GenCon 50th Anniversary

We have just gotten back from GenCon 2017, the 50th anniversary of the convention, so there’s not going to be a Save Vs. Rant this week. We will resume our normal release schedule starting next week. The convention was exhausting, but amazing, with tons of sights to see and things to do, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a strong interest in tabletop games.

Episode 6 – I’m Chaotic Evil

The struggle between good and evil remains one of the most common themes in fantasy literature. Since fantasy is the genre that defined the most popular roleplaying games, it should not be surprising that this conflict is frequently reflected in both the setting fluff and rules crunch of the games. Today, we tackle the topic of alignment systems in roleplaying games.

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Episode 5 – Hidden Role Games

Sometimes called “social deduction games,” hidden role games are games where you are assigned a secret identity that determines your victory conditions. The classic example is Werewolf (sometimes called “Mafia” or any number of other variants), but the genre has expanded to include a diverse set of games.

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Episode 2 – Bookkeeping

With a wee few exceptions, every game features some sort of bookkeeping, be it tracking the position of the pieces on a board, recording important information about the player’s resources or simply recording the history of the game. In today’s edition of Save Vs Rant, we delve into this topic, discussing both front-end and back-end bookkeeping in games (especially RPGs).

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Upcoming Release Schedule

Some people have been wondering when our next episode will be up. Monday the 15th episode two will be released.
From this point forward we plan on releasing a new episode on the first and third Mondays of each month. That means episode 3 will be released on June 5th and episode 4 will be released on June 19th.
Thank you all for listening!

Soft Launch

Today marks the soft launch of the Save Vs Rant podcast! Pardon the dust as there’s still some work to be done on the site. Expect to see more here both in content and presentation in the coming weeks.

Currently, the podcast will be available on this site for download or streaming. We have not yet taken the technical steps to publish the podcast to any of the major outlets, but that will also be coming soon, as it’s just a matter of determining which of several methods will be most expedient.

Our hope is that we will leave you entertained and educated regarding the multifaceted world of tabletop and traditional games. Thanks for joining us on this journey!