Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

www.happyjacks.org
Pursuing the RPG hobby with reckless abandon … and beer.
HJRP2304 Fundraiser Announcement, One Note, NPC Personalities, Cthulhu, Horror
Nov 10 • 78 min
hjrp2304 In this Episode: We announce our upcoming fundraiser to benefit rainbowrailroad.com. Donate at happyjacks.org/rainbow. Watch Friday, November 16, at 6:30pm Pacific time through Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm. We’ll start with our Friday night…
HJRP2303 Party Splitting, Exploding Dice, Burps in Canada
Nov 4 • 108 min
hjrp2303 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Mac, Clara In this Episode: Johan from Sweden talks party splitting and exploding dice. Joshua from Canada sends us a couple stories and contends that burps are okay in Canada. Steve in So Cal writes in on the virtues of…
HJRP2302 Recordkeeping, Bibles
Oct 28 • 123 min
HJRP2302 In this Episode: We discuss GM in-game recordkeeping. Joe from the IE sends us an interesting resource he’s discovered. Show bibles. And Gaz the GM from the Netherlands sends us a followup.
HJRP2301 Player Solutions, Women in Gaming
Oct 21 • 154 min
hjrp2301 Your Hosts: Kimi, Gina, Tappy, Jim In this Episode: Steve from So Cal asks about anticipating player solutions. The Reverend Doctor Johnson writes in about women in gaming. Kosta from Adelaide sends a story of player pride. Gaz the DM from the…
HJRP2220 GMPCs, Pacificsts, Modules
Oct 14 • 81 min
hjrp2220 In this Episode: Jason asks about GM PCs, NPC party members and has a brief confession Tom from Oklahoma writes in about pacifists and modules. Harold from St. Louis asks about effects that “lock down” PCs.
HJRP2219 Sandboxes, Small DnD Games, Convention Game Sequels
Oct 7 • 81 min
hjrp2219 Your Hosts: Stu, Aabria, Jim, Tappy In this Episode: Sean from NJ writes in about sandboxes. Drayle88 sends us a rebuttal about 2-player DnD campaigns. Tadd in Kansas asks about convention game sequels.
HJRP2218 Consistency Tactical Combat Deja Vu Mundane Fear
Sep 30 • 88 min
hjrp2218 In this episode: Ed from Florida says consistency is key with world design. MRCJ disagrees with us on tactical combat systems and calls us snotty. Isaac sends a remarkably familiar email… And JAD writes in about mundane fear. Your Hosts: Stu,…
HJRP2217 One-Shots, NOT Space Combat, Conversion
Sep 23 • 71 min
hjrp2217 In this Episode: Hour 11 sends us a question about one-shots. Kurt illustrates now NOT to do space combat. Terry from Idaho sends a story about a conversion.
HJRP2216 NPC Plot Immunity, Dice Curses, Annoying
Sep 16 • 95 min
hjrp2216 In this Episode: Kevin from Jackmonkeygames.com writes in about NPC plot immunity. Mike from PA believes he has the dice curse. Larry sends us a game day report and a question. JimTo sends us an annoying Con Game story.
HJRP2215 Rule Zero, Space Combat, Success
Sep 9 • 89 min
hjrp2215 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Gina In this Episode: Steven writes in to question Rule Zero (at least one definition of it). Sam from Lakewood says space combat isn’t boring!! Isaac from Texas sends us a success story.
HJRP2214 Happy Jacks Live from Gateway 2018
Sep 3 • 142 min
hjrp2214 This show was recorded live at Gateway 2018. Thank you to the Strategicon.net staff for their hospitality.
HJRP2213 Exploration, Small Groups, Success, Food
Aug 26 • 96 min
hjrp2213 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy and Jim Join us, August 31 to September 3 at Strategicon.net’s Gateway 2018. Next week’s show will be at Gateway 2018, on Saturday at 8pm Pacific time. Location TBA. Show Notes: The Magic Octopus sends us questions about…
HJRP2212 Pacifist PCs, Game Design and Fun, Space Combat
Aug 18 • 94 min
hjrp2212 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Kurt In this episode: Zach from Baltimore writes in about great WWII movies and asks a question about a pacifist PC. Kurt asks if he’s designing himself out of gaming. And Steve from SoCal writes in to revisit space…
HJRP2211 Encouraging New GMs, Horror, Settings, Canon
Aug 11 • 92 min
hjrp2211 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Joey, Tappy In this Episode: Davio asks about encouraging new GMs. Terry in Idaho asks for some setting suggestions. MinipainterJen sends us a story about canon and RPGs. And Blake sends us a horror story from Y2K.
HJRP2210 Repercussions and Backtracking
Aug 6 • 115 min
hjrp2210 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Aabria In this Episode: Repercussions of PCs’ past actions (L5R example). Joe from the IE writes in about stakes in combat. Long-time listener Kairaku sends his diverse mutterings and a tale of unintended…
HJRP2209 PbtA, OSR, Spinal Tap, Praise
Jul 29 • 131 min
hjrp2209 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, CADave, Stork In this episode: Andreas in Sweden sends us thoughts on PbtA, OSR and Spinal Tap. Jacob sends us a question about getting along in a new group. Kindros sends us some praise. And Joe Crack sends us a con story.
HJRP2208 Newbies, Space Combat, Pseudo Horror
Jul 21 • 119 min
hjrp2208 Your hosts: Stu, Dave77, Stork Thank you to Easy Roller Dice for supporting this episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. Check out their Kickstarter for their new over-sized dice cups (with lids!) at easyrollerdice.com/cup. Show Notes! Matthew asks…
HJRP2207 Props, Horror, Disappointment, Triumph
Jul 14 • 80 min
hjrp2207 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss props. Jeb sends us a note about Fear the Con, a New Book and an Observation. Drayle 88 sends us a real horror story. Eric from Indiana sends us A Tale of Disappointment and Triumph.…
HJRP2206 Black and White, Episodic Games, LARP
Jul 7 • 91 min
hjrp2206 Your Hosts: Kimi, Gina, CADave, Stork In this Episode: We discuss Mr CJ’s post on the Forum about eschewing shades of gray. Blake from Australia sends some comments on episodic games and new players. Eric from New Jersey sends us some info for…
HJRP2205 Sources of Drama, Horror and Horror
Jul 1 • 128 min
HJRP2205 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Michael from Wisconsin asks about other sources of drama in conflict. Joe Crack sends a response to last week’s episode and horror story. And Leatherneck sends us a horror story with a lesson.
HJRP2204 Co-GMing, 10 Candles, Con Game Etiquette
Jun 23 • 129 min
hjrp2204 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Adam In this Episode: We discuss Co-GMing. Jonas Larrsen sends us an email. Steve from Atlanta sends praise and ideas for 10 Candles. Matt asks about con game etiquette — specifically when to bail.
HJRP2203 Disparate Power Levels, Horror
Jun 2 • 72 min
hjrp2203 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Steve from SoCal writes in with some thoughts on porportional RPGing, or intra-party balance. We discuss. Daniel from Texas sends us a horror story. Ayslyn sends us a horror story … gone…
HJRP2202 – Live from GameX 2018
May 30 • 72 min
Your hosts: Kimi and the Happy Jacks Crew and Audience Join us as we recap the games we played and ran at GameX 2018!
HJRP2201 With Fear the Boot, Canon in RPGs, Murderhoboism and Exploitation, Riddle
May 27 • 139 min
HJRP2201 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, and Dan and Chris from Fear the Boot. Show Notes! We discuss a bit about RPG podcasting history and using existing canon in RPGs. Fredrix writes in about murderhoboism and exploitation. And Oli sends us a riddle from…
HJRP2120 Strategicon’s Gamex, Language, Religion (Again)
May 19 • 88 min
HJRP2120 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jim and Mike www.strategicon.net Show Notes! We discuss the upcoming con. Steffi from Scotland takes umbrage with the DnD/religion conversation. Hoyle sends us a story about language in games.
HJRP2119 Religion and Magic, Musings, Props
May 12 • 94 min
HJRP2119 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Aabria In this Episode: Ed from Minnesota writes in about religion in games. Steve from SoCal sends three musings. Axel from Germany sends us a props-related horror story.
HJRP2118 Legacy Campaign, Tainting Experience, Triumph and Learning
May 5 • 123 min
hjrp2118 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, Tappy In this Episode: Sam asks for legacy campaign advice. Ben from Texas writes in about tainting the player experience. Isaac from Texas sends us a tale of triumph and learning.
HJRP2117 Schrodinger’s Plot Hook, Religion, Language
Apr 28 • 118 min
hjrp2117 In this Episode: Mike from MI asks about Schrodinger’s Plot Hook. Steve in SoCal writes in about faith and religion in RPGs. Daniel sends us a GURPS well actually about languages. Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Adam, Stork
HJRP2116 Rivals, Finding Fun, Horror
Apr 21 • 95 min
hjrp2116 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Joey, Stork In this Episode: HeavymetalJess asks about rivals. Ed from Florida write in about finding fun. And M from the Twin Cities sends us a horror story and asks for advice.
HJRP2115 Languages in RPGs, Crossroad, Confession
Apr 14 • 98 min
hjpr2115 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Mac, Stork In this Episode: We discuss languages in RPGs, EricaOdd asks for advice on where do go in her Dragon Age game, and Dungeon Master Dan sends us a confession.
HJRP2114 Taking Things Seriously
Apr 7 • 116 min
hjrp2114 Your hosts: Stu, Adam, Jason, Stork In this episode: We discuss taking things seriously.. James writes in about first session shenanigans. Brandyn from Delaware writes in about dynamic vs. static damage. And Steve from Atlanta writes in about our…
HJRP2113 Player-Driven Campaigns
Mar 31 • 111 min
hjrp2113 In this Episode: William from Minnesota asks about player-driven campaigns. A Three part email from Daniel in Australia. And Steffi from Scotland sends us a horror story about first-time gaming.
HJRP2112 Hero’s Journey, Kids at Cons, Horror
Mar 25 • 125 min
hjrp2112 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Tappy In this Episode: David from Montreal writes in with a question about the hero’s journey in RPGs. Eric from New Jersey asks about taking kids to game cons. Mike from Maximum Irritation sends us a Pathfinder horror…
HJRP2111 Splitting the Party in Real Life
Mar 18 • 123 min
HJRP2111 This episode is sponsored by Easyrollerdice.com. Check out their large leather-lite dice bag kickstarter at easyrollerdice.com/bag Your hosts: Stu, Stork, HosierRob and Aabria In this Episode: Corbin Twa writes in about splitting the party in…
HJRP2110 Player Engagement – Sponsored by Easyrollerdice.com
Mar 11 • 92 min
hjrp2110 This episode is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com and their self-standing leather-lite dice bags, now being kickstartered — go to easyrollerdice.com/bag for more information. Your Hosts: Kimi, Mac, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: We discuss player…
HJRP21-09 Memory, Jackercon, Horror Story
Mar 4 • 109 min
hjrp2109 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Adam In this Episode: Ben asks for some help with player memory retention. Curt writes in to promote Jackercon. Jason send in a GMing horror story with a twist.
HJRP2108 Sauruon Dilemma, Scheduling, Vetting, Bending Rules for New Players
Feb 24 • 97 min
hjrp2108 Your Hosts: Stu, Joey, Tappy In this Episode: Ben from Texas brings up the Sauron Dilemna. Christopher (Mystic Fedora?) says Stu’s right (and so is he). Joseph from the IE asks about scheduling and vetting. Ben from Texas (it’s a Ben from Texas…
HJRP2107 Live from Orccon 2018
Feb 18 • 127 min
hjrp2107 Live from Orccon 2018 Thank you to the folks at Strategicon for allowing us to record our show live at Orccon 2018. For more information about these conventions, go to strategicon.net.
HJRP2106 Social Contracts, Gaming in Brazil, Success, Failure
Feb 11 • 204 min
hjrp2106 Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Adam, Stork In This Episode: David from Tampa writes in about social contracts and gaming. Marcus from Brazil found a game! And tells us about it. Jeff sends us a GM success story and a horror story. Kosta from Adelaide…
HJRP2105 Chases, Illegal Dice, Horror
Feb 5 • 129 min
hjrp2105 Your Hosts: Stu, CADAve, Jason, Stork In this Episode: MRCJ writes in about chases, and we will disucss. Gottfried asks if RPG Dice Illegal in California?! Isaac from Texas needs help. Alervant sends a horror story. And Jason sends a horror story…
HJRP2104 Email Catchup, Dead Horses, Success, Stepping Up
Jan 27 • 140 min
HJRP2104 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Jason, Tappy In this Episode: Marcus from Brazil can’t find an open seat at a Vampire tabletop game in Brazil. Heavy Metal Jess sends some love for our nostalgia. Brandon from Ontario writes in to report on his teenagers’…
HJRP2103 Grokking PCs and NPCs, Skype Games, Love, Confession, Horror
Jan 20 • 109 min
hjrp2103 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Davy, Stork In this Episode: We discuss grokking a PC or NPC. Bobby from Belgium asks for some tips running a game over Skype. The Reverend Doctor Johnson sends a brief love note. Minnesota sends us a confession and horror…
HJRP2102 Agency and Emotion
Jan 13 • 139 min
hjrp2102 In this Episode: We discuss player agency and character emotions. James from New Jersey writes in about playing without a GM. Midas Karats from Adelaide Australia shares some stuff. Chris from Osaka sends us a missive about characters changing in…
HJPR2101 Down-time RP, Triumphant Return
Jan 8 • 110 min
HJRP2101 Your Hosts: Stu, Tappy, Gina, Joey In this Episode: In our continuing GMing tips, we discuss downtime roleplaying. Sam in Lakewood asks for some adventure building advice. Juho from Finland asks about letting players narrate successes. Don in…
HJRP2020 Game Systems, Traveller Timeline, Finding Fun
Dec 30, 2017 • 103 min
HJRP2020 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Stork Show Notes! Steve from Atlanta asks why we tend toward certain game systems. Bud asks about the Traveller RPG timeline. Jonas writes in about running a game he’s reluctant to run.
