NPCs; they are the lifeblood of any adventure, campaign, or gaming world. Sure, the story is created by the actions of the Player Characters, but without NPCs, who would the heroes turn to for help, sell all their (sometimes ill-gotten) treasures off too, or shiv prison-style in a back-alley for some easy XP? Join us this week as we jump back almost two decades to discuss some of the memorable NPCs – allies, adversaries, and otherwise – from our epic AD&D 2nd Edition campaign! Ready your fantasy cellphones, lock down that split-personality disorder, and for the sake of your family take out a life insurance policy as you prepare for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
Well, July is just around the corner. You know what that means!?! San Diego Comic-Con! Wait, what did you just say? You didn’t get tickets? Well, neither did we. Luckily, we were able to take advantage of WonderCon’s temporary relocation to Anaheim, California this year and we’re here to bring you a little taste of our WonderCon 2012 experience. Join us this week as we discuss some of our favorite experiences on the convention floor this past weekend, as well as our take on how WonderCon stacks up to the nerd-fest that is San Diego. Grab your three day passes, hit the ATM, and don’t forget your poster tube (seriously, don’t) as we bring you WonderCon 2012!
Centuries ago, the wise Chinese philosopher Confucius once said “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Undoubtedly, wise GM’s the world round say “Hurry up and finish your damn character so we can start playing!” While the latter is definitely important, particularly if your gaming group is pressed for time or really eager to loot your corpse, Confucious’ wisdom is vital to an enjoyable and successful experience around the gaming table. This week, we talk about the challenges we’ve each faced in bringing our favorite and forgettable characters to life in a myriad of gaming worlds. We’ve got everything from interventions to creep-factor 10 this episode, so get ready for some seriously serious gaming talk!