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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. 107 “Showcase: GM Word of the Week”

This episode of potebat is a little different. We do a lot of neat stuff at The Mad Adventurers Society. Other podcasts for instance.

In this episode we showcase GM Word of the Week with one of our favorite episodes, “Crepuscular”. We hope you like it, too.

You can find GM Word of the Week on iTunes as well as right here on MAS.

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potelbat Ep. 106 “We Gotta Get Outta This Place…”

When you get a question like this: “I have a new campaign starting up in a few weeks and I am hoping you guys could give me some advice in making the BBEG be a city.” You have to call in the big guns.

And today, the big gun is The Angry GM. So let’s see what we come up with.

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potelbat Ep. 104 “Isn’t it Iconic”

We might have answered “Should I allow a player to play an iconic fictional character in my game?”

Maybe. We’re not really sure. At some point Eric the General will write us back and tell us how we did. It’s certainly the question we were meant to be answering and the answer we came up with was certainly in the realm of “Yes, but…”

You just sort of have to listen to it.

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potelbat Ep. 103 “Challenge Accepted”

“At what point does putting characters in situations outside of their comfort zone just become giving them problems they aren’t equipped to handle,” asks AgentShades and darn it, we’re glad he did.

Because the answers we come up with may surprise you and the solutions we suggest certainly will.

Challenge accepted indeed.

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potelbat Ep. 101 “Friendishliness”

potelbat returns for season three!

And what a return it is. We’ve adjusted the format a bit to accommodate the new realities of life, but it’s still the same good discussion.  Bonus: We’re answering even more of your questions! Check out the links below for how to send questions like: “Do I have to be friends with the people at my game table?”

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potelbat 99 “Choose Your Own Misadventure” Re-Issued

Once upon a time a brilliant series of books was published that entertained children the world over and introduced them to branching stories and choosing their own adventure.

It’s a pity what Sammy and Brian do to them in this episode.

Fear not, though. It’s all in a good cause and you’ll learn something about using the same methods in your tabletop RPG. So stick around and enjoy this re-issued episode of potelbat. Continue reading potelbat 99 “Choose Your Own Misadventure” Re-Issued