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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!

September 27, 2022

102: Getting Things Tense

On the eve of Spooky-Month, the Steves sit down and have a chat about different things a GM can do outside of the game itself to help increase that sense of tension while playing games where you want it.  That and some other ramblings and musings!

d20 Network Spotlight:  The Court Games podcasts

     Court Games -- https://courtgamespod.com/

     Fortune and Strife --  https://courtgamespod.com/L5RFnS/

     Crimson Gold Agonies -- https://cgapodcast.com/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Beasts and Basements -- https://www.beastsandbasements.com/home

     Steve S:  Vintage Space -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/410367/Vintage-Space?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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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 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!

 

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

You can reach us at meandsteverpg@gmail.com

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On Twitter @AndRPGs

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

 

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

 

January 11, 2022

65: Hell Night, Neurocity, and Warpland w/ Gavriel Quiroga

     We're ringing in the New Year with a chat with independent RPG creator Gavriel Quiroga.  He currently has a game called Hell Night on Kickstarter (ends Jan 22, 7AM US Eastern time), as well as having written both Neurocity, and Warpland.
     We talk a bit about his previous two projects, as well as what we can expect from Hell Night, and he even lets us in on what he's moving on to next!  And you really should go check these games out, they're excellent!

 

     Links:

Hell Night Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavrielquiroga/hell-night

Worlds of Quiroga Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/691555924725358

His work on Drive-Thru RPG:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Gavriel%20Quiroga&?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  They Cried Monster -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/306167/They-Cried-Monster?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Land of OG -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/16506/Land-of-OG?affiliate_id=2018399

     Gavriel Q:  Medula -- https://linktr.ee/medula_rpg?fbclid=IwAR0IWrCxD6AtIyMKsbOM806jXXIsQ1DFDRCgTw_IdgAyO8Ol4ZcbXXEwKxg

 

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 23, 2021

58: Battlelords of the 23rd Century

This week the Steves are joined by Tony and Dave from 23rd Century Productions to talk about their game Battlelords of the 23rd Century.  It's a sci-fi, space, military game set in a corporate-controlled future.  Not only have they released an updated new edition fairly recently, they have a Kickstarter live for a supplement (http://bit.ly/FAKickstart), and they are also working on an adaptation of the setting to the Savage Worlds ruleset!

So come learn with us about a fun, darkly humorous game of sci-fi action!

You can find more info about Battlelords at the following links:

Email: info@23rdcentury.net
Website: http://www.battlelords.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Battlelords/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/battlelords_of_the_23rdcentury/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BattlelordsRPG
YouTube: https://bit.ly/BattlelordsYouTube
DriveThruRPG: https://bit.ly/BLathttps://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12073/23rd-Century-Productions-LLC?term=23rd+century+?affiliate_id=2018399
Mailing List Subscribe: https://bit.ly/BLMailingList

 

d20 network podcast of the week:  The Forge https://forgegenesys.com/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve G:  Retropunk -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/312064/Retropunk-Minimalist-Cyberpunk-Roleplaying?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Monster of the Week -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?filters=100050_0_0_0_0&?affiliate_id=2018399

     Tony:  Godlike -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/521/Arc-Dream-Publishing/subcategory/8161/GODLIKE?affiliate_id=2018399

     Dave:  In Nomine -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12199/Steve-Jackson-Games/subcategory/28908_30775/In-Nomine?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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/

 

 

November 9, 2021

56: Harlem Unbound and Haunted West with Chris Spivey

As what is likely a wrap to our dark/gritty/horror mini-series for October, and now a little beyond, we were extremely fortunate to be joined by Chris Spivey of Darker Hue Studios, to talk about the games he's written, namely Harlem Unbound (in 2 editions) and Haunted West.

Not only is Chris a game designer and developer, but (as we learn) he's also a HUGE fan of history.  He's on a mission to make gaming both fun and informative, and from the bits he dropped about Haunted West, I can confidently say this is a game that both us Steves intend to pick up very, very soon!

 

Links for Chris Spivey:

     Darker Hue Studios: http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/

      On Twitter:  @Darker_Hue  https://twitter.com/Darker_Hue

     And you can buy Haunted West, and the first edition of Harlem Unbound direct from the Darker Hue web shop at http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/shop

     And the second edition of Harlem Unbound is available from Drive-Thru RPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/307385/Harlem-Unbound--Second-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399 Or the Chaosium web shop https://www.chaosium.com/search.php?search_query=Harlem+Unbound

 

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week:  Table Top Tales -- https://anchor.fm/whatcomesafter

 

Game of the Week:

     Chris S:  Hellas -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/105903/HELLAS-Worlds-of-Sun-and-Stone-2nd-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Index Card RPG -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/366519/Index-Card-RPG-Master-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Retrostar -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/168254/Retrostar-Rulebook?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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 2, 2021

55: How to Run Horror with Kenneth Hite

This month we've been talking about dark and horrific games.  But, they're not always the easiest games to run, so, in an effort to help all of you learn how to run these games better (and ourselves too), we sat down with Kenneth Hite to pick his brain and experience on ways to run horror games, and to run horror games better.

