Author: James

July 26, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 46 Running Con Games and One Shots   James, Lacey, Kurt and Greg talk about running convention games and one shots. Our success, failures and what we have learned. Join us and run games at cons.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

July 19, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 45 Building Vampire the Masquerade Games   James and Lacey lay out our method for building politics and drama into your Vampire the Masquerade or any other political RPG. If you can decipher my terrible handwriting here is what we created during the podcast. Hope this help some of you get your World…

July 13, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review A Penny For My Thoughts   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie review A Penny For My Thoughts from Evil Hat Productions, a GMless story game in the vein of Fiasco.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

July 11, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 44 Gaming Round Table 3   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie sit down for our third gaming round table and discuss several RPG topics, board games, movies, kickstarter Lamentations of the Flame Princess and the ENnies.   Zdzisław Beksiński   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

July 5, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 43 Playing Evil   James, Carrie and Lee debate the old RPG question of playing evil characters but from a slightly different angle. Also monsters as PCs and evil within the party.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

June 28, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 42 Surviving Cons With Kids   By request James and Lacey talk adventures in taking you kids to conventions and how to survive and what we have learned from our experiences.   One correction, we mention talking to the GMs at the Indie Press Booth about getting younger kids into games, the correct…

June 21, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 41 The Illusion of Choice   Addressing our own short comings as GMs and Players, James, Kurt and Lacey talk about giving the players the illusion of choice and when it goes wrong.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

June 14, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 40 Players v Meta   James, Kurt and Lacey look at the ground breaking case of Players v Meta, and look at if and when you should use the players meta knowledge against them and make changes to the world.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast  

June 9, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Sakura Arms   James and Lacey review the two player card game Sakura Arms from Bakafire. Sakura arms is an anime deck building game, players choose two megami and build their decks from their cards and duel it out.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

June 7, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 39 Textbooks for an RPG Class   Drawing inspiration from a forum post Kurt, James and Lacey discuss what RPG books would you use as a text to teach and make ideal players and game masters.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

June 2, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review The Crow Fire It Up   James and Lacey review The Crow Fire It Up from Upper Deck, the two player game based on the cult classic movie The Crow.    Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

May 31, 2017 James 2 comments

Download Episode!Episode 38 Gaming with Kids   James and Lacey share what has been successful in introducing our kids to RPGs. We also discuss several games that we have used and a few we have modified.   No Thank You Evil! RAWR! Dread Fate Core/Accelerated Little Wizards Pip system / Infestation D&d 5e Mouseguard Tales…

May 26, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Room 25   James and Lacey review one of our new favorite board games Room 25 Ultimate Edition from Matagot. Room 25 takes some inspiration from the movies Running Man and Cube.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

May 25, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 37 GenCon Events 2017   Excited for GenCon this year? James and Lacey talk about some of the events and games that we are looking forward to at GenCon 2017.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

May 17, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 36 Props at the Table   Lacey, Lee, Carrie and James talk about props at the gaming table. Does it add to the emersion and experience or is it just a distraction and waste of time?   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

May 12, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Swords & Strongholds   James and Lacey review Swords & Strongholds from Burning Wheel and Archaia.  Swords & Strongholds is a 2 player game from the world of Mouseguard.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

May 10, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 35 A Case for Mind’s Eye Theater   James, Lee and Carrie talk about Mind’s Eye Theater the system used for the World of Darkness Live Action Roleplay games. We also look at how LARP is different than tabletop and things it does better and how it falls short. One World By Night Underground Theater Mind’s Eye…

May 2, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 34 Collaborative Character Creation   Lacey, James, Lee and Carrie address some of the flaws we have at our table. Starting with why we shouldn’t make characters in a silo and the benefits of collaboration during character creation.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 27, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Witch Fated Souls   James, Lacey, Carrie, Lee and Kalen review Witch Fated Souls from Angry Hamster Publishing. Witch is a dark modern fantasy RPG about characters that have sold their souls for magical power.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 25, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 33 Gaming Round Table 2   James, Lacey and Carrie have another round table discussion about inspiration, several gaming topics and other miscellaneous geekery.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 21, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Vampire the Masquerade V20   James, Carrie and Lacey review V20, Vampire the Masquerade 20th anniversary edition from White Wolf. V20 is an updated Classic World of Darkness RPG.   Our Vampire Prelude Review   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 18, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!What Makes Burning Wheel Burning Wheel   James and Lee talk about some of the systems that make Burning Wheel stand out and bringing some of those ideas to other games to improve our stories and gaming.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 15, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Trail of Cthulhu   James and Lacey look at Trail of Cthulhu from Pelgrane Press. Trail of Cthulhu is an investigative horror game in HP Lovecraft’s universe using the Gumshoe system.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 12, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!GM Complacency   James, Kurt and Lacey dig into GM complacency, where it comes from and ways to stop it. Is it a symptom of burnout or just lack of inspiration?   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 7, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Dust Adventures   James and Lacey review Dust Adventures from Modiphius Entertainment. Dust Adventures is an alternate history WW2 diesel punk RPG. It is designed to work with Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare as well.   Project Arbiter   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