HJRP2019 Describing, Falling, Winning, Questioning, Horroring
Dec 23, 2017 • 84 min
hjrp2019 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, JiB, Stork In this Episode: Chris from Ontario sends us a note on describing scenery. Chris in Canada sends us a note on DnD falling damage. Eric from New Jersey has a GM Victory story. MN DieTosser sends us a question,…
HJRP2018 Rules, What Rules
Dec 18, 2017 • 104 min
hjpr2018 Your hosts: Stu, Ed and JiB In this Episode: GMing Tips: Rules? What Rules? Goluptious Geeks asks for form system selection advice. Axel from Germany writes in about some GM Lessons from the Mote of Sin. Sean from Seattle writes in with a…
HJRP2017 Improving Improv, Indecision, Investment
Dec 9, 2017 • 140 min
HJRP2017 Your Hosts: Stu, ProbieTim, Stork and Kimi In this Episode: GMing Tips: Improving Improv for GMs. Garrett asks about Making fulfilling filler. William from Minnesota writes in about player indecision. Dan sends a tale of Legend and Celebration.…
HJRP2016 Building Villains, Improving Youth Play, Superheroic Shenanigans
Dec 2, 2017 • 104 min
hjrp2016 In this Episode: GMing Topic: Building villains. Brendon from Ontario writes in about helping teenagers play better, and Clockwork Monk writes in about seven hours of superheroic shenanigans. This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is brought to…
HJRP2015 GMing Tips: Making Scenes Come Alive, Is Magic a Crutch? Narration and Horror
Nov 25, 2017 • 92 min
hjrp2015 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork and Scott Woodard. Check out the Savage Worlds Flash Gordon Kickstarter Scott mentioned. In this Episode: GMing Topic: Making scenes come alive. Eric from Kansas City asks, “Is magic a GM crutch?” Juho from Finlands writes…
HJRP2014
Nov 19, 2017 • 69 min
hjrp2014 updated Your Hosts: Stu, JiB, Kimi In this Episode: GMing Tips: Fleshing out NPCs. Ayslyn writes in about pacing a high-travel campaign. Tomi from Finland sends some thoughts on character abilities (and lack thereof) and how that affects a…
HJRP2013 Misdirection, Flashbacks, Time Travel, Military Gaming Stories
Nov 11, 2017 • 76 min
HJRP2013 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Kimi This episode is sponsored by Palladium Books, makers of RIFTS, TMNT, Dead Reign, and much more. Check them out at palladiumbooks.com. In this Episode: Steve from So Cal discusses red herrings Axel writes in with…
HJRP2012
Nov 4, 2017 • 89 min
hjpr2012 Your host: Stu, Stork, Joey, Gina In this Episode: Chris from Ontario, Canada writes in about new editions Scot relays a player nightmare. Niklas from Stockholm sends us a story about dying three times. This episode of Happy Jacks is sponsored by…
HJRP2011
Oct 29, 2017 • 131 min
HJRP2011 Your hosts: Gina, Stork, Kurt, Maire In this Episode: Isaac from Texas needs some GMing Help Kain Guru writes in about Over enthusiastic teens aka short attention spans and the impulse to be the first to shoot Axel writes in (to Stork) about…
HJRP2010 Scott Woodard, Unsticking GM Brains
Oct 22, 2017 • 73 min
HJRP2010 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and PEG’s Scott Woodard In this Episode: Aviv writes in asking about ways to “unstick” yourself, GMing wise. Charas writes in about glossing over combat. Steve from Atlanta tells the tale of a PC killing another PC on…
HJRP2009 Starting Sessions, Flashbacks, Funk and Will
Oct 15, 2017 • 90 min
hjrp2009 In this Episode: Bennett from Pittsburg asks about starting games without combat. Zach in Chicago sends one way a PbtA game handles flashbacks. Iaquas sends us a gamer funk tip. Gene in Elk Grove writes in about Overriding PC Free Will Sir Guido…
Keith Baker Interview
Oct 11, 2017 • 21 min
I had a chance to sit down briefly with Keith Baker while at Gencon. Here’s the interview. Thank you to Keith for taking time out of his day.
HJRP2008 Flashbacks, Mouseguard, Rules Splicing, Promotion
Oct 7, 2017 • 94 min
hjpr2008 Your hosts: Stu and Stork In this Episode: Julian from Paris writes about playing with time and narration. James from 1d4Cast Podcast sends us a quick breakdown of Mouseguard. Charas writes about transplanting favorite rules into other game…
HJRP2007 Drama vs Foolishness, Advice, Horror
Sep 24, 2017 • 84 min
HJRP2007 Your host: Stu, Stork, Gina In this Episode: Brian Writes in about Drama vs. Foolishness Reamus writes in with an urgent request for advice. Gene from Elk Grove writes in with a thank you. And Mike from Michigan sends us an update about a horror…
HJRP2006 NPC Drawbacks, Player Conflict, Confession
Sep 17, 2017 • 100 min
HJRP2006 Your Hosts: Kimi, Stork, JiB, Gina In this Episode: Jonas Larsson writes in about handling NPC drawbacks. Charas asks about player conflict. Dave from Chicago sends a long overdue Fuck You. Leatherneck sends us a Player confession (and GM…
HJRP2005 LARPs, Bookkeeping and Horror
Sep 10, 2017 • 114 min
HJRP2005 Your hosts: Stu, Patric, Michael and Stork In this Episode: Patrick and Michael talk LARP Steven in So Cal writes in about bookkeeping being fun?! Drayle 88 sends some questions and recounts his game. West sends us an update and treats us to a…
HJRP2004 Live from Gateway 2017
Sep 3, 2017 • 134 min
HRP2004 Live from Gateway 2017
HRJP2003 Gateway 2017, Superheroic Conflict, Confessions
Aug 26, 2017 • 113 min
HJRP2003 Your hosts: Stu, Jim, Mike, Stork. In this Episode: Mike and Jim from Strategicon will talk about the upcoming game con. Stu will relate a bit about Gencon Clockwork Monk is looking for Superheroic conflict. Csaras from Poland writes in with some…
HJRP2002 Group Chargen, Choking, Gencon50 Report
Aug 21, 2017 • 75 min
HJRP2002 This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com. Check out the Kickstarter for their innovative dice tray, including a staging area so only the dice you’re rolling are in the tray. You can find it at:…
HJRP2001 Villains for Kids, More on Hit Point Fudging, Success
Aug 12, 2017 • 85 min
HJRP2001 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina Eight years ago today, we released our first episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. We didn’t realize this at the time of recording, but in celebration, I’ve included our original, crappy artwork for the show both here…
HJRP1920 Spinning Plates, Investment, Full Picture, Fudge
Aug 5, 2017 • 92 min
HJRP1920 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork In this Episode: We discuss spinning plate syndrome. Javier from Spain asks about keeping players invested between sesions. Niklas from Sweden writes in about player when having the full picture. James writes in about…
HJRP1919 Note Passing and PC Secrets
Jul 30, 2017 • 134 min
HJPR1919 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, JiB, Jason In this Episode: We discuss sidebars, note passing, and other methods of keeping PC secrets. Axel sends us a story about his gaming youth. Eric from New Jersey has some L5R woes. Zac from Chicago writes in about…
HJRP1918 Frustration, Fantastic, Noir, Passive Players
Jul 24, 2017 • 104 min
HJRP1918 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Emily, ProbieTim In this Episode: Tayloron asks how to frustrate the characters without fAdd Newrustrating the players Andreas muses about roleplaying without the fantastic. Zoomfarg asks about running a cyberpunk noir…
HJRP1917 Backstories, First Time
Jul 15, 2017
HJRP1917 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, Stork In this Episode: Len from Miami sends some thoughts on character backstory. Chris in Long Beach writes in to suggest that your first shouldn’t be your player’s first. StevenSW sends a PbtA well-actual about falling…
HJRP1916 Cracking Down, Character Arcs, Horror
Jul 8, 2017
HJRP1916 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, ProbieTim In this Episode: West asks is there such a thing at too lenient of a GM? Or are there times when you should crack down? Alervant asks When does the character’s story arc end? Steve writes in with some thank yous…
HJRP1915 NPCs, Death, Leveling
Jul 1, 2017
HJRP1915 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, HosierRob, ProbieTim In this Episode: Topic: How to Handle Character Death GM John writes in for advice on a passive, spectator player. Chris in Canada sends us a well-actually about DnD leveling from days of old. Vincent…
HJRP1914 Tension, Prophecy, Fallacy, Oh My!
Jun 24, 2017
HJRP1914 Your hosts: Stu, Kurt, Maire, Stork. In this Episode: We’ll talk about How to create tension in a scene that isn’t combat? Sam From Lakewood writes in for some prophesy advice. Kitor suggests a new logical fallacy and asks for some DM advice. Joe…
HJRP1913 Gritty Settings, Perception, Online Prep
Jun 18, 2017
HJRP1913 Your Hosts: Stu, Nick, Ed, ProbieTim In this Episode: Neil writes in about the harsh reality of gritty games. Enn from Canada sends thoughts on prerolling perception and the 1983 World Scout Jamboree (whee!!). Brad from Mid-MO asks about…
HJRP1912 Finding Players, Dresden Files and More
Jun 10, 2017
HJRP1912 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Gina, JiB, Stork In this Episode: Eric from New Jersey sends us a farewell to his GM. Sean from New Jersey asks how players get when you no players have you want to get. Steven from Atlanta is looking for another system for…
HJRP1911 Co-GMing, GMPCs, Betrayal
Jun 3, 2017
HJRP1911 Your hosts: Gina, Stork, HosierRob, CADave, ProbieTim In this Episode: James writes in about two GMS share one world. Ben from Texas sends a defense of GMPCs. James fro Ottawa sends a Tale of Betrayal Kileigh sends a too long story about gaming…
HJRP1910 Live from Gamex 2017
May 29, 2017
HJRP1920 Your hosts: Kimi and the Happy Jacks Crew and Audience
HJRP1909 FATE Epiphany, Likable NPCs, and more
May 22, 2017
HJRP1909 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and Jessie In this Episode: Daniel shares his epiphany about FATE. Dan from Minnesota asks about making likeable NPCs. Eran in London ask about explaining Savage Worlds in a web comic. Tim writes in about ending a…
HJRP1908 GM Performance Anxiety, GM ADHD
May 15, 2017
HJRP1908 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina Show Notes! Jim from Portland asks a performance anxiety question and shares a picture. Tayleron from Newfoundland asks about GMADHD. Drayle88 asks for some recommendations for a system for some newbies. Jeffry…
HJRP1907 Callbacks, Starts and Burnout
May 8, 2017
HJRP1907 Your hosts: CADave, Tim, HosierRob and Clockverk Show Notes! Rav writes in about the power of the callback. Matt in Canuckistan sends us an interesting game start scenario. New listener Jason asks about GM burnout. Josh from Orlando says there’s…
HJRP1906 – Gifts! Murder Mystery, Gaming Cultures, Character Development, Confession
Apr 29, 2017
HJRP1906 This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is sponsored by EasyRollerDice.com… (You can get 15% off their gun metal dice series by going to https://easyrollerdice.com/collections/metal-dice and using the code SALE15) …and listeners like you. Your…
HJRP1905 Leveling, Players Who Don’t Fit in, Good Story, Cautionary Tale
Apr 24, 2017
HJRP1905 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, Kimi Show Notes! Andreas writes in with some feedback and some comments about leveling. Steve writes in about players who don’t want to fit in at all. Axel writes in with some thoughts about writing a good story. And…
HJRP1904 Perception Checks, Advice
Apr 17, 2017
HJRP1904 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill, HosierRob Show Notes! Troll Under the Bridge writes in with more about perception rolls. GM John asks for some help with a player. Balder poses a convention game question. And Mystic Fedora writes in about problems…
HJRP1903 Killing Mooks Again, Dying Campaigns, Horror
Apr 8, 2017
HJRP1903 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Kimi Show Notes! Steve from SoCal writes in again about killing mooks. Jonas writes in about handling dying campaigns The Only (other) Steve in So Cal writes about the dangerously futile exercise of defining RPG.…
HJRP1902 Perception Rolls, Murder Hobos, Big Reveals
Apr 1, 2017
hjrp1902 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Stork, Gina Show Notes! Sgt Dan Writes in about Perception Rolls. James Writes in about Killing the Murder Hobo. Forrest, a long time listener, writes in for the first time. Ed from Minnesota writes in about levels and his…
HJRP1901 Geography, Downtime, New GMs, Unreasonable Antagonists
Mar 11, 2017
HJRP1901 Your hosts: Stu, Dave77, ProbieTim, Gina Show Notes: Lee writes in about three things. Marty from Sious Falls writes in about geography, downtime and a new GM story. Morgan writes in for advice about strong and unreasonable antagonists. Bill…
HJRP1820 – PCs don’t Jive, World Building, Sharing Downtime
Mar 5, 2017
HJRP1820 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, JiB
HJRP1819 Writing a Good Story, an Ethical Dr. Douche, Campaign Idea, Snowflakes and Horror
Feb 26, 2017
HJRP1819 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jason, ProbieTim and JiB Show Notes! Doug from Texas asks How to Write a Good Story. Kevin from Roll vs Roll Cards suggest a way to ethically play Dr. Douche. Mike in Nebraska sends in a Campaign Idea. KurtPotts asks about…
HJRP1817 Happy Jacks Chat With Strategicon Staff
Feb 11, 2017
We’re joined with Jim Sandoval and Mike James, both volunteer organizers with Strategicon. Please note: the audio for this podcast was recovered from a back up.
