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Category: Leisure:Games

Wide-ranging tabletop role-playing discussion, a variety of guests, and occasional actual-play content. All done with a casual, conversational vibe.
Everything from tips for playing and GMing, to rule system discussions, with plenty of whatever happens to cross our minds along the way!
Are we ”experts”? No!
Do we really love ttRPGs? HECK YEAH!!!
To that end, we‘re just looking to start conversations to help folks better understand how they can have more fun playing make-believe, and chucking dice!

May 17, 2022

83. GM Anxiety w/Amber

We all know it, those jitters, that uncertainty if we did a good enough job running the game, did everyone have enough fun?  Oh, yeah, and the things we get wrong, what if they know?  Anxiety over GMing is real, and I think, normal, but to talk about it, and maybe help us all deal with it a little bit, we're joined by Amber (@Rocketorca) from Geekspective, who does a lot in our little gaming world, from podcasting to graphic design, and al kinds of other cool stuff!  So join us for a cool and fun conversation about some ways to deal with stressing yourself out!

 

     Links for Amber

https://www.rocketorca.com/

https://geekspective.com/

 @rocketorca of Twitter https://twitter.com/rocketorca

and @rockertorca_art on Twitter and Instagram

 

d20 Network spotlight:  Shared Sagas -- https://sharedsagas.podbean.com/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve G:  Teddy the RPG -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/393607/Teddy-the-RPG?affiliate_id=2018399

     Amber:  Crescent Moon -- https://pocketcompass.itch.io/crescentmoon

     Steve S:  Something is Wrong with the Chickens -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/394040/Something-Is-Wrong-With-The-Chickens??affiliate_id=2018399

 

*We have an affiliate link with Drive-Thru RPG.  All this does, is give us a small percentage of your purchase cost on Drive-Thru as a "referral bonus".  It does not cost you, as a consumer, anything extra.*

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

 

May 10, 2022

82: 20-ish Questions (and a whole lotta ”-ish”)

Lighter topic this week!  The Steves ask each other gaming related questions and riff off that.  Some opinions, some self-discovery, and lots of "-ish"!

 

d20 Network Spotlight: The Staggering Dragon -- https://thestaggeringdragon.com/category/stagdrag-podcast/

 

The Steves will also be appearing in public!  Join us October 1 & 2 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville PA (just outside Pittsburgh) for gaming of all kinds, along with vendors, bands, cosplay, and all kinds of fun!  Find out more here: https://www.pghretrogaming.com/

 

Game of the Week:
     Steve G:  Carbon Grey -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/392998/Carbon-Grey-The-Role-Playing-Game--Core-Rule-Book?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Capers -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246744/Capers-Rpg?affiliate_id=2018399

 

*We have an affiliate link with Drive-Thru RPG.  All this does, is give us a small percentage of your purchase cost on Drive-Thru as a "referral bonus".  It does not cost you, as a consumer, anything extra.*

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

May 3, 2022

81: Why Do We Buy Games?

This week the Steves have a little chat about what it is that drives us to purchase games, and more games, and...     Nothing too heavy, but we made ourselves think a little bit.

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  The Genesys Archives -- https://anchor.fm/thegenesysarchives

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G: Pistol Dust -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/393309/Pistol-Dust?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Knave --  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/250888/Knave?affiliate_id=2018399

 

*We have an affiliate link with Drive-Thru RPG.  All this does is give us a small percentage of your purchase cost on Drive-Thru as a "referral bonus".  It does not cost you, as a consumer, anything extra.*

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

April 26, 2022

80: Misspent Youth w/ Opti and Cliff

This week we're rejoined by previous guests Opti and Cliff from Fragging Unicorns Games (Episode 20)!  But this time they're talking about the game that they've currently got on Kickstarter.  It's a refresh/update of Robert Bohl's "Misspent Youth".  A game about youthful people banding together to stand up to corrupt authority and see what they can accomplish without selling out their principals!  Their  version brings some small rules changes, along with some settings in which to play the game, so give a listen and learn about it!

Fine the Kickstarter here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fraggingunicorns/misspent-youth-fall-in-love-not-in-line

Find more about Misspent Youth, and all the other cool stuff Fragging Unicorns Games does;

     Website:  https://fraggingunicorns.com/

     Twitter:  https://twitter.com/FragginUnicorns

     Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FraggingUnicornsGames

     Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/fraggingunicornsgames

     YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTVQmqvE4fkLSb3aqyyrRYg

 

 d20 Network Spotlight:  Court Games -- https://courtgamespod.com/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G: Cy_Borg -- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jnohr/cy-borg

     Opti:  Yazeba's Bed and Breakfast -- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yazeba-s-bed-breakfast#/

     Cliff:  Stargate SG-1 -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/55630/Stargate-SG1-Roleplaying-Game?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Long Haul 1983 -- https://spc.itch.io/longhaul1983

 

*We have an affiliate link with Drive-Thru RPG.  All this does is give us a small percentage of your purchase cost on Drive-Thru as a "referral bonus".  It does not cost you, as a consumer, anything extra.*

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

 

 

April 19, 2022

79: Mecha and Mechasys with Studio 404 Games

Who doesn't love big, giant, stompy robots?

