498 episodes

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast combines friendship, table-top RPGs, and unbridled enthusiasm to bring you a weekly round table discussion that is informative, honest and funny. If you're looking for an RPG podcast with diverse opinions and a slightly infantile sense of humor, look no further -- you're home.

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Happy Jacks RPG Network

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    • 4.8 • 340 Ratings

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast combines friendship, table-top RPGs, and unbridled enthusiasm to bring you a weekly round table discussion that is informative, honest and funny. If you're looking for an RPG podcast with diverse opinions and a slightly infantile sense of humor, look no further -- you're home.

    HJRP S30E16 | What’s a Traditional TTRPG?, Accessibility in Games

    HJRP S30E16 | What’s a Traditional TTRPG?, Accessibility in Games

    ◇ Summary: What do people mean when they say "traditional" tabletop rpg?, and discussing accessibility features that are build into games | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), and Kurt ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:24 - Announcements: More sound tweaks and improvements are coming! |4:27 - Edward asks what we mean when we say “traditional” TTRPG |47:01 - Shawn asks about designing games with accessibility in mind |1:15:04 - Episode Closing |1:17:01 - Song: "Time Flies when you're having Rum" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    HJRP S30E15 | Player Harmony, more on Improv Exercises, and using Obsidian Portal

    HJRP S30E15 | Player Harmony, more on Improv Exercises, and using Obsidian Portal

    ◇ Summary: How to achieve player harmony in a mismatched gaming group, a success story about using improv games at the table, and getting players to participate outside of game time in things like Obsidian Portal | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), and Stork ◇







    0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary |2:48 - Announcements: JackerCon Success |4:50 - Ken in Ontario asks about getting a group of very different players to find harmony |29:13 - Aaron of Portland shares his experience with Improv exercises at his gaming table |45:48 - Weaselcreature in California brings up Obsidian Portal and getting players to participate in stuff outside of game time |1:05:56 - Episode Closing |1:07:38 - Song: "The Baltimore Fire" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (Netbusker.net)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    HJRP S30E14 | GMs using Visual Aids, Finding Fellow Gamers, & GMing One-Shots

    HJRP S30E14 | GMs using Visual Aids, Finding Fellow Gamers, & GMing One-Shots

    ◇ Summary: Can a GM use too many visual aids, how to subtly recognize other gamers in the wild, and best practices for running a one-shot | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Adam (@hoobuk), Jay (@jayafrica) ◇







    0:36 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:16 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update |5:21 - Ken asks when visual aids and minis start to ruin a campaign instead of adding to the experience |27:17 - Muddyboots in NYC asks about recognizing feral gamers |1:04:26 - Micah from Alaska asks about running one-shots in preparation for JackerCon |1:24:09 - Episode Closing |1:27:21 - Song: "The Bird Song" by The Merry Wives of Windsor (mwow.net)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    HJRP S30E13 | Campaigns About Locations, Convention Game Horror Story, and Old D&D Product Re-releases

    HJRP S30E13 | Campaigns About Locations, Convention Game Horror Story, and Old D&D Product Re-releases

    ◇ Summary: How to make a location the star of a campaign, a horror story about a convention horror game, why releasing old editions of D&D products could be a good marketing strategy | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Stork ◇







    0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:22 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update |5:57 - Leatherneck from Michagan asks about making a location the star of a campaign |21:20 - Mike F from New York shares a Horror Story: How NOT to run a convention horror game |42:52 - Shawn from Washington DC asks why releasing old editions of D&D products would be a good marketing strategy |1:10:13 - Episode Closing |1:11:30 - Song: "The Decisive Battle [Final Fantasy VI]" by SUPER MADNES (supermadnes.com)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    HJRP S30E12 | Historical TTRPG campaigns, Perfect Systems for Setting, & Organizing Campaign Notes in Google

    HJRP S30E12 | Historical TTRPG campaigns, Perfect Systems for Setting, & Organizing Campaign Notes in Google

    ◇ Summary: Systems that are good for historical TTRPG campaigns that have as much roleplaying as sieges and wars, thoughts on systems that capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, & advice on organizing campaign notes in Google | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Jameson, and Riley (@rileyjsilverman) ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:57 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update8:48 - New listener Conrad asks about systems for historical TTRPG campaigns and sieges or war campaigns in games, 27:33 - Micah asks which systems capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, 57:11 - Niklas in Sweden asks about strategies to organize campaign notes, 1:07:12 - Episode Closing, 1:08:17 - Song: "The Wellerman" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (netbusker.net)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    HJRP S30E11 | Improv for Gamers, a Favorite RPG Moment, & Another Decuma Idea

    HJRP S30E11 | Improv for Gamers, a Favorite RPG Moment, & Another Decuma Idea

    ◇ Summary: Using improv games to avoid boring sessions, new listener shares his favorite gaming moment, & using Decuma to get your group to play a new game system! | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stu (@srvenable), and Jason (@itsprobablyok) ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 2:25 - Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!7:24 - Anders from Denmark asks about using improv games to keep sessions interesting, 24:27 - New listener Wunderflonium shares his favorite gaming moment EVER, 38:33 - HeavymetalJess shares how she uses Decuma to convince her group to try playing in new systems, 45:35 - Episode Closing, 49:13 - Song: "Jenny of the Oldstones by The Mary Sues (merrysuesband.com)







    ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show!







    ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community!







    ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures.







    ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch!







    ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! https://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







    Ⓒ2022 Happy Jacks RPG Network https://www.happyjacks.org/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

Weaselcreature ,

An informative good time!

Update: after all these years, this is still my favorite RPG podcast. Their Actual Plays are great, too!

While slightly mature in nature, the HJ hosts are a ton of fun and have great input and feedback on all aspects of the RPG hobby, from different play styles to different systems to great tips and advice.

RandomJen ,

Great Gaming Podcast

Great show with lots of useful advice, mostly for GMs but also players.

Muddyboots ,

Excellent progressive GM podcast!!!

I’ve been gaming for 4+ decades mostly GMing, and listening to HappyJacks since their first season. The HJs crew is diverse and effective, ranging from newbs to harrumphing Grognards, all bringing their observations and experience in playing TTRPGs. More importantly, they bring the same to RUNNING games! Their pallet runs from the birth of RPGs in the 70’s right up through ‘It’s in Beta testing now. I wrote it." The cast is rolling with certain core members often there. They love their community and the show is based around reading questions and stories, then discussing them in detail. Have a question? Send it in!

Happy Jacks is one of my top three podcasts of any type and the e been there for YEARS! Give them a listen!

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