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Have Games, Will Travel was a podcast about tabletop games by Paul Tevis. It ran from July 2005 to January 2010.

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 7

Reflections on my roleplaying in 2008

Intro by Rob Bohl of The Independent Insurgency.

--Paul

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 6

My favorite new RPGs from 2008

Intro by Daniel Perez of The Gamer Traveler.

--Paul

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 5

My favorite new board games from 2008

Intro by Joe of The Podgecast.

--Paul

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 4

My favorite board games from prior years that I played for the first time in 2008

Intro by Doug Garrett of Garrett's Games and Geekiness.

--Paul

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 3

Sticks

Intro by Frasier, Chris, Chuck, and David from The Accidental Survivors.

--Paul

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 2

Stakes

Intro by Sean Nittner and Justin Evans of Narrative Control.

--Paul

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The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 1

Introduction

Intro by Mick Bradley of Canon Puncture.

--Paul

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Notes on the Ransom

Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.

--Paul

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Thoughts on and experiences with Jeepform games.

Intro by Mick Bradley of Canon Puncture.

--Paul

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Observations on worker placements, inspired by Caylus, Pillars of the Earth, Stone Age, Tribune, and Agricola.

Intro by Doug Garrett of Garrett's Games and Geekiness.

--Paul

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False choice and flexibility in wargames, inspired by Air Assault on Crete and Fast Action Battles: The Bulge.

Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.

--Paul

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Self-reflection on play preferences in RPGs.

Intro by Rob Bohl of The Independent Insurgency.

--Paul

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Play procedures and reference sheets in RPGs, and announcement of the HG,WT Ransom Experiment.

Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.

--Paul

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Thoughts on player-level and in-fiction stories, inspired by D&D 4e.

Intro by Itamar Weisberg of Hamishakia.

--Paul

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Thoughts on conventions, inspired by the West Coast Meeple Fest and GenCon.

Intro by Doug Garrett of Garrett's Games and Geekiness.

--Paul

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First thoughts on Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.

Intro by Rob Bohl of The Independent Insurgency.

--Paul

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--Ryan and Paul
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After Action Report for Origins 2008.

Intro by Ryan Macklin of Master Plan.

--Paul

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Last Night On Earth, Sons of Liberty, and A Long-Expected Party --Paul

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"The Group" and RPG Design

Inspired by a whole mess of stuff.

Have Games, Will Travel is supported by DriveThruRPG.com.

--Paul

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Age of Gods and Reflections on My Board Gaming Life

  • 0:36 - Here I am. Let's talk about board games.
  • 1:10 - The guys from Canon Puncture say hello.
  • 1:21 - Age of Gods, from Asmodee Editions, only looks like a war game. In reality, it's a game of decreasing resources and increasing information.
  • 22:20 - When this podcast gets lonely, it goes to visit its friends at BoardGamePodcasts.com
  • 22:31 - I'm trying to find a way to fit more board gaming into my life, but I've realized that I can't make big changes.
  • 30:24 - Have Games, Will Travel is supported by DriveThruRPG.com.
  • 30:45 - I'll be back in the relatively near future with another episode.

--Paul

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Agility + Resources

Inspired by episode 5 of the Green Ronin Podcast.

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--Paul

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Burning Empires
  • 0:33 - This "bonus-sized" episode is all about one of the most exciting RPGs I've played in years: Burning Empires.
  • 1:31 - Have Games, Will Travel is supported by DriveThruRPG.com.
  • 1:51 - I start off with an overview of the game, world design, and character creation.
  • 25:14 - Mel White from Virtual Play gives me chance to catch my breath.
  • 25:27 - I'm back to dig into the Infection mechanics, scene economy, and conflicts. Be sure to check out the collected wisdom of emergent behaviors on the Burning Empires wiki.
  • 53:42 - The guys from Gamer's Haven give me the opportunity to collect myself.
  • 53:53 - I've got a few additional comments on the game that I wasn't able to slip in elsewhere.
  • 1:11:21 - Find more podcasts like this one at RPGPodcasts.com.
  • 1:11:27 - Real quick before I go: Thanks to Leigh Walton at Top Shelf for sending me a copy of Alex Robinson's Lower Regions, Wits and Wagers is part of the continuing trend of cool board games showing up on XBox Live Arcade, and more Delta Green is on the way thanks to non-traditional sales and revenue models.
--Paul

