Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Superstitions at the Gaming Table

Episode #4 - Superstition Roadtest

In Episode 4 Liz plays Scully to Emma's Mulder as we explore superstition, luck and rituals in roleplaying games.

Recorded in two parts (but as one episode thanks to the magic of editing), Emma describes several common ways roleplaying gamers try to control the fates, and sceptical Liz talks about the nature of superstition.

After a brief musical interlude (we couldn't get Stevie Wonder, so we had to settle for a cheap counterfeit), we return for part two where Liz and Emma discuss the results of their research and examine whether or not we should even try to influence those pesky dice.

And then there's the bit about the rooster and the monkey.

RPG Meetup - A forum for role players, based in Canberra.
Master Chris's satirical explanation of die statistics

Terence Jannsen for the music.
Phase Two Comics for the hosting.
Members of the RPG Meetup boards for feedback and ideas!

Research - List of References
Full Frontal Nerdity
When Dice Go Bad
Cursed Dice
Wil Wheaton blog