This week we're joined by Brett and Phil from Studio 404 Games to talk about mecha, mecha anime, mecha gaming, and most importantly, their fabulous Genesys supplement "Mechasys".  A good time is had by all, and there's lots of talk about all the fun you can have with mecha in you games!

Studio 404 Games links:
     Website:  https://www.studio404games.com/

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Studio404Games/

     Twitter:  https://twitter.com/studio404games

     Drive-Thru RPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Studio%20404%20Games&affiliate_id=2018399

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  Primed By Cortex -- https://pbcpod.podbean.com/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Fullmetal President -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149660/Fullmetal-President-White-House-Mecha-Chaos?affiliate_id=2018399

     Brett Bowen:  Misspent Youth -- (Launches 4/19/2022) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fraggingunicorns/misspent-youth-fall-in-love-not-in-line

     GM Phil:  Kids Logic Robotech miniatures line/Kickstarter -- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/minitech-games/robotech-macross-dog-fight-the-miniatures-game

     Steve S:  Happiness is a Warm Gun -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/346324/Happiness-is-a-Warm-Gun?affiliate_id=2018399

 

*We have an affiliate link with Drive-Thru RPG.  All this does is give us a small percentage of your purchase cost on Drive-Thru as a "referral bonus".  It does not cost you, as a consumer, anything extra.*

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

April 12, 2022

78: Bad Guys are People Too!

This week we're doing a little more exploring of adventure/campaign writing, but we're specifically talking about developing the adversaries for your player characters.  We lean into Steve G's writing experience to try and help Steve S, and the rest of you to just do things better and easier!

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  Werewolf the Podcast -- https://keepontheheathlands.podbean.com/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve S: Tenra Bancho Zero -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/111713/Tenra-Bansho-Zero-Heaven-and-Earth-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G: Minimum Rage -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309365/Minimum-Rage?affiliate_id=2018399

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

April 5, 2022

77: Playtesting and assorted rabbit-holes

The Steves have a chat about their recent experience playtesting the upcoming Anarchy in Dragon City with Brett from Studio 404 ( https://www.studio404games.com/ ).  This leads to thoughts about the how and why playtesting is done, along with a couple other tangents about assorted things!

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  The Forge -- https://forgegenesys.com/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G: Punk Fu -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/390986/Punk-Fu?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Goblin Gangsters -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/326023/Goblin-Gangsters-Tricube-Tales-OnePage-RPG?affiliate_id=2018399 

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

 

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March 29, 2022

76: Prep & Writing Stuff Down

We have a chat around some of our processes for planning and prepping for running campaigns, story arcs, and sessions.  So have a listen, and join in the conversation on the discord (https://discord.gg/5wWNcYWbecause I'm sure we can all learn from each other!

d20 Network Spotlight:  Order 66 -- http://feeds.feedburner.com/Order66

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  King of Dust -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/389142/King-of-Dust?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Murder Most Foul -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199179/Murder-Most-Foul?affiliate_id=2018399

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

 

March 22, 2022

75: Bruce Nesmith

Lead Rules Design on Gamma World 4e, Lead Writer for the 2e Ravenloft box set, plus worked on Fallout 3,4, & 76, a number of the Elder Scrolls games, including Lead Designer for Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.

Usually I have some clever title or something, but this week, I think the above says enough!  Any one of those credits are significant, but the whole list, plus more??!!??

We have a chat with game designer (now turned author) Bruce Nesmith about the twists and turns that a career in game design has brought him.  From starting at TSR straight out of college, on through working at Bethesda Softworks, and now, to writing novels. 

Bruce even shares the wild story of how he initially got recruited into the gaming industry! 

 

Here's Bruce's current novel "Mischief Maker" on Amazon -- https://www.amazon.com/Mischief-Maker-Norse-Mythology-Reimagined/dp/195306213X/ref=sr_1_1

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  Eberron Renewed -- https://thegeekpantheon.com/category/podcast/eberron-renewed/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Fight! 2e -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/307634/Fight-2nd-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Bruce N:  Eclipse Phase 2e -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/284022/Eclipse-Phase-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Havoc Brigade -- https://gshowitt.itch.io/havoc-brigade

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/

 

March 15, 2022

74: The Genre-Mix

This one's a thought-provoking little chat inspired by our Discord users!

We have a chat about "weird genre-mixing games", and just follow the rabbit-hole!

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  Squad Tactica -- https://open.spotify.com/show/4jJs4hS87TLPJlwzd3uw5w

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Cyberpulp Daydreams -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/385335/Cyberpulp-Daydreams?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Warpstar! -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/330123/Warpstar?affiliate_id=2018399

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Eric Witman, Jeff McKinney, Jesse!, and Joshua Gopal-Boyd!  Y'all make keeping this going possible!

 

As always folks, have fun, be kind to each other, and go play some rpgs!

 

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

Support us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MeandSteveTalkRPGs

 

Join us on our Discord! Me And Steve RPG Discord  https://discord.gg/5wWNcYW

 

We are proud members of the d20 Radio Network! http://www.d20radio.com/main/