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Sode #29: Table Roles and Table Rules (System 06)

December 07, 2008 By: Meg Category: Casual, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

News:

Nominations for 2008 Zeekies are now being accepted! Share your favorite holiday commercials.

Warm-Up:

Each time we record, we watch a video or find a picture to get us in the mood for the episode. It doesn’t always have anything to do with the episode, but frames our minds, so we’re going to share so you can be appropriately framed as well.

Icebreaker:

Rules we have at the normal, day to day table.

  • Meg hates forks on teeth.
  • Josh gets uncomfortable seeing 2 girls kiss
  • Zeke won’t repeat himself

Douchebag of the Week:

The Bait n’ Switcher

Table Roles and Table Rules

Part of our Jargon Series. Part 2 of Sode #24: Rule 0/ House Rules

Player Roles at the Table

A Real World Need

  • Cupomancer
  • Caterer
  • Court Jester
  • The Handler

An in game need:

  • Initiative Tracker
  • Quartermaster
  • Scribe
  • Encyclopedia

Table Rules

  1. Dice Rolling
  2. Everything Else
  3. Take-Backs

Miscellaney

1) The answer to last episode’s trivia question is contained! Think you know the answer to this week’s? Post on the thread about this episode here.

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #28: Overdone Payouts (System 05)

November 30, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy Comments Off on Sode #28: Overdone Payouts (System 05)

News:

JiffyCon Lowell/ V3 is almost here! Sign up today! Or visit the event on its Facebook Page!

Warm-Up:

Each time we record, we watch a video or find a picture to get us in the mood for the episode. It doesn’t always have anything to do with the episode, but frames our minds, so we’re going to share so you can be appropriately framed as well.

Icebreaker:

Things we used to like that we overdid

Douchebag of the Week:

The Deflater

Overdone Payouts:

Part of our Jargon Series. Part 2 of 2.

What happens when someone gets their payouts at the expense of others at the table?

GNS Theory: Gamist, Narrativist and Simulationist.

  1. Munchkins
  2. Powergamers
  3. Rigamarole Players
  4. Simulation Turds
  5. Stuck in a Fantasy World

Miscellaney

The upcoming Brilliant Gameologists’ game now includes:

  • Captain Kangaroo
  • The Moose
  • Lee Marvin
  • Fred Rogers
  • Daniel the Cat
  • Lady Elane Fairchild

Chicken wing on swords is a joke from You Look Nice Today‘s Aunt Nancy episode. Hilarious.

Some additional info:

1) The answer to last episode’s trivia question is contained! Think you know the answer to this week’s? Post on the thread about this episode here.

Reminders-

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #27: Payouts (System 04)

November 17, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy Comments Off on Sode #27: Payouts (System 04)

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Warm-Up:

Each time we record, we watch a video or find a picture to get us in the mood for the episode. It doesn’t always have anything to do with the episode, but frames our minds, so we’re going to share so you can be appropriately framed as well.

Our warm up was entirely un-electronic. Zeke yelled at Meg’s neighbors and we had a heated discussion about some posters on our Message Boards.

Icebreaker:

Non RPG’s that we enjoy and the payouts that make us happy.

Race for the Galaxy— great game. Support a great Friendly Local Gaming Store and buy your copy today! With the expansion!

Douchebag of the Week:

The Novelist

Payouts:

Part of our Jargon Series. Part 1 or 2.

What do you like about role playing? What makes you excited? The Payout Model explains why people are different elements to use to fire up your game and players.

  1. Character Payouts- Getting stuff for your character
  2. Player Payouts- What do you enjoy at the table?
  3. GM Payouts- GMs can have fun too!
  4. Visceral Reaction Payouts- Gaming feels good!
  5. Intellectual Payouts- Gamenugen
  6. Creative Payouts- Dra-ma!
  7. Scholarly Payouts- Meg loves her drumlins
  8. Kinesthetic Payouts- Cosplay= ok. Furries = BAD

Some additional info:

1) This is our first shot at a Trivia Question of the Week.  Submit your answer in the thread about this episode on our message boards!

2) We lowered the quality again on this episode to try and keep the file size manageable.  Let us know if it went too far.

Reminders-

We put show updates and random goodies on Meg’s Twitter. Don’t miss out!

Email us at GM@BrilliantGameologists.com

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Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit and is Not Work Safe. It is intended for adult audiences.

Sode #24: Rule 0 (System 03)

October 13, 2008 By: Meg Category: Season 2, Sodes, Strategy 3 Comments →

Warm-Up:

Each time we record, we watch a video or find a picture to get us in the mood for the episode. It doesn’t always have anything to do with the episode, but frames our minds, so we’re going to share so you can be appropriately framed as well.

News:

  • Couple of days left for the Secret Code Contest! Get your entries in by October 17th!
  • We make an apology of sorts for one of the items listed in the “7 Things We Hate” episode.
  • JiffyCon! We meant to have a news item about this and … oops. But at least it’s written! JiffyCon is almost here- we’re still looking for another GM or two, specializing in little known or Indie Games, and of course would love to see anyone who can make it to come! We’ll help you… nay… guarantee you’ll have a good time!

Icebreaker:

  • Josh went to Providence Anime Conference and rubs it in our face. Won some cool (and sexy) prizes including one for being voted “Biggest Whore”

Douchebag of the Week:

  • The Sycophant

Main Topic:

Rule Zero

  • Rule 0 etymology and definition
  • Oberoni Fallacy
  • House Rules used to mean:
    • Game Design
    • Modding
    • World Building
    • House Rules
  • Corner Cases
  • Fudging Rolls
  • GM= God?
  • Cows… From… Space!

Commercial Break

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Random Plugs:

Oberoni Fallacy- as originally stated:

Originally posted by Oberoni on the D&D general board July 23, 2002:

This my my take on the issue

Let’s say Bob the board member makes the assertion:

“There is an inconsistency/loophole/mechanics issue with Rule X.”

Several correct replies can be given:

  • “I agree, there is an inconsistency/loophole/mechanics issue with Rule X.”
  • “I agree, and it is easily solvable by changing the following part of Rule X.”
  • “I disagree, you’ve merely misinterpreted part of Rule X. If you reread this part of Rule X, you will see there is no inconsistency/loophole/mechanics issue.”

Okay, I hope you’re with me so far.
There is, however, an incorrect reply:

  • “There is no inconsistency/loophole/mechanics issue with Rule X, because you can always Rule 0 the inconsistency/loophole/mechanics issue.

Now, this incorrect reply does not in truth agree with or dispute the original statement in any way, shape, or form.

It actually contradicts itself–the first part of the statement says there is no problem, while the last part proposes a generic fix to the “non-problem.”

It doesn’t follow the rules of debate and discussion, and thus should never be used.

Simple enough.

Reminders-

We put show updates and random goodies on Meg’s Twitter. Don’t miss out!

Email us at GM@BrilliantGameologists.com

Discuss this episode on our Message Boards in THIS thread!

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit and is Not Work Safe. It is intended for adult audiences.


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