The Great Debate!
The Great Debate!
Jim Ryan
Hapless would-be actor and comedy writer Jim Ryan pits his characters against each other in a series of no-holds-barred debates covering anything and everything about role-playing games. But can they do it in under five minutes? Tune in and find out!
Episode L - The Grand Tour
The Great Debate! has reached 50 episodes!  To celebrate Jim takes the audience behind the scenes - or at least, that's the plan... Acknowledgements (I ended up thanking quite a few people at the end of this episode - here are links for them!) Melissa Avery-Weir - irrsinn.netTim White - Return to Northmoor & WTFAWDGregory Avery-Weir - Ludus NovusEd Healy - Atomic ArrayDan Repperger - Fear the BootRob & the guys from The Bear Swarm!Anim5 - IDDFOS & The Gutter SkypesJohn Bell - Bell's in the BatfryIndiana Jim Perry - The Adventures of Indiana JimJennifer Hudock - The Goblin MarketStarla Huchton - The Dreamer's ThreadJeff Greiner - The Tome ShowA. David Pinilla - The Podgecast & RPGPodcasts.comKevin & Jen - The Walking EyeThe Encaffeinated ONE - The WEIRD ShowMark Kinney - All Games Considered & The Gutter SkypesShaun & Kristen - This Modern Death & 10 Minutes of MeStu & the guys from Happy Jacks RPG PodcastEddy Webb - The White Wolf BlogcastJ.C. Hutchins - 7th SonKatharina - Every Photo Tells The book I mentioned in the outro is called Abduction Etiquette, and is now in pre-order - feel free to check it out!
Jun 27, 2011
18 min
Episode XLIX - Arming the Canon
Is it better to use a pre-existing setting or one that's home-brewed?  Our resident demonologist and a lunk-headed superhero load up their intellectual artillery on the subject and fire it at one another. Panelists:Reverend Jedediah Black, DemonologistCaptain Radiant of the Integrity Force Shoutout & Tarrasque Poetry:Jeff Greiner - The Tome Show
Dec 31, 2010
7 min
Episode XLVIII - Do PCs Come in Six-Packs?
Is it a good idea for GMs to pregenerate PCs for their campaigns?  A clone and a college professor talk about it. Panelists:Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic UniversityBob 3, Troubleshooter Clone from the Great Biodome (voiced by Jeff Greiner)
Nov 22, 2010
5 min
Episode XLVII - Is It a Race or Is It a Species?
Which genre offers a better choice of playable creatures?  Fantasy or Science Fiction?  A spaceship pilot and a dwarven skyship engineer attempt to discuss the matter - hopefully without getting into a dogfight! Panelists:Major Hal Cross of the Interstellar Fleet (voiced by David Selby)Soren Magnus, Chief Engineer of the Dwarven Skyship Flying Hammer
Oct 19, 2010
4 min
ACTION CASTLE Actual Play!
A recording of myself running a quick game of ACTION CASTLE for some bored folks at Dragon*Con who were waiting for a panel to start. Parsely GamesThe Walking Eye
Sep 8, 2010
14 min
Episode XLVI - Background Noise
How important is having a background story for your campaign?  A bounty hunter and a cleric sit down and chat amenably about the subject. PanelistsFather Vernon Corey, High Priest of the Temple of St. WilfordDr. Joseph "Doc" Anthrax
Aug 25, 2010
5 min
Not Going to GenCon - 2010
I didn't get to go to GenCon and decided to record a chat about it!  I commiserated with three other folks (Kim, Jason and Kent) who also didn't get to go this year.  Fair warning: we rambled for about half an hour! Jason's Blog Kim's Audio Projects For full show notes, go here.
Aug 9, 2010
27 min
Episode XLV - Getting a Transfer Slip
Is it a good idea to bring an old PC into a new game?  A cyber-hacker and a government agent delve into what it means to transfer your character. Panelists:Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)Special Agent Jack McCandless Intro by Katharina of the Every Photo Tells podcast.
Jul 22, 2010
5 min
Episode XLIV - House Arrest
Are house rules the way to go when running an RPG or are they a bad idea?  A pirate and a futuristic military grunt take each other to task on the issue. Panelists:Darin Payne, Captain of the IronbloodSgt. Dan Saunders of the Planetary Exploration Force (voiced by Indiana Jim) Shoutout & Promo:Indiana Jim Perry - Codename: Starkeeper
Jun 14, 2010
7 min
Episode XLIII - The Book Was Better
Is it a good idea to adapt an RPG from another source, such as a series of novels?  Our two undead panelists ponder the pros and cons of adaptation. Panelists: Baron Thandor Karn of the Dark Basin Lord Connor Shadowbane Announcement: Go check out the 2010 Podcast Listener Survey! Shoutout & Promo: Mark, Carol & Mags - All Games Considered
May 9, 2010
6 min
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