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.

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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 S30E09 | Game Jams, New Player Tropes, Con Memories, & More

    HJRP S30E09 | Game Jams, New Player Tropes, Con Memories, & More

    ◇ Summary: DriveThruRPG Game Jams, New Player Tropes, Big Bad Con Memories, & How to start GMing | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jay (@jayafrica), and Clara (@clearly_golden) ◇







    0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:32 - Announcements: Please leave a us a (good) review!3:14 - News: DriveThruRPG is doing a game jam!, 14:30 - Heath from Maryland asks about our experiences with new player tropes, 30:42 - Jerry from Oregon returns to the HJ community and shares a story of Big Bad Con, 42:48 - Weaslecreature from California shares a tip for someone who is interested in GMing but doesn’t know where to start, 59:32 - Episode Closing, 1:02:30 - Song: "Skye Boat Song" by The Mary Sues







    ◇ 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 5 min
    HJRP S30E08 | Intriguing Villains, Pranks gone Wrong, & a GM Mistake

    HJRP S30E08 | Intriguing Villains, Pranks gone Wrong, & a GM Mistake

    ◇ Summary: How to create intriguing villains, a PC's pranks go too far, and fixing a common GM mistake | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Clara (@clearly_golden) ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:37 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc ,5:40 - Clara talks about our current actual play of Vaesen, 8:00 - ArthWenFud asks about creating intriguing villains for a campaign, 25:00 - Leatherneck shares a story of a game prank gone wrong, 50:30 - Andreas in Sweden shares a GMing mistake and asks if we have similar stories, 1:07:10 - Episode Closing, 1:08:15 - Song: "Drink this Pub Dry" by The Merry Wives of Windsor







    ◇ 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 12 min
    HJRP S30E07 | Benefits of Imbalance, GMing for 10 Players, & a TPK Story

    HJRP S30E07 | Benefits of Imbalance, GMing for 10 Players, & a TPK Story

    ◇ Summary: Using "Stars & Wishes" while GMing, Playing RPGs with Kids of different ages, and a happy story about becoming a GM | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Joey (@Feywilde85) ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 3:44 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc 5:45 - Gerald from Toranto wonders if imbalance and restrictions actually improve the gaming experience?, 32:50 - New listener "CD" is a first-time GM trying to run D&D for 10 players, 55:30 - Bill from Washington shares a TPK story, 1:13:27 - Episode Closing, 1:16:35 - Song: "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by The Mary Sues







    ◇ 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 19 min
    HJRP S30E06 | GMing with “Stars & Wishes”, Playing with Kids, & GM Success Story

    HJRP S30E06 | GMing with “Stars & Wishes”, Playing with Kids, & GM Success Story

    ◇ Summary: Using "Stars & Wishes" while GMing, Playing RPGs with Kids of different ages, and a happy story about becoming a GM | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Joey (@Feywilde85) ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:25 - Announcements: JackerCon 2022 is July 22-25. Sign up at happyjacks.org/jc 3:36 - Vyrrk in DC writes in about using “Stars and Wishes” with surprising outcomes, 14:23 - Weaselcreature ran HeroKids and we talk about gaming with different ages of kids, 26:59 - Micah shares about her decision to GM when she couldn't find a game, 46:19 - We talk about Happy Jacks and indie games51:51 - Episode Closing, 53:37 - Song: "Storked It" by The Angry Folk Band







    ◇ 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/

    • 57 min
    HJRP S30E05 | Too Many Plot Threads, Items as Aspects & D&D’s Marketing

    HJRP S30E05 | Too Many Plot Threads, Items as Aspects & D&D’s Marketing

    ◇ Summary: How to tell if you have the right number of plot threads, Having Items as PC Aspects in Fate, & why D&D has lasted while other systems faded away | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Stork, and Moe (@ashyfeet1) ◇







    0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary,3:11 - Announcements,7:10 - Forlornhope22 asks how many plot threads is too many, 26:39 - Eric from Oregon talks PC items as Aspects in Fate, 37:26 - Kimi goes off on the adults in Spider-Man movies, 44:52 - Davi in CA asks about how systems survive the test of time and we talk TTRPG marketing, 1:16:25 - Episode Closing, 1:00:31 - Song: "Sail On" by The Merry Wives of Windsor







    ◇ 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 23 min
    HJRP S30E04 | Taking Notes during RP, Playing in IPs Correction, & Cheating Player Drama

    HJRP S30E04 | Taking Notes during RP, Playing in IPs Correction, & Cheating Player Drama

    Happy Jacks Tabletop RPG Advice Show: Season 30, Episode 4







    ◇ Summary: Players taking notes during intense RP moments, Playing RPGs in existing IPs, Playing with a cheater | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Joey (@Feywilde85), and Adam (@hoobuk) ◇







    0:35 - Welcome & Episode Summary 3:37 - Announcements5:48 - Gaz asks about players taking notes during RP23:00 - Weaselcreature corrects us about playing in existing IPs36:56 - Jon in Idaho is either playing with a cheater56:55 - Episode Closing1:00:31 - Song: "Give that Wench a Sonnet" by The Poxy Boggards







    ◇ 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! ttps://patreon.com/happyjacksrpg







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

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

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!

Groobergeiger ,

One of the best RPG Podcasts EVER

I have been listening to this podcast since the first few episodes. This podcast has helped me as a GM and also in other areas of my life. The audio quality is always fantastic, and the content is the best of any RPG podcast. This podcast deserves all the best. The Happy Jacks Crew is great as are the Poxy Boggarts. I look forward to each episode and hope that they have many more successful years ahead.

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