April 5, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Creative Restraints   James sits contemplates placing artificial restraints on creating scenarios, settings and plots. Can it force us out of ruts and the same old bag of GM tricks.   Also a challenge is issued…   One Page Dungeon 200 Word RPG   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 28, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Resurrecting Games   James, Lee and Carrie debate how long is to long to bring a game back to life and ways to set your game up to successfully return to life.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 23, 2017 James 2 comments

Download Episode!Review Kaigaku   James, Kurt and Lee review Kaigaku and Henjinmura Village from Thunderegg Productions. Both are designed by Jacob DC Ross and available at Drivethru RPG.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 22, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Raising the Stakes   James, Kurt, Lee and Carrie talk about raising the stakes in games and keeping things from stalling out by keeping treats fresh and keeping players on their toes.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 16, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Changeling the Lost   James and Lacey review Changeling the Lost from Onyx Path. Changeling the Lost is part of the Chronicles of Darkness setting in which you play people who have escaped being held captive by the Fae.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 14, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Making Consequences Matter   James and Lacey look at consequences that happen in RPGs and different systems that make them matter in more concrete ways.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 10, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Orpheus   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie talk about Orpheus from White Wolf. Orpheus is part of the Classic World of Darkness and was released in 2003. It is part of a self contained storyline with six books. It is a game we love and might be our favorite White Wolf product.  …

March 8, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 26 Game Choices to Introduce Roleplaying   James, Lacey, Carrie and Lee talk about introducing new players to roleplaying games and considerations for what systems could be better to introduce RPGs.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 3, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!   James and Lacey review The Black Rose, an investigation and bluffing board game that takes place in the world of Shadows of Esteren.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

March 1, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 25 Lost Characters   Lacey and James debate dealing with lost character sheets and notes. Tough it out and remake the character or start over fresh with a new character? And we update our Vampire: Prelude Review after finishing some of the storylines.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

February 25, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Vampire: Prelude   James, Lacey and Kurt review Vampire: Prelude the choose your own adventure style game on android and iPhone. It takes place in the Vampire the Masquerade world from White Wolf produced by Asmodee Digital   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

February 22, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 24 Goals   Unfortunately because of scheduling conflicts you get only James in this episode. Today we do something we probably should have done at the beginning of this project and lay out the goals we have for Just One More Fix and where we are headed.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One…

February 16, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Infestation   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie review Infestation from Third Eye Games. Infestation is an RPG that players take the rolls of awakened bugs in a overrun house.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

February 14, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Gaming Round Table 1   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie have the first round table discussion of several gaming topics and other miscellaneous geekery.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

February 10, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review 7th Sea Second Edition   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie talk about 7th Sea second edition and some of the changes from first edition. 7th Sea is a swashbuckling high adventure game from John Wick Presents. We should clarify how raises are made because it may not be clear in the review. The…

February 7, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Violating the Reliable Narrator   Lee, Carrie and James talk about if it’s okay to actively deceive your players or even outright lie to them. The players depend on the game master to be a reliable narrator, is omitting information and not allowing or calling for rolls the same as lying to the players?…

February 3, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Review Colonial Gothic   James and Lacey review Colonial Gothic from Rogue Games. Colonial Gothic is a horror RPG set in colonial America. It uses the 12 degrees system and has Lovecraftian themes with elements of exploration in the new world.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

February 2, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Episode 21 Breaking Rutts and Stuff   James and Lacey look at breaking our normal gaming habits and roles we take at the gaming table. We wander pretty far from the main topic but it eventually comes back around. Take a journey of conversation with us and see where we end up.   Twitter…

January 27, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Lee and Lacey review Spirit of 77. The powered by the apocalypse RPG of inspired by 70s movies and TV shows from Monkey Fun Studios. Spirit of 77 of also has playlists on spotify, there are both general playlists that fit any Spirit of 77 game and specific playlists themed toward their premade…

January 25, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode! James, Lacey, Carrie and Lee look at the Hero’s Journey and the Monomyth and using them to build better RPG stories. The Hero’s Journey was first made by Joseph Campbell and updated by Christopher Volger (In the episode I say Stephen Vaugn and was way off).

