BDaB Bonus: Virtual Tabletops (w/ Alex Hakobian)

With Poppy and Xander abset, this time around JJ and NPC take a break from the normal format to record a fun bonus discussion with our good friend Alex Hakobian, developer of the Broadsword RPG. Our focus tonight is on the appeal and availability of “virtual tabletops” (VTTs) for playing RPGs online. We talk about the big fish in the VTT pond, as well as a number of additional offline and alternate options.

BDaB Bonus: COVID-19 Special Discussion

We’re bringing you a special bonus message from the Breakfast Puppies crew: Stay the Fuck Home! This mini-episode details how the four of us are dealing with the current COVID-19 aka Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent quarantine. If you’re looking for tips on how to stay sane, listen along. And if you are losing your shit, please join us online, reach out to us however you can. We’re here for you.

BDaB Bonus: Gamestorm 2019 Booth Interviews

We’ve got another special bonus episode of Bikers Dice and Bars in the feed! JJ and NPC hit up the recent Gamestorm convention here in Portland, OR, and managed to grab some great interviews with a few of the passers-by, including the director of the convention itself. Tune in for some great gaming stories, and a taste of both the Gamestorm and the upcoming Wagoncon events. And don’t forget to catch us at Wagoncon next week, either!

BDaB Character Jam 09: The Umerican Survival Guide

Time for another Character Jam! We haven’t done one of these in a while, so we’re excited to be back on the jam. This time around, following up on our previous Fallout-themed episode, we’re taking a drunken crack at making characters for the new-ish “Umerican Survival Guide” RPG, from Shield of Faith Studios. It’s pure gonzo post-apocalyptic mayhem in the style of Thundarr and Korgoth, with some awesomely gruesome references to modern tropes. Enjoy!

BDaB Character Jam 08: The Nightmares Underneath

We’re back with another Character Jam episode! In each of these episodes, we record ourselves drunkenly attempting to make characters for a new role-playing game. This time we’re tackling one of my all-time favorite games, “The Nightmares Underneath” by Johnstone Metzger. It’s yet another “retro” style of game – we apparently do a lot of these because they’re pretty simple to go through as a bunch of drunks. Enjoy!

BDaB Character Jam 07: Pugmire

We’re once again joined by both Linsel and Poppy, this time to take a delightful romp through the character creation process of a charming new RPG called Pugmire. We drink a continuing variety of dog-themed beers and such, as we make a new pack of Good Dogs to go adventuring in this adorable anthropomorphic role-playing game. This is our longest episode yet, I do believe, but we had so much fun from beginning to end that it was difficult to cut anything at all!

BDaB Character Jam 05: Adventure Maximus!

We’re back with another Character Jam! This time we pulled NPC’s copy of Adventure Maximus off the shelf for a run through its initial character creation process. It’s a super-cute visually-driven RPG designed for kids, with some really cool ideas equally hilarious and clever. This might be our shortest one yet, but that’s just because Adventure Maximus focuses on such a quick set up to play. Enjoy!

BDaB Bonus: Wagoncon 2018 Post-Con Report

With Xander out due to illness, NPC, Just Jacob, and Poppy spend an evening drinking Kalimotxo and talking about their experiences at the recent Wagoncon event in The Dalles, OR. This episode goes pretty off the reails so we decided to keep it shorter and make it a bonus release. Thanks again for listening, and we hope to see you all at Wagconcon in 2019!