Tag: 13th age Archives | Dorkadia

Jan
28

What My Impostor Syndrome Feels Like

I, like many others, suffer from Impostor Syndrome – where in some facet of my life, I cannot internalize my accomplishments (for me it’s playing table top RPGs which is one of the silliest things to have panic attacks about). […]

Dec
04

Episode 67 – Baking a Cake with Handguns

This week we talk about a number of different things including Hannah’s three legged kitten, why Nick thinks Interstellar sucked, the Star Wars trailer, and moral decisions by players in tabletop games. Is it a lot to cover in an […]

Nov
24

13A Hack: Player Driven Relationship Rolls

The 13th Age core book details three main uses for Icon relationship dice: rolling at the start of every session for improvisational guides, rolling for dramatic events, and rolling for discovery and surprise when the players go off the prepped […]

Nov
12

13th Age Contest: The White and the Wizard King

I only recently discovered the Iconic Podcast, a show dedicated to my favorite edition of D&D: 13th Age. Not only do they interview the big players in the 13th Age scene including the game’s co-creator Rob Heinsoo, but it’s refreshing to hear a gaming podcast really […]

Jul
10

Episode 48 – Bulette Radio

Welcome to episode 48 of Bulette Radio The Dorkadia Podcast! (sorry, Hannah) This week we start out with a brief discussion where Charles talks about hating multiplayer content in Watch Dogs and then thankfully move on to talking about tabletop RPGs. Jon […]

Jun
18

Why I was scared to play D&D

Why I was scared to play D&D is an odd title for an article from Dorkadia, I know – It’s a pretty safe assumption all of us are in or planning a campaign at any given point in time. So […]

Jun
05

Episode 43 – Megan is a Monster

It’s an episode and we say things! What things? Why would you ask that? Are you looking for spoilers? Fine, I shall spoil you with the spoiliest of spoilers about the episode which is to come! Charles, Hannah, Jon, and […]

May
08

Episode 39 – Undead Sardines

We talk about some stuff… like real stuff things that you wouldn’t believe with your brain organs. Yeah, okay, it’s mostly video games, music, and comics. That’s why you tune in every week, isn’t it? We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t […]

Apr
11

13th Age Monsters – The Evil Party

13th Age Monsters – The Evil Party! Last week I talked about an encounter that Jon and I worked on together in 13th Age – the Manifestations of Will. When Jon and I ran this encounter in our respective games, […]

Apr
04

13th Age Encounter – Manifestations of Will

As we’ve mentioned on the podcast, Jon and I co-GM for each other. We spend a ton of time talking to each other about our respective games, spitballing ideas and proofreading the other GM’s session notes. This has been a […]

Feb
14

Significant Other (Succubus) – Day 14 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 14 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Jan
23

Episode 25 – Choose your path

This week, Jon speaks at length about the difference between Pathfinder and D&D. Turns out that they’re both D&D. However, he gives some good advice on the advantages and disadvantages of D&D 3.5 (Pathfinder) and D&D 4th Edition. Meticulous fantasy […]

Jul
19

Newbie GM Tips from 13th Age

As I’ve talked about on our podcast (you know, the one you’ve already rated 5 stars on iTunes?), I’ve recently begun running my first legitimate tabletop game, a campaign using 13th Age. Last week my players finished the campaign’s first dungeon crawl, […]

May
30

Episode 6 – Rocks Fall; Everyone Dies

In this episode Jon, Nick, Reuben, Megan, and Charles discuss what every GM dreams of: killing players characters in a campaign. Should it be done? When and why? No, seriously, why? For the love of all that is holy… WHY?!?! How […]

Apr
15

Easy Custom Tabletop RPG Tokens Using Rubber Grips

Arts and crafts has always been one of my favorite parts of the table top hobby. Since I didn’t want to throw money at the secondary market to get my hands on out-of-print D&D minis, I have designed, printed, and […]

Apr
02

Running 13th Age Demos at Norwescon

I was introduced to 13th Age through a demo run at PAX Prime 2012. The demo was so unique and so fun that I preordered the game immediately after PAX. It was the hands-on experience that made me fall in […]

Mar
19

Under the Wire: D&D In Short Sessions

Lich King, Pelgrane Press Ltd My gaming group started with a large six hour chunk carved out of each Sunday to play make believe. While the quality of our games certainly benefited from such a large time investment, we’ve since […]

Feb
12

13th Age First Impressions on Mechanics

After weeks of flu, cold, and eye trauma, our group finally (finally!) has a few hours of 13th Age under its belt. I don’t want to commit too much to a post yet, but I did want to jot down […]

Feb
05

13th Age Character Creation, Building Backgrounds

Our weekly gaming group has successfully created characters for our new 13th Age game, and to say that I’m excited is an understatement. 13th Age, at the surface, seems like a pretty typical version of modern d20 (3rd and 4th […]

Jan
08

Rolling D&D Stats is Bad For You, a Reprisal

I’m starting a 13th Age campaign with my group (which includes a few Dorkadia folks) and I couldn’t be more excited. We just finished a group character creation session this past Thursday and it inspired me to revisit an idea […]