January 20, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Lee, Carrie and James review World of Dew a samurai noir RPG. World of Dew is produced by Woerner’s Wunderwerks and is an expansion to John Wick’s Blood and Honor. The sound of water is also mentioned, it expands the World of Dew RPG.

January 18, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!To Supplement Yes or No   James, Lacey, Lee and Carrie discuss RPG supplements of all types, do they add enough to our games and are they worth it.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast  

January 13, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Lacey, Lee and Kurt take a look at the zombie apocalypse game All Flesh Must be Eaten. All Flesh is produced by Eden Studios and has several supplements that add flavor or setting to the core game.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

January 5, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode! Lacey, James and Kurt review one of the first RPG to set us on the path of indie RPGs. Fate Core is produced by Evil Hat Productions. Fate is a generic RPG system that is easily modified to fit any setting and uses fudge dice for conflict resolution.

January 4, 2017 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Kurt, Lee and Lacey look at using archetypes from the monomyth to build better NPCs.   We are starting to get towards the last half of the games that we commonly play, so if there is a game that you would like to see us review let us know and we will add…

December 30, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Kurt and Lacey review the WW2 themed board game Black Orchestra. In Black Orchestra you play conspirators trying to assassinate Hitler, similar to the movie Project Valkyrie. Black Orchestra is produced by Game Salute.   We have talked about this game several times on other episodes, so I thought we would give it…

December 27, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Lacey and Kurt geek out about things we are looking forward to and games we plan to run in 2017. Coming up on the end of our Fiasco Giveaway. Join us and enter while you can! Itras By Legend of the Five Rings Diaspora Dread | JOMF Dread Review Tales from the Loop Kickstarter 7th…

December 23, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Lacey and James recommend and geek out about holiday gifts and ideas.   Board Games Black Orchestra Game Wright– Sushi Go, Sushi Go Party Cash & Guns Codenames Telestrations Room 25 Haba Games Pretzel Games– Flick em up Riff Raff Ice Cool   RPG Fate Core Fiasco 7th Sea Lamentations of the Flame Princess…

December 21, 2016 James 2 comments

Download Episode!You may have noticed it is not Friday. We had a recording SNAFU and this week you will be getting the Review on Wednesday and the regular episode on Friday. So…   Here is James, Lacey and Carrie reviewing the old school revival RPG Lamentations of the Flame Princess.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just…

December 16, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Lacey, Kurt and James review the world building game Microscope from Lame Mage Productions. Sorry for the sound quality in this one. It’s not really up to our normal standards. Had a mic issue and didn’t realize it until editing but we still wanted to get a review out to you this week.   Twitter…

December 14, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode! James, Lacey and Kurt talk about killing characters in game and how to use character death to add drama and suspense. We also talk about players that are on the fence about character death and trying to get them on board.

December 9, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode! Lacey, James and Kurt review Bully Pulpit Games’ Fiasco. Fiasco is a RPG inspired by movies of small heists and cons gone horribly wrong (think Fargo or Burn After Reading).   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

December 5, 2016 James No comments exist

    Here we are again. As the holiday season pushes on and we wake from our turkey induced sleep, let’s talk about movies. Not the blockbusters that everyone knows about, but smaller produced movies and ones from eras that most of us haven’t seen. Some smaller or indie movies can be really artsy and awful…

December 2, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode! Kurt, James and Lacey take a look at Dread. Dread is a horror indie RPG from The Impossible Dream that uses a Jenga tower for conflict resolution.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

November 28, 2016 James No comments exist

Inspiration Alley With the passing of Thanksgiving, black Friday and cyber Monday, we are in the full swing of the holiday season. Which means several things for most of us, extra shifts and overtime for extra money for holiday gifts, visits from family, and ultimately, less time for the games we love.   But don’t…

