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1d4cast is a podcast that has been devoted to RPGs since 2010. We started by reviewing tabletop pen/paper/dice games, as well as minimal discussion of board games and video games. For a couple of years, we had changed our format to become more topic oriented while doing a game system review here and there along with some Actual Plays. In the summer of 2019, we decided to go back to our original idea of reviewing game systems, but we decided to add a few twists:



1) We now do a series of short-format Actual Plays (each episode is less then 2 hours) for the system we are reviewing, usually involving character setup, game play, and then a after action (aka Postmortem review) of that system, While some of the games we play, we may know well, the majority will be new to us. We feel that this allows the listener to see how a game can legitimately run albeit in a one-shot game fashion.



2) We wanted to have listener driven content. We want to play and review, what you want us to. To do that, we have set up an optional on-site polls that will allow you to vote on games to play.



Thank you for checking out our podcast, we hope you enjoy your stay and support us if you do enjoy it.

1d4cast Podcast - Gaming Topic Discussions, Actual Play One Shots for Review, and System Reviews James, Steve, Monica, Heather, Katie, and Paul

    • Games
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

1d4cast is a podcast that has been devoted to RPGs since 2010. We started by reviewing tabletop pen/paper/dice games, as well as minimal discussion of board games and video games. For a couple of years, we had changed our format to become more topic oriented while doing a game system review here and there along with some Actual Plays. In the summer of 2019, we decided to go back to our original idea of reviewing game systems, but we decided to add a few twists:



1) We now do a series of short-format Actual Plays (each episode is less then 2 hours) for the system we are reviewing, usually involving character setup, game play, and then a after action (aka Postmortem review) of that system, While some of the games we play, we may know well, the majority will be new to us. We feel that this allows the listener to see how a game can legitimately run albeit in a one-shot game fashion.



2) We wanted to have listener driven content. We want to play and review, what you want us to. To do that, we have set up an optional on-site polls that will allow you to vote on games to play.



Thank you for checking out our podcast, we hope you enjoy your stay and support us if you do enjoy it.

    AP Review 04b – Scion 2nd Edition – Session 02

    AP Review 04b – Scion 2nd Edition – Session 02

    Welcome to the second session our fourth AP Review game, Scion 2nd Edition by Onyx Path Productions.Follow the Player Characters as they interact with the different members of the Scion band, using their cool abilities and uncovering vital clues in order to find the murderer.Monica is using the Scion 2nd Edition Jumpstart (A Light Extinguished) module, with included pre-generated characters, for this AP Review.This is a thing that she wrote on, help her and us out by purchasing a copy (from the above link) for your group today!







    Characters:







    Game Master – MonicaRhiannon – KatieRashmi – SteveEmmanuel – PaulSigrun – Heather







    You are more than welcomed to join us on our Facebook at our group: 1d4Cast Podcast Community. You can also follow us on Twitter to keep up with our releases.Listen to us on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher Radio, and even Spotify. You can also just follow our feed directly in your favorite podcatcher.Be on the look out for our next Poll! We host our Polls locally to this website now, so there is no need to join any social media to cast your vote.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    AP Review 04a – Scion 2nd Edition – Session 01

    AP Review 04a – Scion 2nd Edition – Session 01

    Welcome to our fourth AP Review game. Our Facebook followers decided that our next game (via Poll) would be Scion 2nd Edition by Onyx Path Productions.Get to know the Player Characters as Monica teaches them the rules of Scion 2nd Edition, all the while learning more about the case at hand! Can the PCs find out who done it?!?!Monica is using the Scion 2nd Edition Jumpstart (A Light Extinguished) module, with included pre-generated characters, for this AP Review.This is a thing that she wrote on, help her and us out by purchasing a copy for your group today!







    Characters:







    Game Master – MonicaRhiannon – KatieRashmi – SteveEmmanuel – PaulSigrun – Heather







    You are more than welcomed to join us on our Facebook at our group: 1d4Cast Podcast Community. You can also follow us on Twitter to keep up with our releases.Listen to us on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher Radio, and even Spotify. You can also just follow our feed directly in your favorite podcatcher.We host our Polls locally to this website now, so there is no need to join any social media to cast your vote.

    • 1 hr
    Postmortem Review 03 – Don’t Rest Your Head

    Postmortem Review 03 – Don’t Rest Your Head

    Welcome to our third Postmortem Review episode! Continuing with the new format, we wanted to offer an episode that is more like our original content. Now that we have finished our AP Review for Don’t Rest Your Head by Evil Hat Productions, it is time to dive in deep and discuss what we enjoyed and disliked about our experiences. While we reference the APs a lot, you don’t have to listen to them in order to enjoy this episode.















