The Dice Pool Podcast

Where adventure is just a roll away

A monthly podcast produced by gamers for gamers and dedicated to the newly released Genesys Role Playing Game by Fantasy Flight Games.

LIVE PLAY EPISODES

Season 2: The Night's Edge - Voyage of Calamity (PART 5) 

The crew of the Lightning Trawler Calamity finalise their plans to accomplish their mission for Octavius Magnuson before venturing into the inky blackness of the Night's Edges. Will our heroes survive the journey and complete their task, or will they join the creatures of the darkness in eternal damnation? Come along and join the Werewolf Captain Artimis Gristlemore, the Spell Slinger Jerrico Runetide, the Shade Touched Sneak Joana Bonny and the Arcane Seer Anora Steelclaw as we learn of their fate!

Season 2: The Night's Edge - Voyage of Calamity (PART 4) 

The crew of the Lightening Trawler Calamity survive an attack by a Leviathan, only to come face to face with the leader of the Luxentenbris underworld, Octavius Magnuson. It is not long before they become envoys in a bizarre trade agreement between Octavius, Lady Zeelria Vesh and a group only known as The Inquisitors. Will our heroes survive long enough to return home with the bounty they have been promised? Come along and join the Werewolf Captain Artimis Gristlemore, the Spell Slinger Jerrico Runetide, the Shade Touched Sneak Joana Bonny and the Arcane Seer Anora Steelclaw as we learn of their fate!

Season 2: The Night's Edge - Voyage of Calamity (PART 3) 

The crew of the Lightening Trawler Calamity begin their perilous journey to Shade Moon, the floating criminal underworld below the clouds. But their trip is not without incident as some ancient evil stalks the Calamity when the crew take a shortcut below the clouds. Will this be an end to our heroes? Come along and join the Werewolf Captain Artimis Gristlemore, the Spell Slinger Jerrico Runetide, the Shade Touched Sneak Joana Bonny and the Arcane Seer Anora Steelclaw as we learn of their fate!

Season 2: The Night's Edge - Voyage of Calamity (PART 2) 

The crew of the Lightening Trawler Calamity return to their home city of Lake Port where we will meet several of their acquaintances (and rivals) before meeting a mysterious figure with a job that may change their destinies forever. So come along and join the Werewolf Captain Artimis Gristlemore, the Spell Slinger Jerrico Runetide, the Shade Touched Sneak Joana Bonny and the Arcane Seer Anora Steelclaw as they continue their adventures in search of fortune and glory!

Season 2: The Night's Edge - Voyage of Calamity (PART 1) 

The crew of the Lightening Trawler Calamity return to their home city of Lake Port where we will meet several of their acquaintances (and rivals) before meeting a mysterious figure with a job that may change their destinies forever. So come along and join the Werewolf Captain Artimis Gristlemore, the Spell Slinger Jerrico Runetide, the Shade Touched Sneak Joana Bonny and the Arcane Seer Anora Steelclaw as they continue their adventures in search of fortune and glory!

Season 2: The Night's Edge - Voyage of Calamity (Introduction) 

The adventure is set in the Magepunk Fantasy setting of Night's Edge developed by the hosts on The Dice Pool Podcast. This is an introductory episode where we meet our heroes, the crew of the Lightning Trawler Calamity.

Season 1: Terrinoth - The Haunted City (PART 5)

The adventure is set in the fantasy world of Mennara, on the continent of Terrinoth. This is the fifth and final part of a multi-part story arc. In this episode we continue with the epic battle against the vampire Lady Eliza Farrow and and her undead minions, and learn the fate of our heroes.

Season 1: Terrinoth - The Haunted City (PART 4)

The adventure is set in the fantasy world of Mennara, on the continent of Terrinoth. This is the forth part of a multi-part story arc. In this episode we reach the end of the investigation into the whereabouts of Lady Eliza Farrow and come to blows with her undead minions and her mysterious evil ally.

Season 1: Terrinoth - The Haunted City (PART 3)

The adventure is set in the fantasy world of Mennara, on the continent of Terrinoth. This is the third part of a multi-part story arc. In this episode we continue the journey where perform a chase, and begin an investigation into the whereabouts of Lady Eliza Farrow.

Season 1: Terrinoth - The Haunted City (PART 2)

The adventure is set in the fantasy world of Mennara, on the continent of Terrinoth. This is the second part of a multi-part story arc. In this episode we continue the journey begun in Part 1 where we explain combat to a new player and continue delving into this fantastic adventure.

Season 1: Terrinoth - The Haunted City (PART 1)

This is a Live Play Episode using the Genesys Role Playing Game. The adventure is set in the fantasy world of Mennara, on the continent of Terrinoth. This is the first part of a multi-part story arc. In this episode we explain the rules and dice to a new player and start on this fantastic adventure.