HJRP1816 Moral Conundra, Defending DnD, Old and Young
Feb 6, 2017
HRJP1816 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, GMMace, Kimi Show Notes! Steve from So Cal writes in about killing mooks and other moral conumdrums. Simon from Seattle defends DnD. Steve from So Cal writes in about gaming with older and younger players. StevenSw writes…
HJRP1815 Argumentative Players, Romance, Adulting, Horror
Jan 28, 2017
HJRP1815 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Kimi, Stork Show Notes: Desiree in South Carolina needs help with a very argumentative player. Dave from South Chicago writes in Regarding Romance in Games and Some Advice for a Teen GM. JimTo sends us some feedback .. and…
HJRP1814 Perception Checks, Dr. Douche, Horror and Traveller
Jan 24, 2017
HJRP1814 HJRP1814 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Gina, Stork Show Notes! Amar from Vancouver BC writes in about Perception Checks. Levi writes in about defeating Dr. Douche. Terry in Idaho is looking for Traveller resources. Mad King Christopher the First writes…
HJRP1813 Save vs. Suck, PFS, Gming Advice
Jan 14, 2017
HJRP1813 Your hosts: Stu, Maire, Kurt, Gina. Thank you to easyrollerdice.com and their exciting Rose Gold Kickstarter for supporting this episode of Happy Jacks! Show Notes! Steve from SoCal writes in about “Save vs. Suck.” Dylan from Anchorage Alaska…
HJRP1812 Romance in RPGs, SciFi Advice, and More
Jan 7, 2017
HJRP1812 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jason, Bill, Kimi Show Notes! Zac in Chicago writes in about Romance in RPGs. A Southern Gent from Texas has some Sci-Fi advice. Alervant has some GMing advice and a question. Kindros from the Forum writes in about Magic…
HJPR1811 PC Mind Control, Missing Players, Group Building
Jan 1, 2017
HJRP1811 Your hosts: Stu, Tim, Gina, Kimi, Stork Show Notes!! Griever writes in about subtle mind control of PCs. SteveSW writes in with a Apocalypse-World inspired system for dealing with missing players. John asks about building a group (of players, not…
HJRP1810 PC Death, Rules-Resistant Players and more
Dec 24, 2016 • 190 min
HJRP1810 Your hosts: Stu, Hosier Rob, Stork In this episode: Andrew from Chicago writes in about PC Death. Axle asks about dealing with a Rules-Resistant Player. Luke from Kentuckianna is a long time listener, first time emailer and about to be a first…
HJRP1809 Assessing Solutions, Language Prompts, Life Saving RPGs
Dec 18, 2016 • 114 min
HJPR1809 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill If you enjoy Happy Jacks, consider supporting us through our Patreon. Donations are on a per-episode basis of our normal, weekly show. We’re working on all kinds of rewards to provide to supporters. We’ll announce more…
HJRP1808
Dec 11, 2016 • 111 min
HJRP1808 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tim, Gina Show Notes! J in Washington DC writes in about PC backstory protectionism. FlyingJackalope has finished the backlog and has some comments. Alan sends a request for Science Fiction help. Eric writes in because he…
HJRP1807 Player Expectations and Game Rules, Online Games, Zombies, Fact Sheets, Precentiles
Dec 4, 2016 • 115 min
HJRP1807 Show Notes! Ben from Texas asks about when player expectations and game rules collide. Christopher writes in about his experience with online games. ZT asks for some advice about his Zombie Apocalypse game. Kevin pipes in with some Fact Sheet…
HJRP1806 RPGs and Kids,
Nov 26, 2016 • 99 min
HJRP1806 Your hosts: Stu, Tim, Kurt, Stork Show Notes! Dreamer 2928 need help with is homework. Corbin Twa sends us An Ode to Jack Chick’s Dark Dungeons. Brian writes in about some a-hole he gamed with in college. Levi writes in for some GMing advice.…
HJRP1805 Back from a Break, Social Combat, Changing Tone
Nov 20, 2016 • 88 min
HRJP1805 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Gina, Dave77 Show Notes! Topic: Coming Back from a long break between games. Drayle88 asks for some GMing advice. Carlos from Brazil writes in with another take on social combat. Sgt Dan writes in with lessons…
HJRP1804 Homegrown Settings, Social Combat, Fact Sheets, Chargen, DnD and Kids, Jack Chick
Nov 12, 2016 • 164 min
HJRP1804 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tim, Stork Show Notes! Icewall42 writes in for advice on putting together a home grown setting for RPGs. JeB from It’s all in the reflexes writes in with a real life social combat nightmare Jonas Larrsen asks about Fact…
HJRP18-03
Nov 5, 2016 • 96 min
HJRP1803 Your hosts: Stu, JiB, Stork. Show Notes! Mike from Minnesota writes in asking about scene transitions. Mead asks about Vampires keeping mortal ties post-Embrace and questions about in-game romances. Gene from San Francisco asks about Genre and GM…
HJRP1802 Perception Checks, Backstories, Pacing
Nov 2, 2016 • 98 min
HJRP1802 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, CADave Show Notes! David from Tampa writes in about perception checks. Nick writes in with a question for an upcoming one-shot. Levi asks us to plug is podcast. Hour Eleven from Kansas writes in about an interesting…
HJRP1801 Horror, Mechanics and RPGs
Oct 24, 2016
HJRP1801 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Gina Show Notes! The episode of Happy Jacks is sponsored by Easy Roller Dice Metal Dice Series. Use the coupon code METAL for 20% off everything in their on line store. We’ll discuss horror, tension and RPG…
HJRP1720 Fit to GM, Gender and RP, AP Question
Oct 16, 2016 • 121 min
HJRP1720 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill, Stork Show Notes! Manuel from Germany asks: Am I not fit to GM? Kenigma23 writes in about Gender RP Proclivities. The show psychiatrist sends us a mental health well-actually. Larry writes in with a handy FFG Star…
HJRP1719
Oct 9, 2016 • 110 min
HJRP1719 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill, JiB Show Notes! We discuss repercussions, as suggested by Mr CJ on the forum. Maxinstuff writes in about GMs who hold back the good stuff. Mr CJ has some observations about Thespians. The KoboldDude in Columbia SC…
HJRP1718 Improv vs Planning, Questions, Inter-party Conflict, the Expanse, a Salty Response
Oct 2, 2016
HJRP1718 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tim, Stork Show Notes! We discuss Improvisation vs Planning for GMs, Gaz writes in with some questions. Talon writes in about PC vs PC conflict. Marko asks about game systems for a Expanse-series-based game. Gerkuman…
HRJP1717
Sep 25, 2016
HJRP1717 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Bill Show Notes! Paul from Philly writes in about a wrench-throwing player and how it’s not all fun and games. Audrey from Texas writes in about Numenera and GMing and Stuff. And Chuck writes in with even more Numenera…
HJRP1716 Sharing GM Notes, GenCon Triumph, Player Connections, Gaming with Babies, Gaming Gold
Sep 18, 2016
HJRP1716 Your hosts: Stu, ProbieTim and Gina In this episode: Featured Email: Alverant asks: Should GMs publish their notes to the players. Bird-man writes in with a GenCon triumph!! Player connections and FFG Star Wars Tips. JC in KC writes in about…
HJRP1715 Left Turns, Con Recap, Saying Yes, Mood Setting, GURPS
Sep 10, 2016
HJRP1715 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina and Kim In This Episode: Topic: Ways to improvise left turns. Gateway2016 Recap (Hero Kids, David K’s Fate Game). Jonas Larrson writes in about always saying “yes.” Tim from South Africa writes in with some great…
HJRP1714 Happy Jacks Live from Gateway 2016!
Sep 4, 2016 • 134 min
HJRP1714 This is our live show from Strategicon’s Gateway 2016. Convention shows are kind of chaotic. If this is your first episode of the show, we suggest you take a listen to another episode first.
HJRP1713 Limiting Distractions, Slack, Traveller, DM-ADD and ALL THE TANGENTS EVER
Aug 27, 2016
HJRP1713 Your hosts: Stu, Dave77, Joey and Tim In This Episode: SirGuido writes in about Limiting Distractions. Fredrix on the forums asks, “Whats the deal with slack?” The Prof asks for his advice GMing Traveller for the first time. A Make Good from el…
HJRP1712 Sexism and Bigotry in Historical Settings and a Plethora of Email
Aug 20, 2016
hjrp1712 Your hosts: Stu, Tim, Gina, Kimi, Samantha In This Episode: We’ll discuss “Sexism in Bigotry in Historical Settings.” Steve from Atlanta sends us a Thank you and a Short Run Game Idea. JimTo has a baby blues. El Mao Rolfson writes in with ideas…
HRJP1711 Murder Hobo Advice, the Sprawl, Using Fiasco, Mass Combat
Aug 13, 2016
HJRP1711 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Gina, Stork, JiB In This Episode: Mitchell writes in with a dire warning: “I’m coming to you.” Adam in Japan from Fresno writes in with advice in is FFG Star Wars game. Marty from SF sets us straight on SD. Steven SW…
HJRP1710 Homebrewing Settings, Magic and Technology, Actual Play Requests, Living Campaign
Jul 30, 2016 • 123 min
HJRP1710 Your hosts: Stu, Bill, CADave, Kimi In This Episode: Zoomfarg asks about homebrewing a complex setting Ben in Philadelphia writes in about magic and technology Doug in Vancouver asks about Actual Playing Gumshoe Ben from New Zealand writes in…
HJRP1709 Getting the SO into RPGs, Encouraging Role-Playing, Horror Stories
Jul 23, 2016
HJRP1709 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, JiB, Kimi Show Notes! D writes in asking how to get his wife in to RPGs. Steve from Atlanta asks for way to encourage role-playing at the table. Joseph from the UK writes in with a horror story and thoughts on Jackercon.…
HJRP1708 Modernizing Adventures, New Characteritis, Derailing Players, Organized Play
Jul 17, 2016 • 89 min
HJRP1708 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tim Show Notes! Marko writes in about adopting modern settings to classic modules. Steven SW asks about new character-itis. Ethan from north carolina asks about Derailing players. Babbage from the UK writes in about…
HJRP1707
Jul 9, 2016
HJRP1707 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Tim Show Notes! Steve in Atlanta left us a voice mail at (626) 629-8RPG. Rusanno Greenstripe asks about Indoctrinating Newcomers. Gaming horror story followup from Joe. Sgt Dan tells us about his DruCon game. Kenigma…
HJRP1706 Epic-Feeling Scenes, Success Stories and Horror Stories
Jul 2, 2016
HJRP1706 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, Stork, JiB Show Notes: Morgan writes in to ask about Epic-feeling scenes. Eric from New Jersey writes in about a little of this and that.Allen from London (and Tennessee) share an RPG Success Story Dylon from Indiana shares…
HJRP1705 Noir Pulp Games, Scheduling and PC Insanity
Jun 26, 2016 • 107 min
HJRP1705 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, CADave Show Notes! Joel from Sweden asks us about his upcoming Noir/Pulp game. Jeb plugs his new show: All In the Reflexes, with Mikey Mason (Comedy Rock Star) and Tech Guy Steve (nee Runester). Chris from Portland…
HJRP1704 Character Concepts and Flaws, Integrating Remote and Tabletop Players, Con Game Prep
Jun 18, 2016 • 67 min
HJRP1704 Your hosts: Stu, Eric, Samantha, Stork, Kimi Show Notes! Allen from London asks about helping a fellow player with his character concept and making PCs with flaws. Mike from Minnesota asks about integrating a remote player with a face-to-face…
HJRP1703 Over Prepping, Naming NPCs, Star Wars, Confession, RPG Philosophy, Nightmare
Jun 11, 2016
HJRP1703 Your Hosts: Stu, Eric, Stork, Kimi Show Notes! Dylon from Indiana writes in about his over-prepping. Kurt share a tip for naming NPCs. Dreamweaver writes in with a question about Stu’s Star Wars game and a confession. Jake from the Midwest writes…
HJRP1702 Introducing NPCs, World Building, Do We Need Combat, Rules Heavy Systems, DnD4E Woes
Jun 4, 2016
HJRP1702 Your Hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork Show Notes! Alervant writes in with a GMing question about introducing NPCs, DiceOff asks about world building. Hour Eleven asks a thought-provoking question: do we need combat? GM Zack asks for rules heavy system…
HJRP1701 Live from Gamex 2016
May 30, 2016
HJRP1701 This episode was produced by Kimi live at Strategicon’s Gamex 2016.
HJRP1620 – 300th Episode! Gender dynamics, to or not to homebrew, tears and nightmares
May 23, 2016
HJRP1620 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi Show Notes! Stupid Boy GM writes to ask about group gender dynamics, Brandyn from Delaware asks about whether or not he should homebrew a system. Kris sends in a few ideas and a tear jerker. And Jeb sends us a Horror…
HJRP1619 Big Reveals, Player’s Issues, Apologies, Confession
May 7, 2016
HJPR1619 Your hosts: CADave, Clockverk and The Other Tim. Show Notes! Out of Print GM sends a story about how a big reveal worked. Of The Hill People asks about PCs made to deal with player’s issues. Does Rebecca owe another player an apology? Keith in…
HJRP1618 GM Leveling Up, Drawing PCs, Con Game Prep, Confession
Apr 25, 2016
HJRP1618 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Samantha Show Notes! We get a GM Level UP Story - from Michael in Best California. Jonas asks about drawing character portraits when he’s GMing. Sgt Dan writes in to share his con game prep. Devon in Des Moines…
HJRP1617 Political and Social Truths in a Game, Superpower Dilemma, Nightmare
Apr 18, 2016
HJRP1617 Your hosts: CADave, Hosier Rob, Gammonstark, Horky (Clockverk) Show Notes! Uncommon Man from Sweden asks about political and social truths in a game. Sockpuppet Troll writes in with praises and a success story. Ofthehillpeople asks for Con Game…
HJRP1616 Happy Jacks Reactive GMs and Passive Players, Podcasts
Apr 9, 2016
HJRP1616 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina Show Notes! Manuel from Germany asks about reactive GMs and passive players. John the Kobold Dude asks what podcasts we listen to. Joh from Sweden gives us a gaming nightmare.
HJPR1615 Happy Jacks – Roleplaying Classes, Being Good at One Thing
Apr 3, 2016
HJRP1615 Your hosts: Stu, Samantha, Gina, JiB, Bill Show Notes! Thank you to Easyrollerdice.com for sponsoring this episode. Find out about their Kickstarter! And find out about 1d4Cast’s 1d4Con. MRCJ doesn’t feel like a bard either, so has some…
HJRP1614 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 14
Mar 19, 2016
HJRP1614 Your host: Stu, Stork, Tim, Kimi and Dan & Wayne from Feartheboot.com Show Notes: Andreas from Sweden asks “do we need advancement?” Morgan writes in with an epiphany on GMs/Players and Prep. Chris asks for advice on scheduling. Toby writes in…
HJRP1613 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 13
Mar 5, 2016
HJRP1613 Your Hosts: Stu, CADave, HosierRob, Tim and Dave77 from Spirit of 77. Show Notes: John from Maryland asks about travel in RPGs. Ryan writes in about what the players and characters want to do and what would be fun overall. Michael from Calif…
HJRP1612 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 12
Feb 27, 2016
HJRP1612 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, Kimi, Stork Show Notes! Zombie@Heart writes in asking about character immersion. Ken asks about running games you’d rather not run. Honken in Sweden writes in about Traveller, Noobs and something else. Weaslecreature sends…
HJRP1611 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 11
Feb 21, 2016
HJRP1611 Your hosts: Stu, Bill, Gina and Tim Show Notes! We talk about our experiences at the Convention, Liam in Australia has a question about pacing in his Call of Cthulhu game. Simon in London shares some interesting fear mechanics. The Reverend…
HJRP1610 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 10 – Live from Orccon 2016
Feb 14, 2016
HJRP1610 Live from Orccon 2016 This episode was recorded live at Strategicon’s Orccon 2016.
