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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!

October 4, 2022

103: Me and Steve LIVE! at the Pittsburgh Gaming Expo!

This week we bring you the recording of a panel that we were asked to do at the Pittsburgh Gaming Expo!

We talk about why as the GM, you should be the biggest fan of your players.
The audio isn't the greatest, but given we sorta forgot to prepare for actually recording live, we didn't think it sounded too bad for setting a cell phone on the table between us, in a room with a PA system, and close to 200 video and arcade games! 

So enjoy, and if you're able to do so, plan on joining us again there next year!

We would very much like to thank the staff and volunteers of the convention for putting on a wonderfully fun event!

 

Recorded at the Pittsburgh Gaming Expo in Monroeville PA (just outside Pittsburgh) on Oct 2, 2022. 

For more info on the convention, check out https://www.pghretrogaming.com/.  RPGs, board games, retro-video-games, 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

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

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

 

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

 

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

 

*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.*

 

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

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

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

 

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

 

September 20, 2022

101: BS session with Chris Spivey

This week we figured we'd do something just for fun, so we asked Chris Spivey to just come talk with us for a bit about whatever came up.  So that's what happened.  We talk gaming stuff, some of the business side, and the challenges that happen as a small publisher in the current state of the world.  Also, Chris lets us in on a snippet about his new [REDACTED].

Enjoy!

 

Links for Chris and Darker Hue Studios

     Twitter: https://twitter.com/Darker_Hue

     Website: http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/

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

  You can also find his games at Indy Press Revolution: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/home.php

and R.Talsorian Games: https://talsorianstore.com/collections/other-product/products/haunted-west

 

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

 

Game of the Week

     Steve G: Lighthearted -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/372834/Lighthearted?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Tiny Wastelands -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/246020/Tiny-Wastelands?affiliate_id=2018399

     Chris S:  Godlike -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/521/Arc-Dream-Publishing/subcategory/8161/GODLIKE?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.*

 

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

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

September 13, 2022

100: Human… Almost, and a chat w/ Egg Embry

We made it to 100!!!  So to celebrate, we invited back a previous guest who likes just as varied a selection of games as we do, someone who writes about rpgs in lots of places, Egg Embry! Also, Egg has just released a cool little playtest for a game he's working on called Human... Almost. We chat about that, and assorted other things in our own Me and Steve way!

     You can find Egg either on Facebook (Egg Embry) or Twitter (@eggembry), or in many places his work appears, from the d20 Network blog, to ENWorld, to Knights of the Dinner Table, and more.

     You can also find his games on Drive-Thru (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/16964/Egg-Embry-Publishing?affiliate_id=2018399) or Itch.io (https://eggembry.itch.io/)

 

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

 

Game of the Week

     Egg E: Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/404181/Mazes-Fantasy-Roleplaying?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G: Felt, Friendship, and Feelings -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/383038/Felt-Friendship-and-Feelings?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S: Space 1889 -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/139315/Space-1889-Core-Rulebook?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.*

 

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

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

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

 

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

 

August 30, 2022

98: Campaign Planning & Prep

This week the Steves have a chat about planning and prepping for a new campaign.  We discuss a bit of our processes, weaknesses, and fears around starting new campaigns, be they in systems we're long-familiar with, ones we're new to, or somewhere in between.  (Yes, we get into more Star Wars talk!)

 

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

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S:  Meddling Kids -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/83837/Meddling-Kids?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Gran Meccanismo -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/402733/Gran-Meccanismo?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.*

 

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

On Facebook as Me and Steve RPG Podcast

On Twitter @AndRPGs

on TikTok @meandsteverpgpodcast

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

 

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

 

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/

 

August 16, 2022

96: A Sonata in GURPS with Gaming Ballistic

This week we're joined by Douglas from Gaming Ballistic to talk about GURPS from Steve Jackson Games.  Along the way Doug shares some inside info on the publishing side of the business, and also talks about his current Kickstarter for some old-school solo-play adventures!

     Links for Gaming Ballistic:

          Website: https://gamingballistic.com/

          Twitter: http://twitter.com/GMingBallistic

          Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GamingBallistic/

          Webstore: https://gaming-ballistic.myshopify.com/

          Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingballistic/old-school-solo-adventures/posts/3579621

 

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

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve S: Pandora: Total Destruction -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/395733/Pandora-Total-Destruction?affiliate_id=2018399

     Douglas: Symbaroum -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/163293/Symbaroum--Core-Rulebook?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/

 

August 9, 2022

95: Gaming on the Cheap

In honor of "Back to School" season here in the US, the Steves have a chat around some of the ways we've found to stretch our gaming dollars (or maybe it's just a way to be able to buy more games...).  In any case, it's a collection of budget-friendly tips to help out if you need em.  Or, just laugh at us for being cheap!

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

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  a|State -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/393580/astate-Second-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Roller Derby Road Trip -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/404607/Roller-Derby-Road-Trip-PocketQuest-2022?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/

 

 

August 2, 2022

94: Underwater Movie Night

What starts out as a conversation talking about games played on or in the water swirls with the Steves talking a lot about movies, and perhaps some reasons why things do or don't exist!

 

d20 Network Spotlight : OPCast -- https://anchor.fm/opcast

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G:  Army of Darkness -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2486/Army-of-Darkness-Corebook?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S:  Polaris -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3891/Black-Book-Editions/subcategory/7804_34884/Polaris-31?affiliate_id=2018399

     Bonus:  Descent into Midnight -- https://www.descentintomidnight.com/

 

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/

 

July 26, 2022

93: Porting Adventures to New Systems (rabbit-hole)

So we started with the intent of talking about taking adventures/modules and porting them over to a different system/setting.  Of course, because us, we end up off in a couple rabbit-holes, but there's still some good conversation!

 

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

 

Game of the Week

     Steve S:  Twisted Genomes: Wasteland Mutations -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/395771/Twisted-Genomes-Wasteland-Mutations?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  Dwelling -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/365720/Dwelling?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/