Your Morning Head: Role Playing Evil Characters, Part 2

Last week writing in response to a recent Fear the Boot episode, I blogged about role playing evil characters.  This…

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The blogger embraces a fan.

Last week writing in response to a recent Fear the Boot episode, I blogged about role playing evil characters.  This week in what can only be characterized as wild coincidence, The Podge Cast recorded episode 35, Evil Urges.  Guess what I’m blogging about today?

The guys brought their A-game for this episode.  From purely evil characters to the corruption of good characters, they tackled the question of running evil characters from several angles.  The Podge Casters expressed what we all know in our hearts is true: playing evil characters can be a whole helluva lot of fun.

Your Morning Head: Role Playing Evil Characters

This week’s Fear the Boot podcast, episode 140, deals with playing the bad guys or evil characters.  Most games are…

dr-evilThis week’s Fear the Boot podcast, episode 140, deals with playing the bad guys or evil characters.  Most games are focused on good guys – or at least not-evil guys –  with traditional western values.  The “evil” party of character presents a set of challenges all on its own.  It is a topic the guys have dealt with previously way back in episode 19. FtB had a whole ‘nother roster of hosts for that show back in September 2006, so it is appropriate to revisit the subject.

Allow me to preface my remarks by saying that episode 140s hosts – Dan, Chad, Pat, and Chris – all got it wrong.  God love ’em.

The guys particularly focused on those characters bent on world domination, or deeply disturbed characters focused on inflicting pain and torture.  Dan maintained in this episode that evil characters cannot – or at least are more challenging to – sustain in a lengthy campaign.  Shortly thereafter, the conversation derailed to player comfort levels around the manifestation of evil within the characters.

Boat.  Missed.

Your Morning Head: Partying Down with 1/2 of the Podge & 100% of BSP

While in Saint Louis this past weekend, Adam “A. David” Pinilla (Podge Cast) invited me and others over to his…

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The true power behind the Podge Cast, Luke Meyer's "magnificent" beard!

While in Saint Louis this past weekend, Adam “A. David” Pinilla (Podge Cast) invited me and others over to his place.  We arrived to find Luke Meyer (Podge Cast), Tony Mast (Backseat Producers), and Adam playing cards.  Immediately, I was given my man-hug from Brother P.

We spent the evening drinking beer, bourbon, and some of Luke’s homemade wine (good stuff) while sharing stories about games and thoughts on game mechanics.  It was the nerdiest night of conversation I have had outside of a comic book convention awards dinner.

God, it was great!

We talked a lot about sandbox games.  And games we’re running.  Games we want to run.

Adam and I really bonded, I think, when talked about our junk.

Fear The Con 2

I will be attending Fear the Boot’s Fear The Con 2 in beautiful, scenic St. Charles, Missouri later this week. …

Fear The Con 2I will be attending Fear the Boot’s Fear The Con 2 in beautiful, scenic St. Charles, Missouri later this week.  The first FtC was an epic amount of fun.  I’ve been looking forward to FtC2 since the con wrapped up last year.

Fear the Con was the best gaming con I have ever been to.  I’ve never before experienced an event in which EVERYONE I met was gracious, fun, and committed to playing great games.