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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!

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/

 

 

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/

 

September 28, 2021

50:RPG Safety Tools w/ Ryan Boelter

This week, it's our long-promised talk on Safety Tools for RPG play.  We reached out to Ryan Boelter from the Character Creation Cast podcast, and he was kind enough to join us for an excellent discussion of what these tools are, how to implement and use them, and also where to find more information on them, in addition to our discussion here.

     Referenced Resources:

          Character Creation Cast Session Zero document: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XmFAZHQfFKTkQkLEbglQfyuihhFAyBpCPdsj9qc12Jk/edit

          The RPG Safety Toolkit, compiled by Kienna Shaw and Lauren Bryant-Monk:

https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1583202183294.pdf

          Monte Cook Games "Consent in Gaming":

https://www.montecookgames.com/consent-in-gaming/

 

Links to find Ryan Boelter:

     Twitter : @lordneptune

     Websites: https://lordneptunecreates.wordpress.com/

                      https://lordneptune.itch.io/

                      https://www.charactercreationcast.com/

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week:  The Staggering Dragon -- https://thestaggeringdragon.com/category/stagdrag-podcast/

 

Game of the Week:

     Steve G: Project 8ball -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/369206/Project-8Ball?affiliate_id=2018399

     Ryan B: Anyone Can Wear the Mask -- https://jeffstormer.itch.io/mask

     Steve S: Cold Shadows -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/224720/Cold-Shadows?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/

 

 

September 21, 2021

49: Q&A Time!

This week the Steves take questions from the Discord, and that's the show topic!  It's a little bit of everything!

A big thank you to all those who submitted questions!

 

d20 network podcast of the week:  Court Games -- https://courtgamespod.com/

 

Seth Skorkowsky's video on the "Mercer Effect" titled "The Story of Jeff: My Experience with the Mercer-Effect"  -- https://youtu.be/kwjLAC1wh7U

 

Game of the Week

     Steve S: Cryptomancer -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/186678/Cryptomancer?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G: Hard Wired Island -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/354684/Hard-Wired-Island?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/

September 14, 2021

48: Characters and Wrestling!

This week we're talking characters, both PCs and NPCs.  We talk a little about ways to create them, how to make them feel more real, and Steve shares his little secret on how to liven them up!

 

d20 Network podcast of the week:  Eberron Renewed -- https://thegeekpantheon.wpcomstaging.com/category/podcast/eberron-renewed/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve G: Tales From the Loop Starter set -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/305344/Tales-from-the-Loop-RPG-Starter-Set?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve S: Doctor Who: The Roleplaying Game 2e --https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/305344/Tales-from-the-Loop-RPG-Starter-Set?affiliate_id=2018399

                   Warlock! -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/312204/Warlock?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/

 
September 7, 2021

47: Session Zero: a year later

This episode marks our 1 year anniversary!  So, we thought it might be fun to take a look at the topic that we did our very first episode on, and see if our opinions have changed, or what we've learned.

So we talk about that, along with a little reflection on our journey through our first year of podcasting, and a little talk on our plans going forward.

 

d20 Network Podcast of the Week:  Primed by Cortex -- https://pbcpod.podbean.com/

 

Game of the Week

     Steve S:  Urban Jungle -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/194021/URBAN-JUNGLE--Anthropomorphic-Noir-RolePlay?affiliate_id=2018399

     Steve G:  LIFTS: Ultimate Pump Edition -- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282603/LIFTS-Ultimate-Pump-Edition?affiliate_id=2018399

 

We would like to say a huge, heartfelt "Thank You" to all of you that take the time to actually listen to the show!  You're the reason we've made it this far!

 

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/