Episode 22: What You Can Get From RPGs

Onyx Pathcast

In which we discuss what we as individuals have gotten out of RPGs, and what other people can get from them.

* We now have a lost episode!
* Dixie was an awkward child/teen/adult
* RPGs helped her find “her people,” her aesthetic, and confidence
* Eddy was a similarly awkward kid, and RPGs helped him, too
* On being “not enough” for certain subcultures/communities
* Surprise, Matthew was also awkward!
* Another surprise, RPGs helped his confidence, too!
* Speech therapy for all (three of us)
* Vampire/character voices
* Two digressions in quick succession
* RPGs as therapy tools
* The Wraith: The Oblivion curse
* How RPGs can affect players and GMs
* RPGs and trauma rules/The X-Card
* Which Onyx Path games are the most emotionally heavy?
* What does “fun” mean?
* Learning real-world things via RPGs
* We all love Britain
* Eddy and Dixie are going to conventions
* Stay tuned after the music for your new favorite ringtone

* Windows 10 bug: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/10/06/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-update-mistake-was-your-data-lost/#472b15a9665b
* Anthrax & Public Enemy – Bring the Noise: https://youtu.be/kl1hgXfX5-U
* Nicholas Briggs Interview: https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/doctor-who-voice-of-the-daleks-nicholas-briggs-interview/
* iThrive: http://ithrivegames.org/
* Bodhana Group: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/
* A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster: https://www.theoryoffun.com/
* Save Against Fear: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org/about-the-convention
* High Level Games Con: https://hlgcon.com/

  5 comments for “Episode 22: What You Can Get From RPGs

  1. Jared
    October 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    As the crew asked for recommendations for possible new topics to discuss on the podcast, I will just throw out a few that I would be humbly interested in:

    -Playing table top RPG over the internet via the various mediums; PBP, videostream, websites like Mythweaver

    -Live play a few Chronicle of darkness settings. Perhaps each host STs a different setting for a few one shots. This would be very interesting to see how those who help design the games approach each setting as an ST and a player.

    No idea if anyone else would be interested in either of these.

    • Namira
      October 15, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Both sound great.

      • Jared
        October 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        I mean, how many times has it been mentioned that Dixie needs a chance to play a CofD game??? I think it would be very interesting to listen to 🙂

  2. JezMiller
    October 17, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    To answer Eddy’s question…

    An Englishman’s way of speaking absolutely classifies him / The moment he talks, he makes some other Englishman despise him


  3. Troy
    October 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I’m glad Matthew shares his voice with the world, now. I really enjoy it. I’ve lived on the East Coast long enough, that Eddy doesn’t sound fast to me at all. And Dixie, I never noticed your stutter.

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