November 25, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Kurt and Lacey review Conspiracy X 2nd edition. Conspiracy X is a game about dark secrets and hidden agendas inspired by shows like X Files and Fringe. Conspiracy X is produced by Eden Studios. I was unable to find a Con X character generator. My google fu may just be weak. If there…

November 21, 2016 James No comments exist

For us in the US, the arrival of Thanksgiving signals the beginning of the holiday season. Which, for a lot of us, means seeing family, big meals and time spent traveling. The unfortunate consequence of all the holiday activities is that our gaming time gets sidelined until January. Campaigns fade away and excitement about the…

November 18, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode! In this review Lacey, Carrie and James take a look at Monsterhearts. Monsterhearts is a Powered by the Apocolypse game loosely based on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and other paranormal romance stories. Monsterhearts 2 is on kickstarter now.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

November 15, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Lacey, Carrie and James sit down to talk about getting into 3D printing and tabletop gaming. How to get started and where to find amazing models to print. These are the three sources talked about in this episode. Fat Dragon Games Printable Scenery Thingiverse Here are the Dragonlock tiles that I have printed. The…

November 14, 2016 James 2 comments

Recently I had a discussion about the state of gaming. It wasn’t the worn out “is gaming in decline” discussion. It was much more positive than that. Is this the best time in gaming or has that already passed? My answer, yes this is the best time in gaming, by leaps and bounds.   Are…

November 11, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Kurt and Lacey review Mouseguard from Burning Wheel. Mouseguard is an RPG based on David Petersen’s comic with the same name. It uses a modified version of the Burning Wheel system.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

November 9, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Kurt, Lacey and I sit down to talk about special considerations when running investigative/mystery games and building plots for them. Fear the Con 10 Kickstarter Extra Life Big List of RPG Plots Call of CthulhuTrail of Cthulhu Bubble Gumshoe Night’s Black Agents Conspiracy X Mystery Tropes Armitage Files

November 4, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James, Kurt and Lacey review The Quiet Year from Buried Without Ceremony. The Quiet Year is a map/world building game. Players play out a year in a community and rebuild what was destroyed and lost after a war, before the ice shepherds bring trouble during the coming winter.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One…

November 2, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Kurt, Lacey and I sit down to talk about the marriage of setting, scope and plot. What scope means to a game and how it’s defined and how it relates to building plots and choosing settings. Evolution James fails to remember examples from earlier in the dayLacey invents NATO the RPG Juggernaut RPG Big…

October 28, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!James and Lacey review Monte Cook’s No Thank You Evil! No Thank You Evil! is an RPG that brings families together and introduces kids to RPGs Uh Oh Monsters & Story Please are expansions that are kickstarting now.   Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast

October 26, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Happy Halloween. Lets talk about Horror. Lacey, Lee and I discuss horror inspiration and horror RPGs. Pop Topic — We are going to talk about some of our favorite horror movies and using them to inspire gaming. We talk about a lot of different movies and the links are below. Most of them are…

October 19, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode! Lacey, Carrie and James sit down and talk about female gamers and Tabletop RPGs. How games and game design has changed over time and with the changing demographics at the gaming table.

October 15, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode! Competitive gaming. Two games, two tables and one winner. Also Hillcon 2016, getting friends together for 3 day gaming weekends. Sorry for the delay, had a few technical issues with the upload, blah blah blah IT RSS error error. But fixed now.

October 7, 2016 James 2 comments

Download Episode! This is our second installment of Zero to Play. Taking you through our process from initial inspiration to the first game session. In this episode we talk about the process of distilling inspiration and turning it into the initial ideas that form an RPG. How a number of factors effect this budding stage,…

September 29, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!We are starting a series called zero to play. We are going to take you through our different processes of building games and scenarios. Each game starts with inspiration and that is our focus in this episode. Where do we find inspiration, what inspires us as gamers and what effect does genre have on…

September 21, 2016 James No comments exist

Download Episode!Hosts James, Kurt and Lacey are introduced. We wanted to give everyone a chance know a little bit about us, our gaming history and how we came to gaming and see the hobby. Sorry for the chaotic format, we jump around a little bit. As it turns out talking about yourself is a little…

September 8, 2016 James No comments exist

All the equipment has been ordered and should be here in the next few days. Looking forward to setting up and testing out the equipment this weekend and hopefully recording our first episode! More to come soon.