BDaB Character Jam 17: Ray Winninger’s Underground

This is another part of the big “2020 Close-out!” backlog rush, and as such the notes here are at a minimum.

In this character jam, we attempt to make characters for Ray Winninger’s Underground. ” It’s like Platoon meets Dead Presidents meets Article 99 meets Captain America Civil War meets Jacob’s Ladder.” This is a long one, and there’s lots of math, but it’s a really good episode, and we hope you like it!

BDaB Character Jam 16: Firefly Part 1: The Characters

NOTE: This episode kicks off a major effort to clear out the editing backlog in the final weeks of 2020. The show notes on these are kept at a minimum until we clear out the log, which ends with the last of our new Mothership RPG Actual Play sessions.

In this new Character Jam, we make an _awesome_ set of new heroes for the excellent Firefly RPG. Please give it a listen, and then check out the special bonus Part 2 episode on Patreon, where we later meet back up and create our ship!

BDaB Character Jam 15: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1st Ed)

FINALLY! We’ve had a lot of tech difficulties in the last month, resulting in two “lost” episodes and a whole new approach to the entire way we record. Hopefully things are worked out, so for now, here’s our latest new character jam! This time we try our hand at drunkenly making characters for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition. And spoilers: it does not go well, but it’s still hilarious through to the end.

BDaB Patron Exclusive #1: Tales from the Loop Campaign Session Zero!

Back when JJ, DXG, and I started this variety show project, one of the ideas that we had for filling time after recording an episode was to keep drinking while trying to make characters for the many different RPGs sitting on my gaming shelf. We called these “Character Jams” and they started pretty early on in our show. While we’ve had a blast each time we’ve recorded one of these Jams, and occasionally joked about how fun a campaign with the characters would be, we never had actual intentions of taking them any further than the char-gen process. After all, there are so many games to jam on, and we wanna get to all of them someday, right?

BDaB Character Jam 12: HAMMERCRAWL!

It’s time for another Character Jam, woooo! In preparation for a new batch of upcoming recordings for our sister podcast, this time we’re going through the newly-completed HAMMERCRAWL! RPG character creation system. This one’s an entirely home-brewed game system, cobbled together from what were once just house rules merging a dozen other old school gaming systems. Our HAMMERCRAWL! games have consistently been the most awesome tabletop experiences for us, and this session is no exception. And check out the links further below in the notes for our other show, as well as the free online rules for HAMMERCRAWL!

BDaB Character Jam 11: Beyond the Wall

For this special new Character Jam, the BDaB crew tackles another of NPC’s favorite games, Beyond the Wall (and other adventures). This is a classic-inspired “retroclone” style adventure game, rooted in small-village tales such as Lloyd Alexander’s great Chronicles of Prydain. We have a blast making characters for this one, but beware! Many puns await within! Listen at your own peril!