy Jacks fan shares about Jackercon and has a message for his dad |1:20:17 - Episode Closing |1:24:10 - Song: "Time Flies when you're having Rum" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) (yes, I forgot and we have the same song from last week) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
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HJRP S30E16 | What’s a Traditional TTRPG?, Accessibility in Games
◇ Summary: What do people mean when they say "traditional" tabletop rpg?, and discussing accessibility features that are build into games | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), and Kurt ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:24 - Announcements: More sound tweaks and improvements are coming! |4:27 - Edward asks what we mean when we say “traditional” TTRPG |47:01 - Shawn asks about designing games with accessibility in mind |1:15:04 - Episode Closing |1:17:01 - Song: "Time Flies when you're having Rum" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E15 | Player Harmony, more on Improv Exercises, and using Obsidian Portal
◇ Summary: How to achieve player harmony in a mismatched gaming group, a success story about using improv games at the table, and getting players to participate outside of game time in things like Obsidian Portal | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), and Stork ◇ 0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary |2:48 - Announcements: JackerCon Success |4:50 - Ken in Ontario asks about getting a group of very different players to find harmony |29:13 - Aaron of Portland shares his experience with Improv exercises at his gaming table |45:48 - Weaselcreature in California brings up Obsidian Portal and getting players to participate in stuff outside of game time |1:05:56 - Episode Closing |1:07:38 - Song: "The Baltimore Fire" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (Netbusker.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E14 | GMs using Visual Aids, Finding Fellow Gamers, & GMing One-Shots
◇ Summary: Can a GM use too many visual aids, how to subtly recognize other gamers in the wild, and best practices for running a one-shot | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Adam (@hoobuk), Jay (@jayafrica) ◇ 0:36 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:16 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update |5:21 - Ken asks when visual aids and minis start to ruin a campaign instead of adding to the experience |27:17 - Muddyboots in NYC asks about recognizing feral gamers |1:04:26 - Micah from Alaska asks about running one-shots in preparation for JackerCon |1:24:09 - Episode Closing |1:27:21 - Song: "The Bird Song" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E13 | Campaigns About Locations, Convention Game Horror Story, and Old D&D Product Re-releases
◇ Summary: How to make a location the star of a campaign, a horror story about a convention horror game, why releasing old editions of D&D products could be a good marketing strategy | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Stork ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:22 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update |5:57 - Leatherneck from Michagan asks about making a location the star of a campaign |21:20 - Mike F from New York shares a Horror Story: How NOT to run a convention horror game |42:52 - Shawn from Washington DC asks why releasing old editions of D&D products would be a good marketing strategy |1:10:13 - Episode Closing |1:11:30 - Song: "The Decisive Battle [Final Fantasy VI]" by SUPER MADNES (supermadnes.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E12 | Historical TTRPG campaigns, Perfect Systems for Setting, & Organizing Campaign Notes in Google
◇ Summary: Systems that are good for historical TTRPG campaigns that have as much roleplaying as sieges and wars, thoughts on systems that capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, & advice on organizing campaign notes in Google | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Jameson, and Riley (@rileyjsilverman) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:57 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update8:48 - New listener Conrad asks about systems for historical TTRPG campaigns and sieges or war campaigns in games, 27:33 - Micah asks which systems capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, 57:11 - Niklas in Sweden asks about strategies to organize campaign notes, 1:07:12 - Episode Closing, 1:08:17 - Song: "The Wellerman" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (netbusker.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E11 | Improv for Gamers, a Favorite RPG Moment, & Another Decuma Idea
◇ Summary: Using improv games to avoid boring sessions, new listener shares his favorite gaming moment, & using Decuma to get your group to play a new game system! | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stu (@srvenable), and Jason (@itsprobablyok) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 2:25 - Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!7:24 - Anders from Denmark asks about using improv games to keep sessions interesting, 24:27 - New listener Wunderflonium shares his favorite gaming moment EVER, 38:33 - HeavymetalJess shares how she uses Decuma to convince her group to try playing in new systems, 45:35 - Episode Closing, 49:13 - Song: "Jenny of the Oldstones by The Mary Sues (merrysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E010 | Homebrewing Worlds, Space Trucker Money, & Coriolis
◇ Summary: How deep to make homebrewed worlds, Space truckers and money in the Alien RPG, & Coriolis the Third Horizon | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and CADave (@casithlord) ◇ 0:37 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:51 - Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!3:37 - Whizzard asks about how deep we delve when creating homebrew worlds, 14:38 - Rob talks about Space Truckers and asks about money in Free League’s Alien RPG, 40:27 - Kairaku talks about another Year Zero Engine game, Coriolis the Third Horizon, 56:32 - Episode Closing, 58:05 - Song: "500 Miles " by The Merry Wives of Windsor - mwow.net ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E09 | Game Jams, New Player Tropes, Con Memories, & More
◇ Summary: DriveThruRPG Game Jams, New Player Tropes, Big Bad Con Memories, & How to start GMing | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jay (@jayafrica), and Clara (@clearly_golden) ◇ 0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:32 - Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!3:14 - News: DriveThruRPG is doing a game jam!, 14:30 - Heath from Maryland asks about our experiences with new player tropes, 30:42 - Jerry from Oregon returns to the HJ community and shares a story of Big Bad Con, 42:48 - Weaslecreature from California shares a tip for someone who is interested in GMing but doesn’t know where to start, 59:32 - Episode Closing, 1:02:30 - Song: "Skye Boat Song" by The Mary Sues ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E08 | Intriguing Villains, Pranks gone Wrong, & a GM Mistake
◇ Summary: How to create intriguing villains, a PC's pranks go too far, and fixing a common GM mistake | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Clara (@clearly_golden) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:37 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc ,5:40 - Clara talks about our current actual play of Vaesen, 8:00 - ArthWenFud asks about creating intriguing villains for a campaign, 25:00 - Leatherneck shares a story of a game prank gone wrong, 50:30 - Andreas in Sweden shares a GMing mistake and asks if we have similar stories, 1:07:10 - Episode Closing, 1:08:15 - Song: "Drink this Pub Dry" by The Merry Wives of Windsor ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E07 | Benefits of Imbalance, GMing for 10 Players, & a TPK Story
◇ Summary: Using "Stars & Wishes" while GMing, Playing RPGs with Kids of different ages, and a happy story about becoming a GM | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Joey (@Feywilde85) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 3:44 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc 5:45 - Gerald from Toranto wonders if imbalance and restrictions actually improve the gaming experience?, 32:50 - New listener "CD" is a first-time GM trying to run D&D for 10 players, 55:30 - Bill from Washington shares a TPK story, 1:13:27 - Episode Closing, 1:16:35 - Song: "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by The Mary Sues ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E06 | GMing with “Stars & Wishes”, Playing with Kids, & GM Success Story
◇ Summary: Using "Stars & Wishes" while GMing, Playing RPGs with Kids of different ages, and a happy story about becoming a GM | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Joey (@Feywilde85) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:25 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc 3:36 - Vyrrk in DC writes in about using “Stars and Wishes” with surprising outcomes, 14:23 - Weaselcreature ran HeroKids and we talk about gaming with different ages of kids, 26:59 - Micah shares about her decision to GM when she couldn't find a game, 46:19 - We talk about Happy Jacks and indie games51:51 - Episode Closing, 53:37 - Song: "Storked It" by The Angry Folk Band ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E05 | Too Many Plot Threads, Items as Aspects & D&D’s Marketing
◇ Summary: How to tell if you have the right number of plot threads, Having Items as PC Aspects in Fate, & why D&D has lasted while other systems faded away | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Moe (@ashyfeet1) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary,3:11 - Announcements,7:10 - Forlornhope22 asks how many plot threads is too many, 26:39 - Eric from Oregon talks PC items as Aspects in Fate, 37:26 - Kimi goes off on the adults in Spider-Man movies, 44:52 - Davi in CA asks about how systems survive the test of time and we talk TTRPG marketing, 1:16:25 - Episode Closing, 1:00:31 - Song: "Sail On" by The Merry Wives of Windsor ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E04 | Taking Notes during RP, Playing in IPs Correction, & Cheating Player Drama
Happy Jacks Tabletop RPG Advice Show: Season 30, Episode 4 ◇ Summary: Players taking notes during intense RP moments, Playing RPGs in existing IPs, Playing with a cheater | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Joey (@Feywilde85), and Adam (@hoobuk) ◇ 0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary 3:37 - Announcements5:48 - Gaz asks about players taking notes during RP23:00 - Weaselcreature corrects us about playing in existing IPs36:56 - Jon in Idaho is either playing with a cheater56:55 - Episode Closing1:00:31 - Song: "Give that Wench a Sonnet" by The Poxy Boggards ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! ttps://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E03 | WOTC buys D&D Beyond, Digital Tools for In-Person Games, & PC Gear Problems
Happy Jacks Tabletop RPG Advice Show: Season 30, Episode 3 ◇ Summary: WOTC buys D&D Beyond, Weaselcreature asks about using digital tools at the in-person RPG table, and Shawn near DC asks about PC gear and player agency. Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Jason (@itsprobablyok) ◇ 0:00 - Preshow Update from Kimi1:09 - Welcome & Episode Summary3:46 - Announcements6:40 - Gaming News: D&D buys D&D Beyond19:30 - Weaselcreature asks about using digital tools for in-person games 51:00 - Shawn near DC asks about PC gear and player agency1:21:12 - Episode Closing1:23:34 - Song: Cassilda's Song by The Poxy Boggards ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP S30E02 | Getting back to GMing, Play-by-post Games, & PCs you Can’t Control
In today’s episode: Daniel from Australia asks about getting back in the GM saddle after a break. Forrest comes home and shares experiences from Play by Post games. Taurelin asks about player characters with a mind of their own. Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), CA Dave (@casithlord), and Jason (@itsprobablyok)
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HJRP S30E01 | RPGs & Kids, Getting Excited about D&D, Other Shows
◇ Summary: Thomas from Denmark shares his rewarding experiences playing RPGs with kids. Gekko State from Canada is struggling to get excited about running D&D and Greg in Virginia wants to know what other RPG shows and podcasts we are into. Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, CA Dave (@casithlord). ◇ 1:45 - Weekly Announcements - 9:20 - Thomas finds gaming with kids very rewarding - 24:02 - Gekko State can't get excited about D&D - 35:02 - Kimi's mic gets fixed - 1:02:24 - Greg wants media recommendations - 1:14:18 - Song: Plan B by the Angry Folk Band ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/
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HJRP2915 More Immersion, A Blast from the Past & Memories
Eric from New Jersey writes in about immersion.  We revisit Hosier Rob’s very first email. And MRCJ send us some thoughts on his history with Happy Jacks RPG. Hosts: Stu, Kimi and Stork A weekly, round table RPG advice show that combines friendships, table-top RPGs, and unbridled enthusiasm to bring you a show that is informative, honest and funny.  You can find us at http://www.happyjacks.org/ Tags: happyjacksrpg, tabletop, gaming, rpg, advice, dnd, d&d, podcast, roleplaying, happy jacks, dm, gm, dming, gming, game master, dungeon master, campaign, dungeons and dragons, hjrpg, ttrpg
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HJRP2914 Prep for New Settings, L5R Char Ideas, Schooled in Math
In this episode: Andreas from Sweden writes in about preparing for a new setting. Sean from Philly asks about playing a low-status PC in L5R. And Thomas from Denmark "Well, Actuallies" us about our math and Savage Worlds. End song: "Windsor's Cider" by The Merry Wives of WindsorHosts: Kimi, Stu and Stork
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HJRP2913 GM or System Issue, Immersion, Left Turns
hjrp2913 In this Episode: Eric from NJ writes in about a GM/system issue.  Magic Octopus writes in about immersion.  Zed from the UK asks about unexpected twists and turns. 