HJRP1609 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 09
Feb 8, 2016
HJRP1609 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and JiB
HJRP1608 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 08 with the Angry GM
Jan 30, 2016
HJRP1608 - with the Angry GM Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tim, Kimi and the Angry GM.
HJRP1607 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 07
Jan 16, 2016
HJRP1607 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Tim Links Mentioned: DND5E OGL/SRD: DnD5E OGL/SRD - The DMs Guild - What is the DMs Guild? - DMs Guild Creator Resources Storium - Strolen’s Citidel Show Notes: We talk about DnD5E and the new OGL announcement. GM…
HJRP1606 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 06
Jan 10, 2016
HJRP1606 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, JiB, Gina, Kris Show Notes! Trent asks about campaign prep, so we talk about hat for a bit. Jerry asks for some advice about starting a new game. Minnesota Gooch writes in about how he names characters. Sean from North New…
HJPR1605 **FORCE AWAKENS SPOILERS FOR 30 MINUTES**
Jan 2, 2016
HJRP1605 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina and Kimi Show Notes: We yammer on about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are TONS OF SPOILERS in this part of the show. SKIP AHEAD 30 MINUTES IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS AND DON’T WANT TO…
GMBRIEF06 The GM Briefing RPG Podcast
Dec 22, 2015 • 16 min
GMBRIEF06 Your host: Stu Venable In this episode I discuss descriptions, the five senses and darkness.
HJRP1604 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 04
Dec 21, 2015
HJRP1604 Your Hosts: Stu & Stork Show Notes! We close out the year with a two-man episode. With Star Wars: the Force Awakens having opened the day before — and the holidays — it was just the two of us. There will be NO EPISODE on CHRISTMAS DAY. If Stu…
HJRP1603 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 03
Dec 13, 2015
HJRP1603 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Samantha and Tim A big thank you to EasyRollerDice.com for sponsoring this episode! Check out their new Legendary Copper and Serpent’s Blood metal dice offering. Use coupon code SANTA for 10% off on your order. Also: if…
HJRP1602 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 02
Dec 5, 2015
HJRP1602 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Walt from the Bamf Podcast. Show Notes! It’s SwedeFest! on Happy Jacks. Andreas from Sweden writs in about maps, how to use them and how to keep them relevant in the game. Jonas from Sweden writes in about…
HJRP1601 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 16 Episode 01
Nov 28, 2015 • 110 min
HJRP1601 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and Scott Kurtz of PVPOnline.com and TableTitans.com.
HJRP1520 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 20
Nov 22, 2015
HJRP1520 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, Bill Show Notes! Russano asks us about unquantifiable drawbacks balancing mechanical benefits. Jerry writes in about Mage 20th Anniversary. Simon writes in about Roll20 and the FFG Star Wars games. Bill the listener…
HJRP1519 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 19
Nov 15, 2015
HJRP1519 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Michael and Tim Show Notes! Benji (Michael) gives us a run down on a couple of online gaming tools he’s been looking at. Saelorn ask us about bad game systems. Eric give us an interesting tactic for snipers. Goodmush…
HJRP1518 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 18
Nov 7, 2015
HJRP1518 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and David Kizzia from Spirit of ‘77. Many thanks to David Kizzia for coming out to Pasadena for the show. Spirit of ‘77 is an Apocalypse World hack available from Drivethrurpg and other online RPG retailers. For…
HJRP1517 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 17
Oct 26, 2015
HJRP1517 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi and Tim. This episode of Happy Jacks is sponsored by Easyrollerdice.com. Easyrollerdice is now offering a two-sided top-notch game mat, as well as their quality dice. Use the promo code ‘HAPPY’ at check out and save…
HJRP1516 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 16
Oct 18, 2015
HJRP1516 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kris, Bill
GMBrief01-01 The GM Briefing RPG Podcast
Oct 15, 2015 • 23 min
GMBRIEF0101 Your hosts: Stu Venable The GM Briefing has it’s own feed and will eventually be listed on iTunes. I’ve added it to the normal Happy Jacks feed so listeners can hear it. Send feedback to gmbriefing@angryfolk.com.
HJRP1515 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 15
Oct 10, 2015
HJRP1515 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, Tim The Wrecking Crew is raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Link to the Wrecking Crew’s Extra-Life page. Click “donate.” Type “The Wrecking Crew” into the search bar and pick a member to donate…
HJRP1514 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 14
Oct 4, 2015
HJRP1514 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Samantha, JiB Phil Vecchione has a Patreon for his NPC project. Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/encodeddesigns?ty=h Show notes! We discuss ways to introduce new players. Casey from Sioux Falls about the benefits of…
HJRP1513 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 13
Sep 26, 2015 • 135 min
HJRP1513 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tim and Benji.
HJRP1512 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 12
Sep 20, 2015
HJRP1512 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, Bill, Kris Show Notes: Dance train asks us how to create an affinity for NPCs with the players. Marco shares his thoughts on Pathfinder Society. Ben in Texas gives us his thoughts on min-maxing. Hyvemynd writes in to…
HJRP1511 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 11
Sep 15, 2015
HJRP1511 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Tim and Kris Steinbach tells us about his DM, who can’t break the GM is God habit. Karlen of the Hill People asks us about a group of players who reject a player’s character — by locking him in a chest and abandoning…
HJRP1510 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 10
Sep 7, 2015
HJRP1510 This is a convention episode, recorded live at Gateway 2015. For more information on Strategicon’s fine series of game conventions, check out their site at Strategicon.net.
HJRP1509 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 09
Aug 30, 2015
hjrp1509 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina and JiB
HJRP1508 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 08
Aug 16, 2015
HJRP1508 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Gina and Jim
HJRP1507 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 07
Aug 9, 2015
HJRP1507 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Tim
HJPR1506 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 06
Aug 3, 2015
HJPR1506 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, CADave
HJRP1505 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 05
Jul 26, 2015
hjrp1505 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kris and Phil Vecchione. We discuss Engine Publishing’s new book, Focal Point.
HRJP1504 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 04
Jul 12, 2015
HJRP1504 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Tim
HJRP1503 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 03
Jul 6, 2015
HJRP1503 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and DTPints
HJRP1502 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 02
Jun 27, 2015
HJRP1502 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Gina and the Angry GM. Many thanks to the Angry GM for joining us.
HJRP1501 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 15 Episode 01
Jun 21, 2015
hjrp1501 Your hosts: Stu, Kurt, Maire and Stork
HJRP1420 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 20
Jun 14, 2015
HJRO1420 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, Tim and Kris
HJRP1419 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 19
Jun 1, 2015
HJRP1419 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, JiB
HJRP1418 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 18
May 25, 2015
HJRP1418 Your hosts:Stu, Stork, Tyler, Tim
HJRP1417 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 17
May 11, 2015
HJRP1417 Your hosts: Stu, Maire and Tim Show Notes! Dave the Sockpuppettroll writes in with some questions about convention game preparedness. Tomi from Finland asks what was the last think we learned that made us better GMs. And Bevin treats us to a…
HJRP1416 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 16
Apr 20, 2015
hjrp1416 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tim Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day. Special thanks to Barrel Rider Games (look for his stuff on Drive Thru RPG. Show Notes! Steve asks us about situations where NPCs are talking to each other while the PCs watch. Noah…
HJRP1415 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 15
Mar 30, 2015
HJRP14-15 Your hosts: Stu, Aya, Twin and Mowi Show Notes! Wil L asks us about a situation where his party might become overly wealthy and asks for advice. Dancing Owlbear has a playing bringing the wrong kind of drama. Jimto checks in with some tips and a…
HJRP1414 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 14
Mar 15, 2015 • 92 min
HJRP1414 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and HosierRob This episode is sponsored by easyrollerdice.com. You can get 105 high-quality dice (that’s 15 complete sets) for under $25. And if you use the promo code HAPPYJACKS at checkout you’ll get an additional…
HJRP1413 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 13
Mar 8, 2015 • 120 min
HRJP1413 Your hosts: Stu, Gina, Kimi and theAngryGM. A big thank you to @theAngryGM for joining us for this episode. You can follow him on twitter at @theAngryGM and read his rantings at www.theangrygm.com. Show Notes! We discuss whether GMs should punish…
HJRP1412 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 12
Feb 28, 2015 • 94 min
HJRP1412 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler and Tim Show Notes! We discuss making a big boss fight memorable. Jeremy writes in with a horror story and a question about passive players. Weaslecreature takes exception with Stu’s contention regarding the place of game…
HJRP1411 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 11
Feb 22, 2015 • 104 min
HJRP1411 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Tim This episode is sponsored by dogmight.com, makers of fine fine custom dice chests and adventure cases. Show Notes! We discuss pacifist PCs and how to handle them in combat. OutofPrintDM asks us for advice on…
HJRP1410 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 10 – Live from Orccon 2015
Feb 15, 2015 • 154 min
hjrp1410 Live from Orccon 2015.
HJRP1409 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 09
Feb 7, 2015 • 80 min
HJRP1409 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler and Kimi Don’t forget to buy Stu’s new gaming music collection, “Once Upon a Tavern,” by the Angryfolk Band. You can go to happyjacks.org/once for more information, or just look for it on iTunes, Amazon.com, Google…
HJRP1408 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 08
Feb 1, 2015 • 101 min
HJRP1408 Your hosts: Stu, CADave and Tim This episode is sponsored by easyrollerdice.com. You can snag 10% off all products right now and that means you can grab the giant 105 count bag of factory-first dice that comes with a velvet bag for less than $23.…
HJRP1407 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 07
Jan 26, 2015 • 120 min
hjrp1407 Your hosts: Bill, Stork, Tyler, CADave This is a guerrilla episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. Stu is off in mixing land. Thank you to Bill, Stork, Tyler and Dave for stepping up in my absence.
HJRP1406 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 06
Jan 18, 2015 • 102 min
HJRP1406 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and JiB Too busy mixing to put in show notes. Maybe later - Stu
ELDEMY04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play DnD5E Eldemy 04
Jan 15, 2015 • 196 min
Eldemy04 GM: Stu Venable System: DnD5E Players: Bill, Tyler, Kimi, Bruce, Kris
HJRP1405 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 05
Jan 12, 2015 • 124 min
HJRP1405 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and Tyler This episode is sponsored by: easyrollerdice.com. Use coupon code SWEETDEAL at checkout to save 20%. Show Notes! David from Michigan writes in about linear scenario design versus railroading. Torlav74 writes…
SWT04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Star Wars Traveller 04
Jan 10, 2015 • 217 min
SWT04 GM: Bill Players: Elspeth, Stork, Tyler, CADave, Stu System: Mongoose Traveller, homebrewed for Star Wars.
HJRP1404 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 04
Dec 28, 2014 • 99 min
hjrp1404 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina Show Notes! Sulliver writes in asking about house-ruling and leaving out rules. Jonny writes in about scheduling problems with his group. Marco asks for advice on how to run a more contemplative game for…
HJRP1403 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 03
Dec 14, 2014 • 111 min
HJRP1403 Your hosts: Stu, Aya, Twin and Mowi. Show Notes! Niklas has a very diverse group of players and asks for some advice on how to handle them. Snardflapple gives us his take on coming up with a game concept and how to turn it into scenes. Jerry from…
HJRP1402 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 02
Dec 7, 2014 • 96 min
HRJP14-02 Your Hosts: Stu, Hosier Rob, Hyvemynd and Tyler Show Notes! James from China sends us a horror story about playing a Jedi without his Lightsaber. We use this as a jumping off point to discuss hard times in games and adventures. How much is too…
HJRP1401 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 01
Nov 23, 2014 • 131 min
HJRP1401 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina. Show Notes! We start off talking again about sidebars. Akshay asks for some help with developing a campaign around a single city. Tim from Green Bay asks about restarting a game after a very long hiatus. Matthew asks…
HJRP1220 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 20
Nov 15, 2014 • 103 min
HJRP1220 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, JiB Do you wear small, medium, large or 2-x-large t-shirts? You should get a Happy Jacks shirt then at the Angryfolk.com Store. Shownotes! Ryan writes in asking about using real life events as game inspiration. We…
HJRP1219 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 19
Oct 26, 2014 • 100 min
HJRP1219 Note: this is Episode 19, not 18 as mentioned at the top of the show. Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler and Gina Show Notes! Plug: JackerCon V: In Space, No One Can Hear You… The online virtual game con. Held via Google+ Hangouts. November 1 through…
HJRP1218 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 18
Oct 11, 2014 • 114 min
HJRP1218 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Tyler Show Notes! Joel in Sweden didn’t like a comment we made about GM fun vs Player fun. We discuss this in-depth. Andrew asks for some ways to freshen up the Tolkien races. Goodmush asks about building scenes. ET…
HJRP1217 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 17
Oct 4, 2014 • 120 min
HJRP1217 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Kimi Email us at happyjacksrpg at gmail dot com. Show Notes! We get a brief recap of Gateway 2014. Anthony writes in about a conundrum where his players are going through a location of great interest, but he…
HJRPPE01 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Penalty Episode 01
Sep 28, 2014 • 38 min
HJRPPE01 Your host: Stu This is a solo episode I recorded about six weeks ago. I’m putting it up now, as a few listeners have suggested people who only listen to the show (and do not engage us on the forum or social media) might think we podfaded. This is…
HJRP1216 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 16 Live from Gateway 2014
Sep 6, 2014 • 103 min
hjrp1216 This episode of Happy Jacks was recorded live at Gateway 2014. Our normal show schedule will resume on Friday, September 19th. NOTE: At about 85 minutes, the audio recorder filled up, and Bill recorded the last 11 minutes or so on his iPhone.
