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Fear the Boot

Nov 5, 2012

* (0:33) Introducing our guests: Cape, Dan, and Ryan.

* (8:13) Fear the Boot salutes everyone wearing the real boots.  Also, a special shout-out to Sgt. Rose and the 82nd Airborne.

* (10:20) A final reminder that you have until November 10th to get your postcards in for the contest.  The complete rules can be found here.

* (10:57) Playing tabletop games while in the military.

* (14:27) The complex relationship between escapism, realism, and PTSD.  For additional reading, you can look up articles on EMDR and Audie Murphy.

* (27:06) The logistics of carrying and playing games while deployed.  You can find Cape Rust’s articles here and here.  The documentary Cape mentions during the show is Restrepo.

* (32:26) Playing games that are set in the military.  Identifying the major RP hurdles and searching for some character commonalities to help address them.

* (38:31) The XCOM Saga as a bridge to military RPGs.

* (45:24) Finding the starting point for a military character.

* (51:24) How our panelists feel about people roleplaying military personnel.

* (56:12) Understanding the basics of military rank.

Hosts: Cape, Dan, (Sgt.) Dan, Ryan, Wayne