The Nerd’s Commute

7
Jan

Episode 12 - RPG Design Diary #2

The second foray into sharing the evolution of my RPG with you is here! I discuss the writing program Scrivener as well as my thoughts on how to organize a battlefield and questioning your assumptions about game design. Follow the show on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

25
Dec

Episode 11 - RPG Design Diary #1

I'm back! And I'm not talking about existing RPGs, I'm talking about the one I hope to bring to gaming table near you in the roughly near(ish) future! Take a listen, join me on the journey, and send me feedback on my ideas if you'd like. Follow the show on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

4
Nov

Episode 10 - Ideas for Encounters

In this, the very tenth episode of the Nerd's Commute, I discuss various types of combat encounters you may be able to incorporate into your RPG adventures. You can only have so many campfire ambushes before things get stale, mix it up with these tips. Follow the show on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

28
Oct

Episode 9 - Learning a New System

Sometimes diving into a new RPG can be daunting. This episode lays out how I approach learning a new system, both as a player and as a game master. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

21
Oct

Episode 8 - Greatest Hits Vol 1

I discuss my favorite single aspects of many of the popular RPGs out at the moment. It's the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the Greatest Hits! Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

14
Oct

Episode 7 - Systems for TV Shows

This episode I act as a pop culture sommelier and try to match up popular tv shows to the RPG systems that might do a good job emulating the tone and feel of the show. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

7
Oct

Episode 6 - Welcome to RPGs

Are you new to the hobby and nervous about getting started, hopefully this will ease your fears. I address frequently voiced concerns from people just joining the RPG community. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

30
Sep

Episode 5 - Character Flavor

A little quirk and a bit of background can turn any RPG character from a stat block into a living, breathing inhabitant of the world you and the rest of the group are building together. This episode focuses on my tips for fleshing out the character you've built and hopefully will grow to love. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

23
Sep

Episode 4 - World Wide Wrestling Review

This episode is my first system review and it focuses on Nathan D. Paoletta's World Wide Wrestling, a Powered by the Apocalypse RPG. Join me in exploring this over the top (rope) role playing experience. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!

17
Sep

Episode 3 - Improv DMing

Improv style campaign tips are the focus of this week's episode. Included are several of the tricks I use to try to give my players a satisfying experience on the fly. Follow the show on Facebook and on Twitter @NerdCommute. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions, as well as topics you'd like for me to sleepily explore as I wait impatiently at intersections. Enjoy!