Welcome to the podcast that takes a critical approach to RPGs. I ran a podcast review show of RPGs and related materials some years ago, and the new show is a variation on that theme.
It will be a more academic and critical approach to the material. There are several reasons for this change. For one, RPGs are an art form – RPGs deserve this kind of approach as a unique form. Also, this lets me use the skills I acquired in graduate school. Finally, it allows me and my massive ego to strut around.
WotC& DnD & OGL & WTF & LMAO
The latest brouhaha in the TT RPG circles is about how WotC is going to change the OGL. Here I (slightly drunk) discuss the issue,
Insanity is a provincial thing, and rationality is gauche
How do you survive in a universe that is utterly not about you? How do you survive in a universe where everything you believe in, from science to religion, is utter tosh?
The Magical Moral Magic of the Middle Ages
Wizards come with most fantasy settings like pigeons with cities – but Ars Magica really explores them. But what keeps the mages from being assholes?