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potelbat (pot-el-bat) is a system neutral general RPG discussion podcast focused on helping you make your games better, both as a player and a GM.

potelbat Ep. 127 “The Long Goodbye”

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the end. The final episode of potelbat has arrived. And it’s in video. A little over 3 hours worth. Pay no attention to Sammy at the end. But do pay attention to all the questions we answered and the answers we answered them with. It’s been a long, fun run […]

potlebat Ep. 126 “Penultimate”

This is very nearly the last show and we’ve got some things to say. About D&D 5e and the Adventure modules and their releases to date and the DM’s Guild and things on offer there and on finding that middle ground between full on campaign and something a bit shorter for people who are still […]

potelbat Ep. 125 “Who Now?”

What about those ‘single main character focused’ RPGs (a term I just toally made up)? You know the one’s we’re talking about. They tend to be based on a franchise with a single strong main character and a more or less rotating cast of lesser individuals styled as sidekicks or even companions. I mean, what […]

potelbat Ep. 124 “Simple Questions”

As we head to the end of our run, we’ve got a little light housecleaning to do. That’s right, we’re tidying up a few loose questions we’ve got laying around. Thank goodness they’re easy to answer. Right?  Right?! Do not forget, on April 1st at 6:30pm we will be recording our final show, live. We […]

potelbat Ep. 123 “Pacing, Back and Forth”

What is pacing? Why is it important? How does it work? A listener sent in a question about two opposing opinions of his games pacing and he wants answers. So we gave him some. Also, a big announcement.

potelbat Ep. 122 “Down the Tracks”

Brian went cruising on Steam and found a game that gave him pause. Just how can a railroad simulation game be open world? And what does it have to say about how you can run and structure your tabletop RPG? Fire up the engine and find out.

potelbat Ep. 121 “The Best Way to Learn”

What is the best way to learn to play D&D — or any RPG, really? Now, you might already have a hundred different answers for that question yourself, and that’s cool, but Sammy and Brian can just about guarantee that whatever answer you’ve got is, 90% of the time, entirely wrong. And there is certainly one […]

potelbat Ep. 120 “Answers II”

More answers to the questions you’ve sent in. In fact, at this point, we’ve answered everything. So you should send in some more. Soon. Really soon.

potelbat Ep. 119 “Answers I”

Right. They missed a lot of episodes in December so Sammy and Brian are going to make it up to you in this episode right here. We tackle questions from Adam and David and Alex and Ben and Eric. All of whom sent in questions to the Ask potelbat thread in our forums. Nearly an […]

potelbat Ep. 118 “Just Catching Up”

Nothing important going on here, just a couple of friends catching up after a busy month of holidays and obligations. As you do, if you haven’t had a chance to talk to your gaming buddies for a while, for instance. We manage to touch on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, New Year’s Resolutions, games we […]