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Fear the Boot

Oct 16, 2018

* (0:22) The trailer for Bumblebee.

* (4:09) The two extremes of product placement.

* (8:21) Resizing a robot. Or not.

* (12:07) The evolution of an idea when someone can tell you, "No."

* (17:34) Nostalgia in the hands of the wrong person.

* (22:17) Nostalgia versus new creations.

* (26:07) The sliding window of...


Oct 4, 2018

* (0:28) Dan was a guest on Gaming with Gage. You can find the episode here.

* (1:22) Explaining game explainers. An example from a Dresden game.

* (10:24) Describing options and risks without dictating an action. Helping the player achieve what they want.

* (14:09) Teaching concepts. Don't play the character for...


Sep 19, 2018

* (1:00) Playing robots in a game, focusing on RP, not the stats.

* (4:44) Who built you, why, and with what philosophical presuppositions?

* (9:05) Some thought exercises to unpack a robot's mind. The Theory of Mind.

* (14:27) Separating emotion, physiology, and mind. Emergent properties.

* (20:44)


Sep 6, 2018

* (0:23) Finding Caleb. Finding gaming.

* (17:18) The historical inevitability of RPGs.

* (22:15) The unusual mechanics of certain weapons. Khopesh.

* (32:12) Distinguishing armor.

* (36:12) Knowing the crunch. Counting references per action.

* (40:26) The brand new player.

Hosts: Caleb, Chad, Dan,...


Aug 29, 2018

* (0:28) Fear the Boot is everywhere! The actual play site, Discord, Facebook, our forums, Patreon, and a whole lot of podcast aggregators.

* (3:30) Handling player-characters that are being kept out of the action.

* (7:56) Let some time pass.

* (10:05) Play a different character.

* (18:32) Hand-wave whatever is...