100 episodes

Plot Points is a monthly podcast which discusses table-top role-playing games and their supplements as literature. Our quirky panel discusses games old and new, spotlights innovations in the hobby, and links to literature.

Plot Points Ben Riggs

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    • 4.6 • 57 Ratings

Plot Points is a monthly podcast which discusses table-top role-playing games and their supplements as literature. Our quirky panel discusses games old and new, spotlights innovations in the hobby, and links to literature.

    Goodbye My Friends Ep 265

    Goodbye My Friends Ep 265

    Ladies and Gentlemen, people of all genders, and gifted woodland animals, this is Ben Riggs, Brad Davies, and Sarah Babe coming to you with a very special message.
    Since starting Plot Points in September 2013, we have put out 264 episodes. Today, we announce that Plot Points is going dark.
    Running this podcast has been a tremendously fulfilling experience, and we can only hope that our listeners have gotten as much enjoyment from it as we have. 
    We’ll maintain our email (plotpointsemail@gmail.com), Twitter (@PlotPointsPod), and keep the archive of the show open.   
    Remember, you can still find more of our work out in the interwebs. Both Brad and Sarah are part of Theatre of the Mind Players. You can find still more Sarah on Encounter Party and Romancing the Game. Buy Ben's book, SLAYING THE DRAGON anywhere books are sold.  and Reading the Dungeon Master's Guide Aloud will doubtless find a home somewhere. 
    Thanks to our endlessly generous patrons, our loyal listeners, and the TTRPG community that welcomed us with open arms.
    For the last time for the foreseeable future, we are Ben Riggs, Brad Davies, Sarah Babe, and the always wonderful Producer Chris. 
    -Brad, Sarah, Chris & Ben
     

    • 2 min
    Barkeep on the Borderlands Ep 264

    Barkeep on the Borderlands Ep 264

    One last call for alcohol! Ben, Brad, & Sarah dive deep into OSR darling and Zinequest champion, Barkeep on the Borderlands!
    If you want to talk about this more, here is a (functional) link to the Discord: https://discord.gg/Q66gVjc9

    • 54 min
    The Response to the End of the Golden Age of TTRPGs

    The Response to the End of the Golden Age of TTRPGs

    Well. That blew up and went everywhere. Ben responds to some comments and thoughts here on episode 263. With him as always is Dr. Scott!

    If you want to talk about this more, here is a (functional) link to the Discord: https://discord.gg/Q66gVjc9

    • 54 min
    D&D as Postmodernism and WotC Layoffs Ep 262

    D&D as Postmodernism and WotC Layoffs Ep 262

    Is D&D a postmodern medium? Scott & Ben also chew over the WotC layoffs. 
    Like what we do? Support us on Patreon!
    Can’t get enough of Scott? Join us on Discord! It’s poppin’ and hoppin’ over there!

    • 45 min
    Sunset on the Golden Age of TTRPGs Ep 261

    Sunset on the Golden Age of TTRPGs Ep 261

    We have lived in a bright and fortunate time as TTRPG fans for over a decade. Have recent events brought that to an end? Historian Ben Riggs & academic Dr. Scott Bruner reflect. 
    Like what we do? Support us on Patreon!
    Can’t get enough of Scott? Join us on Discord! It’s poppin’ and hoppin’ over there!

    • 52 min
    Reading the DMG Aloud 37 Ep 260

    Reading the DMG Aloud 37 Ep 260

    Ben & Scott continue, and to be frank repeat a little bit, of the section on henchmen from the 1st edition DMG. 
    Like what we do? Support us on Patreon!
    Can’t get enough of Scott? Join us on Discord! It’s poppin’ and hoppin’ over there!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

RoGvdjyesbue ,

Smart Gaming Reviews

Plot points is really interesting and smart reviews of RPG adventures. It’s not just “I liked this, I don’t like that” it’s discussion of the structure and design of these things and why some work and some don’t.

mumphry999 ,

Cast brings points of view to the show

The show is covering gaming subjects with laser point accuracy and the hosts usually have plenty to add from different perspectives. I really enjoy how they are able to cover a topic very well and not repeat each other.

fox01313 ,

Gaming & literary examination at it's best

This mix of looking at the theme, literary angles, influences & more at roleplaying game material is just great as well as seeing how effective it is not only as a piece of written work but also how well it is for putting in your game (with the existing system or translating it to your current game). Also some really fun interviews to listen to. The Plot Points crew is definitely worth listening to even if you're new to tabletop gaming or to a particular system as they cover the rules well enough to know if you'll want to try it our or just grab a particular adventure to read through for fun & ideas.

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