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Season 5, Episode 000: An Ending, a Beginning…

Posted in Podcast Episodes, Updates with tags , on April 14, 2014 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! The GM Screen is set up, the Maps are being drawn, the Dice are in our hands, the last touches of our Character Sheets are beings penciled in, and we wait with bated breath for the Game Master to start…

All of you are familiar with this, I’m sure. The anticipation for a new beginning, a new start.

That is what’s going on here at Rho Pi Gamma! We’ve got some BIG changes for Season 5! Some of which, we weren’t originally planning when we ended Season 4.

As such, we had already recorded the Season 5 Opener, finishing up the Shaintar Game that Howard had started running for us in our Season 4 Finale.

So here is the Final half of the gaming session. I’m logging this episode as Season 5, Episode 0, because of the new things going on for Season 5.

RhoPiGammaSn5Ep000.mp3

Since we’ve done a server move as well, and are having some issues with the new one, the link is to download the episode (and not just out right play it, like normal). I apologies for that, but it’s the best I can do right now.

We’ll be back, in full force, for Season 5 in May! See you then!

Month’s Theme: Change

Weekly Theme: Beginning of Season 5!

Helpful Links: Roll20.netShaintar Facebook PageShaintar Google+ CommunityShaintar on Roll20.net

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

 

 

Season 4, Episode 026: Season Finale!

Posted in GM, Player, Podcast Episodes with tags on November 10, 2013 by rhopigamma

This week we wrap up a wonderful season of Rho Pi Gamma with our Cohort, Howard, running Liz and I in our first Savage Worlds game using the Shaintar setting! For those of you who may not remember, we interviewed the creator of Shaintar, Sean Patrick Fannon a few months ago on episode 9 of this season (RhoPiGammaSn4Ep009.mp3) and now we finally get a taste of it!

Thank you all for making this season one of our best ever! See you next year!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep026.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: Season Finale

Helpful Links: Roll20.netShaintar Facebook PageShaintar Google+ CommunityShaintar on Roll20.net

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 025: Interview with Trin Miller & Conner Marx

Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes with tags on November 3, 2013 by rhopigamma

This week we start wrapping up this season with another feather in our podcasting cap; We finally got Trin Miller on for an interview! Trin plays Natalie, the lead female role of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, an awesome CCG player of Romance of the 9 Empires that is heart broken over the way the game she loves so much is going. And, of course, Conner Marx returns again with his deep character questions and wonderful humor.

Unfortunately, our Co-host Liz wasn’t able to join us on this one (she wasn’t feeling very well), but our Cohort Howard and I take the field and delve into the motivations, heroic traits and flaws, and the feelings the characters of the movie show and what these actors who played them think of their roles!

So come join us and then go and don’t forget to buy all the Gamers movies! They really are worth it!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep025.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: Interview with Trin Miller & Conner Marx

Helpful Links: Review of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, The Invoking, The Devil Walks in Salem, SOMA Trailer by Frictional Games, @trinmiller, @conner_marx

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 024: Metagaming

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on October 27, 2013 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! This week we cover a subject that I’m actually surprised we haven’t covered in more depth before here on Rho Pi Gamma; Metagaming. We talk about when it’s bad, how it’s bad, and even some times when it can be a good thing. Yes, that’s right, Metagaming can actually be a good thing, if used properly. Come give a listen and find out how!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep024.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: Metagaming

Helpful Links: Metagaming

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Season 4, Episode 023: Negativity in Gaming

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on October 23, 2013 by rhopigamma

*OK, sorry for the lateness of this post, but we just now got the episode file uploaded! We’re looking into the issue and seeing how we can fix this before next Sunday. Thank you for your patience.*

Greetings Gamers! This week we touch on a subject a little more in depth that we’ve talked about recently: the growing negativity in the gaming community. Our Cohort, Howard, found a good article on the matter and we touch on it ourselves, giving our own views and experiences too it. As such, we want to hear your good, uplifting stories! So give a listen, then send us your tales!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep023.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: Negativity in Gaming

Helpful Links: Negativity in Games, Enough man.

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 022: Themes in Gaming

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on October 13, 2013 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! This week we take what was suppose to be a minor topic and really get in depth, exploring the heart of gaming. Identifying, coming up with, and using Themes in your adventures and campaigns. I originally thought of this topic on a whim just to have something for this week, but I really like how this worked out. We got really deep and philosophical on this one. All in all, a good episode!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep022.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: Themes in Gaming

Helpful Links: None

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 021: The TPK

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on October 6, 2013 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! We are back discussing a gaming subject that I think we all love to hate, and hate to love; The TPK (Total Party Kill). We go over some causes of TPK’s and how to avoid them/deal with them before they happen.

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep021.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: The TPK

Helpful Links: None

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 020: Interview with Conner Marx

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on September 30, 2013 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! Sorry for the delay on this weeks episode. There always seems to be something, doesn’t it?

Anyway, this week we add another milestone to this podcast trek we’ve been taking, by getting a chance to interview Conner Marx, from The Gamers: Hands of Fate!! This third installment in The Gamers line of movies, is a totally AWESOME movie that I think every gamer out there should watch! Conner, himself, plays the roll of Jase, a card play, LARPing, gamer totally in love with his favorite card game, Romance of the Nine Empires, and helps fight to keep it going!

Our Cohort, Howard, and I go really in depth with some of our questions and topics and we chat with Conner, going from gender roles in gaming, to Conner kind of coming full circle, in a couple of ways, in his gaming and acting career.

So come join us and then go and watch/buy all the Gamers movies!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep020.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: Interview with Conner Marx

Helpful Links: Watchthegamers.comconnermarx.comfacebook.com/connermarxactor, @conner_marx

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 019: GM’s screwing up, and admitting it

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on September 22, 2013 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! This week our episode is… well, special. And I don’t mean good special, I’m talking short-bus special. We tried to pull something together for you this morning and the Tech Gods were just NOT smiling down on us. Thankfully, most of the issues were at the tail end of the episode, so you still get something out of this. Anyway, hope you enjoy, if for nothing else but a good laugh.

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep019.mp3

Month’s Theme: ???

Weekly Theme: GM’s screwing up, and admitting it (like this weeks Podcast. >.>)

Helpful Links: None

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

Season 4, Episode 018: Anime USA Wrap-up!

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags on September 16, 2013 by rhopigamma

Greetings Gamers! Sorry for the late post this week, things have been crazy from doing Traditional Games at Anime USA this year. Speaking of which, that is our episode this week! I pulled the whole TG gang aside into our RPG Room and recorded the episode, making this the most people we’ve had in a single episode!

So come take a listen and hear our kind of after con review of Traditional Games at Anime USA 2013!

RhoPiGammaSn4Ep018.mp3

Month’s Theme: Con Reviews and Interviews

Weekly Theme: Anime USA Wrap-up!

Helpful Links: Anime USA

Roll High, Play Well, Die Hard!

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