HJRP1215 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 15
Aug 23, 2014 • 170 min
HJRP1215 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina Show Notes! We discuss preparing for the unprepared — for those moments when the preparation for the game you thought you were going to run suddenly becomes irrelevant. Len from Miami makes the statement: players…
HJRP1214 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 14
Aug 16, 2014 • 176 min
HJRP1214 Your Hosts: Stu, Twin, Mowi and Aya Links Mentioned: True Neutral Comic Sportive Tricks (featured song at the end). Order of the Stick Gateway2014 Show Notes! Dan asks about going from small idea to whole scenario, which we discuss at length. He…
HJRP1213 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 13
Aug 9, 2014 • 180 min
HJRP1213 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and JiB Links mentioned: Gateway 2014 August 29 - September 1. Bristol Renaissance Faire - the Merry Wives of Windsor are playing there this weekend only (August 9th and 10th). If you’re in Wisconsin, go up and say ‘hi.’…
HJRP1212 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 12
Aug 4, 2014 • 125 min
HJRP1212 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill Listen to Stu and Stork on this week’s episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast. Join us at Strategicon’s Gateway 2014 August 29th through Sept 1. Link mentioned: a Quite Year by Buried Without Ceremony. Show Notes! We…
HJRP1211 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 11
Jul 28, 2014 • 147 min
hjrp1211 Your hosts: Stu and Stork, and Phil and Chris from Misdirected Mark Podcast. Links mentioned in the show: Queen City Conquest - Dangerous Space Jail - Return of Dragons - Unframed - Minions of the Source - Mechanical Bard: Ninth World Tales -…
HJRP1210 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 10
Jul 20, 2014 • 164 min
hjrp1210 Your hosts: Stu, Aya, Twin and Mowi. Aya, Twin and Mowi’s Kickstarter- True Neutral Comic. Show Notes! We start out the show with a Q&A about LARPinc, since our three cohosts organize a LARP. Tarin emailed in about the whimsical game he’s…
HJRP1209 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 09
Jul 13, 2014 • 108 min
HJRP1209 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Gina Show Notes! The “Please Stop Talking to My Experience Points” t-shirts have been ordered. Gateway2014 is at the LAX Hilton over Labor Day Weekend. Info at Strategicon.net. Oliver from California writes to ask…
HJRP1208 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 08
Jun 30, 2014 • 112 min
hjrp1208 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Erik from Metagamers Anonymous. Erik is running a Kickstarter to start up a local game convention, called TsunamiCon. The con is scheduled for November 7-9 at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita. Show Notes! Joel asks…
HJRP1207 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 07
Jun 22, 2014 • 108 min
hjrp1207 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina and Jeb from Postcards from the Dungeon. Show Notes! We talk with Jeb about Fear the Con 7, which was last weekend. Manuel writes in to ask about running an investigation-heavy game. Commander McBragg writes in with…
HJRP1206 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 06
Jun 16, 2014 • 112 min
HJRP1206 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt and Maire The song at the end of this episode is by Sportive Trick. Maire’s soaps and scarves are available at her Etsy Shop. Show Notes! We discuss character preludes. Clockwork Monk writes in to ask how GMs can…
HJRP1205 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 05
Jun 2, 2014 • 134 min
HJRP1205 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, Gina Show Notes! J from the Bay Area asks about balancing encounters. Eric from Bakersfield writes to tell us about a player/GM plot and the resulting table-flip and rage-quit. Aether Punk asks about the Moment of…
HJRP1204 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 04
May 27, 2014 • 104 min
HJRP1204 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Kimi Show Notes! Luke from London writes in asking for some advice on a successful horror game. IFJ writes in to note that Bahamut is a genuine diety. Mr CJ writes to tell us about his encounter with DnD Encounters.…
HJRP1203 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 03
May 19, 2014 • 100 min
HJRP1203 This episode of Happy Jacks is brought to you by Prowlers and Paragons by LakeSide Games. Your Hosts! Stu, Stork, Gina, Kimi. Show Notes! Our sponsor: Prowlers and Paragons by LakeSide Games. Mike from PA writes in about character advancement…
HJRP1202 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 02
May 4, 2014 • 134 min
This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is brought to you by Extreme Earth - A dystopian superhero setting. Now on Kickstarter. HJRP1202 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB. T-Shirt Poll on our Forum. Show Notes! Bleeding Quasar wrote in to discuss game mechanics…
HJRP1201 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 12 Episode 01
Apr 21, 2014 • 95 min
hjrp1201 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina NOTE: There will be no episode for the week of April 25 -May 1. Show Notes! JW writes in to ask about Savage Worlds’ plot points campaigns as for some advice about a player who seems enthusiastic until he comes to the…
HJRP1120 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 20
Apr 14, 2014 • 117 min
hjrp1120 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler and Chris Mais from Kicked in the Dice Bags. Show Notes! Clockwork Monk writes in about yes, anding and how and when it should be limited. Canadave writes in about running two concurrent, connected Hero system games…
HJRP1119 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 19
Mar 30, 2014 • 168 min
hjrp1119 Your hosts: Stu and Stork, and Dan and Wayne from Fear the Boot. The article Dan mentioned about Social Geek Fallacies. Listener Jonas’ novel. Fear the Boot’s speculative fiction anthology, Sojourn.
HJRP1118 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 18
Mar 22, 2014 • 138 min
HJRP1117 This episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is sponsored by Crone RPG. Find it on Kickstarter. Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina Show Notes! Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Crone RPG. We discuss what makes a good and useful (for the GM) PC…
HJRP1117 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 17
Mar 16, 2014 • 151 min
HJRP1117 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Kimi Show Notes! Sorry, it’s faire season.
HJRP1116 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 16
Mar 8, 2014 • 113 min
HJRP1116 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB
HJRP1115 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 15
Mar 1, 2014 • 141 min
HJRP1115 - Managing NPCs Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Hosier Rob Show Notes! Listener Matthew kindly asks listeners to take his survey for his PhD work at memetechnology.org. We remind our kind listeners to join us live on Friday at 8:30pm Pacific, 10:30pm…
HJRP1114 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 14
Feb 16, 2014 • 123 min
HJRP1114 - Live at Orccon 2014 Your hosts: A lot of people. This episode was recorded live at Orccon2014. Thank you to the Strategicon staff for their hospitality.
HJRP1113 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 13
Feb 9, 2014 • 141 min
HJRP1113 - with special guests from Fear the Boot Your host: Stu, Stork and Jib, plus Dan and Julia from Fear the Boot. Show Notes! Orccon 2014 is St. Valentine’s Day weekend. Got to Strategicon.net for more info. Jackercon III, the on-line con phenom,…
HJRP1112 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 12
Feb 1, 2014 • 129 min
HJRP1112 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina and SirGuido. Show notes! We discuss both Pathfinder Society and DnD Encounters organized play. The positives, negatives, etc. Joe Crack writes in to talk about L5R, what’s meant by “when my character’s story is over,…
HJRP1111 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 11
Jan 18, 2014 • 140 min
HJRP1111 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler and Curtis If you haven’t check out Tyler’s other podcast, Your Book is Why Daddy Drinks, you should. Each month this intrepid band of podcasts tackle one horrible novel and review it. Hilarity ensues. Show Notes! We…
HJRP1110 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 10
Jan 11, 2014 • 123 min
HJRP1110 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler Show Notes! We discuss sources of inspiration for story hooks. Oscar writes in to ask about RPG gift ideas, and suggests Tenra Bansho Zero. Jimbo Hawkins writes in to caution about the honor mechanic in Legends of…
HJRP1109 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 09
Jan 5, 2014 • 117 min
HJRP1109 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, HosierRob Show Notes! Captain Kiwi writes in to ask about balancing his want to run a certain type of game with player agency. Croano writes in with a brief railroading confession. Michael writes in about the…
HJRP1108 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 08
Dec 28, 2013 • 111 min
HJRP1108 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina Show Notes! DJ writes in about his L5R game, where one player is very familiar with Feudal Japan/Rokugan and the other isn’t, and how to reconcile this problem. James emails in writes in to tell us how he found…
HJRP1107 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 07
Dec 15, 2013 • 138 min
hjrp1107 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave
HJRP1106 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 06
Dec 7, 2013 • 147 min
hjrp1106 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib and Gina. Show Notes! Message from Jim Sandoval from Strategicon.net about the RPG arrangements at Orccon 2014. Ashley writes in asking how she (as GM) can prevent a player from railroading her. Bill in the AZ ask…
HJRP1105 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 05
Nov 30, 2013 • 114 min
HJRP1105 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave,Kimi,Tyler, JiB, Gina, Phil Show Notes! (note, this episode was recording in the middle of our day-after-Thanksgiving party, so it is not reflective of normal episodes). Worldseye writes in for some advice on…
HJRP1104 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 04
Nov 24, 2013 • 133 min
HJRP1104 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and Phil Vecchione from Gnome Stew. Show Notes! Phil Vecchione, author of Never Unprepared and Odyssey: The Complete Game Masters Guide to Campaign Management, joins us to discuss campaigns, RPG publishing, winning an…
RPGRT003 The RPG Roundtable Podcast Episode 003
Nov 20, 2013 • 75 min
RPGRT003 - Noteworthy NPCs NOTE: This episode of RPG Roundtable has been cross-posted to the Happy Jacks RPG Roundtable feed. If you enjoy the RPG Roundtable, please consider subscribing, as not all roundtable episodes will be posted on the Happy Jacks…
HJRP1103 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 03
Nov 17, 2013 • 144 min
HJRP1103 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, JiB Show Notes! Jonnie writes in and asks about combat between NPCs. Tom the Pedantic writes in with some tips for running convention games. JimTo writes in about Gygax and D20. Lonely in Poland asks for some advice…
HJRP1102 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 02
Nov 10, 2013 • 95 min
HJRP1102 - Sidebars Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and Kimi. Shownotes! Brandon writes in about sidebars, as he’s running a game where they don’t get together very often, and this becomes our main topic. Dave write in about our old contests. Todd from…
HJRP1101 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 11 Episode 01
Nov 3, 2013 • 125 min
HJRP1101 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB and Jim Ryan. A big thank you to Jim Ryan for joining us for this episode. Show Notes! (can I just say, that I’m annoyed by the rigmarole that is creating show notes? Thank you) Sam writes in about creating PCs for…
HJRP1020 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 20 – Girl Gamers
Oct 26, 2013 • 118 min
HJRP1020 Your hosts: Kimi, Gina and Sam Shownotes! Ladies night. The hosts discussing being a woman in gaming. Sam from the Lady Monster-Slaying Society (a meetup group) writes in to thank us for the show. (Thank you for the gift, Sam!). Keith writes in…
HJRP1019 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 19
Oct 21, 2013 • 117 min
HJRP1019 - Campaign Endings Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Tyler Show Notes! We discuss ending campaigns, what players want from a good ending, how to handle loose ends, etc. Michael in Texas writes in with some praise, and we thank him for his generosity.…
HJRP1018 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 18
Oct 16, 2013 • 126 min
HJRP1018 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Dan and Chad from Fear the Boot. Shownotes! We discuss prisoners in RPGs, a bit about the complications they cause, and we explore why players (or their characters) don’t like to take them, and what they do with them…
HJRP1017 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 17
Oct 6, 2013 • 122 min
hjrp1017 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB If you’d like to contribute to team Grenable for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Los Angeles 2013 Walk for a Cure, you can do so here. Show Notes! We discuss some tips for the new GM. We specifically talk a…
HJRP1016 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 16
Sep 28, 2013 • 102 min
HJRP1016 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Kimi, Tyler Show Notes! We discussed trouble PCs and balancing the fun of playing a broken character with the grief it can cause the rest of the party. Mathew writes in to lament the fact that many games don’t use the…
RPGRT001 Special: The RPG Roundtable Podcast Episode 001
Sep 26, 2013 • 64 min
RPGRT001 - Role-playing reward mechanics. This is the first episode of the RPG Roundtable Podcast. It was released about 1-1/2 weeks ago and I’m putting it in the Happy Jacks feed so you can all have a listen. It’s a monthly show tackling topics in the…
HJRP1015 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 15
Sep 21, 2013 • 119 min
HJRP1015 - Pursuits Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina Show Notes! We discuss making chases and pursuits more interesting. We receive an urgent email from Renee about running a one-player game in either Mongoose Traveller or Legend of the Five Rings. Bill…
HJRP1014a Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 14a RPG Podcast Listener Survey Results Show
Sep 15, 2013 • 142 min
HJRP1014a - RPG Podcast Listener Survey results show. Your hosts: Stu, David, Meg and Scott. Show Notes! Stu is joined with David, Meg and Scott for the analysis of the 2013 RPG Podcast Listener Survey Results [pdf]. Meg appears in the Played Out Podcast.