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HJRP2912 Special Announcement, GMing for New People, More
hjrp2912 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In This Episode: We have a special announcement. Josh in Orlando wants to know what sort of game to run for new people.  Tanic5 sends us a few RPG stories. And Greg sends a holiday greeting from the North Pole.
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HJRP2911 Orccon 2022, Finding a Group, DnD
hjrp2911 Your Hosts: Stu, Mike, Stork. In This Episode: Mike from Strategicon joins us to talk about Orccon 2022, which starts February 18th. Joe from Detroit asks for advice in finding a group. Eric writes in about playing non-DnD with DnD fans. 
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HJRP2910 Character Spice, Cortex
hjrp2910 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi In this Episode: We read a couple questions from Ruth from England and Daniel from Australia.
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HJRP2909 Props, Note Taking, Paid GMs
hjrp2909 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork   In this Episode: Ruth from England sends us a 1d10 question table!  Bill from Colorado writes in about notetaking.  Josh in Orlando writes in again about paid GMs.   
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HJRP2908 Time Keeping and World Building, Game Con Report
hjrp2908 Your Hosts: Stu, Adam, Allie In This Episode: James writes in about his cyberpunk game. Steffi chimes in on time keeping and world building. JimTo sends us a game con report.
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HJRP2907 Who’s the A Hole and Your Voice
hjrp2907 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In This Episode: John from San Francisco wants to play who's the a-hole. And Garrett from So Cal asks about his voice and talking too much as a GM.  
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HJRP2906 Experience Points, Pre-Existing Settings, Game Tone
hjrp2906 Your Hosts: Stu, Adam, Kimi, Allegra In this Episode: Greg from Virginia writes in about how NOT to award XP.  Jo Lene writes in again on pre-existing settings.  Dave in DC writes in about game tone.
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HJRP2905 Notetaking, Play by Post
hjrp2905 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Kurt In this Episode: Mike from PA writes in about notetaking and stuff. Gerard from Gelderland writes in about play-by-post games.   
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HJRP2904 Gaming Resources, Settings With Preexisting Characters
hjrp2904 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt In This Episode: Albin from Finland writes in about two RPG related products. Jo Lene revisits pre-existing settings but with a twist.
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HJRP2903 Modern Settings and GMs and Players
hjrp2903 Your Hosts: Stu and Kurt In This Episode: Michael from Pittsburg writes in about running games in a modern setting.  And Aimless sends us a question (kind of a horror story) about mithrel armor.   
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HJRP2902 Printing Presses and Fantasy, GURPS, Magic and Bad GMing
hjrp2902 In this Episode: Brian writes in about printing presses and fantasy settings and pvp!  Gurg Murg sends a message about GURPS, Magic and bad GMing.  
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HJRP2901 Professional GMs, Mundane Careers
hjrp2901 In this Episode: Josh in Orlando writes in about professional GMs.  GM Radio Rob writes in about making mundane careers interesting. 
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HJRP2820 Licensed Games, Newspapers
hjrp2820 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Kurt In this Episode: JoLene writes in about licensed games. And Dave from DC writes in about newspapers.
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HJRP2819 Theater of the Mind and Success!
hjrp2819 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In this Episode: Niklas writes in about theater of the mind in different games. And Axel in Germany sends us a success story.   
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HJRP2818 Accents
hjrp2818 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In this Episode: Shawn from Outside Washington DC writes in about accents.  
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HJRP2817 Charisma, Appearance and Homebrewing
hjrp2817 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In this Episode: Niklas writes in about good looks and homebrewing.
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HJRP2816 Running Away and Experience
hjrp2816 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt In This Episode: Sean from Just Outside Washington DC writes in about running away and experience.  
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HJRP2815 Railroading and Intraparty Violence
hjrp2815 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Christopher Grey In this Episode: Sean from outside DC sends us an email on railroading and PC vs PC violence.
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HJRP2814 Spies, Props, Printing Presses
hjrp2814 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt and Stork In this Episode: We discuss RPG elevator advice, Leatherneck sends us an email about spies at the table, Curt sends a dispatch about Jackercon 2021, which will be held on the Jackercon Discord.
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HJRP2813 More On Convention Games
hjrp2813 Andreas writes in about convention games.
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HJRP2812 Con Games that Fill, World Building and Advice
hjrp2812 Devon from Portland sends us a report and a question. We begin a world building exercise.
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HJRP2811
hjrp2811 Your Hosts: Stu, Christopher, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: James from New Zealand asks for some lessons learned from pandemic gaming.  Joe from Cambridge writes in with a quick question. And another Kurt sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2810 Physics in Fantastic Session, Leading Questions
hjrp2810 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy In this Episode: Corbin writes in about physics in fantastic settings. And Derk writes in about leading questions and when they're railroady.
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HJRP2809 Wallflowers, Tropes, Horror
hjrp2809 In this Episode: Davi (Dah-Vee) writes in about PC leadership and RPing with wall flowers. Ben from Texas writes in about GM fall back tropes. And Erica Odd sends us a horror story (really a GM confession, I think).
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HJRP2808 Mid-Games, Metahumans and Lovecraftian Horror, Starting a Campaign
hjrp2808 In this Episode: Eric in New Jersey asks about setting up the mid-game.  Tanner sends us an email about Metahumans and Lovecraftian Horror.  Jon in Idaho asks for some advice on starting his next campaign. 
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HJRP2807 Minis, Tropes, Horror
hjrp2807 Your Hosts: Stu, Moe, Bill, Tappy In this Episode: Greg in Virginia writes in about minis in RPGs.  Ken writes in about GMing Tropes. And Muddyboots in NYC sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2806 GM Inspiration, Artificial Gravity, Bears, etc.
Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill, In This Episode: Dave in DC writes in about GM inspiration. And Andreas writes in about artificial gravity, bears and other stuff.
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HJRP2805 GM Tropes, Wish Pact Conundrum
hjrp2805 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In This Episode: Brian in Osaka writes in about his post-apocalypse game and tropes GMs overuse. And Adam in Utah writes in about a wish/pact conundrum.
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HJRP2804 Strategicon, Social Skills and Horror
hjrp2804 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Jim, Eric and Kurt In This Episode: We discuss next weekend's online Orccon 2021. Go to Strategicon.net for information. Chris from Scotland revisits our social skills debate. We talk about Kurt's kickstarter for Lighthearted RPG. And Alervant sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2803 Science Fiction, Play Yourself, Game Pitch
hjrp2803 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In this episode: We discuss science fiction settings, Taylor writes in about a play yourself success story, and Mke in PA writes in about writing a good game pitch
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HJRP2802 Online Groove, Flashbacks, Non-RP-RPG
hjrp2802 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Katie, Kurth In This Episode: Jonas writes in about finding his online gaming groove.  Dave from DC writes in about Flashbacks.
