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

June 10, 2022 65 min

◇ 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 – Weaselcreature ...
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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 goes...
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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 – Announcements
  • 5:48 – Gaz asks about players taking notes during RP
  • 23:00 – Weaselcreature corrects us about playing in existing IPs
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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 Kimi
  • 1:09 – Welcome & Episode Summary
  • 3:46 – Announcements
  • 6:40 – Gaming News: D&D buys D&D Be...
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    Happy Jacks Tabletop RPG Advice Show: Season 30, Episode 2 |

    ◇ Summary: 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) ◇

  • 0:20 – Welcome & Episode Summary –
  • 1:44 – Weekly Ann...
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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 get exc...
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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/

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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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    February 14, 2022 49 min
    hjrp2911 Your Hosts: Stu, Mike, Stork. In This Episode: Mike from Strategicon joins us to talk about Orccon 2022, which starts February 18th. Joe from Detroit asks for advice in finding a group. Eric writes in about playing non-DnD with DnD fans. 
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    December 20, 2021 59 min
    hjrp2910 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi In this Episode: We read a couple questions from Ruth from England and Daniel from Australia.
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    December 5, 2021 73 min
    hjrp2909 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork   In this Episode: Ruth from England sends us a 1d10 question table!  Bill from Colorado writes in about notetaking.  Josh in Orlando writes in again about paid GMs.   
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    hjrp2908 Your Hosts: Stu, Adam, Allie In This Episode: James writes in about his cyberpunk game. Steffi chimes in on time keeping and world building. JimTo sends us a game con report.
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    November 13, 2021 67 min
    hjrp2907 Your Hosts: Stu and Stork In This Episode: John from San Francisco wants to play who's the a-hole. And Garrett from So Cal asks about his voice and talking too much as a GM.  
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    hjrp2906 Your Hosts: Stu, Adam, Kimi, Allegra In this Episode: Greg from Virginia writes in about how NOT to award XP.  Jo Lene writes in again on pre-existing settings.  Dave in DC writes in about game tone.
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    October 9, 2021 53 min
    hjrp2905 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Kurt In this Episode: Mike from PA writes in about notetaking and stuff. Gerard from Gelderland writes in about play-by-post games.   
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