HJRP1014 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 14
Sep 7, 2013 • 131 min
HJRP1014 - Humorous Games Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Bill Shownotes! We talk about our games at Gateway2103, why Episode 10-13 will never be heard, and about the Tales of the Floating Vagabond Kickstarter. If you’re interested, you can also get the…
HJRP1012 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 12
Aug 24, 2013 • 127 min
HJRP1012 - Growing the Hobby Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, JiB, Gina Show Notes! We discuss growing the hobby, and the party we (hobbyists) can play in that endeavor. Grant from Saving the Game writes in about another reason role-playing stops when combat…
HJRP1011 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 11
Aug 18, 2013 • 144 min
HJRP1011 - Handwaving Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Mouser and Kristel Show Notes! We discuss handwaving certain things in campaigns: money, back stories, combat, etc. Scott writes in to ask us how roleplaying can effect game mechanics (the inverse of game…
HJRP1010 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 10
Aug 11, 2013 • 114 min
HJRP1010 - Roleplaying, Game Mechanics and the Law. Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, Tyler Show Notes! Heavy Metal Jess writes in to ask our thoughts on running a trial in a game with no social mechanics (DnD2E) in a single-player game. Adicted2AA asks us…
HJRP1009 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 09
Aug 3, 2013 • 140 min
HJRP1009 - From Concept to Scenes Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Hosier Rob Show Notes! We revisit convention game prep, discuss going from vague idea, to developed concept to individual scenes. Tom tells us about his game, including integrating previous…
HJRP1008 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 08
Jul 28, 2013 • 144 min
HJRP1008 Your Hosts: Stu, HosierRob, JiB and Kimi Show notes! We discuss convention game preparation, including making good pregens. Rob asks us why we haven’t won (or been nominated for) and Ennie, and Stu explains. Rick No. 7 writes in about a new rule…
HJRP1007 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 07
Jul 20, 2013 • 144 min
HJRP1007 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Hosier Rob (and Claire for a bit!) Show notes: We discus adapting material from one game system to another, but mostly it ends up being about characters. Eric from Metagamers Anonymous writes in talking about…
HJRP1006 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 06
Jul 14, 2013 • 121 min
HJRP1006 Your Hosts: CADave, HosierRob, Clockverk and Kimi Show Notes! We discuss how to handle a missing player at an on going campaign. Show writes in to tell us about games where he introduced NPC traitors to the party. Gandalf the Plaid ask the hosts…
HJRP1005 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 05
Jul 7, 2013 • 133 min
HJRP1005 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, HosierRob, Gammonstark. Show Notes: Photostyle asks for tips for players playing in con games or one shots as first timers. GI Joe asks for some ideas on how to play a noble character. Brad writes in about the Real…
HJRP1004 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 04
Jun 29, 2013 • 120 min
HJRP1004 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, Kimi Take the RPG Podcast Listener Survey. Get ready for Gateway 2013 - August 30 to September 2. Shownotes! Main topic: Balancing Player Agency and Game Mechanics. We discuss several common scenarios where player…
HJRP1003 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 03
Jun 22, 2013 • 121 min
hjrp1003 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Tyler Show Notes: The dangers of GM over-preparation. Check out Never Unprepared, a book on GM game prep. RT tells of the story of the GM who constantly preps but can’t run a game. Stevan from Serbia writes about his…
HJRP1002 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 02
Jun 15, 2013 • 118 min
HJRP1002 Take the 2013 RPG Podcasts Listener Survey. Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADAve and Bill Show Notes: Handling shy, quiet and new players. We discuss dealing with new players, how to integrate them into the group and get them comfortable. We also…
HJRP1001 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 01
Jun 8, 2013 • 119 min
HJRP1001 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, CADave Take the 2013 RPG Podcast Listener Survey. Show notes! We discuss what makes a good plot hook. Saul writes in with some questions about his Pathfinder game. Jay writes in with a gaming emergency regarding too…
HJRP0920 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 20
May 25, 2013 • 133 min
HJRP0920 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, CADave Show Notes: We discuss turncoat NPCs and also address William from Maryland who is trying to infiltrate a bag guy NPC in his game. Kaptain Kiwi asks about one of his players who doesn’t role-play much and how…
HJRP0919 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 19
May 20, 2013 • 114 min
HJRP0919 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, Bill Thank you to the following for helping us get out the word about our RSS Feed Change. Dan from The Carpe DM at CarpeGM.net George from RPG Circus RPGCircus.com Dan from Fear the Boot at FeartheBoot.com Erik from…
HJRP0918a Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 18a – Email Catch Up
May 12, 2013 • 30 min
HJRP0918a Your host: Stu Shownotes! This is a experiment of an episode. Stu is listening to a few voicemails and reads a couple emails to catch up from our Renaissance Faire schedule (every other week). Our favorite minmaxer from Chicago voicemails in…
HJRP0918 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 18
May 5, 2013 • 114 min
HJRP0918 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, Jib Update: The Free RPG Blog has a guide to writing a free RPG. Show Notes! — First, we discuss crafting a scene in an RPG, as we all consider scenes to be the building blocks of an adventure. Stu goes off on…
HJRP0917 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 17
Apr 23, 2013 • 138 min
Season 09 Episode 17 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB Shownotes! Character backgrounds and back stories — why we want them, what we like in them and how we like them presented. Matthew writes in to ask us about starting up the RPG hobby and playing in the…
HJRP0916 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Epsiode 16
Apr 7, 2013 • 103 min
Season 09 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, Gina Show Notes: The hosts discuss emotion in an RPG, specifically getting the players emotionally investing in what’s happening. Heavy Metal Jess ask how to give a setting a specific ethnic or cultural…
HJRP0915 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 15
Mar 31, 2013 • 150 min
Season 09 Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Mouser, Kristel Show Notes: We discuss whether the presence of Bennies (or some other roleplaying reward system) improves roleplaying at the table or hurts it. Does it encourage shoddy tactics? Metagaming?…
HJRP0914 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 14
Mar 17, 2013 • 135 min
Season 09 Episode 14 - Pacing! Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Gina, JiB Show Notes: The hosts discuss game pacing, how to read the table, methods to slow or speed up the pace of the action. Creative Cowboy writes in about burnout and what to do about it.…
HJRP0913 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 13
Mar 3, 2013 • 123 min
Season 09 Episode 13 Your host: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina Show Notes: We discuss conflict in RPGs. Where it comes from (self, other people, society, nature and inter-party). When it’s too much. Newsteinleo writes to us about his game and the GMPC that’s…
HJRP0912 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 12
Feb 23, 2013 • 130 min
Season 09 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi poxyboggards.com/tickets Show Notes: Mike from Warwick emails asking for advice about campaign prep and credible villains. Rick No. 7 rails about gamer-on-gamer hate, and an epic gamer nightmare involving…
HJRP0911 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 11
Feb 17, 2013 • 153 min
Season 09 Episode 11 Recorded live at Orccon 2013.
HJRP0910 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 10
Feb 10, 2013 • 96 min
Season 09 Episode 10 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler Links mentioned: todaysmeet.com/littlehelp poxyboggards.com/tickets this charity is why daddy drinks Show notes: Tom the Pedantic writes about GM dice fudging and states that he rolls dice to “increase…
HJRP0909 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 09
Feb 2, 2013 • 150 min
Season 09 Episode 09 Your host: Stu, Stork, Jib, Gina Links: www.youtube.com/user/EmergentPlay First we discuss coming up with game ideas that harness an online game (like a G+ Hangout) experience to INCREASE immersion. Aszuretalon emails us with a health…
HJRP0908 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 08
Jan 27, 2013 • 128 min
Season 09 Episode 08 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Mouser and Kristel Links mentioned: Sewer Rats Strategicon’s Orccon 2013 Amorphous Blob Games Dresden Pregens One-Shots Tayleron asks us about PCs and romance, which we discuss for the first 40 minutes or so.…
HJRP0907 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 07
Jan 20, 2013 • 133 min
Season 09 Episode 07 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, CADave Links Lakeside Games’ Narrative Toolbox Your Book is Why Daddy Drink Gofundme.com/littlehelp Show Notes: “When to Roll.” We discuss when the GM should require skill and attribute rolls from the…
HJRP0906 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 06
Jan 12, 2013 • 108 min
Season 09 Episode 06 Your hosts: Stu, Stork Jib and Gina Help listener Azurtallon with his battle with cancer: http://www.gofundme.com/littlehelp http://www.themook.net Show notes: Chuck in Dallas and Jonas write in about GM dice fudging, we discuss…
HJRP0905 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 05
Jan 5, 2013 • 111 min
Season 09 Episode 05 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Kimi The blurb! Email us at happyjacksrpg@gmail.com, participate in our forum at happyjacks.org/forum, follow us on twitter at @happyjackrpg, and listen live on Friday nights at 8:30pm Pacific at…
HJRP0904 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 04
Dec 31, 2012 • 132 min
Season 09 Episode 04 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Gina “B” asks us about players always playing the same sort of character. We discuss if pigeon-holing yourself as a player is good, band or just doesn’t matter. Tom emails us to discuss quantifying PC…
HJRP0903 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 03
Dec 23, 2012 • 119 min
Season 09 Episode 03 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Jib. Jake asks us how he can take away magic items in his Pathfinder game without the players rebelling. Rob asks us how to transition from one-shots to a campaign. We then discuss the attributes of a…
HJRP0902 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 02
Dec 15, 2012 • 104 min
Season 09 Episode 02 Your hosts: Stu and Stork. Premature PC Death. Don’t forget to check out our actual play shows available in a separate RSS feed and on iTunes. Jonas provides a tip for when a player’s character dies early in a session (having him…
HJRP0901 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 09 Episode 01
Dec 9, 2012 • 112 min
Season 09 Episode 01 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib Tom from Minneapolis emails us about good metagaming, which we discuss. Bullgod discusses accents (how limited travel and a lack of mass electronic communication insulated groups and regions, creating…
HJRP0820 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 20
Dec 2, 2012 • 126 min
Season 08 Episode 20 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, JiB Brian from Troll Forged Miniatures emailed with the good side of Kickstarters (like providing him with employment). Brian from Reaper Minis chimed in about games with minis and even discusses using…
HJRP0819 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 19
Nov 24, 2012 • 123 min
Season 08 Episode 19
HJRP0818 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 18
Nov 17, 2012 • 123 min
Seaon 08 Episode 18 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave.
HJRP0817 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 17
Nov 3, 2012 • 96 min
Season 08 Episode 17 Your hosts: Stu, plus Nick, Trip and Russell from the League of Steam.
HJRP0816 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 16
Oct 20, 2012 • 128 min
Season 08 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Tyler
HJRP0815 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 15
Oct 8, 2012 • 131 min
Season 08 Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, CADave
HJRP0814 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 14
Sep 23, 2012 • 107 min
Season 08 Episode 14 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Kimi
HJRP0813 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 13
Sep 15, 2012 • 113 min
Season 08 Episode 13 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy, JiB
HJRP0812 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 12
Sep 9, 2012 • 125 min
Season 08 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler
HJRP0811 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 11
Sep 2, 2012 • 136 min
Season 08 Episode 11 Recorded live at Gateway2012.
HJRP0810 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 10
Aug 26, 2012 • 133 min
Season 08 Episode 10 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, CADave, Fray Cheating!
HJRP0809 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 09
Aug 20, 2012 • 126 min
Season 08 Episode 09 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, Jib, Kimi
HJRP0808 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 08
Aug 11, 2012 • 132 min
Season 08 Episode 08 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt, Maire
HJRP0807 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 07
Aug 5, 2012 • 114 min
Season 08 Episode 07 Your hosts: Stu, Jib, Tyler, Stork.
HJRP0806A Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 06a 2012 2 Sides:1Epic Contest Awards
Aug 1, 2012 • 45 min
Season 08 Episode 06a — 2 Sides: 1 Epic Contest Awards Show Special bonus episode announcing the winners of our 2 Sides: 1 Epic contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our first annual 2 Side: 1 Epic contest. We received 48 entries in all…
HJRP0806 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 06
Jul 29, 2012 • 120 min
Season 08 Episode 06 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, Kimi
HJRP0805 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 05
Jul 22, 2012 • 113 min
Season 08 Episode 05 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Tyler, Tappy
HJRP0804 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 04
Jul 15, 2012 • 147 min
Season 08 Episode 04 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, Tappy
HJRP0803 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 03
Jun 30, 2012 • 132 min
Season 08 Episode 03 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tyler, CADave, JimTo.
HJRP0802 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 02
Jun 24, 2012 • 126 min
Season 08 Episode 02 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Jib, Blind Envy and Clockverk
HJRP0801 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 08 Episode 01
Jun 16, 2012 • 118 min
Season 08 Episode 01 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, CADave
HJRP0720 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 20
Jun 9, 2012 • 121 min
Season 07 Episode 20 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Jib.
HJRP0719 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 19
Jun 6, 2012 • 144 min
Season 07 Episode 19 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy, CADave and Bill
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 18
May 26, 2012 • 120 min
Season 07 Episode 18 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Tappy, Tyler
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 17
May 20, 2012 • 120 min
Season 07 Episode 17 The B-Team Reunion. Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Hosier Rob, Gammonstark, Clockverk and Blind Envy.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 16
May 13, 2012 • 116 min
Season 07 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, JiB, Fray 2012 RPG Podcast Listener Survey
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 15
May 6, 2012 • 114 min
Season 07 Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Stork, Tyler, Kimi
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 14
Apr 29, 2012 • 126 min
Season 07 Episode 14 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, JiB and Fray
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 13
Apr 21, 2012 • 108 min
Season 07 Episode 13 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill, Gammon, Tyler
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 12
Apr 16, 2012 • 101 min
Season 07 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Tappy, Jib.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 11
Apr 1, 2012 • 175 min
Season 07 Episode 11 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy, Tyler, Jib
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 10
Mar 25, 2012 • 150 min
Season 07 Episode 10 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Kimi and Tyler
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 09
Mar 10, 2012 • 144 min
Season 07 Episode 09 Your hosts Stu, Tappy, CADave, Kimi Flame War!
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 08
Mar 3, 2012 • 157 min
Season 07 Episode 08 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy, JiB, Sean Con behavior! Get “Let Me Tell You About My Character” now. Available at CDBaby.com and on iTunes (search for “Angryfolkband”).
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 07
Feb 25, 2012 • 137 min
Season 07 Episode 07 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Tyler Tension in combat without periodically killing PCs? Post Orccon 2012 debrief.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 06
Feb 19, 2012 • 147 min
Season 07 Episode 06 Recorded live at Orccon 2012.
