GenCon Special

GenCon’s tagline is “The Best Four Days in Gaming,” and we here at Save Vs. Rant agree enthusiastically. As veterans of the convention, we were overjoyed to have the opportunity to attend the 50th anniversary of the iconic celebration of gaming culture! Today’s special podcast details our experience at the convention and some of the highlights of what we saw.

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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!