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  1. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 20 :: Deviling Up

    Design Episode 20Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    We build a set of level 10 characters to see how much bookkeeping is involved with everything we’ve already made. Plus we run a mock boss battle to see what it’s like to really use our Dice Tier system in late game.
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  2. RPG From Scratch :: Agnes’ Ashes :: Dillo Talk

    Agnes' Ashes :: Dillo TalkEver wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Come one, come all! See The Wing Mob in action! Chookie shows off her cooking skills, Ned has a couple of surprises for us, we learn about the majestic wildlife of Urd, and our campaign leaps into an action-packed fray!

     

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  3. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 19 :: Standard Operating Procedure

    Design Episode 19Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Before wading chest-deep back into Step 4, we ruminate about what our new campaign says about our mechanics, and we introduce static attribute defenses. Join us as we tackle Citadel, Champion, Scoundrel, Zealotry, and Radiance!

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  4. RPG From Scratch :: Agnes’ Ashes :: Quad Fisting It

    Agnes' Ashes :: Quad Fisting ItEver wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Meet The Wing Mob, a small mercenary band on their way to deliver their boss’ remains to her native sea. Passing through the Countryside of Galthreach, things are tense. There’s a civil war on and the busiest merchant corridor has been disrupted by disappearances – neither side knows why. In an effort to make some much needed scratch, Wing Mob quickly become involved in an eerie and highly clandestine contract to escort a strange man down that very route.

    Meet Frixa (Josh LaForge), the Tiktani who took Agnes’ title as boss – much to the chagrin of her adopted daughter, the chef and fire-casting Krex, Chookie (The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program‘s Cap Blackard). They’re joined by the soft spoken and polite, yet immovable as stone Toldun, Grandon (Doug Banks); and Slish (Maxx Wessel) the mustachioed Gelt sea dog – a former merchant marine and faithful Skimmer.

    Do Wing Mob have what it takes to rebuild, or will the loss of their leader and disarray under the new administration bring their destruction on this dubious mission?

     

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  5. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 18 :: The Waltz to Step 4

    Design Episode 18 :: The Waltz to Step 4Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Riding the high of our upcoming Actual Play campaign, we talk about potential balance issues and settle on terminology for our Dice Tier system before diving feet-first into Step 4: creating new abilities for Decay, Command, Champion, Fire and Ice. Listen in and get ready to spend some Momentum!

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  6. RPG From Scratch :: Agnes’ Ashes :: Session Zero

    Agnes' Ashes :: Session ZeroEver wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    It’s time for a new campaign and a new actual play podcast!

    Liam takes the helm in GMing and Josh and Doug finally get the chance to play the game they’ve been building these last few months. Also joining the players as a wildcard is the den mother of The Nerdy Show Network, herself: Cap Blackard!

    In this preemptive episode, we build our characters from scratch and end up with a truly unique group of adventurers.

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  7. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 17 :: Soul Magic

    Design Episode 17 :: Soul MagicEver wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Following the Grand Finale of our first actual play campaign, we further mill around the subject of damage scaling and debate the rules and terminology of an entirely new school of magic! Listen in and get pumped with us for the next phase of your favorite podcast!

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  8. RPG From Scratch :: Echoes of the Starcrypt :: Part 14

    Echoes of the Starcrypt Part 14Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    It is the END! In Part 14, the gang confronts Kalavon AND Forsha and reveal the true nature of this incomprehensible dungeon in a finale that will shake the foundations of Urd. As we say goodbye to the characters we know and love, we look toward to the future and what it brings for our erstwhile band.

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  9. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 16 :: Neverending Compromises

    Design Episode 16 :: Neverending CompromisesEver wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    We explore some mild party drama and talk about how to resolve it, but the real meat of this episode is where we dive off the cliff into the dangerous waters of damage scaling. Our proposed solution is guaranteed to be controversial, but if geeks like us enjoy anything… it’s arguing.

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  10. RPG From Scratch :: Echoes of the Starcrypt :: Part 13

    Echoes of the Starcrypt Part 13Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Which horrors are revealed and which are vanquished by the return of light to this pit of secrets? The gang discovers the source of the noise deep in the Earth and reunite with an old acquaintance as discord spreads between them, believing this to be their final moment.

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