The BogCast 01-01
Feb 17, 2012 • 26 min
The BogCast 01-01 This is a brief discussion about the Poxy Boggards’ new CD, Wish You Were Beer, including a few preview tracks. Back to our regularly scheduled RPG-related mayhem this weekend…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 05
Feb 11, 2012 • 141 min
Season 07 Episode 05 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, JiB, Kimi
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 04
Feb 4, 2012 • 126 min
Season 07 Episode 04 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, CADave and JiB.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 03
Jan 28, 2012 • 147 min
Season 07 Episode 03 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill and JiB Running convention games
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 02
Jan 21, 2012 • 124 min
Season 07 Episode 02 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork and JiB Voicemail Episode. Tips for GMing Traveller
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 07 Episode 01
Jan 14, 2012 • 164 min
Season 07 Episode 01 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy, Gammonstark and Jib.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 20
Jan 7, 2012 • 177 min
Season 06 Episode 20 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Tyler
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 19
Jan 1, 2012 • 192 min
Season 06 Episode 19 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, Tappy and Sean Good systems for beginning GMs.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 18
Dec 17, 2011 • 130 min
Season 06 Episode 18 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy, Kimi PC secrets. How to keep them. Why to keep them.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 17
Dec 10, 2011 • 115 min
Season 06 Episode 17 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Tappy. More discussion on min-maxing and tackbutting.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 16
Nov 19, 2011 • 133 min
Season 06 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy and Bill With special guest: Shane Lacy Hensley from Pinnacle. Listener audio feedback.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 15
Nov 12, 2011 • 107 min
Season 06 Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Tyler When the GM ignores your characters background… Looking for the music we play at the episodes? The Poxy Boggards — the Boggards’ CDBaby page The Merry Wives of Windsor — the Wives’ CDBaby page…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 14
Nov 6, 2011 • 126 min
Season 06 Episode 14 Your hosts: Stu, Bill, Kimi, Tyler, Tappy Minmaxers.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 13
Oct 30, 2011 • 106 min
Season 06 Episode 13 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler and Stork. HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast’s reading of Call of Cthulhu is now available. Topic: Hiding stuff from the GM.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 12
Oct 23, 2011 • 133 min
Season 06 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Hosier Rob.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 11
Oct 17, 2011 • 120 min
Season 06 Episode 11 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and CADave Switching systems during a campaign.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 10
Oct 8, 2011 • 108 min
Season 06 Episode 10 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tyler, Tappy, Kimi Players becoming bored with their characters. The cheat code effect.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 09
Oct 5, 2011 • 141 min
Season 06 Episode 09 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Jessica, Bill Tappy’s Traveller game and sandboxes.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 08
Oct 1, 2011 • 117 min
Season 06 Episode 08 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Kimi Non game methods of enhancing the game.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 07
Sep 24, 2011 • 106 min
Season 06 Episode 07 Listener feedback catchup…no topic!
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 06
Sep 18, 2011 • 130 min
Season 06 Episode 06 NPCs as crutches.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 05
Sep 10, 2011 • 132 min
Season 06 Episode 05 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave Listener voicemails and post convention lessons learned. Standard Action Web Series.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 04
Sep 4, 2011 • 119 min
Season 06 Episode 04 - Live from Gateway 2011! Hosted with many Happy Jacks hosts and listeners. This episode was produced live at Gateway 2011 on September 3rd.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 03
Aug 27, 2011 • 113 min
Season 06 Episode 03 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Stork A NOTE ABOUT NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE Next week’s episode will be recorded live at Gateway 2011. We will attempt to stream the episode live as we record it. If the hotel’s upstream bandwidth will allow it,…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 02
Aug 21, 2011 • 142 min
Season 06 Episode 02 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork, Tappy Convention game pregens. Gamemastering by Brian Jamison Cheese Shop — Reliving the RPG Obsession Through GURPS.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 06 Episode 01
Aug 13, 2011 • 109 min
Season 06 Episode 01 Our first live call-in show. Recorded and streamed on August 12, 2011 at 7:30pm PDT. Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, CADave and Stork.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 20
Aug 7, 2011 • 130 min
Season 05 Episode 20 Our 100th Episode! Your Hosts: Stu, Gina, Stork, JiB, Tappy, CADave HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Portuguese Podcast 1 Portuguese Podcast 2 Suspense Tips.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 19
Jul 31, 2011 • 102 min
Season 05 Episode 19 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bruce, Kimi Listener email and Paladins and Clerics.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 18
Jul 24, 2011 • 13 min
Season 05 Episode 18 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy and Stork Listener email. Adventure Structure Part II: Linear and Retro-linear structures.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 17
Jul 17, 2011 • 107 min
Season 05 Episode 17 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, Stork, Bruce. Listener email and player motivations.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 16
Jul 9, 2011 • 92 min
Season 05 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi and Tappy Topics: Metagaming and Sidebars MinMax Comic Adventure Seed Generator A note: this episode was streamed live via ustream.tv. Check in here to find out when we’ll live stream again.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 15
Jul 3, 2011 • 35 min
Season 05 Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, Casey, Bruce, Tappy Listener Email and Conveying Information.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 14
Jun 27, 2011 • 75 min
Season 05 Episode 14 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Stork Listener Email and “Adventure Structure Part 1: an overview.”
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Epsiode 13
Jun 13, 2011 • 7 min
Season 05 Episode 13 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi. Game Balance and Listener Voicemails.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 12
Jun 7, 2011 • 74 min
Season 05 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Casey, Tyler, Bruce. We’re back to Game Day Episodes! Woo Hoo! The Alexandrian’s great article on mysteries and the three clue rule. The RPG Podcast Listener Survey. Take it, bitch! Lamentations of the Flame Princess.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 11
May 30, 2011 • 103 min
Season 05 Episode 11 Live at Gamex 2011.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 10
May 22, 2011 • 67 min
Season 05 Episode 10 Stu, Stork, Tyler, Kimi doucheydm article on names. Greyhawk Grognard.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 09
May 15, 2011 • 98 min
Season 05 Episode 09 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt, Maire Take the RPG Podcast Listener Survey! Wushu Open. Featured song by Sportive Tricks.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 08
May 9, 2011 • 95 min
Season 05 Episode 08 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi and Tappy. Listener email and thoughts on a good introductory RPG. Note: our website (and several others on our server) were hacked and delivering malware. If you’ve visited this page between May 6 2011…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 07
Apr 25, 2011 • 122 min
Season 05 Episode 07 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy and Stork.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 06
Apr 17, 2011 • 72 min
Season 05 Episode 06 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Stork, Tyler
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 05
Apr 9, 2011 • 64 min
Season 05 Episode 05 Your hosts: Stu and Tyler Listener email and Tyler and I discuss his impressions of Swords and Wizardry.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 04
Apr 2, 2011 • 117 min
Season 05 Episode 04 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Stork. Listener email and selling a new system to your group.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 03
Mar 28, 2011 • 90 min
Season 05 Episode 03 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, Stork and Kimi. Listener email and learning a new system. Featured song: “Bonny Ship the Diamond,” by Sportive Tricks.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 02
Mar 20, 2011 • 89 min
Season 05 Episode 02 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Tyler, Stork Listener email and “When to Quit.”
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 05 Episode 01
Mar 13, 2011 • 71 min
Season 05 Episode 01 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler, Stork and Casey. Passive-aggressive GMing for fun and profit.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 20
Mar 5, 2011 • 117 min
Season 04 Episode 20 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi and Stork We close our 4th season with special guests David Nett and Richard Robinson from Gold: The Series and Night of the Zombie King. If you haven’t seen Gold: The Series, do yourself a favor and watch it. If…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 19
Feb 27, 2011 • 102 min
Season 04 Episode 19 Your hosts Stu, Tappy and Stork. Listener Email catchup.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 18
Feb 20, 2011 • 123 min
Live from Orccon 2011. Season 04 Episode 18 This episode was recorded live at Orccon 2011 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, California, in front of a live studio audience. It was recorded on Saturday, February 19. Thank you to Eric Aldrich,…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 17
Feb 16, 2011 • 104 min
Season 04 Episode 17 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Stork, Kimi Listener email catchup!
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 16
Feb 6, 2011 • 101 min
Season 04 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Tyler, Casey, Stork, Bruce. The compromising GM. Happy Jacks Banner Contest.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 15
Jan 30, 2011 • 77 min
Season 04 Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, Casey and Stork. Links mentioned: Hexographer Gimp Inkscape Cartographer’s Guild Happy Jack’s Banner Contest Also, if you want to hear an episode that goes in-depth into map making, check out the latest episode of RPG…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 14
Jan 21, 2011 • 72 min
Season 04 Episode 14 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Kimi. Our interview with Steve Jackson, Sean Punch, Jason Levine and Phil Reed, from Steve Jackson Games. Many thanks to Steve, Sean, Jason and Phil for taking time out of their schedule to talk with us.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 13
Jan 15, 2011 • 78 min
Season 04 Episode 13 Your hosts: Stu, Enge, Tappy and Casey. Steven S. Long from Hero Games interview. Many thanks to Mr. Long for joining us to answer questions about Hero 6th Edition. Products mentioned: Hero System 6th Edition Basic Rulebook (pdf)…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 12
Jan 9, 2011 • 98 min
Season 04 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave, Bruce and Enge. Listener feedback & voice message from Jim Ryan. Please note: Next week’s episode will feature an interview with Steven S. Long from Hero Games.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 11
Jan 2, 2011 • 81 min
Season 04 Episode 11 Your hosts: Stu & Tappy Listener email and building a good villain (thanks to JiB for the topic suggestion, as well as our forum inhabitants for contributing to the discussion there). Featured song: The Two Magicians by the Merry…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 10
Dec 24, 2010 • 84 min
Season 04 Episode 10 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi and Sir Guido. How to integrate new players to the RPG hobby. Plus listener email. If you’re in the Southern California area, don’t miss the Poxy Boggard and the Merry Wives of Windsor at the Galaxy Theatre in…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 09
Dec 19, 2010 • 93 min
Season 04 Episode 09 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and JiB Note: I now have Skype permanently set up in the studio, so we can bring in remote guests more regularly. Show Note Links: Apparently, yahoo is going to close Delicious, so I will no longer use that for…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 08
Dec 12, 2010 • 109 min
Season 04 Episode 08 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Tappy & Matthew Mercer. Hobby store elitism story. Signs of a session in trouble. Special thanks to Matthew Mercer from the upcoming Thundercats reboot. The cocked d4:
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 07
Dec 5, 2010 • 57 min
Season 04 Episode 07 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Bruce, Tyler, Bill and (briefly HosierRob). We read listener email, get an audio comment from Jim Ryan (from the Great Debate podcast), discuss a adventure concept and talk about upcoming games at Orccon 2011.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 06
Nov 27, 2010 • 60 min
Season 04 Episode 06 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Casey, Bruce.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 05
Nov 21, 2010 • 128 min
Season 04 Episode 05 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Tappy Human Centipede the RPG. Listener Email. Skills for the GM. Featured song: Ballad of Jacob McFee from “The First Two Albums,’ by the Poxy Boggards.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 04
Nov 13, 2010 • 82 min
Season 04 Episode 04 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Kimi, CADave and Hosier Rob Listener Email. Critical Failure. Initiative. Featured Song: the Bird Song by the Merry Wives of Windsor, from their CD Happy Endings. Go to www.delicious.com/happyjacksrpg for show…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 03
Nov 6, 2010 • 78 min
Season 04 Episode 03 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Casey and Bruce. Listener email. Mentioned links can be found at delicious.com/happyjacksrpg. Featured song: Mo Ghile Mear, from Whiskey Business, by the Poxy Boggards.