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HJRP2801 First Impressions, Heroes and Magic, Play Styles
hjrp2801 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Kurt In this Episode: Jo Lene writes in about L5R Clans and how your initial exposure to the game colors your perception of it. Ed from MN writes in about Heroes, Religion and Magic.  MJ writes in with a correction about APs and play styles. 
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HJRP2720 Flashbacks, Pacing, Confessions
hjrp2720 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In this Episode: James from 1d4 Podcast writes in about flashbacks.  MRCJ writes in about pacing.  And Graf sends a thank you and a confession. 
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HJRP2719 Remote Player, Character Personality and Compatibility
hjrp2719 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Kurt Show Notes: Trenchworks writes in with clarifications about his remote player dilemma. MJ in Georgia writes in about PC personalities and group compatibility. We also discuss a couple other things, including a hopefully spoiler-free discussion of The Mandalorian. Special thank you to New Holland Brewing Co for their care package of Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout. Check out their cool promotional stuff at hoard.dragonsmilk.com.
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HJRP2718 Cursed Newspapers, L5R and Multi-System Games
hrjp2718 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In this Episode: Dave in DC writes in about a Con Game with a Cursed Newspaper. Simon in London writes in about multi-clan L5R games. Iain from the UK writes in about a multi-system game.   
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HJRP2717 GMing, Clans, Horror
hjrp2717 Your Hosts: Stu, Jim Ryan, Stork Jim (otherdoc on Twitter) hosts RPG Actual Plays on Twitch. You can find his other projects at his webpage. In this Episode: Dave in DC sends an email about convention GMing and a question. Jo Lene asks about clans in Vampire vs Legend of the 5 Rings. And anonymous sends a horror story.   
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HJRP2716 Dragon Eggs, Different Groups, Murder Hobos
hjrp2716 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt, Stork In this Episode: Jon writes in saying, “Help! I have the party a dragon egg. Now what!?” Ken R writes in about differing gaming groups.  Jonas sends an email about being a murder hobo in moder settings. 
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HJRP2715 Dice Rant and an Epically Long Email – Revised
hjrp2715 Your Hosts: Stu, Emily and Tappy In This Episode: Axel from the UK sends us a rant on dice, and Friar Gregg sends us an epically long email.
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HJRP2714 Intelligence, Command, Safety
hjrp2714 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt, Stork In This Episode: Axel writes in about intelligence as a stat. Andreas writes in about games with a command structure. And JoCrack chimes in on safety tools.
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HJRP2713 Remote Players,
hjrp2713 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill, Tyler, Stork In this Episode: Trenchworks writes in about playing a mixed in-person/remote game.  Ben from Texas writes in about XP for failure. Jo Crack writes in about online dice rollers.  And Jonas writes in about a game with is son.
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HJRP2712 Red Herrings, Commitment, Memories
hjrp2712 Your Hosts: Stu, Kurt, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: Steve in SoCal writes in about red herrings.  Scott writes in about levels of commitments to gaming.  And Erica Odd sends a bittersweet email.
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HJRP2711 Episodic Games, Animal Companions, Pick-up Game Phobia, Crunch
hjrp2711 Your Hosts: Stu, Claire, Clara, Stork In this Episode: Andrew writes in about episodic games with a background arc.  Derk writes in about Animal Companions.  Byron writes in about his Pick-up-Game phobia.  Eric from New Jersey writes in about teaching a crunchy system with online gaming. 
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HJRP2710 Free RPGs, Real World Settings, Horror
hjrp2710 Your Hosts: Stu, Bill and Tappy In this Episode: John from Iowa sends us a comment and counterpoint on free RPG content.  Dale writes in about hometown gaming.  And Eric from New Jersey sends us a horror story. 
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HJRP2709 TPKs and PC Death, GM Appreciation, Safety Tools, Horror
hjrp2709 Your Host: Stu, Stork, Tyler, ProbieTim In this Episode: Ryan from Jacksonville writes in about a TPK and PC death.  Mogen from Denmark writes in about GM appreciation, or the lack thereof.  Axel from the UK asks about introducing safety tools to a group that is previously unaware of them.  And then Ryan sends a GURPS-related horror story.  
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HJRP2708 Intelligence is not a Stat, Published Adventures, Who Cares About Initiative?
hjrp2708 In this Episode: Joel from Missouri says that Intelligence is not a stat. Uri from On the shoulders of Dwarves defends published adventures. Toby from Atlanta asks why Initiative is a thing. Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Heavy Metal Jess, Kurt
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HJRP2707 Smart Players and Dumb Characters, Well Actually, Upsides of Virtual Gaming
hjrp2707 Your Hosts: Stu, Tyler, Stork In this Episode:  Erica Odd writes in about smart players playing dumb characters and vice versa. Kairaku sends a well-actually for Stork. And Just Another Busy Drone asks for some upsides on virtual gaming. If you're interested in Stu's book go to stuvenable.com/mandeight01 for the Amazon page. If you want updates on his writing, go to stuvenable.com.  
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HJRP2706 Influential Players, Questions, Fatigue
hjrp2706 In This Episode: Muddy Boots from New York would like to say thanks to someone who changed the way he plays. Polishogr8 sends us a plethora of questions. Dillon is worn down by a player switching PCs. Your hosts: Stu, Christopher Grey and Stork.
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HJRP2705 Character Advancement, Sandbox Troubles, Helplessness
hjrp2705 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In this Episode: Niklas writes in about character advancement and what should drive it. GettyOwlMark is having sandbox troubles. And Rufus has a question about helplessness in gaming and life. 
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HJRP2704 Peaceful Cities, Good and Evil, Horror
hjrp2704 Your Hosts: Stu, Moe, Christopher and Tappy In This Episode: Adam from Utah writes in about adventuring in a peaceful city. MRCJ sends an email about good and evil. And Muddyboots sends us a horror story. Since this recording, Stu's novel has gone live on Amazon for both Kindle and print-on-demand paperback.
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HJRP2703 Online Gaming, Challenging Topics, GMing Exercises
hjrp2703 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In this Episode: Leatherneck writes in about lessons learned from online gaming.  Moe asks about games that address challenging topics.  Ben from Tejas sends us a GMing exercise. 
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HJRP2702 Safety Tools, Familiars
hjrp2702 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In This Episode: My Friends Call Me Money writes in about safety tools. Alervant has a lot of unused RPG books. Muddyboots asks about familiars.
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HJRP2701 Game Prep, Maintaining Creativity, GM Confidence
hjrp2701 Your Hosts: Stu, Christopher, Bill, Stork In this Episode: Aaron writes in about online game prep.  Kyle asks how GMs maintain their creative juices (apart from hydration)? Chad (or Greatwyrm) asks how to recover GM confidence after a trainwreck of a session.   
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HJRP2620 Factions, Fantasy Races, Gaming ADD
hjrp2620 Your Hosts: Stu, Clara, Claire, Stork In This Episode: Andreas writes in about different PC factions. Graf writes in about world building with fantasy races. Andreas writes in about gaming ADD.  
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HJRP2619 Time, Ideas to Campaigns, GMing Blind
hjrp2619 In this Episode: Ryan from Florida writes in about time. Kurt writes in about how he turned one random idea into a campaign. And Mike writes in about playing and GMing blind. 
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HJRP2618 Prices, Preferences, Conventions, Adventures
hjrp2618 Your Hosts: Stu, Bill, Tomes, Tappy In this Episode: Andreas sends us some thoughts on game prices and PC preference.  Joe Crack sends us his comments on GMing at conventions.  And Jonas asks about pre-written adventures.
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HJRP2617 Disease, Virtual Gaming, Secrets and Agendas
hjrp2617 In this Episode:  Andrew asks about making disease scary without ruining your game.  Weaslecreature writes in about virtual gaming.  Uncommonman writes in about secrets, agendas and PVP. 
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HJRP2616 Secrets, House Ruling, Prep
hjrp2616 Your Hosts: Stu, Emily and Rev from thecritshowpodcast.com In this Episode: Lee writes in about keeping secrets from other players.  Ed from Minnesota sends us a message about house ruling.  And Jeff asks about game prep.  
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HJRP2615 Con Game Pregens, GMing Exercise, Storing Digital Content and GM Lessons Learned
hjrp2615 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Clara, Joey In this Episode: Out of print GM sends us some convention pregens and asks for feedback.  Uncommonman sends us another GMing exercise.  HeavyMetal Jess writes in about storing digital content and a GM lesson learned
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HJRP2614 NPCs, Question, Hobby
hjrp2614 Your Hosts: Stu, Jameson, Tappy In this Episode: Chris from New Jersey asks how a GM, who isn’t an actor, make NPCs seem real. EricaOdd writes in with an RPG question taken from real life.  Nick sends us an audio message about supporting the RPG hobby. 
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HJRP2613 Throw-Away NPCs, DnD Bias, Convention Story
hjrp2613 Your hosts: Stu, Clara, Stork In this Episode: Erin from NorCal sends us a conundrum about a throw-away NPC. Juho from Finland asks about DnD bias. JimTo sends us a convention story.
