Dice of Doom Podcast 032: Riddles and Puzzles in RPGs, Favourite Components of RPGs, Dice and Randomness in Games

Dice of Doom PodcastThere is a lot going on in this podcast, so instead of writing my usual introductory blurb on this one, I thought I would do a list instead.

  • We issue commands to Play a New RPG for the month of October
  • We discuss using riddles and puzzles in your game and whether or not they are a useful tool in your GMing belt
  • We debate another question from reader Disemvowel where he asks us what our perfect system would be in terms of individual mechanics from various systems
  • We answer questions from samldanach about whether or not randomness is useful in a roleplaying game and a related question from BeefGriller about randomness and dice mechanics in roleplaying games

There are references to an article we wrote a while back on polarising roleplaying game between left and right style systems (much as we do political ideologies) which you may find useful to read before listening (if you haven’t read it already).

Running Sheet

  • 01:30 – Play a New RPG
  • 02:28 – Riddles and Puzzles in RPGs
  • 13:45 – Our favourite parts of various roleplaying games
  • 32:28 – Dice and randomness in roleplaying games

All music provided by Rupert Goes Shopping.


About RupertG

RupertG has been playing roleplaying games ever since he discovered Dragon Warriors at the age of 12. Since those days he has played many different RPG's, collected not insignificant Dwarf and Tomb Kings armies for Warhammer Fantasy Battles and even worked as a games designer in the heady days of the late 90's building a CCG. Now he runs a gaming blog and is a participant in the Grand Gaming Experiment
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