RPG From Scratch
By The Nerdy Show Network
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Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Imagine it: a gleaming, glorious system combining everything you love about gaming and dropping the crap you can’t stand. Embark on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as we design, test, and rebalance our own RPG From Scratch! We chronicle our tabletop trials and errors, grapple with game design, explore the art of mechanics and storytelling, and adventure through epic playtesting campaigns. New episodes weekly!
||ExplicitDesign Episode 11 :: The Rest of Your Life||We ratchet up the difficulty by deciding what happens when characters fall to 0 HP (and fail to get a full night's rest). We also come up with an elegant way of creating and using potions.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt :: Part 8||In Part 8 of our Actual Play campaign, the crew finds a glut of clues and tries to find a way to care for the four lost children, while engaging in intense debates about the scrolls, Forsha, and whether or not crocodiles have beards. Show notes and m.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 10 :: Break a Leg!||We recently took Scratch Dice to AVL Scarefest in North Carolina and in this episode we recap our experience running our game for strangers and share some of the excellent feedback we received.||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt :: Part 7||In Part 7 of our Actual-Play campaign, Two new characters join our crew of misfit diggers, a Seagull Krex and a Betta Fish Savothian, and after some tense contract negotiations, they agree to help track down the Howards and find the missing children. W.||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 9 :: An Exercise in Utility||In this episode, we dig DEEP into Step 3 and give each Path a distinct utility ability for use both in and out of combat. We think you'll all really dig the direction we are taking Decay. Additionally, we create a set of item kits that augment ski...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt :: Part 6||In this episode, we bid farewell to both Von Van DeVin and his player, Katie. In searching from missing children with Aster, they are beset upon by a tribe of savages unlike anything they have ever seen, except that there is something eerily familiar a.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 8 :: Chaos Dice||We take a hard look at the Paths of Scoundrel and Command in this episode, redesigning their respective roles within the party. We also find an elegant solution to the idea of rewarding GMs for inventive or praise-worthy effort by introducing the conce.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt - Part 5||In this episode, we go full RP-crazy, delving deep into the overwhelming variety of current crises looming over our "heroes." After last episode, they have injured and casualties and Forsha to deal with as well as a host of competing high-ris...||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 7 :: Doing the Two-Step||In this design episode, we two-step Path-by-Path and add Step 2. We're just GIVING abilities away. Look under your seat, listener! Is that a Daily? Congratulations! We also focus on our Upper Hand mechanic and what it really means to flank someone...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt - Part 4||The adventurers have found themselves buried among the artifacts that they were looking for as war rages overhead between their employees and the barbaric clan Nargabar. They still have the injured Kydwe and ornery Forsha to contend with. Once they get.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 6 :: What's in a Name?||We get BACK into Worldbuilding in this one. After tying up some mechanical loose ends discovered in the playtests so far, the Homebrew Hombres get deep into the playable races and three cultures for each. Maybe you want to play a humanoid owl from the .||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt - Part 3||The Party gets their first taste of what horrors await beneath their feet, while tensions above ground reach a fever pitch.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 5 :: Slot Shaming||We're breaking our world apart to reassemble it as we see fit - revealing a host of unexpected geographical prejudices. What creatures are our world's dragons or tarrasques? Are they moose? We also discuss the scaling of weapon damage, reach ...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt - Part 2||Our ill-fated adventurers run afoul of a local tribe, revealing a world of ancient rivalries, political intrigue, and an ongoing crisis. Also, they're introduced to the newest member of their group; an eccentric Eschwen who has a story yet to tell...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 4 :: That Zealot of Nuts!||Join us for a massive exploration of what's come so far and where we're headed. We recap our thoughts on the playtest, make some changes to Path of Radiance, and give Path of Zealotry the unique touch it deserves. Also, we make some minor shi...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEchoes of the Starcrypt - Part 1||In our very first playtest, we meet the four adventurers who are setting out on a peculiar archeological dig with dire portents. Meet their benefactor, a small-yet-stately bug man; their cook, an aging crocodile with a headmaster's air; and their ...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 3 :: They Took the Moon!||We discuss the currency system of our world. Is it based on credit? Bank notes? A natural resource? What is our Moon situation? Do we still have one? What special exception to the game rules is at the Core of a Path? What makes them unique in a way t.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 2 :: A Priest, a Grifter, and a Crocodile walk into a bar...||In this episode, we meet the people who will be playing our first campaign and get to work on what kind of story we want to tell and what kind of characters will be working together to experience the mysterious world of Urd! Do we need a tank? A heal.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDesign Episode 1 :: Our Game Gets a Name||In our first episode, the Homebrew Hombres introduce the D&D-style game that they're trying to build - as well as share their gripes about the previous systems they've played, and how theirs will be different while balancing the twin need...||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoll With RPG From Scratch!||Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Imagine it: a gleaming, glorious system combining everything you love about gaming and dropping the crap you can’t stand. Join us on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as we design, tes||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If you love any form of role playing, this is the podcast for you
Most tabletop podcasts I listen to rarely pull back the kimono to show what’s going on behind the scenes. This podcast gives the listener an encompassing look at what it takes to build, test, and rework all of our favorite role play mechanics while still finding time to be creative and funny. Even if you’re not interested in what it takes to design your own tabletop, the play tests are rich with intense combat and developed characters. This is my new favorite podcast for sure!
Great content! Awesome People!
Great all around show. The game sounds AMAZING, the folks on the show are great everyday people.