Happy Jacks News Bulletin 04-02a
Nov 2, 2010 • 1 min
Special Bulletin regarding WotC’s announcement about the Character Builder. To view the source, go to delicious.com/happyjacksrpg and find the 04-02a links.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 02
Oct 30, 2010 • 87 min
Season 04 Episode 02 Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Tappy Listener email and PC-to-PC interaction. Thank you to Timmy Tongan for this week’s logo! You can find links mentioned in the show in the delicious.com sidebar to your right or at…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 04 Episode 01
Oct 24, 2010 • 70 min
Season 04 Episode 01 Your hosts: Stu and Stork. Listener email and social interaction games for the hack-n-slasher. Featured song: Come Sirrah Jack Ho, by the Poxy Boggards. The RPG Dread. Deep7.com. The Happy Jacks RPG Podast Listener Anthem We’re…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 20
Oct 17, 2010 • 94 min
Season 03 Episode 20 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Stork and Kimi www.musha-shugyo.com, a fan-made magazine for L5R. A homebrew system by Todd in Quebec. The Nut Bra (NSFW). Adventures Under the Laughing Moon RPG. Featured song: The Bartering Whore by the Merry…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 19
Oct 10, 2010 • 101 min
Season 03 Episode 19 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, CADave and Tappy. Tony’s Blog. Featured song: The Holy Ground from the Poxy Boggards’ CD Whiskey Business. We love feedback. If you’d like to leave us a question or comment you can either: email us at…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 18
Oct 3, 2010 • 82 min
Season 03 Episode 18 Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Stork and Casey.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 episode 17
Sep 26, 2010 • 141 min
Season 03 Episode 17 Your hosts: Stu, Dave, Tyler, Casey, Tappy, Bruce Featured song by Electric Shoe. Saving the World Through Game Design.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 16
Sep 19, 2010 • 145 min
Season 03 Episode 16 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Enge and Stork. We discuss listener email and the issues with running large RPG groups. Featured song: Dry, by the Poxy Boggards (hidden track on Whiskey Business). League of Steam The Keep 1.0 by NBOS…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 15
Sep 12, 2010 • 118 min
Season 03, Episode 15 Your hosts: Stu, Hosier Rob, Gammonstark, Stork, Tyler, Kimi, Bruce. Email and post-CONversation.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 14
Sep 5, 2010 • 140 min
Season 03 Episode 14 LIVE from Gateway 2010 The hosts and the listeners discuss the games we ran on Saturday at Gateway2010 in Los Angeles. Laughing Moon Chronicles. Join us a Orcon2011, February 18-21 (Presidents’ Day Weekend) at the Sheraton Gateway…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 13
Aug 29, 2010 • 96 min
Season 03 Episode 13 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Gammon, Merril and Casey We discuss listener email and talk about Savage Worlds some more. Featured Song: “The Parting Glass” by Celtic Squall.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 12a
Aug 27, 2010 • 95 min
Season 3 Episode 12a — listener email catch-up. Your hosts Stu, Stork and Casey.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 12
Aug 22, 2010 • 118 min
Season 03 Episode 12 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi and Casey. We discuss listener email and running con games.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 11
Aug 15, 2010 • 104 min
Season 03 Episode 11 Your hosts: Stu, CADave, Gammonstark, Stork, Tyler and Kimi. Listener email, and keeping the challenge in your games. Featured song: “That Bastard John Barleycorn” by the Merry Wives of Windsor. We love listener feedback. Email us at…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 10a UPDATE
Aug 9, 2010 • 7 min
Final Gencon 2010 update from Veremond and Useless Triviaman.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 10
Aug 8, 2010 • 105 min
Season 03 Episode 10 Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Tappy, Casey and Bruce. We read listener email and discuss GMs roles in Player Characters, both generation and in-play.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 09c UPDATE
Aug 8, 2010 • 8 min
Update from Listener Veremond from Gencon 2010.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 9b
Aug 6, 2010 • 5 min
GENCON UPDATE from Listener Veremond and Useless Trivia Man.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 9a
Aug 2, 2010 • 1 min
Reminder about Gencon promos. Go to THIS FORUM TOPIC for information.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 09
Aug 1, 2010 • 110 min
Season 03 Episode 09 Your hosts: Stu, Gammonstark, CADave, Tyler, Bruce, Sarah We read email, announce the “gaming nightmare” contest and discuss creepiness. Dustin points us to an alternate dice theory, and provides us with a beer nutrition information…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 08
Jul 25, 2010 • 69 min
Season 03 Episode 08. Your hosts: Stu, Bruce, Tappy and Casey. Playing outside of your class. Happy Jack’s Game Day at Gateway 2010. Labor Day Weekend. Sep 3 – Sep 6, 2010 Radisson LAX $35 for a 4-day pass (with our pre-registration group discount). At…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 07
Jul 17, 2010 • 121 min
Season 03, Episode 07 Your hosts: Stu, Clockverk, Gammonstark, CA Dave and Hosier Rob. Listener feedback and Mongoose Traveller first impressions.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 06
Jul 12, 2010 • 67 min
Season 03 Episode 06 Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bill, Bruce and Kimi. Happy Jack’s Game Day at Gateway 2010 Labor Day Weekend Sep 3 – Sep 6, 2010 Radisson LAX $35 for a 4-day pass (with our pre-registration group discount). At the door, a 4-day pass is FIFTY…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 05
Jul 4, 2010 • 135 min
Season 03 Episode 05. Listener email catchup. Your hosts: Stu, Casey, Bruce, Claire, Tappy, Bill. Hot Chicks: The Roleplaying Game . Happy Jack’s Game Day at Gateway 2010 Labor Day Weekend Sep 3 - Sep 6, 2010 Radisson LAX $35 for a 4-day pass (with our…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 04
Jun 28, 2010 • 80 min
Season 03 Episode 04 — Undefeatable Encounters. Your hosts: Stu, Casey, Stork and Kimi. Listener email, including a voice message from Jim Ryan. Main topic: unwinnable combat encounters. Featured Song: Yes Y’all by Electric Shoe (thanks to listener Kevin…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 03
Jun 19, 2010 • 111 min
Season 03 Episode 03 Special guest host Bill Roper.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 02
Jun 13, 2010 • 126 min
Season 03 Episode 02. Your Hosts: Stu, Hosier Rob, Gammonstark, CA Dave, Clockverk and Kimi. Featured Song: Little Beggar Man by Celtic Squall.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 03 Episode 01
Jun 6, 2010 • 115 min
Season 03 Episode 01. Your hosts: Stu, Casey, Bruce and Kimi. Our Happy Jack’s Game Day will now be at Gateway. We’re planning on September 4th (Saturday). We’re planning for a few games and an episode recorded at the con. If you plan to attend, email us…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 20a
Jun 1, 2010 • 83 min
Season 2, Episode 20a - a bonus listener email show. Your hosts: Stu, Stork and Kimi. Template for Pathfinder campaign web page for Google Sites. Fantasy Grounds & Rules Sets.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 20
May 23, 2010 • 77 min
Season 02, Episode 20: Voicemails, email and Gritty vs. Heroic. Your hosts: Stu, Casey, Kimi. We also talk a bit about The Dungeon Masters, a feature film detailing three DnD enthusiasts and DMs and the excellent RPG novel Game Night, by Jonny Nexus (of…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 19
May 16, 2010 • 72 min
Happy Jack’s Season 02 Episode 19. Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Kimi, Casey. A plethora of listener feedback and house rules for speeding DnD4e combat. Featured song: Aboard the Good Ship Venus by the Poxy Boggards, from Lager Than Life.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 18
May 9, 2010 • 109 min
Season 02, Episode 18. DnD 4E vs. 3.5/Pathfinder. Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Casey and Kimi. Featured song: I Can Hew by the Poxy Boggards.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 17a
May 5, 2010 • 3 min
**Announcements** - BogFest this Saturday, 8pm at the Doubletree in Monrovia. - RPG Podcast Listener Survey at www.rpgpolls.com. - Would you attend a Happy Jack’s Game Day in So Calif? Email us.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 17
May 2, 2010 • 77 min
Season 02, Episode 17. Listener feedback and houseruling. Your hosts: Stu, Casey, Tappy and Kimi. Featured Song: Je Ne Lose Dire by the Merry Wives of Windsor, from the CD Happy Endings.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 16
Apr 25, 2010 • 78 min
Season 2, Episode 16. Listener email and settings and descriptions. Your hosts: Stu and Kimi.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 15
Apr 18, 2010 • 112 min
Stu & Tappy read listener email and further discuss PC vs PC social skills. Featured song: Galway Shawl by the Poxy Boggards.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 14
Apr 12, 2010 • 63 min
Recapping Kimi’s first game as a GM — a Sidebar Episode. Your hosts: Stu, Kimi, Eric and Bruce.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 13
Apr 4, 2010
Season 2, Episode 13: Player memory and recollection. Your hosts: Stu, Bruce, Casey. Featured song: “When Spring’s Sprightly Wind,” by the Poxy Boggards, from Anchor Management.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 12
Mar 29, 2010 • 87 min
Preparing/improvising random RP encounters. Featured song: Drop of Good Beer by Celtic Squall. Links mentioned in the show: thediceoflife.com wonderousimaginings Podcast Listeners Survey Foam Building Bricks DM Feedback Article on Gnome Stew
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 11
Mar 22, 2010 • 82 min
Free Will. Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Kimi, Casey. Matt’s Alignment Charts: Good vs. Evil Law vs. Chaos Drivethrurpg has several titles using Robin Laws Gumshoe system for investigative RPGs. Alas, it appears the sale is over… but Stu picked up…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 10
Mar 14, 2010 • 103 min
Welcome to Season 02, Episode 10 of Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast. Your hosts are: Stu, Stork, Tappy and Kimi. We discuss collaborative play vs player coddling. Featured Song, “The Day That I Wed,” by the Poxy Boggards, from Barley Legal.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 09
Mar 8, 2010 • 104 min
Stu, Stork and Tappy discuss listener email, a few qualities of great players, DnD4e Martial Power 2 and Player’s Handbook 3. Featured song: The Man Who Doesn’t Like Beer, by the Poxy Boggards, featured on Liver Let Die. We briefly mentioned some fliers…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 08
Feb 28, 2010 • 104 min
A game day episode, featuring listener feedback and a brief recap of the game just played. Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Stork, Jenn, Bruce, Kory, Kimi.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 07
Feb 22, 2010 • 104 min
Season 02, Episode 07. Alignments. We discuss DnD alignments through various editions, the meaning of good, evil, lawful and chaos, and our take on it. We also discuss The Burning Wheel, the latest release for Exalted, Drivethrurpg.com, listener email and…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 06
Feb 15, 2010 • 73 min
Welcome to Season 02 Episode 06: Player vs. Player conflict. Your hosts: Stu and Stork. Links mentioned: We Are Douchebags. A series of old Dragon Magazine articles about gamemastering. Thanks to Jason for the link. Featured song: “Fie, Nay, Prithee John”…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 05
Feb 7, 2010 • 18 min
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02, Episode 05. The listener feedback extravaganza!
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 04
Feb 1, 2010 • 111 min
Listener feedback: TPKs, Players Surprising the GM, etc. Talked about Stu’s appearance on Kicked in the Dice Bags. Game companies and power creep. How does the plethora of game supplements affect the players and the game. We love feedback. If you’d like…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Epiosde 03
Jan 25, 2010 • 122 min
Welcome to Season 2 Episode 3, where in we read a lot of listener feedback, discuss scheduling and ramble on about publishers/game stores and what’s good for the hobby. www.nearbygamers.com www.accessdenied.net MILFs 2 We love feedback. If you’d like to…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 02
Jan 17, 2010 • 104 min
A post-game-day episode! Your hosts: Stu, Stork, Bruce, Claire, Casey. Listener Feedback. More discussion about co-GMs & assistant GMs (thanks to Paul for the voicemail). Our impressions of Savage Worlds (after actually playing it). Thoughts on the Pulp…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 02 Episode 01
Jan 11, 2010 • 106 min
Welcome to Season 2 of Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast. Game props (the cool fiddly stuff GMs give their players in-game). Lots of listener feedback: The Bay Area’s Kublacon: http://www.kublacon.com/ A Savage Worlds Fanzine: http://www.sharkbytes.info/news.php…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 21
Dec 28, 2009 • 84 min
Savage Worlds pre-game review. Adament Entertainment’s Thrilling Tales 2nd Edition (Savage Worlds). Listener Kevin’s Simulated Pulp Hero Experience (SPHerE) Wiki. Featured song: Laser Printed Hero (complete). We’ll be back in the second weekend of…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 20
Dec 21, 2009 • 106 min
Pitfalls of character optimization. Cardstock Characters: MILFs (Monster’s I’d Like to F*ck) — ie, Monsters w/ boobies. Savage Worlds More about Munchkins than you ever wanted to know. A big “thank you” to Garret for the closing theme song.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 19
Dec 13, 2009 • 68 min
“Character concept, meet character optimization.” Game day episode! Listener feedback. Concept vs. Effectiveness
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 18
Dec 7, 2009 • 114 min
Keeping the action going. Thanks to Jim Ryan of the Great Debate for our opening bumper. Congratulation to Shadrin for his winning monster haiku: The chairs never fit; No legs, no hands for my ale. The beholder’s plight. We love feedback. If you’d like to…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 17
Nov 29, 2009 • 91 min
Season 1, Episode 17, a Game-Day show. Designing delves do’s and don’t’s. Your hosts: Stu, Tappy, Linnea, Jack, Stork, Bruce and Kimi. Podiobook “Grey” Grimtooth’s book of traps.
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 16
Nov 23, 2009 • 105 min
Interview with Jennifer Walker, who is working on a cook book for gamers, entitled “What to Feed Your Raiding Party,” a combination cookbook and comic book. She’s funding it through Kickstarter.com, and if you’d like to pledge, y0u can do so here. Will’s…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 15
Nov 15, 2009 • 94 min
MMORPGs vs. Table Top RPGs. A massive game day episode. Show notes to follow … maybe … DnD the Opera Guys. The you tube video of Tripod. Initiative Hangies. Our little hanging initiative cards for hanging on GM screens. Epic Words. Wikis and blogs for…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 14
Nov 9, 2009 • 89 min
Starting adventures/”You’re all in a tavern.” Bumper from the Slash and Cast Podcast. Announcing the Happy Jack’s Haiku Contest! Send us a haiku as if written by a monster. Email it to us and we’ll pick our favorite and send the poet some sort of prize…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 13
Nov 2, 2009 • 89 min
Shattering stereotypes. The drinky episode. Please take our second listener survey. Neverwhere from Drivethrurpg.com. Had a nice messaging exchange with Andrew, from the, Slash and Cast Podcast. His podcast describes his re-introduction to the RPG hobby.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 12
Oct 25, 2009 • 94 min
“What makes a great player.” This is a game day episode. Your hosts are Stu, Tappy, Claire, Bruce and Casey. We review Kobold Quarterly #11 (you can purchase it from Drive Thru RPG), discuss listener email and talk about the attributes of a great player.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 11
Oct 19, 2009 • 87 min
Season 01, Episode 11 - Character Backgrounds, where in we discuss three different approaches to coming up with player character backgrounds. Links mentioned: EAIeducation.com (this is the site that’s selling 105 polyhedral dice for 12 bucks).…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 10
Oct 5, 2009 • 98 min
Welcome to Episode 10 of Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast, where in we discuss listener feedback, our game where the players go off the rails and do unexpected things and touch on PC background and using PC background as a form of collaborative world creation.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 09
Sep 27, 2009 • 103 min
Stu, Tappy, Stork, Claire & Bruce answer and discuss news, reviews and listener mail. We love feedback. If you’d like to leave us a question or comment you can either: email us at happyjacksrpg@gmail.com leave a voicemail at (646) 462-4031 x 35052 (long…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 08
Sep 20, 2009 • 67 min
Game Day Episode! Stu is joined by two players from the game, Claire and Bruce discuss player character death and several other tangents. We love feedback. If you’d like to leave us a question or comment you can either: email us at happyjacksrpg@gmail.com…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 07
Sep 7, 2009 • 83 min
Building an adventure. We talk about D&D Collectible Minis, Quick Primer for Old School Gaming, Adventurer’s Vault 2, the revamped WOTC Forum, and email from Marcus, the HP Podcraft. We then discuss building an adventure within a multi-setting story arc.…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 06
Sep 2, 2009 • 75 min
The new GM’s first session - amenities, preparation and organization. Continuing our series of ‘casts about helping and encouraging new GMs, we discuss your first gaming session, what you’ll need, what the players will need, what to prepare and how to…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 05
Aug 29, 2009 • 46 min
We are joined by Greg Jones from the comedy improv team, the Merry Misfits of Doom. Greg is a student of theater improv and has come in to talk about the application of improv techniques and thought into RPGs. Featured song: “I Wear No Pants” by the Poxy…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 04
Aug 24, 2009 • 88 min
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast, Season 01, Episode 04. The first in a series of podcast to encourage players to GM and help out beginning GMs: Building a Setting. - Tappy discusses Shadowrun 4th Edition. - Stork discusses Champions Online beta. - Does Dungeons &…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 03
Aug 21, 2009 • 52 min
Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 1 of Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast. Note: this episode was pre-recorded on Sunday, August 16th. It is the second part of our conversation that day. Since our recording date, we’ve received some letters and comments that we will…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 02
Aug 17, 2009 • 72 min
Gencon and our experiences performing at Gencon Socal 2006. Listener comments from Garret and Charlie. How to get into RPGs. Nearbygamers.com Accessdenied.net Types of role playing gamers. How to keep them happy and how to stop them from taking over. We…
HJRP0101 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 01 Episode 01
Aug 11, 2009 • 87 min
GMing Mistakes Welcome to the first official episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. We discuss the interesting events during our last game, DnD Insider’s Monster Builder and GMing Mistakes. This episode is a little longer than we intended, we wanted to hit…
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast 000
Jul 28, 2009 • 25 min
This is Episode 000 of the Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast, in which I introduce myself, describe my RPG experience and ramble on for 20 minutes or so. If you have any comments, please feel free to post them here. The blog I mention is at www.stuvenable.com/rpg.…