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HJRP2612 Court Games, Questions, Murder
hjrp2612 Your hosts: Stu, Teri, Stork In this Episode: MRCJ has some advice for Court games.  Shawn from Silver Springs sends us a couple questions.  “I Murdered a Character” from Vyrrk. 
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HJRP2611 Useless Skills, Horror, Interesting Combat
hjrp2611 This episode is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com, introducing their new Kickstarter, aluminum elven design dice. Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: Niklas writes in saying we must stop consuming alcohol! Ben from Texas writes in about giving the players reasons to not fall asleep.  And Zach sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2610 Divine Intervention, Monster of the Week, Playing Characters Outside the Game
hjrp2610 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Tappy In This Episode: Ben from Texas writes in about divine intervention. Anonymous sends a question about Monster of the Week. Steve from Atlanta writes in about playing characters outside of the game. And Alverant writes in about his RPG group preferences.
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HJRP2609 Updates on Shows, GMing Horror
hjrp2609 This is just a quick update. DNC writes in about GMing horror.
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HJRP2608 Systems You Can’t Make Work, Music and Inspiration, Horror
hjrp2608 Your Hosts: Stu, Pooja, Tappy In this Episode: Axel writes in about systems you can't get to work. MRCJ sends us an email about music and campaign inspiration. And Davio sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2607 Getting Players to Role Play, GMing Exercise, Horror
hjrp2607 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Joey. In this Episode: Jonathan from Spanaway asks how to get players to role play. Uncommonman sends us another GMing exercise. Kosta from Adelaide sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2606 Live from Orccon 2020
hjrp2606 Live from Orccon 2020. Thank you to the Strategicon staff and volunteers for allowing us to take over the auditorium for the show!
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HJRP2605 Don’t Kill Your Characters, AI GMs, Playing Deities
hjrp2605 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: Jason writes in proclaiming Don’t Kill Your Characters. James from New Zealand asks if computers will replace GMs.  Adam from Utah asks how to play deities.
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HJRP2604 Backstories, Organization, Pacing
hjrp2604 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi In This Episode: Jeremy in Missouri writes in about PC backstories. John from Iowa asks about GMing with One Note. Andreas writes in about game pacing and pick-up-and-play games.
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HJRP2603 Rainbow Railroading Kickoff, Court Games and a Comic Book Store Story
hjrp2603 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In this Episode: We kick off our fundraiser, Rainbow Railroading 2020, for Rainbow Railroad. This organization helps get LGBTQIA+ people in hostile countries to safety. If you'd like to donate, go to happyjacks.org/rainbow. We're streaming six games, starting now, until 8pm on Saturday, January 25. Watch them at happyjacks.org/live. Andrew writes in about running a court game in L5R. And Eric from New Jersey writes in with a heart-warming comic book store story.
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HJRP2602 Orcs and Trope Assumptions, Epic Journey, Existing IP
hjrp2602 Your Hosts: Kimi, Jason, Stork. In this Episode: MRCJ writes in about Orcs Tropes.  Jeff from NYC writes in about simulating an epic journey into the unknown. JoeCrak asks about playing in existing IP.
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HJRP2601 FFG/FFI Closures? Leveling and Abilities, Horror
hjrp2601 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Jason In this Episode: Len from Miami writes in about Fantasy Flight Games. Joshua from Canada writes in about leveling and acquiring new abilities. Leatherneck writes in with a horror story.  Links: Gamasutra article on FFI/FFG. Wikipedia on FFG.
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HJRP2520 Spell Based vs Free Form Magic, GMing Exercise, Too In To Character
hjrp2520 Your Hosts: Stu, Pooja, Stork, Jason In this Episode: Mixing spell-based and free-form magic systems.  Uncommonman sends us another GMing exercise.  JimTo writes in about a player getting a little too in to his character. 
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HJRP2519 PC Death, Backstory, Show
hjrp2519 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Pooja In this Episode: Jonas asks How do you handle a player who can’t handle PC death? Niklas asks: What’s the right amount of backstory? And Greg in Virginia asks a question about the show. 
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HJRP2518 Random Stats vs Standard Arrays, Campaign Structure, Deadliness and Perception
hjrp2518 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Pooja, Stork In this Episode: Mogens in Denmark writes in about random chargen vs. standard arrays. Derk writes in about campaign structure. Ben from Texas asks "is deadliness in a game really about perception?"  
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HJRP2517 Pick up and play games, difficult systems, GM and player disagreement
hjrp2517 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: GM Radio Rob writes in on Pick-up-and-play games.  Eric from NJ sends us an update and question on difficult systems And Davio writes in with a GM/player philosophical disagreement. 
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HJRP2516 Mongoose Traveller 2nd Ed, Exodus Campaign Debrief
hjrp2516 Your Hosts: Stu, Pooja, Stork, Kimi, Joey Show Notes: In this episode, we debrief our Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition game, Exodus. Regular episodes return next week.
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HJRP2515 RPG Opinions, RPGs with IPs and an RPG Gold Standard
hjrp2515 Your Hosts: Kimi, Kurt, Maire and Tappy In this Episode:  Andy from Germany wants some opinions. Christopher has some things to say on RPGs with IPs. Bill in Ann Arbor asks about personal Gold Standards in RPGs.
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HJRP2514 Clockwise Court Deconstruction, GMing Exercises, Horror
hjrp2514 Yeah, I call the episode 25-15, it isn't. Stu Your Hosts: Stu, Adam, Jim, Clara, Jason In this Episode: We deconstruct the just-ended Clockwise Court campaign. Uncommon Man sends us some GMing exercises. And the Dude from Idaho sends us a GM horror story.
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HJRP2513 Merits of Failure, Fudging, GM Screens, Horror
hjrp2513 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Tomes In this Episode: Axel from the UK writes in about the merits of failure. Hivemynd has discovered the joys of non-hippie GMing. Greg in Virginia Beach sends a Horror Story and then another Horror Story dealing with the first one. 
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HJRP2512 Good Session Zero, Why We Game, Cruch and Fluff?!
hjrp2512 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Gina In this Episode: Taurelin asks what makes a good Session Zero. Ed from Florida (nee Minn) asks why we game. Ben from Texas tried to resurrect the Cruch vs Fluff debate.  
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HJRP2511 Deadly DnD Combat, Interesting Combat, Confession and Triumph
hjrp2511 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason In this Episode: John from Iowa asks how to run a more deadly DnD combat. Andreas from Sweden asks how to make combats more interesting. Draylee 88 sends a GM confession/triumph.
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HJRP2510 Genres of Gameplay, Advice, Abusive GMs, Choose Your Own Topic
hjrp2510 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi In this Episode: Ryan writes in about ‘genres’ of games.  Useless Trivia Man asks for some advice for an upcoming game. Alervant sends a followup about the abusive GM.  Andy from Germany sends us a Choose Your Own Show Topic/Adventure.   
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HJRP2509 Picking Apart 32-Year-Old Stu’s Article, SciFi vs Fantasy, Existing IPs
hjrp2509 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss a GMing tips article Stu wrote in 1998. Len from Miami chimes in on SciFi vs Fantasy. Eric from NJ writes in about gaming in existing IPs.  
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HJRP2508 Time Keeping, Changing Systems, Horror
hjrp2508 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Moe In this Episode: Ryan writes in about time records and meaningful campaings.  Eric from NJ writes in about changing systems. LLamasu sends us a horror story. 
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HJRP2507 Getting Into Character’s Headspace, PC Harassment, RPG Small Talk
hjrp2507 In this Episode: Rav writes in about getting into a character’s headspace. Alverant sends us an update about the sexual harassment of his PC. Uncommon Man asks about RPG Small Talk.  Hey! We're getting low on emails. If you have a story, a question or anything else, please email us at happyjacksrpg@gmail.com  
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HJRP2506 Canceling a Campaign, the Gaming Landscape, Collaboration
hjpr2506 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Jason In this Episode: Doggos asks when to cancel a campaign. MRCJ writes in about the changing gaming landscape. Andreas writes in about collaboration.
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HJRP2505 Fantasy vs Sci Fi, GM Horror Story, Young Players and Murder Hoboism
hjrp2505 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: Sam from Lakewood asks about the difference between SciFi and Fantasy games. EricaOdd writes in about become her own GM horror story! Rufus writes in about converting an 8-year-old Murder Hobo.
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HJRP2504 Live from Gateway 2019
This is one of our live shows recorded at Gateway2019. If you'd like information about our local conventions, you can go to strategicon.net.  
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HJRP2503 PCs as Big Bad, HIPPA and GMing, Email Based RPGs
hjrp2503 This episode is sponsored by easyrollerdice.com. Check out their Reversible Self-Standing Microfiber Dice Bags. In this Episode: Ian from the UK writes in about a PC-turned-big-bad VY writes in about the HIPPA friendly GM issue.  And Alan from Knoxville ask for email/text based RPG advice. 
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HJRP2502 Depth and Immersion, Classes, Sundry Topics
hjrp2502 Your hosts: Stu, Jim and Stork In this Episode: Joe from the Imperium Inlandus writes in about depth and immersion.  Niklas asks “Am I a Necromancer?”  And Tiamattinen writes in on sundry topics.
