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Sode #37) Problem Solving 1: Bad Communication (Don’t Kick People Out Pt 2)

March 30, 2009 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 2 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.

  • Aww!  This dog wants to catch the squirrel of his dreams so badly!
  • Do you remember the Watchmen Saturday Morning Cartoon?
  • We retold our Writer’s Retreat in Las Vegas stories.  Funnier than any link we could follow.

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Problem Solving #1) The list of Don’ts

1 – Criticize someone while talking to them

“if you weren’t so lazy or stupid we wouldn’t have these problems.”

criticizing, blame, judgments, put downs, diagnoses

2 – Deny responsibility

Putting responsibility on some thing else (a person thing or institution)

“Daddy and I are splitting up because you cry”

take responsibility for your own actions

3 – Use words that imply evaluation not observation

“I feel raped”

I statements are shit

attacked, blamed, criticized, insulted, isolated

4 – Fail at active listening

No autobiographical statements – don’t “one up” them

“You think you have it bad…”

No inquisitive questions – don’t interrogate them

”really? How far up the ass?”

5 – Try to solve their problems

“What you need to do is grow a beard”

this is “problem solving” not “actually solving problems”

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A Very Special Episode: The Intervention of Josh

January 22, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 2 Comments →

The Bad Boys of Podcasting first project is here and tackles a very important issue that we’ve all been affected by.

Josh is an asshole.

Peer into the inner depths of each of the following podcasters and join us in Josh’s healing process.

Intervention Moderator:

Intervention Participants:

Intervention Target:

The music featured was Adhesion’s “Float Up from Depth” found on the Podshow’s Podsafe Music Network

This intervention was recorded over skype.

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

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-

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

Sode #21: Don’t be the Dwarfs (Player 03)

September 22, 2008 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

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.

  • Gaybar by Electric 6 for 2 reasons. 1) We love Electric 6 and are stocked about going to see them (again) on Fri 11/21in Cambridge MA at the Middle East. 2) Hotpants. It reminds us of one of the Brilliant Fanologists at Gencon who wore hotpants for Meg. Thanks Woodrow.

Icebreaker:

  • DragonCon recap. Meg represented the Brilliant Gameologists at DragonCon and the Parsec Awards. Big thanks to Adam from the Podgecast for offering up hotel space and to Cam Banks from Margaret Weis Productions for a great conversation and Jamie Chambers, also of MWP, for socializing even though we trashed your game.

Douchebag of the Week:

  • +1 Guy

Main Topic:

Don’t be the 7 Dwarfs

  1. Sleepy
  2. Sneezy
  3. Bashful
  4. Dopey
  5. Grumpy
  6. Happy
  7. Doc

Plugs

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

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


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