Knights in Shining Armour: Magnanamy

Greetings loyal vassals,

It is upon this fine occasion that your liege-lords Jackson and Daniel have decreed that they shall discuss the finer points of chivalric value. The journey of the knightly archetype from Arthurian legend to the Paladins of D&D shall be charted, so that you too may walk the path of the righteous.

And lo, your hosts shall also guide you into temptation:

This week you should play Fuse

This week you should watch Car Boys


Fantasy Races: A Whole Other Kettle of Fish

Welcome back everyone!

This week Jackson and Daniel are riffing off of their world-building episode from the days of yore. The topic this week is tropes associated with fantasy races; why they exist, and how you can play with them to make a fantasy world your own.

If that description sounds a little esoteric, that’s because it is! Enjoy!

There are, as always, recommendations waiting for you at the end… or right here:

This week you should play Guilty Gear Xrd

This week you should definitely watch Bojack Horseman season 3 

This week you should read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Also, as promised, here is the article that inspired this week’s episode:

Character Creation: Orphans, or Basically Orphans

It’s that time again everyone!

This week, Jackson and Daniel have fallen down a D&D hole. The only way they can dig themselves out is by talking about the game, so that’s what they did. Both of them have been building characters a lot recently, and that’s what’s on the discussion table this week.

They cover their building processes, discuss various popular archetypes, and vent a little about what kind of characters they find irritating. If you are interested in picking up Dungeons and Dragons as a player, but are having trouble getting started, this is the podcast for you!

As always, you get some sweet recommendations as well:

This week you should read The Dunwich Horror 

This week you should play Stardew Valley

This week you should watch The Witch 

Tabletop RPGs 2: “I’ve had you trapped for months now”

Hello again! We’re back with the follow-up ‘cast to last week’s. As the name implies, this is a podcast for those who are going to be leading players through the wilderness of tabletop RPGs. Daniel and Jackson are both experienced Dungeon Masters, and their guest Brad is currently at the helm of an Iron Kingdoms campaign.

If you are an aspiring game master, or you are a frustrated player looking to understand where your game master is coming from, then this podcast will have some juicy tidbits for you. Enjoy!

Tabletop RPGs 1: “Find me a Cadillac!”

This week on Player’s Guide, we dive into the world of tabletop gaming, specifically, tabletop RPGs. Having had extensive experience with the format, we have been both players and game masters and now want to share what we have learned.

This podcast is the first of two, and is filled with wisdom for those who are about to pick up dice and venture into the worlds of fantasy. The next ‘cast will be for those who are going to be shaping those worlds of adventure as game masters.

Our guest this week is the frequently name-dropped Donovan, who joins us through the magic of Skype. We hope you find his voice as arresting and beautiful we do.