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HJRP2501 Character Sexual Harassment, Unsolicited Dice Rolls, Organized Play
hjrp2501 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: Alervant writes in about the sexual harassment of a PC. Ryan4Flan writes in about players making unsolicited dice rolls. And David in Tampa chimes in on the flaw of organized play.  
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HJRP2420 Co-GMing, Wild Talents, Jackercon
hjrp2420 Your Hosts: Kimi, Joey and Storky. In this Episode: Byron writes in about co-GMing. Michael writes in with a Wild Talents question. And Vyrrk writes in about Jackercon.  
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HJRP2419 Encouraging Young GMs, Dealing With Teens, Choosing to Fail
hjrp2419 Our 10th Anniversary! (which we almost forgot...) Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: Bevin writes in about fostering a next-generation GM. Drayle88 writes in about the case of the teenage edgelordling.  Ben from Texas throws in his two cents about players choosing to fail.   
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HJRP2418 Player Engagement During Combat, Non Gaming Table Issues, GM SO Syndrome
hjrp2418 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Kurt In this Episode: ZombieHeart asks for help maintaining player engagement during combat. A HIPPA-minded GM asks about non-gaming issues at the table. Davio asks about the GM's SO Syndrome.
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HJRP2417 Sympathetic Villains, Villainous Heroes, Success and Horror
hjrp2417 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: Jorn from Sweden writes in about sympathetic villains and villainous heroes. Axel in the UK sends us a success story. And Eric from NJ sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2416 Failing Intentionally, PC Player Knowledge, the Otherworldly
hjpr2416 Yours Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: Corbin Twa writes in about players intentionally failing dice rolls.  Joe Crack writes in about Player vs Character knowledge. Steve in SoCal  discusses playing otherworldly beings. 
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SHADOWCON22 Happy Jacks One-Shots, Shadowcon, A Town Called Malice
shadowcon22 Campaign: ShadowCon | SYSTEM:  | GM:  | Info: You’ve come here because you’d heard of it, and you’ve been on this trip, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a  convention that does not exist. Who knows when it all came to light? Maybe from pieces of a conversation you weren’t even supposed to hear, or a tip from a friend of a friend. But, yeah, this place exists and it’s got tabletop RPGs! All kinds! With d6s and d20s, sure, but there’s percentiles and maybe even d3s or fudge dice. The games are old favorites, new playtests, betas, ashcans and more. There are usually a few sessions to help with working it all out and make sure a story is told. And now, friend, you are at the door and you cracked the password! Tell the bartender to pull from the top shelf, because you’re in! You’ve found ShadowCon! |   FIND MORE SHADOWCON AT happyjacks.org/shadowcon! |   TAGS: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, ShadowCon,
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HJRP2415 Returning to GMing, Polling the Hosts, Being a Good Player
hjrp2415 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: Mattison asks for tips as he's returning to GMing after a long while. Eric from New Jersey polls the hosts. And Simon from London sends suggestions for being a good player.
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HJRP2414 PVP, Math, Progression
hjrp2414 Your hosts: Stu, Pooja, Tappy In this Episode: Vyrrk writes in about PVP at a con game. Byron writes in about math in RPGs. And Ryan writes in about character progression and engagement.
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HJRP2413 Player and Character Knowledge, Decompressing
hjrp2413 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, Stork In this Episode: Andreas writes in about character vs player knowledge. Christopher Grey send a confession. Chris from Scotland asks how to unwind after an intense game.
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HJRP2412 Tactics and Theater of the Mind, DnD and New Players, GMing and Charity
hjpr2412 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this episode: Andreas writes in about tactical option for theater of the mind gaming. Jonas writes in about DnD and new players. Eric from NJ writes in about an idea that won't leave him alone.
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HJRP2411 Live from Gamex 2019 Sponsored by Easyrollerdice
hjrp2411 Live from Strategicon's Gamex 2019. Thank you to the Strategicon staff for their support and hospitality. Thank you to EasyRollerDice.com for sponsoring this episode.   Go to: easyrollerdice.com/giants  to check out their Dice of the Giants Kickstarter.
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HJRP2410 Character Advancement, Murder Hobos, REVISED
hjrp2410 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Joey In this Episode: Andreas asks "do we need character advancement?" Ryan send thoughts on DnD classes. McWyrm writes in about a 10-year-old murder hobo.
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HJRP2409 Pyrrhic Successes, Face in DnD, APs and TTRPG
hjrp2409 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Stork In this Episode: We discuss Pyrrhic successes, Kurt writes in about Face characters in DnD. Ryan writes in to ask what effects APs are having on the TTRPG hobby.
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HJRP2408 DnD Classes, Parting With Game Stuff, Noir, Anniversary
hjrp2408 In this Episode: Midas from Adelaide writes in to defend DnD classes. JimTo asks about parting with game materials and regrets. Joecrack asks, "Is Detective Noir a playable game?" Anniversary wishes.
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HJRP2407 NPC Crowd Control, Players Driving, Coast-ism
hjrp2407 In this Episode: Steffi in Scotland writes in about NPC crowd control. Ben from Texas suggests letting the players drive. Alex calls us on our coast-ism.  
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HJRP2406 People of Color in RPGs
hjrp2406 Your hosts: Aabria, Jim, Pooja, and J. In this Episode: Elderman writes in about fantasy races in RPGs and how they're bad. Fredrix writes in about portrying PCs of color. Eric writes in about his gaming group's lack of diversity. and Bobcatt asks about a good scenario for first-time players.  
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HJRP2405 Fan of the PCs, 1d4 Con, Hippie Games
hjrp2405 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Gina In this Episode: Eric from NJ asks "Can the GM be too much of a fan of the PCs?" James writes in about 1d4 Con, which starts May 3rd. And Joe wants to know what Stu thinks a hippie game is.
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HJRP2404 Exotic Atmospheres, Con Report, Horror
hjrp2404 Your hosts: Stu, Adam, Joey In this episode: Steve from SoCal writes in about exotic atmospheres in Traveller. OutOfPrintGM sends us his report from Aricon. Slojack sends us a horror story.  
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HJRP2403 Clues, Finding Gamers, Professions as Skills
HJRP2403 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Joey In this episode: Davio writes in about making sure players find clues. Mike from MI writes in about finding and holding on to gaming groups. And Byron writes in about jobes and professions in DnD.  
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HJRP2402 Player Memories, Classes, Learning the Rules
hjrp2402 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Joey In this Episode: Steve in SoCal writes in about player and PC perceptions. Johnny sends us an email about classes and DnD. Craig (whodo on the forum) asks about getting players to learn the rules.  
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HJRP2401 Passing Time, Getting Rules Wrong, Horror
hjrp2401 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Aabria, Tappy In this Episode: Brian writes in about the passing of time. Juho from Finland writes in about people getting rules totally wrong. And Dave from Tampa sends in a horror story.
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DRAGON08 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play, Dragon Heist, DnD5E
DRAGON08 GM: Aabria Game: Dragon Heist System: Dungeons & Dragons 5e GM: Aabria Players: Jason, Mac, Teri, Adam Summary: A grand urban caper awaits! Our party tests their skill and bravado against villains the likes of which they've never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin! Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs them to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as they uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures!   Visit happyjacks.org/dragonheist for a full list of this game’s videos and podcasts.   Tags: podcast, podcasts, rpg, actual play, rpg ap, dungeons and dragons, DnD, d&d, dragon heist, waterdeep, heist
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HJRP2320 Social Skills, Gaming and Life, Horror and Triumph
hjrp2320 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Adam In this Episode: EricaB brings up a very old Necro-Topic: Social Skills. Byron writes in about gaming and life balance. And JoeGun sends us a Horror Story turned Triumph.  
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HJRP2319 Con Reflections, Setting Rules, New Systems
hjpr2319 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, Tappy, Christopher In this Episode: We reflect on Orccon2019. Jonnie from New Zealand writes in about setting rules. Greg from Virginia writes in about trying new systems.  
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HJRP2318 Live from Orccon 2019
hjrp2318 Live from Orccon 2019 Note: this is a convention show. As such, it does not use the same format as our regular shows. If this is your first episode, you might want to listen to another episode, to hear a more usual episode.
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HJRP2317 Partial Pre-Gen PCs, Sand Box, Playing the Persecuted
hjrp2317 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jim, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss the upcoming Orccon2019. We talks about partial pre-gen PCs or convention games. Brian resurrects the Sand Box horse-lich. And Eric from New Jersey writes in about playing persecuted minorities.
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HJPR2316 Seven Deadly Sins of GMing, Abstract Role Playing, Senses and Immersion
hjrp2316 In this Episode: We discuss GMing sins. Doggos writes in about abstract RP. And Karlen from Austin writes in about senses and immersion.
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HJRP2315 Player Expectations, Horror
hjrp2315 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac and Tappy In this Episode: KSC write in coining the term for what I was talking about in the last episode. Julie writes in on when to stop. And Doggos sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2314 Short Sessions, Gaming With Kids, Horror
hjrp2314 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, Stork In this Episode: Matt writes in to ask how to get the most out of a short session. Jeb writes in about gaming with kids. And Hanna from the Windy City writes in about an over-reaching player.  
