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Episode 134: Glam, Baby

April 3rd, 2015 | Robin

It’s raining drama tokens in the Gaming Hut as Robin shares his DramaSystem GMing tips.

The clash of arms resounds in the History Hut as Ken gives us the lowdown on legendary Indian empire-builder Chandragupta Maurya.

In Ask Ken and Robin, Ryan Christiansen asks if RPGs can be used as a consciousness raising tool.

Art history and faith collide in the Conspiracy Corner as we ask what might be in those Michelangelo letters thieves are holding for ransom. Will the Vatican pay the requested 100,000 Euros, or send your PCs to extract them?


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Are you in the near to moderate orbit of Madison WI? If so, reserve the dates April 10th to the 12th to attend Odyssey Con 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. From spray can art demonstrations to a zombie prom to a four-track seminar panel, this relaxing, well-run weekend con will meet your geekly needs.

 

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6 Responses to “Episode 134: Glam, Baby”

  1. dazu13 says:

    Well… here’s the related game you never bothered to find out about:
    http://www.bedrockgames.net/about.html

  2. Jakub says:

    I have a question about a thing I only just learned a minute ago from work.

    How can you RPG-ify something like the Big Crew Change:

    http://www.ogj.com/articles/print/volume-112/issue-10c/regular-features/journally-speaking/the-big-crew-change-is-here.html

  3. Andrew Miller says:

    Here’s a question for Ken’s Time Machine: in 1916, Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican nominee for the US Presidency, was making a campaign stop in Long Beach, California, and stayed at the same hotel as California governor, and fellow Republican, Hiram Johnson… but Hughes didn’t say hello to Johnson. Offended, Johnson withheld his endorsement from Hughes. Hughes went on to lose California by the smallest of margins; had he won California, Hughes would have defeated the incumbent Woodrow Wilson and become President.

    I detect Ken’s time travel at work!

    Can Ken tell us why he intervened to allow Woodrow Wilson a second term in office? I suspect that US entry into the First World War is involved somehow, but Ken is the one with the time machine, not me.

  4. Stacy Forsythe says:

    Given that Ken has stated in the past that he would sooner eliminate Woodrow Wilson from the timeline than Hitler (since all the other time travellers are already lined up to do the latter), I’m not sure that would be Ken’s work. Maybe his mysterious nemesis’ work, though.

  5. Stacy Forsythe says:

    dazu13, did you have to get weirdly accusatory right up front? Would not “Here is a historical-fantasy-India game I have found to be well-researched; you guys may not have heard of it” do just as well without implying that Ken and Robin were deficient in not knowing of the game beforehand?

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