Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Episode twelve: Don't punch your players in the face, unless you have to

It's been a busy week, and I don't think that'll be letting up anytime soon. I was finally able to sort out the RSS issues I was having the previous two weeks- I found a different RSS tracker that, you know, doesn't completely suck. As of this typing I uploaded the episode about an hour ago and it's already on iTunes.

Speaking of which, we're up on Youtube! If for some reason you'd rather listen to our podcast on Youtube than something like SoundCloud, you can find our entire playlist here: Inter-Party Conflict on Youtube

So, we didn't get to too many questions this week- we were too busy having fun. Sorry about that. The Dragon's Hoard item was something I found in a post on Facebook, and the jury is still out on whether it was serious or not. In any case, we have a good time talking about it. Oh- and I meant to ask, what do you all think of the Dragon's Hoard music? I added it in last episode and I've had people tell me they love it but if you feel otherwise, let us know. To give us feedback, or to submit a Dragon's Hoard item or a question for our discussion, please e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com! And be sure to rate/review/subscribe to us on iTunes and such. We really appreciate it.

Episode 12: As You Wish

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How can a GMPC be pulled off well?

2. What the best way to introduce new players into an already existing game? Also how many players is too many? I currently have seven players and it seems to slowly be growing.


Noteworthy links:

Spend Less on Candles

Keepers of the List, the novel I'm writing that I referenced in the episode

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Episode Eleven: Attack of the RSS Feed

So, this week and last week I've been having issues with our RSS feed. I installed an RSS tracker (since as right now, I have no way of tracking traffic on iTunes- good job not doing that yourself, Apple!) and after uploading last week's episode, a listener notified me that it wasn't showing up on some podcasting app. So I checked iTunes, I checked Stitcher, and Google Play, and it wasn't anywhere to be found. I tried getting help from Soundcloud (it was showing up on my Soundcloud account just fine, you could listen to it and download it there, but it wasn't showing up anywhere else) but they don't provide an easy way to get support and their community forums weren't any help either. In the end, I took off the tracker and re-uploaded the episode (with a different description, so I'd know if it was the original file or the new one) and the new one showed up in no time. (The original file never showed up, even after 24 hours.) This week, I re-installed the tracker, but had the same problem- though I was prepared so I was able to get it sorted out in just a couple hours. So I definitely won't be using that tracker anymore.

This episode is probably our angriest episode so far, and about half of it is me complaining. We have a Dragon's Hoard submission from Nicholas P, and it involves one of my favorite monsters in D&D, the Beholder! Remember that if you want an item of yours (or just one you really like) to be featured on the Dragon's Hoard, go ahead and throw us an e-mail at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com!

And if you can find us on iTunes/Stitcher/Google Play, leave us a review! We've got a couple so far but we can always use more. I'm going to be working on getting us onto Youtube as well, so keep an eye out if that's your thing.

Episode 11: Plays Well With Others

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Questions answered this episode:

1. Should I screw over the party if it's something my character would do?

2. Are there any Rules As Written that you really don't like?

3. How would I go about enacting a secret plan between myself and the DM?


Noteworthy links:

Hearty Dice Friends, our rival podcast 
(Also: Honey Heist, the one-page RPG where you play a Criminal Bear)

I wanted to find a link to the Ultimate Gaming Table I mentioned, but apparently the site that hosted it way back in like 2008 no longer exists. Here's the only image I could find from the original site.

Planck's Constant 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ten episodes later....

We're into double-digits! Thank you all for listening so far, and I hope you'll stick around for the next milestone. This podcast wouldn't exist without you, the listeners, so give yourself a hand! I recommend cutting one off a goblin first.

This episode has some really good questions, and a really good item. The item in question is the Ring of the Grammarian- specifically chosen by me because it's amazing. I first heard about it on an episode of The Adventure Zone (link below), and it made the rounds on Reddit as well- there's hundreds of suggestions people have come up with if you take the time to look. If you have any of your own uses that you've come up with, e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com! You can also submit other items you'd like us to discuss, and we always need questions. So go ahead and immortalize yourself in the annals of history by contributing to Inter-Party Conflict! After the Fast Food Wars there's going to be so little pre-war information left over that the history books just might paint you as some kind of god-like figure. What am I even talking about? Who knows/cares?

As always, please rate/review/subscribe!

Episode 10: All Together Now

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Questions answered this episode:

1. Who was your best DM, and what is one thing that blew your mind?

2. When is it okay to split the party?

3. What do you do when one or more of your players can't make it to a session, and you still want to have a meaningful game?


Noteworthy links:

The Adventure Zone, an Actual Play podcast where Justin, Travis, Griffin, and Clint McElroy play 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. This is, without question, my all-time favorite podcast, and I cannot recommend it highly enough for gamers and non-gamers alike. What are you waiting for? Start listening!

Gossip Golem's reddit post detailing how he set up the "B-Roll" session for his players

Nameless: the Hackers RPG by BoxCat Games, the creators of our Intro/Outro music

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Roll to persuade!

Just so you all know, this episode almost didn't happen. Blame Zelda: Breath of the Wild for being so awesome.

In this episode, we discuss building a water park out of cards, those times when someone else tells your jokes and gets way more laughs from it, and real-life gunfights. The Dragon's Hoard item is another RPG Superstar entry, and I think it's a cool one. If anyone out there wants to submit a custom magic item for us to discuss on-air, please send it to InterPartyConflict@gmail.com! We also need questions to answer. So please send us whatever you've got.

I've been coming up with ideas for bonus episodes- mainly so if we ever are unable to record on a given week, I can have something pre-recorded so that you all don't think we forgot about you. (Who are you again, btw?)

As always, please rate, review, and subscribe. Or, just tell someone about us! Word of mouth is great.

Thanks, and go play Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

Episode 9: All About Charisma


Questions answered this episode:

1. How do you roleplay low charisma?

2. Lately, it has been difficult for me to set aside time for face to face campaigns. What are your thoughts on play by post campaigns?

3. How should I gauge if a fight is too difficult for my group?

4. What do you think of parties having pets/companions?

5. Do you feel 5E mechanics would work in a Modern setting?


Noteworthy links:

This one 

A great 5e encounter generator 

The Deck of Many Things