For those unfamiliar, Ken has been playing, running, and writing horror games for the last 40 years or so, and has writing credits on an astounding number of game books, including GURPS Horror (4th ed), Nights Black Agents, Vampire 5th Edition, and Fall of Delta Green.

Ken also is the co-host of "Ken and Robin Talk about Stuff" a fabulous rpg (and related) podcast.

 

Links for Kenneth Hite:

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

     Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff -- http://www.kenandrobintalkaboutstuff.com/

     Patreon for KARTAS -- https://www.patreon.com/kenandrobin

     Atomic Overmind Press for Ken's "Tour de Lovecraft" books -- https://www.atomicovermindstore.com/

     Renegade Game Studios "2nd Inquisition" for Vampire 5th Edition -- https://renegadegamestudios.com/second-inquisition-sourcebook-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed/

 

Not to be forgotten, the d20 Podcast of the Week:  Order 66 -- http://feeds.feedburner.com/Order66

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Mothership -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/245017/Mothership-Players-Survival-Guide?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Vaesen -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/319119/Vaesen--Nordic-Horror-Roleplaying?affiliate_id=2018399

     Ken H:  Microscope -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/91183/Microscope?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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 26, 2021

54: Werewolf with Josh Heath

This week we're howling at the moon!  It's all about Werewolf: the Apocalypse!

We're joined by Josh Heath, host of Werewolf: the Podcast to discuss his favorite game, and one that Steve S has had a curiosity about for a while.

So join us for a talk about the Garou Nation, Gaia, the Wyrm.

 

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

 

Other links:

High Level Games:  https://www.highlevelgames.ca/

Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Ed. on Drive-Thru RPG:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/1/White-Wolf/subcategory/1_19942/Werewolf-20?affiliate_id=2018399

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  Survive This!! We Die Young -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/368595/SURVIVE-THIS-We-Die-Young-RPG-Core-Rules?term=survive+this?affiliate_id=2018399

     Josh H:  Haunted West -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/368204/Haunted-West-Digital?term=Haunted+West?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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 19, 2021

53: Call of Cthulhu with Jon Hook & Seth Skorkowsky

“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.” -- H.P. Lovecraft

This week it's Call of Cthulhu!  And to help out the Steves, they're joined by 2 guests, Jon Hook, and Seth Skorkowsky!

We discuss the game, the lore, and why it's fun to play in a world of things bigger than the human mind was intended to fathom.

Both Seth and Jon have done a large volume of work in the RPG space, not the least of which is the podcast that they currently do together called "Modern Mythos" -- https://modernmythos.libsyn.com/

Also, both have a number of works published on Drive-Thru RPG

  Jon Hook -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Jon%20Hook&?affiliate_id=2018399

  Seth Skorkowsky -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?author=Seth%20Skorkowsky&?affiliate_id=2018399

 

Also, Seth has a number of novels in print

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=seth+skorkowsky&crid=1WO8YQNB57YCT&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_7

And, last but certainly not least, is Seth's excellent YouTube channel -- https://www.youtube.com/c/SethSkorkowskyAuthor

 

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

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Midnight Showings -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/372484/Midnight-Showings?term=midnight+show?affiliate_id=2018399

     Jon Hook:  The Void -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/117563/The-Void-Core-PDF?affiliate_id=2018399

     Seth Skorkowsky:  KULT: Divinity Lost -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/259252/Kult-Divinity-Lost--4th-Edition-of-Kult-Core-Rules?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Soth -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/163649/Soth-a-game-of-cultists-vs-investigators?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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 12, 2021

52: An Episode Dark & Grim, with Liam from M&B

We make no secret here at Me and Steve that we like darker, grittier games, at least some of the time.

And, with it being 'Spooky-month' it seemed appropriate to talk about some of those topics.

In this episode, we're joined by Liam, from the Mud & Blood podcast, to have a chat about just what it is that draws both us, and others, to this type of gaming.  We talk about a few different games that are favorites of ours, and Liam shares a rather intense moment from his personal gaming experience.

There's some good food for thought here, but, as with this type of topic, this might not be for everyone, so the choice is yours.

Overly Sarcastic Productions "Trope Talk: Grimdark" video on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/PQAWBeFnkg8

Also, stay tuned, as we've got more darker, gritty, horror-based RPG conversation coming the next few episodes!

 

Links for Liam, and the Mud & Blood Podcast

     Mud & Blood -- https://9littlebees.com/mudandbloodcast/

     Toa Tabletop --  https://www.toatabletop.com/

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week -- Squad Tactica -- https://shoutengine.com/SquadTacticaAWarhammer40KKillTeamPodcast/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve G:  Red Markets -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226794/Red-Markets-A-Game-of-Economic-Horror?affiliate_id=2018399

     Liam S:  Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/365656/Neon-Lords-of-the-Toxic-Wasteland-Core-Rulez?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S: Weird Frontiers -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/348429/Weird-Frontiers-RPG?affiliate_id=2018399

     Liam S: Sigil & Shadow -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/348429/Weird-Frontiers-RPG?affiliate_id=2018399

 

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/