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Have Master, Will Plan #1 with Ryan Macklin, part 1
  • 0:34 - A few weeks ago, at the second Nerdly Beach Party, I recorded a conversation with Ryan Macklin (of the Master Plan podcast) that we've both decided to release.
  • 2:10 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network.
  • 2:16 - There's a bit of silliness at the beginning, including Ryan naming me Mastermind of the Year for 2007, but eventually we get around to talking about the Nerdly Beach Party 2.
  • 11:20 - Ryan talks about his experience with playing 1001 Nights, and we spin off on the idea of revisiting games and single-session play.
  • 16:57 - Ryan waxes nostalgic about Unknown Armies, and we talk about goal-oriented play and design.
  • 23:27 - I talk about my group's Burning Empires game, the way we use interstitial scenes, and how we sometimes move the emphasis off of conflict.
  • 34:42 - One of the things I've learned in that game is that you should never have a Duel of Wits that you're not willing to lose. Embracing that possibility, however, can generate great drama.
  • 39:29 - While both Ryan and I really enjoy games like Burning Empires and their goal-oriented style, we also really enjoy A Penny For My Thoughts, which like 1001 Nights, is not a strongly goal-oriented game. We talk about what it is about these more collaborative storytelling games that grabs us, what we've learned about playing them, and how that can leak out into games like Dirty Secrets.
  • 47:46 There are more great gaming podcasts at RPGPodcasts.com.
  • 47:52 If you want to hear more about Project Cowbell, design ideas, and our thoughts on publishing, check out part 2 of this conversation over on the Master Plan feed.
--Paul

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Reign and the Relationship between Narration and Mechanics
  • 0:37 - I'm here today to talk about an RPG I've played recently some thoughts on a unique feature of roleplaying games.
  • 1:22 - This show is a part of the Gaming Broadcast Network.
  • 1:28 - Reign, by Greg Stolze, is a One Roll Engine game set in an extraordinarily fantastical world. I had the opportunity to play a short campaign of it, and I wanted to share my thoughts on it.
  • 19:37 - Have Games, Will Travel is supported by RPGNow.com
  • 19:55 - Inspired by Chris Chinn's post on Fictional Positioning, I've been thinking a lot recently about the interaction between narration and mechanics in different RPGs.
  • 28:21 - Find more podcasts like this one at RPGPodcasts.com.
  • 28:26 - I promise I'll be back in two weeks with another show.
--Paul

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In Memoriam: E. Gary Gygax

--Paul

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Delta Green and Ticket To Ride Switzerland and 1910 Expansions
  • 0:37 - I'm coming down with a cold, but I want to talk about some games I've been looking at in the last few months before too much time goes by.
  • 1:35 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network.
  • 1:43 - Delta Green is a classic 1990s campaign framework for Call of Cthulhu, as detailed in Delta Green, Delta Green: Eyes Only, and Delta Green: Countdown. What would I do with it? Listen and find out.
  • 15:23 - Have Games, Will Travel is supported by RPGNow.com.
  • 15:42 - Two new expansions for Ticket To Ride have breathed new life into one of my favorite games: Switzerland and 1910.
  • 22:40 - Find more podcasts like this one at RPGPodcasts.com.
  • 22:47 - I was just at Dreamation, which you can hear about on episode 16 of The Voice of the Revolution. And OrcCon is coming! I'll be there February 15-18, and I'd love to see you there.
--Paul

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Year-end Review for 2007
--Paul

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