Archive for April, 2010

Cast : Mike, Paul, Art and Vozes da Terceira Terra
Topic : Canal 2: rewarding role-play
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In this very special episode of VTT (Vozes da Terceira Terra, Portuguese for “Voices of the Third Earth”), Marcelo and Ivar get together with Artemis and Paul (and a Mike cameo) from The Bear Swarm Podcast (www.bearswarm.com) to talk about rewards and role-play: should the GM reward role-playing from the players or should he/she not?

[06:35] Qualifying “reward”.
[14:15] The rewardless approach.
[24:20] Loquacious people.
[27:25] How to reward and don’t punish.
[31:45] The downside of no role-playing.
[36:45] Vozes de Fundo: Pride & Prejudice.

Our soundtrack is courtesy of the artist Marcos Kleine. To have more of him, visit his website MarcosKleine.com.br


The Bear Swarm! Spring Tour ends with a Q&A about WhiteChapel.
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Cast : Elder, Paul and Funnybooks
Topic : Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: Funnybooks Swarm!
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Aron and Paulie spend an evening talking with the vacationing (other) Paul and Elder from the Bear Swarm Podcast. The Bear Swarm guys are on their spring tour visiting other shows. In this episode we establish their funnybook street cred, discuss superhero role playing games, sandbox gaming, and even a little about social combat mechanics.

Special cameo appearance by Taco-Boy!


The Bear Swarm! Spring Tour ends with a Q&A about WhiteChapel.
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Cast : Mike and The Way of the Game
Topic : The Way of the Game – Episode 18
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Mike from the Bear Swarm! podcast joins us on the show this week. He’s here as part of their Take a Couple of Months Off Grand Tour. ;-)

We start with our usual discussion of what’s on our radar this week, which led to a discussion of the merits (or should that be demerits) of Final Fantasy XIII. Blood Bowl, Magna Carta 2, and Turf Wars Online are all discussed, as well.

We also put Mike through the Top Ten wringer, harassing him about his decision to flaunt some of our rules, while also admitting that he makes some valid objections to those same rules. The list won’t make a show-note appearance, so you’ll have to listen to hear Mike’s shocking (Shocking, I say!) pick for Number One.*
*Mike’s Number One pick may or may not be all that terribly shocking.


The Bear Swarm! Spring Tour ends with a Q&A about WhiteChapel.
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Cast : Rob and Zero Fortitude
Topic : Episode 30 of Zero Fortitude
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For this episode the hosts are asked random questions. Rob Justice from The Bear Swarm! podcast joins us for the fun. Enjoy!


The Bear Swarm! Spring Tour ends with a Q&A about WhiteChapel.
Don’t forget to send your questions in!