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HJRP2313 The Gauntlet, Trackless Railroads, Horror
Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason M, Aabria, and Jason from the Gauntlet. In this Episode: Mr CJ writes in about railroads without tracks. Jason writes in to vent, and convey some horror. Johan writes in about picking up campaigns where others left off.
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HJRP2312 Feedback, Horror
hjrp2312 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, JiB, Stork. In this Episode: Nathan writes in about post-game feedback. Taurelin writes in about a situation where players are too in-character. And Niklas from Sweden sends us a story of horror and sorrow.
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HJRP2311 PC Concepts, GMPCs and Horror
HJPR2311Your Hosts: Stu, Samantha, Aabria and Stork In this Episode: We discuss coming up with player character concepts. Fengrong writes in on GMPCs. And Riff sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2310 Holiday Game, Fish Tanks, NWoD
hjrp2310 This episode of Happy Jacks is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com. Check out their Metal Dice of Ancient Dragons series of dice now on Kickstarter, easyrollerdice.com/dragondice. In this Episode: Steve from Atlanta needs some validation for a holiday game. Johann from Sweden writes in on the Sandbox debate, but this time about Fish Tanks! Eric from New Jersey writes in about NWoD.
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HJRP2309 PC Questionaires, Horror
hjrp2309 This episode is sponsored by easyrollerdice.com. Check out their new line, Metal Dice of Ancient Dragons, which is on Kickstarter now. In This Episode: We discuss PC questionnaires. Andreas from Sweden asks about the new Savage Worlds. And Johann from Sweden sends us a horror story.
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HJRP2308 Player Choice, Castle Storming, Horror
hjrp2308 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, Stork In this Episode: Ryan writes in about the nature of player choice Harold from St Louis writes in about castle storming. And Carl in Wisconsin sends a con-game horror story.
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HJRP2307 Sequels, Loot, Horror
hjrp2307 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss campaign sequels and continuations. Kitor asks "Can Loot be Intimidation?" And Jeb sends us a horror story
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HJRP2306 Mapped vs Mapless.
hjrp2306 In this Episode: We discuss mapless vs mapped combat. Rands writes in about consequences. Joshua in Edmonton writes in about Sandboxes.  
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HJRP2305b Rainbow Railroad Farewell
This is just a brief closing to our 24-hour gaming marathon fundraiser for RainbowRailroad. You can donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow.
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HJRP2305a Rainbow Railroading Kickoff, GMing Guidelines
hjrp2305a Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Adam In this Episode: We discuss the following 24-hour gaming streamathon from rainbowrailroad. You can donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow. We discuss some basic rules for good GMing.  Dave from Tampa sends us a possible GM success story? And Fredrix sends us a 24-hour gaming marathon horror story.
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HJRP2304 Fundraiser Announcement, One Note, NPC Personalities, Cthulhu, Horror
hjrp2304 In this Episode: We announce our upcoming fundraiser to benefit rainbowrailroad.com. Donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow. Watch Friday, November 16, at 6:30pm Pacific time through Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm. We'll start with our Friday night advice show and play six four-hour game sessions. Should be plenty of AP goodness for every time zone. Carl writes in about One Note and NPC personalities. Jonas asks for some advice about his Nyarlathotep campaign. Johan writes in with a horror story and thoughts on good metagaming.  
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HJRP2303 Party Splitting, Exploding Dice, Burps in Canada
hjrp2303 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Mac, Clara In this Episode: Johan from Sweden talks party splitting and exploding dice. Joshua from Canada sends us a couple stories and contends that burps are okay in Canada. Steve in So Cal writes in on the virtues of accurate timekeeping, per the Gygax.  
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HJRP2302 Recordkeeping, Bibles
HJRP2302 In this Episode: We discuss GM in-game recordkeeping. Joe from the IE sends us an interesting resource he’s discovered. Show bibles.  And Gaz the GM from the Netherlands sends us a followup.  
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HJRP2301 Player Solutions, Women in Gaming
hjrp2301 Your Hosts: Kimi, Gina, Tappy, Jim In this Episode: Steve from So Cal asks about anticipating player solutions.  The Reverend Doctor Johnson writes in about women in gaming.  Kosta from Adelaide sends a story of player pride. Gaz the DM from the Netherlands needs some urgent advice.  
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HJRP2220 GMPCs, Pacificsts, Modules
hjrp2220 In this Episode: Jason asks about GM PCs, NPC party members and has a brief confession Tom from Oklahoma writes in about pacifists and modules. Harold from St. Louis asks about effects that “lock down” PCs.
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HJRP2219 Sandboxes, Small DnD Games, Convention Game Sequels
hjrp2219 Your Hosts: Stu, Aabria, Jim, Tappy In this Episode: Sean from NJ writes in about sandboxes. Drayle88 sends us a rebuttal about 2-player DnD campaigns. Tadd in Kansas asks about convention game sequels.
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HJRP2218 Consistency Tactical Combat Deja Vu Mundane Fear
hjrp2218 In this episode:  Ed from Florida says consistency is key with world design. MRCJ disagrees with us on tactical combat systems and calls us snotty. Isaac sends a remarkably familiar email... And JAD writes in about mundane fear. Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Gina  
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HJRP2217 One-Shots, NOT Space Combat, Conversion
hjrp2217 In this Episode: Hour 11 sends us a question about one-shots. Kurt illustrates now NOT to do space combat. Terry from Idaho sends a story about a conversion.
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HJRP2216 NPC Plot Immunity, Dice Curses, Annoying
hjrp2216 In this Episode: Kevin from Jackmonkeygames.com writes in about NPC plot immunity. Mike from PA believes he has the dice curse. Larry sends us a game day report and a question. JimTo sends us an annoying Con Game story.
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HJRP2215 Rule Zero, Space Combat, Success
hjrp2215 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Gina In this Episode: Steven writes in to question Rule Zero (at least one definition of it). Sam from Lakewood says space combat isn’t boring!! Isaac from Texas sends us a success story.
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HJRP2214 Happy Jacks Live from Gateway 2018
hjrp2214 This show was recorded live at Gateway 2018. Thank you to the Strategicon.net staff for their hospitality.
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HJRP2213 Exploration, Small Groups, Success, Food
hjrp2213 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy and Jim Join us, August 31 to September 3 at Strategicon.net's Gateway 2018. Next week's show will be at Gateway 2018, on Saturday at 8pm Pacific time. Location TBA. Show Notes: The Magic Octopus sends us questions about GMing small groups and hex crawls. Steve from Atlanta sends us a success story. Andreas from Sweden writes in about settings and using food and drink an props.  
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HJRP2212 Pacifist PCs, Game Design and Fun, Space Combat
hjrp2212 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Kurt In this episode: Zach from Baltimore writes in about great WWII movies and asks a question about a pacifist PC. Kurt asks if he's designing himself out of gaming. And Steve from SoCal writes in to revisit space combat.
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HJRP2211 Encouraging New GMs, Horror, Settings, Canon
hjrp2211 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Joey, Tappy In this Episode: Davio asks about encouraging new GMs.  Terry in Idaho asks for some setting suggestions.  MinipainterJen sends us a story about canon and RPGs. And Blake sends us a horror story from Y2K.
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HJRP2210 Repercussions and Backtracking
hjrp2210 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Aabria In this Episode: Repercussions of PCs’ past actions (L5R example). Joe from the IE writes in about stakes in combat. Long-time listener Kairaku sends his diverse mutterings and a tale of unintended consequences.  
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HJRP2209 PbtA, OSR, Spinal Tap, Praise
hjrp2209 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, CADave, Stork In this episode: Andreas in Sweden sends us thoughts on PbtA, OSR and Spinal Tap. Jacob sends us a question about getting along in a new group. Kindros sends us some praise. And Joe Crack sends us a con story.
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HJRP2208 Newbies, Space Combat, Pseudo Horror
hjrp2208 Your hosts: Stu, Dave77, Stork Thank you to Easy Roller Dice for supporting this episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. Check out their Kickstarter for their new over-sized dice cups (with lids!) at easyrollerdice.com/cup. Show Notes! Matthew asks about GMing for newbies. Harold asks "does space combat have to be boring?" And Craig sends us a pseudo-horror story about GMing mediocrity.  
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HJRP2207 Props, Horror, Disappointment, Triumph
hjrp2207 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss props. Jeb sends us a note about Fear the Con, a New Book and an Observation. Drayle 88 sends us a real horror story. Eric from Indiana sends us A Tale of Disappointment and Triumph. Jeb's new book is available at Amazon.
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HJRP2206 Black and White, Episodic Games, LARP
hjrp2206 Your Hosts: Kimi, Gina, CADave, Stork In this Episode: We discuss Mr CJ’s post on the Forum about eschewing shades of gray. Blake from Australia sends some comments on episodic games and new players. Eric from New Jersey sends us some info for the LARP curious.  
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HJRP2205 Sources of Drama, Horror and Horror
HJRP2205 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Michael from Wisconsin asks about other sources of drama in conflict. Joe Crack sends a response to last week's episode and horror story. And Leatherneck sends us a horror story with a lesson.
