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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!

August 23, 2022

97: Getting Meta

We've all heard the term "meta-gaming" used, and usually with bad connotations, but what is it?  And is it always bad?  This week we Steves ponder this very thing! 

 

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

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Teenage Mutant Dirtbags -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/404270/Teenage-Mutant-Dirtbags-A-Roleplaying-Game?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Car Wars -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12199/Steve-Jackson-Games/subcategory/29316/Car-Wars?affiliate_id=2018399

 

The Steves will be at the Pittsburgh Gaming Expo in Monroeville PA (just outside Pittsburgh) on Oct 1&2, 2022.  We'll be doing a panel or 2, running some games, and just hanging out enjoying the fun!  For more info, check out https://www.pghretrogaming.com/.  Gaming of many sorts, bands, and just fun!

 

*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!, Joshua Gopal-Boyd, and Dave Smith!  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 24, 2022

84: House Rules & Braining

We intended to have a talk about house rules, and we did, sorta, at times.  Our brains got the best of us, and we went off down some deep tangents, but if you listen to us at all, you know, that's probably what we do best!  Anyway, listen, and enjoy!

d20 Network Spotlight:  The Story Told -- https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  Mashed -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199282/MASHED-A-Korean-War-MASH-RPG?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Agent Purrvocateur -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/395249/Agent-Purrvocateur?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/

 

 

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/

 

February 15, 2022

70: The Conga-Line of Doom (Combat)

It occurred to us that we've never done an episode talking about combat in games!  And we all know that's a HUGE part of what happens at many tables.  So here's a conversation about some of our thoughts surrounding combat in RPGs, and maybe some ways to make it more interesting for everyone!

 

d20 Network Spotlight:  Tabletop Tales -- https://anchor.fm/whatcomesafter

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  Magical Kitties Save the Day(2e) -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/345604/Magical-Kitties-Save-the-Day-2nd-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Red Giant -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371497/Red-Giant?affiliate_id=2018399

 

We greatly appreciate the donations of our Patreon supporters: Agent_Zer0, 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/

 

 

December 14, 2021

61: No Moss on these Brain-Rocks

The old saying goes "A rolling stone gathers no moss."  And that's as good a description on this conversation as I have!

From Steve unsettling himself writing an adventure, to cavemen rolling rocks down hills, to creative pressures, to taking a step back, this one meanders a little bit of everywhere!

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week:  Genesys Archives -- https://anchor.fm/thegenesysarchives

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/4329/Modiphius/subcategory/38213/Achtung-Cthulhu-2d20?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  The Between -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/360858/The-Between?affiliate_id=2018399

     And the Noble Knight listing for the elusive Cold City RPG that we also mentioned!  -- https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147386721/

 

 

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

 

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/

 

 

November 30, 2021

59: Running Pre-Written Adventures with Tom B

This week the Steves are joined by fellow d20 Network host Tom B (of the Shared Sagas Podcast) to have a talk around tricks and tips for something we all do, and probably all struggle with.  Running those pesky pre-written adventures and modules!

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week:  Shared Sagas -- https://sharedsagas.podbean.com/

or on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/Shared.Sagas/

 

Game of the Week:  

     Tom B:  Relics: a Game of Angels -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/305834/Relics-A-Game-of-Angels?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Beach Patrol -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/256906/Beach-Patrol?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Turkey Terror: VHS 2  -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/336844/Turkey-Terror-VHS-2?affiliate_id=2018399

 

Also, be sure to check our Discord server (link below) for special bonus audio from our conversation with Tom!

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

November 16, 2021

57: Less than Perfect Play

This week the Steves have a talk about playing "sub-optimally"!

It's a conversation about a different way to look at playing rpgs, and just maybe a way you can add a different layer of enjoyment to your table.

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week:  Adventure Game Engine Interest Series (or AGEIS) https://soundcloud.com/ageispodcast/tracks

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  Hello My Name is Death -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/346573/Hello-My-Name-is-Death?affiliate_id=2018399

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

October 5, 2021

51: Level Up with Russ Morrissey

This week the Steves are joined by Russ Morrissey, game designer, publisher, founder of EN World & EN Publishing, and host of Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk.  We could talk with Russ for hours about many topics in gaming, but, today, we're talking with him about a Kickstarter project that will launch the same day that this episode goes live for his new line called "Level Up". 

     Level Up is an expanded take on the 5th Edition D&D that many gamers know.  Russ and his team have taken on the whole game, and added lots of depth that some folk have found lacking, along with greatly expanding the 'exploration pillar' of the original game, which many people find somewhat lacking in the original version.  

     *** NOTE: as of recording, the KS should launch at noon EST (US) 10/5/21 ***

 

Links

     Level Up Kickstarter Page --  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

     

     EN World -- https://www.enworld.org/

     EN Publishing -- https://enpublishingrpg.com/

     Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk (podcast) -- https://morrus.podbean.com/

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week -- The Story Told -- https://thestorytold.libsyn.com/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve G: Viking Death Squad -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/366521/Viking-Death-Squad?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S: Warbirds -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/115960/Warbirds-Role-Playing-Game?affiliate_id=2018399

     Russ M:  Ghostbusters -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_(role-playing_game)

 

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

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

 

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