    Game System Up for AP Review next: Scion 2nd EditionVote for the next game after Scion here:







    https://1d4cast.org/poll-what-should-be-our-next-ap-review-game-4-19/























    Show Notes:







    * Don’t Rest Your Head (Game System) [PDF]* Don’t Rest Your Head: The Bad Man (Convention Scenario) [PDF]* Fate RPG (Game System) [PDF]* Fudge RPG (Bundled Game System) [PDF]* Godlike RPG {ORE – One Roll Engine} (Game System) [PDF]* REIGN RPG {ORE – One Roll Engine} (Game System) [PDF]* Designers & Dragons {Non-Fiction account of gaming since the ’70s}* Mistborn0 Adventure Game (Game System) [PDF]















    Thank you for listening! We hope that you enjoyed this show.

    • 57 min
    AP Review 03c – Don’t Rest Your Head – Session 02

    AP Review 03c – Don’t Rest Your Head – Session 02

    Welcome to the last episode of our third AP Review game, Don’t Rest Your Head by Evil Hat Productions.







    Characters:







    * Game Master – James* Samantha Brown – Katie* Jacob West – Steve* Benjamin Stockman – Paul







    Google Draw for Character Creation and Guidelines







    We plan to keep the AP Review and Postmortem Review series going, so if you want vote in the polls or interact with us on a personal level, you will need to join us on our Facebook group: 1d4Cast Podcast CommunityIllness has kept these episodes from releasing and preventing us from starting the next AP. We are working on it.Thanks for reading this and listening to the episode.







    We hope that you enjoy these episodes continue to listen to our content and come interact with us on Facebook.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    AP Review 03b – Don’t Rest Your Head – Session 01

    AP Review 03b – Don’t Rest Your Head – Session 01

    Welcome to the next episode of our third AP Review game, Don’t Rest Your Head by Evil Hat Productions.







    Characters:







    * Game Master – James* Samantha Brown – Katie* Jacob West – Steve* Benjamin Stockman – Paul







    Google Draw for Character Creation and Guidelines







    Tabletop Simulator hosted by Katie







    We plan to keep the AP Review and Postmortem Review series going, so if you want vote in the polls or interact with us on a personal level, you will need to join us on our Facebook group: 1d4Cast Podcast CommunityThanks for reading this and listening to the episode.







    We hope that you enjoy these episodes continue to listen to our content and come interact with us on Facebook.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    AP Review 03a – Don’t Rest Your Head – Character Creation + Prelude

    AP Review 03a – Don’t Rest Your Head – Character Creation + Prelude

    Welcome to our third AP Review game. Our Patreon backers decided that our next game would be Don’t Rest Your Head by Evil Hat Productions.







    Characters:







    * Game Master – James* Samantha Brown – Katie* Jacob West – Steve* Benjamin Stockman – Paul







    Google Draw for Character Creation and Guidelines







    Tabletop Simulator hosted by Katie







    On the topic of the Patreon, we only gained two Patrons during the 5 months it ran, so I decided to close it down. We weren’t getting anywhere with it, so I knew we wouldn’t hit any of our goals. Huge thank you to the two supporters, it means a lot to us that you cared enough to support us. With an average of 40 downloads an episode through iTunes, it is clear that we are no longer relevant as a podcast. While that does bum me out, I still like making these episodes, so as long as my co-hosts keep coming back, we will continue to make content.We plan to keep the AP Review and Postmortem Review series going, so if you want vote in the polls or interact with us on a personal level, you will need to join us on our Facebook group: 1d4Cast Podcast CommunityThe Patreon idea, did help to make us want to produce more content, going from once a month release to 2 or 3 releases in a month. It was a good run, but we are going to slow it back down again. Hopefully we can keep up with the two releases a month cycle, so we’ll see how it goes.Thanks for reading this and listening to the episode.–James







    Anyway, we do hope that you enjoy these episodes continue to listen to our content and come interact with us on Facebook.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Momof2KG ,

Thoughtful Examination of RPGs

The cast examines what is current in the industry, but also goes after some of the tough topics. Good work 1d4 cast.

Alwayshungry854 ,

Good info

Loved the GM sessions. I am about to start a warhammer fantasy 2nd game myself with 0 GMing XP. Very helpful..but the audio quality..is lacking.

Mobius Man ,

I know these guys!

I've been friends with a lots of these guys for quite some time. They know gaming...awesome podcast guys!!

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