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HJRP2204 Co-GMing, 10 Candles, Con Game Etiquette
hjrp2204 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Adam In this Episode: We discuss Co-GMing. Jonas Larrsen sends us an email.  Steve from Atlanta sends praise and ideas for 10 Candles. Matt asks about con game etiquette -- specifically when to bail.
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HJRP2203 Disparate Power Levels, Horror
hjrp2203 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Steve from SoCal writes in with some thoughts on porportional RPGing, or intra-party balance. We discuss. Daniel from Texas sends us a horror story. Ayslyn sends us a horror story … gone right? Only about a week left to support Tsunamicon in Wichita, Kansas. www.tsunamicon.org/kickstarter
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HJRP2202 – Live from GameX 2018
Your hosts: Kimi and the Happy Jacks Crew and Audience Join us as we recap the games we played and ran at GameX 2018!
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HJRP2201 With Fear the Boot, Canon in RPGs, Murderhoboism and Exploitation, Riddle
HJRP2201 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, and Dan and Chris from Fear the Boot. Show Notes! We discuss a bit about RPG podcasting history and using existing canon in RPGs. Fredrix writes in about murderhoboism and exploitation. And Oli sends us a riddle from his first RPG experience. A big THANK YOU to Dan and Chris for joining us in this episode!
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HJRP2120 Strategicon’s Gamex, Language, Religion (Again)
HJRP2120 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jim and Mike www.strategicon.net Show Notes! We discuss the upcoming con. Steffi from Scotland takes umbrage with the DnD/religion conversation. Hoyle sends us a story about language in games.
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HJRP2119 Religion and Magic, Musings, Props
HJRP2119 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Ed from Minnesota writes in about religion in games. Steve from SoCal sends three musings. Axel from Germany sends us a props-related horror story.  
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HJRP2118 Legacy Campaign, Tainting Experience, Triumph and Learning
hjrp2118 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, Tappy In this Episode: Sam asks for legacy campaign advice. Ben from Texas writes in about tainting the player experience. Isaac from Texas sends us a tale of triumph and learning.
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HJRP2117 Schrodinger’s Plot Hook, Religion, Language
hjrp2117 In this Episode: Mike from MI asks about Schrodinger's Plot Hook. Steve in SoCal writes in about faith and religion in RPGs. Daniel sends us a GURPS well actually about languages. Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Adam, Stork
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HJRP2116 Rivals, Finding Fun, Horror
hjrp2116 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Joey, Stork In this Episode: HeavymetalJess asks about rivals. Ed from Florida write in about finding fun. And M from the Twin Cities sends us a horror story and asks for advice.  
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HJRP2115 Languages in RPGs, Crossroad, Confession
hjpr2115 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac, Stork In this Episode: We discuss languages in RPGs, EricaOdd asks for advice on where do go in her Dragon Age game, and Dungeon Master Dan sends us a confession.
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HJRP2114 Taking Things Seriously
hjrp2114 Your hosts: Stu, Adam, Jason, Stork In this episode: We discuss taking things seriously.. James writes in about first session shenanigans. Brandyn from Delaware writes in about dynamic vs. static damage. And Steve from Atlanta writes in about our first AP, Ghostbusters LA.
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HJRP2113 Player-Driven Campaigns
hjrp2113 In this Episode: William from Minnesota asks about player-driven campaigns. A Three part email from Daniel in Australia. And Steffi from Scotland sends us a horror story about first-time gaming.
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HJRP2112 Hero’s Journey, Kids at Cons, Horror
hjrp2112 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Tappy In this Episode: David from Montreal writes in with a question about the hero’s journey in RPGs. Eric from New Jersey asks about taking kids to game cons. Mike from Maximum Irritation sends us a Pathfinder horror story.
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HJRP2111 Splitting the Party in Real Life
HJRP2111   This episode is sponsored by Easyrollerdice.com. Check out their large leather-lite dice bag kickstarter at easyrollerdice.com/bag Your hosts: Stu, Stork, HosierRob and Aabria In this Episode: Corbin Twa writes in about splitting the party in real life. Brandon from Ontario (Canadia) give us an update about his high school RPG club. Sgt Dan writes in to talk about explaining RPGs and to plug Fear the Con. Brian from LBC writes in about GM motivation.      
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HJRP2110 Player Engagement – Sponsored by Easyrollerdice.com
hjrp2110 This episode is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com and their self-standing leather-lite dice bags, now being kickstartered -- go to easyrollerdice.com/bag for more information. Your Hosts: Kimi, Mac, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss player engagement, how to get it and how to keep it. Dave from New York sends a success story, a horror story and a confession. David from Tampa asks (in the form of a horror story) why so many players play evil PCs. Askew Dragon sends us a “I never thought this would happen to me” story.  
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HJRP21-09 Memory, Jackercon, Horror Story
hjrp2109 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Adam In this Episode: Ben asks for some help with player memory retention. Curt writes in to promote Jackercon. Jason send in a GMing horror story with a twist.
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HJRP2108 Sauruon Dilemma, Scheduling, Vetting, Bending Rules for New Players
hjrp2108 Your Hosts: Stu, Joey, Tappy In this Episode: Ben from Texas brings up the Sauron Dilemna. Christopher (Mystic Fedora?) says Stu’s right (and so is he). Joseph from the IE asks about scheduling and vetting. Ben from Texas (it’s a Ben from Texas doubleheader) writes in about customizing the game.
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HJRP2107 Live from Orccon 2018
hjrp2107 Live from Orccon 2018 Thank you to the folks at Strategicon for allowing us to record our show live at Orccon 2018. For more information about these conventions, go to strategicon.net.
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HJRP2106 Social Contracts, Gaming in Brazil, Success, Failure
hjrp2106 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Adam, Stork In This Episode:  David from Tampa writes in about social contracts and gaming. Marcus from Brazil found a game! And tells us about it. Jeff sends us a GM success story and a horror story. Kosta from Adelaide sends not one but two dramatically appropriate horror stories. We also go off on A LOT of tangents.
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HJRP2105 Chases, Illegal Dice, Horror
hjrp2105 Your Hosts: Stu, CADAve, Jason, Stork In this Episode: MRCJ writes in about chases, and we will disucss. Gottfried asks if RPG Dice Illegal in California?! Isaac from Texas needs help. Alervant sends a horror story. And Jason sends a horror story form bygone days.
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HJRP2104 Email Catchup, Dead Horses, Success, Stepping Up
HJRP2104 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: Marcus from Brazil can’t find an open seat at a Vampire tabletop game in Brazil. Heavy Metal Jess sends some love for our nostalgia. Brandon from Ontario writes in to report on his teenagers’ game and has a question. Joseph writes in with his take on your agency vs emotion discussion. Tayleron writes in asking about scheduling. Andreas from Sweden writes about falling damage and a player holding slavishly to their high concept in a FATE game. Zombie@Heart writes in with a GM and player win.  
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HJRP2103 Grokking PCs and NPCs, Skype Games, Love, Confession, Horror
hjrp2103 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Davy, Stork In this Episode: We discuss grokking a PC or NPC. Bobby from Belgium asks for some tips running a game over Skype. The Reverend Doctor Johnson sends a brief love note. Minnesota sends us a confession and horror story.  
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HJRP2102 Agency and Emotion
hjrp2102 In this Episode: We discuss player agency and character emotions. James from New Jersey writes in about playing without a GM. Midas Karats from Adelaide Australia shares some stuff. Chris from Osaka sends us a missive about characters changing in unexpected ways.
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HJPR2101 Down-time RP, Triumphant Return
HJRP2101 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Gina, Joey In this Episode: In our continuing GMing tips, we discuss downtime roleplaying. Sam in Lakewood asks for some adventure building advice. Juho from Finland asks about letting players narrate successes.  Don in Pittsburg asks about breaking in a new guy.
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HJRP2020 Game Systems, Traveller Timeline, Finding Fun
HJRP2020 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Stork Show Notes! Steve from Atlanta asks why we tend toward certain game systems. Bud asks about the Traveller RPG timeline. Jonas writes in about running a game he's reluctant to run.
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HJRP2019 Describing, Falling, Winning, Questioning, Horroring
hjrp2019 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, JiB, Stork  In this Episode: Chris from Ontario sends us a note on describing scenery. Chris in Canada sends us a note on DnD falling damage. Eric from New Jersey has a GM Victory story. MN DieTosser sends us a question, some news and a horror story.    
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HJRP2018 Rules, What Rules
hjpr2018 Your hosts: Stu, Ed and JiB In this Episode: GMing Tips: Rules? What Rules? Goluptious Geeks asks for form system selection advice.  Axel from Germany writes in about some GM Lessons from the Mote of Sin. Sean from Seattle writes in with a confession? A triumph? He’s not really sure.
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HJRP2017 Improving Improv, Indecision, Investment
HJRP2017 Your Hosts: Stu, ProbieTim, Stork and Kimi In this Episode: GMing Tips: Improving Improv for GMs.  Garrett asks about Making fulfilling filler.  William from Minnesota writes in about player indecision.  Dan sends a tale of Legend and Celebration. And ZombieHeart from So Cal writes in about Too Much player investment??
