Saturday, June 30, 2018

Your Character Doesn't Know Which Episode This Is

Usually when recording one of these, we'll have a list of questions we plan to get to, and we'll have an idea of which questions are going to generate a lot of discussion and which ones will be pretty quick. While recording this episode, however, the first question (of several) kind of got away from us and before we knew it, we'd gone way over our usual episode length! So expect a long episode this time, with a lot of pontificating from yours truly.

Also, this week we continue our Social Media Discussion Question segment- except while editing I realized I goofed big time. We've already recorded next week's episode (with some special guests you won't want to miss!) and somehow through that whole process I didn't realize that I posted the wrong question on social media this week! This week's question (according to the podcast) was about Interactive Fiction, yet the question I actually posted was about Character Voices (as you'll hear us talk about next week). It's not the end of the world, but it was still a pretty big goof on my part. So, sorry about that. I'll have to figure out how to keep myself on track in the future.

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Episode 74: No Metagaming Allowed

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How can I encourage new players to avoid metagaming?


Noteworthy Links:

The Cantrip on Soundcloud

Barbershop Quartet

Be Sure to Drink Your Ovaltine

Psychic Paper from Doctor Who

Clark Kent's Glasses

Brian Griffin Barbershop Quartet impression from Family Guy

What Level Was Gandalf?

Inigo Montoya (spoilers for The Princess Bride)

That episode of Community where they play D&D

Interactive Fiction

Get Lamp, a doctumentary about Interactive Fiction and its history

Prodigy, one of the earlier forms of the Internet as we know it

Parsely Games, a series of interactive fiction-esque roleplaying games


  1. Hey guys! Great idea about using interactive fiction as a metagame curse in D&D. Just so ya know, the small Parsely games are now unavailable but the complete collection of all 12 games will be available very soon (as of this comment). for details.

  2. Thanks so much! We ran a Parsely game for our Patreon bonus episode this month (Spooky Manor). I'll definitely be picking up the lot once they're available!