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.
In this episode, we share a lively discussion about the “classic” board games we all grew up with. By “classic” we mean “you could buy these at a big box toy store in the 1990s” kind of board games. These are the games that you probably played a lot with your families before moving on to the geekier and more complicated nerd-games that are all the rage today. We close out with a talk about some of the various “gateway games” that you use to help bridge the gap, or even to replace the classics at the next family gatherings.