 

PODCAST

Episode 13 - Its a Kind of Magic (Part II)

After an extended hiatus, The Dice Pool Podcast returns with special guest GM Chris of the Order 66 Podcast to take a further look at MAGIC in the GeneSys Role Playing Game. In this second part of our series on Magic we'll provide you with invaluable lessons on using the Magic rules in your games. This episode we'll present a revision on Magic Skills, Magic Actions and Maneuvers, and covering off on several issues raised in the last episode. We'll then get into discussing magic implements, talents and bringing magic into your game. Finally, well get into some games and rules questions on magic. So, grab your wands, fire up your cauldrons, kick-start your brooms, and open up your mystical tomes and join GMs Hooly, Huzz, Flano and Chris for another in depth look at Magic in the Genesys Role Playing Game.

Episode 12 - Its a Kind of Magic (Part I)

In our biggest episode yet of The Dice Pool Podcast we are joined by GM Chris of the Order 66 Podcast to discuss everything MAGIC! In the first part of our series we will provide you with an invaluable lesson on using the Magic rules in your games and cover the basics including Magic Skills and Magic Actions, as well as discussing the rules presented in Realms of Terrinoth. We offer some suggestions on how to expand the rules in your Genesys Setting, plus answer a few listener questions pertaining to this area of the rules. So come along and join GMs Hooly, Huzz, Flano and Kaitlin for an in depth look at Magic in the Genesys Role Playing Game.

Episode 11 - Story Pointers

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we uncover the mysteries of the almighty Story Point! When to use it, how to use it and the tricks for both GMs and Players to make their games that much better with these golden nuggets of gaming goodness. We also answer several rules and games questions and say a bon-voyage to one of the more beloved hosts of the show in this emotion filled episode of the podcast. All this and all the amazing merriment that you have come to expect from GMs Hooly, Huzz, Flano and Kaitlin

Episode 10 - Encountering Genesys (Part 1)

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we tackle the first part of encounter design - the story elements. How to get that encounter just right. The whens, the where and the hows will be explained with a good dose of our usual banter and some fun tips and tricks for making encounters fun and exciting as not just a GM, but also a player. We also answer some of your rules and games questions.

Episode 9 - Onward to Adventure

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we take a close look at designing an adventure using our Episodic Adventure Sheet. We include tips and tricks for running your next adventure, and even create an adventure of our own on the fly to show just how easy it really is. We also answer a rules question and all the excitement from the show that you know and love.

Episode 8 - Q & A with Sam Stewart

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we had questions...lots and lots of questions...over 150 in total in fact. So rather than ploughing through all of them ourselves, we called in the big guns. Tonight, special guest Sam Stewart, RPG Manager for Fantasy Flight Games joins us on the show as we tackle your rules and games questions for the Genesys Role Playing Games and chat generally about the game with the guy who put it all together.

Episode 7 - Setting it Out

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we bid a fond farewell and reminisce about the adventures of Star Wars: Dragon Squadron, the Star Wars Role Playing Game campaign that brought the hosts together. We feature a continuation of Episode 6 where we take the ideas we generated during our first Setting Roulette and show how an idea in the form of Night’s Edge can be formed into a complete setting. We offer insight into skills, modifying the magic system to suit the theme of the setting, explain the creation of Archetypes, careers and much more. We even find the time to answer a listener question.

Episode 6 - Setting Roulette #1

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we feature the first of a semi-regular segment called "Setting Roulette" where the hosts create an entire setting on air. We explain the ins and outs of the Setting Sheet contained within the Genesys Role Playing Game as well as tackling a few listener questions. We also bring our listeners up to speed with what's new and exciting on the web concerning the Genesys Role Playing Game.

Episode 5 - Creative Characters

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we continue our exploration of character creation with the mechanical process of building a character, filling in the character sheet, explaining stats and attributes, linking the process with the creation of other characters in a group and fleshing out the start of a campaign as part of that process. We even create a few characters live! We also "wolf" down a listener question, so be ware - or is that were - and much, much more.

Episode 4 - Character Conceptualisation

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we examine the process of creating a character not from a mechanical perspective but from its initial concept stage. We take you through how to work your character into the weave of the campaign including the assimilation of your character idea and those who also form part of the journey - your fellow characters. We give you tips and tricks of how to make your character come alive in your, and your GM's mind.

Episode 3 - The Narrative Dice

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we take a long hard look at the Narrative Dice of the GeneSys Role Playing Game by Fantasy Flight Games - What are they? What do the symbols mean? How can I use them in my game to make it amazing? We answer these questions and more including a live play scenario, as well as answering a few questions posed by our listeners.

Episode 2 - Running a Session 0

In this episode of The Dice Pool Podcast we discuss the latest and greatest on the internet about the GeneSys Role Playing Game by Fantasy Flight Games, how to run a Session 0 for your current or next campaign, and answer a few questions posed by our listeners.

Episode 1 - Launch Party

This is the first episode of The Dice Pool Podcast where we introduce ourselves to the listeners, discuss the latest and greatest on the internet about the Genesys Role Playing Game by Fantasy Flight Games. We offer our initial reactions to this fantastic narrative style Role Playing Game, and answer a few questions posed by our listeners.