Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

A weekly, round table RPG advice show that combines friendships, table-top RPGs, and unbridled enthusiasm to bring you a show that is informative, honest and funny. If you’re looking for an RPG podcast with diverse opinions and a slightly infantile sense of humor, look no further — you’re home.

Episodes

August 6, 2022 80 min

◇ Summary: What do people mean when they say “traditional” tabletop rpg?, and discussing accessibility features that are build into games | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), and Kurt ◇

  • 0:34 – Welcome & Episode Summary |
  • 1:24 – Announcements: More sound tweaks and improvements are coming! |
  • 4:27 – Edward asks what we mean when we say “traditional” TTRPG |
  • 47:01 – Shawn asks about designing games with acce...
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    ◇ Summary: How to achieve player harmony in a mismatched gaming group, a success story about using improv games at the table, and getting players to participate outside of game time in things like Obsidian Portal | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), and Stork ◇

  • 0:35 – Welcome & Episode Summary |
  • 2:48 – Announcements: JackerCon Success |
  • 4:50 – Ken in Ontario asks about getting a group of very different play...
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    ◇ Summary: Can a GM use too many visual aids, how to subtly recognize other gamers in the wild, and best practices for running a one-shot | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Adam (@hoobuk), Jay (@jayafrica)

  • 0:36 – Welcome & Episode Summary |
  • 1:16 – Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update |
  • 5:21 – Ken asks when visual aids and minis start to ruin a campaign instead of addi...
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    ◇ Summary: How to make a location the star of a campaign, a horror story about a convention horror game, why releasing old editions of D&D products could be a good marketing strategy | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Stork ◇

  • 0:33 – Welcome & Episode Summary |
  • 1:22 – Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update |
  • 5:57 – Leatherneck from Michagan asks about making a location the star ...
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    ◇ Summary: Systems that are good for historical TTRPG campaigns that have as much roleplaying as sieges and wars, thoughts on systems that capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, & advice on organizing campaign notes in Google | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Jameson, and Riley (@rileyjsilverman)

  • 0:34 – Welcome & Episode Summary,
  • 1:57 – Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays &am...
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    ◇ Summary: Using improv games to avoid boring sessions, new listener shares his favorite gaming moment, & using Decuma to get your group to play a new game system! | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stu (@srvenable), and Jason (@itsprobablyok)

  • 0:34 – Welcome & Episode Summary,
  • 2:25 – Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!
  • 7:24 – Anders from Denmark asks about using improv games to keep sessions inte...
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    ◇ Summary: How deep to make homebrewed worlds, Space truckers and money in the Alien RPG, & Coriolis the Third Horizon | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and CADave (@casithlord)

  • 0:37 – Welcome & Episode Summary,
  • 1:51 – Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!
  • 3:37 – Whizzard asks about how deep we delve when creating homebrew worlds,
  • 14:38 – Rob talks about Space Truckers and asks about money in F...
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    ◇ Summary: DriveThruRPG Game Jams, New Player Tropes, Big Bad Con Memories, & How to start GMing | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jay (@jayafrica), and Clara (@clearly_golden) ◇

  • 0:35 – Welcome & Episode Summary,
  • 1:32 – Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!
  • 3:14 – News: DriveThruRPG is doing a game jam!,
  • 14:30 – Heath from Maryland asks about our experiences with new player tropes,
  • 30:42 – Jerry fro...
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    ◇ Summary: How to create intriguing villains, a PC’s pranks go too far, and fixing a common GM mistake | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Clara (@clearly_golden) ◇

  • 0:34 – Welcome & Episode Summary,
  • 1:37 – Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc ,
  • 5:40 – Clara talks about our current actual play of Vaesen,
  • 8:00 – ArthWenFud asks about creating intriguing villains for a campaig...
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    ◇ Summary: Using “Stars & Wishes” while GMing, Playing RPGs with Kids of different ages, and a happy story about becoming a GM | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Joey (@Feywilde85)

  • 0:34 – Welcome & Episode Summary,
  • 3:44 – Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc
  • 5:45 – Gerald from Toranto wonders if imbalance and restrictions actually improve the gaming experience?,
  • 32:...
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    ◇ Summary: Using "Stars & Wishes" while GMing, Playing RPGs with Kids of different ages, and a happy story about becoming a GM | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Joey (@Feywilde85) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:25 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc 3:36 - Vyrrk in DC writes in about using “Stars and Wishes” with surprising outcomes, 14:23 - Weas...
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    ◇ Summary: How to tell if you have the right number of plot threads, Having Items as PC Aspects in Fate, & why D&D has lasted while other systems faded away | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Moe (@ashyfeet1) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary,3:11 - Announcements,7:10 - Forlornhope22 asks how many plot threads is too many, 26:39 - Eric from Oregon talks PC items as Aspects in Fate, 37:26 - Kimi g...
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    Happy Jacks Tabletop RPG Advice Show: Season 30, Episode 4 ◇ Summary: Players taking notes during intense RP moments, Playing RPGs in existing IPs, Playing with a cheater | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Joey (@Feywilde85), and Adam (@hoobuk) ◇ 0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary 3:37 - Announcements5:48 - Gaz asks about players taking notes during RP23:00 - Weaselcreature corrects us about playing in existing...
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    Happy Jacks Tabletop RPG Advice Show: Season 30, Episode 3 ◇ Summary: WOTC buys D&D Beyond, Weaselcreature asks about using digital tools at the in-person RPG table, and Shawn near DC asks about PC gear and player agency. Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Jason (@itsprobablyok) ◇ 0:00 - Preshow Update from Kimi1:09 - Welcome & Episode Summary3:46 - Announcements6:40 - Gaming News: D&D buys D&am...
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    In today’s episode: Daniel from Australia asks about getting back in the GM saddle after a break. Forrest comes home and shares experiences from Play by Post games. Taurelin asks about player characters with a mind of their own. Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), CA Dave (@casithlord), and Jason (@itsprobablyok)
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    ◇ Summary: Thomas from Denmark shares his rewarding experiences playing RPGs with kids. Gekko State from Canada is struggling to get excited about running D&D and Greg in Virginia wants to know what other RPG shows and podcasts we are into. Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, CA Dave (@casithlord). ◇ 1:45 - Weekly Announcements - 9:20 - Thomas finds gaming with kids very rewarding - 24:02 - Gekko State can't ...
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    Eric from New Jersey writes in about immersion.  We revisit Hosier Rob’s very first email. And MRCJ send us some thoughts on his history with Happy Jacks RPG. Hosts: Stu, Kimi and Stork A weekly, round table RPG advice show that combines friendships, table-top RPGs, and unbridled enthusiasm to bring you a show that is informative, honest and funny.  You can find us at http://www.happyjacks.org/ Tags: happyjacksrpg, tableto...
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    In this episode: Andreas from Sweden writes in about preparing for a new setting. Sean from Philly asks about playing a low-status PC in L5R. And Thomas from Denmark "Well, Actuallies" us about our math and Savage Worlds. End song: "Windsor's Cider" by The Merry Wives of WindsorHosts: Kimi, Stu and Stork
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    hjrp2913 In this Episode: Eric from NJ writes in about a GM/system issue.  Magic Octopus writes in about immersion.  Zed from the UK asks about unexpected twists and turns. 
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    hjrp2912 Your Hosts: Stu and Kimi In This Episode: We have a special announcement. Josh in Orlando wants to know what sort of game to run for new people.  Tanic5 sends us a few RPG stories. And Greg sends a holiday greeting from the North Pole.
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