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HJRP2016 Building Villains, Improving Youth Play, Superheroic Shenanigans
hjrp2016 In this Episode: GMing Topic: Building villains. Brendon from Ontario writes in about helping teenagers play better, and Clockwork Monk writes in about seven hours of superheroic shenanigans. This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is brought to you by listeners like you. If you would like to support the show, go to happyjacks.org/patreon.  
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HJRP2015 GMing Tips: Making Scenes Come Alive, Is Magic a Crutch? Narration and Horror
hjrp2015 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork and Scott Woodard. Check out the Savage Worlds Flash Gordon Kickstarter Scott mentioned. In this Episode: GMing Topic: Making scenes come alive. Eric from Kansas City asks, “Is magic a GM crutch?” Juho from Finlands writes in about players narrating after a contest resolution. And Drayle88 sends us a gaming horror story.
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HJRP2014
hjrp2014 updated Your Hosts: Stu, JiB, Kimi In this Episode: GMing Tips: Fleshing out NPCs. Ayslyn writes in about pacing a high-travel campaign. Tomi from Finland sends some thoughts on character abilities (and lack thereof) and how that affects a campaign. And Bill in Longmont Colorado sends a GURPS GMing success story.
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HJRP2013 Misdirection, Flashbacks, Time Travel, Military Gaming Stories
HJRP2013 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Kimi This episode is sponsored by Palladium Books, makers of RIFTS, TMNT, Dead Reign, and much more. Check them out at palladiumbooks.com. In this Episode: Steve from So Cal discusses red herrings Axel writes in with his take on Flashbacks. Luis suggests a quick time travel solution. And Leatherneck writes in with some military gaming stories.    
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HJRP2012
hjpr2012 Your host: Stu, Stork, Joey, Gina In this Episode: Chris from Ontario, Canada writes in about new editions Scot relays a player nightmare. Niklas from Stockholm sends us a story about dying three times. This episode of Happy Jacks is sponsored by Palladium Books. You can find them at PalladiumBooks.com.
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HJRP2011
HJRP2011 Your hosts: Gina, Stork, Kurt, Maire In this Episode: Isaac from Texas needs some GMing Help Kain Guru writes in about Over enthusiastic teens aka short attention spans and the impulse to be the first to shoot Axel writes in (to Stork) about social skill rolls and minmaxing. Sam relates a tale of GMing triumph Niklas from Stockholm relates a story of dying three times in one session.  
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HJRP2010 Scott Woodard, Unsticking GM Brains
HJRP2010 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and PEG's Scott Woodard In this Episode: Aviv writes in asking about ways to “unstick” yourself, GMing wise. Charas writes in about glossing over combat. Steve from Atlanta tells the tale of a PC killing another PC on purpose.    
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HJRP2009 Starting Sessions, Flashbacks, Funk and Will
hjrp2009 In this Episode:   Bennett from Pittsburg asks about starting games without combat. Zach in Chicago sends one way a PbtA game handles flashbacks. Iaquas sends us a gamer funk tip. Gene in Elk Grove writes in about Overriding PC Free Will Sir Guido asks “what should I have done?”
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Keith Baker Interview
I had a chance to sit down briefly with Keith Baker while at Gencon. Here's the interview. Thank you to Keith for taking time out of his day.
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HJRP2008 Flashbacks, Mouseguard, Rules Splicing, Promotion
hjpr2008 Your hosts: Stu and Stork In this Episode: Julian from Paris writes about playing with time and narration. James from 1d4Cast Podcast sends us a quick breakdown of Mouseguard. Charas writes about transplanting favorite rules into other game systems. And Julie from Connecticut asks how to promote a game.  
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HJRP2007 Drama vs Foolishness, Advice, Horror
HJRP2007 Your host: Stu, Stork, Gina In this Episode: Brian Writes in about Drama vs. Foolishness Reamus writes in with an urgent request for advice. Gene from Elk Grove writes in with a thank you. And Mike from Michigan sends us an update about a horror story.  
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HJRP2006 NPC Drawbacks, Player Conflict, Confession
HJRP2006 Your Hosts: Kimi, Stork, JiB, Gina In this Episode: Jonas Larsson writes in about handling NPC drawbacks. Charas asks about player conflict. Dave from Chicago sends a long overdue Fuck You. Leatherneck sends us a Player confession (and GM nightmare).
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HJRP2005 LARPs, Bookkeeping and Horror
HJRP2005 Your hosts: Stu, Patric, Michael and Stork In this Episode: Patrick and Michael talk LARP Steven in So Cal writes in about bookkeeping being fun?! Drayle 88 sends some questions and recounts his game. West sends us an update and treats us to a horror story.
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HJRP2004 Live from Gateway 2017
HRP2004 Live from Gateway 2017
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HRJP2003 Gateway 2017, Superheroic Conflict, Confessions
HJRP2003 Your hosts: Stu, Jim, Mike, Stork. In this Episode: Mike and Jim from Strategicon will talk about the upcoming game con. Stu will relate a bit about Gencon Clockwork Monk is looking for Superheroic conflict. Csaras from Poland writes in with some questions. Amar from Vancouver sends us a GM Confession.
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HJRP2002 Group Chargen, Choking, Gencon50 Report
HJRP2002 This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com. Check out the Kickstarter for their innovative dice tray, including a staging area so only the dice you're rolling are in the tray. You can find it at:  www.easyrollerdice.com/tray Thank you to EasyRollerDice.com for their continued support! If you like the show, please consider supporting our sponsors. In this Episode: Stu, Bill and Dave77 report from Gencon50. Sgt Dan writes in with some idea on character/group creation. Ben from Texas asks for some advice when he chokes.
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HJRP2001 Villains for Kids, More on Hit Point Fudging, Success
HJRP2001 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina Eight years ago today, we released our first episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. We didn't realize this at the time of recording, but in celebration, I've included our original, crappy artwork for the show both here and attached to the .mp3 file. According to my FTP list, we've published 380 episodes (though it's probably more like 375). We'd like to raise a glass to our listeners old and new. You've listened, you've critiqued, you've contributed and you've sat through more Human Centipede references than I can count. Thank you for your patronage, support and feedback. -- Stu In this episode: Out of print GM asks: Running a villain game for kids? Mr Manowar writes in about our divisive hobby. Abacus from Missouri writes in about Hit point Fudging. And David from Florida sends us a GM success story.  
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ELDEMY04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play DnD5E Eldemy 04
Eldemy04 GM: Stu Venable System: DnD5E Players: Bill, Tyler, Kimi, Bruce, Kris    
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SWT04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Star Wars Traveller 04
SWT04 GM: Bill Players: Elspeth, Stork, CADave, Tyler, Stu System: Mongoose Traveller, homebrewed for Star Wars.
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HJRP1101 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 01
HJRP1101 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Jim Ryan. A big thank you to Jim Ryan for joining us for this episode. Show Notes! (can I just say, that I'm annoyed by the rigmarole that is creating show notes? Thank you) Sam writes in about creating PCs for convention games and one shots, and asks how to make them memorable and give them a chance at the spotlight. Chuck writes in with a question about a Viking game with a very complicated name. Apparently, it has a multiple action per turn rule, and we discuss ways the GM can fix the problem. Moonday ask how she can run pre-written modules/adventures without being railroady. Jonas writes in about his 4-year-old son, his attempts to get him to share the RPG hobby and his penchant for stormtroopers. And Jeff delights us with a creepy gaming horror story involving Neverwinter Nights.  
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HJRP1012 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 12
HJRP1012 - Growing the Hobby Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, JiB, Gina Show Notes! We discuss growing the hobby, and the party we (hobbyists) can play in that endeavor. Grant from Saving the Game writes in about another reason role-playing stops when combat starts. Jonas writes in to point out that Stu's criticisms of DnD4e's combat length might have to do with a huge playing group, rather than the system. Tom the Pedantic writes in to chime in on changing systems of a campaign mid-game. Michael from Minnesota writes in with a guygasm about Stan Rogers, and may create a game based on Barrett's Privateers (a Stan Rogers tune). Ryan writes in with the opposite of a gaming nightmare, and Drayle88 gives us a pretty horrific gaming nightmare to close out the evening. Our next episode will be Saturday, August 31st, at 8:oopm, live from Gateway 2013. If our internet speed allows, we'll stream it on Google Plus Hangout, which you'll be able to view at happyjacks.org/live.
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Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 11
Season 04 Episode 11 Your hosts: Stu & Tappy Listener email and building a good villain (thanks to JiB for the topic suggestion, as well as our forum inhabitants for contributing to the discussion there). Featured song: The Two Magicians by the Merry Wives of Windsor, from their CD "Our Revels Now Begin."
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Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 06
Season 04 Episode 06 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Casey, Bruce.
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Happy Jacks News Bulletin 04-02a
Special Bulletin regarding WotC's announcement about the Character Builder. To view the source, go to delicious.com/happyjacksrpg and find the 04-02a links.
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Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 20a
Season 2, Episode 20a - a bonus listener email show. Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Kimi. Template for Pathfinder campaign web page for Google Sites. Fantasy Grounds & Rules Sets.
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Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 17a
**Announcements** - BogFest this Saturday, 8pm at the Doubletree in Monrovia. - RPG Podcast Listener Survey at www.rpgpolls.com. - Would you attend a Happy Jack's Game Day in So Calif? Email us.
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