Corruption Points
Zero Preparation Ep. 2 - Gary Gygax

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Click here to listen to Zero Preparation now!

Whoopee! The audio show of tabletop improvisation continues!

On the third episode of Zero Preparation, Gary Gygax uses the power of imagination, and encounters the first boss battle of the Dungeon of Corruption!

See how I combat imagination with improvisation without exaggeration!

Reboogieing for the boogie night crowd!

Zero Preparation Ep. 2 - Gary Gygax

Click here to listen to Zero Preparation now!

Whoopee! The audio show of tabletop improvisation continues!

On the third episode of Zero Preparation, Gary Gygax uses the power of imagination, and encounters the first boss battle of the Dungeon of Corruption!

See how I combat imagination with improvisation without exaggeration!

We’re Hiring

roll20:

We’re proud to announce that we’re expanding our team with two new positions:

Developer

Roll20 is seeking to expand our development resources by engaging a Developer as a full-time independent contractor. We work mainly in the browser and mobile (iOS/Android) space, with a heavy focus on Javascript and HTML5. We use bleeding-edge web technology as an integral part of our service, including Canvas, WebGL, and WebRTC.

Contractor will work with our in-house Lead Developer to expand Roll20 by polishing our existing features and by creating new ways for our players to participate in amazing gaming experiences. They will also communicate directly with our players on a daily basis to assist them with technical issues and gather their feedback to improve the service. Bonus points for avid tabletop gamers and previous experience in the tabletop gaming industry.

Work is done remotely, meaning you may contract with us from anywhere in the United States.

Contract qualifications include:

  • Portfolio of existing work showcasing experience with related technologies

  • Strong skills in Javascript (the Good Parts), HTML/CSS, and Ruby

  • Familiarity with managing Linux servers

  • Strong communication and writing skills

In addition to the requirements above, we will prioritize contractors who:

  • Have a strong portfolio of existing work on a site such as Github

  • Have experience with Firebase

  • Have experience with MediaWiki

  • Have experience with WebGL, Canvas, and/or NodeJS

  • Have experience working with PostgreSQL

  • Have experience playing in Roll20 on a regular basis, including advanced features such as the Roll20 API.

To apply, submit a PDF resumé/portfolio along with your proposal including hourly rate to jobs@roll20.net. Please also include a brief introduction of yourself telling us why you would be an asset to our growing team. We’d also love to see a Github profile showing off previous projects, or another form of portfolio (previous web applications, open source projects you have contributed to, etc.)

Roll20 is an online platform for tabletop gaming with a worldwide audience. Since its inception in 2012, it has grown to more than 600,000 players with more than 20 million hours of games played.


Community Manager

Roll20 is looking to better respond to the needs of our rapidly growing population by engaging a Community Manager as a full-time independent contractor. We welcome over new 1,000 tabletop gamers across a wide spectrum of interests to our program per day. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong history in high-volume customer service and social media interactions, along with extraordinary written and verbal communication skills.

Your contract with us will be purposed towards welcoming and managing the influx of players utilizing the Roll20 interface via email, message boards, social media, blogs, and other places as we are discussed there. You will create original content to engage, educate, and entertain the community.

Work is done remotely, meaning you may contract with us from anywhere in the United States.

Contract qualifications include:

  • 2 years experience in a public relations or customer service environment.

  • Current, well-received social news, crowdfunding, and/or media content that demonstrates an ability to make ongoing interaction with an audience in excess of 1,000 people (can be a personal Twitter, Tumblr, etc. account).

  • A social media presence in line with our company values.

  • The ability to collaborate, self-motivate, and work on tight timelines are musts.

In addition to the requirements above, we will prioritize candidates who:

  • Are proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Are experienced in broadcasting and editing audio/video content.

  • Have experience with Wiki applications.

  • Have previously drafted any form of community rules and/or organization.

  • Have familiarity with five or more tabletop gaming rulesets.

  • Has familiarity with the Roll20 interface.

To apply, submit a PDF resumé/portfolio along with your proposal and rates to jobs@roll20.net. Please also include a brief introduction of yourself telling us why you would be an asset to our growing team.

Roll20 is an online platform for tabletop gaming with a worldwide audience. Since its inception in 2012, it has grown to more than 600,000 players with more than 12 million hours of games played. 

Thank you to the community for helping Roll20 to grow to the point that we need more help… and for bringing us to the point that we have the resources to do it. We’re excited to start meeting with qualified applicants as soon as possible, but if applying be advised that we may be unable to respond to you specifically.

Yeah. I think I’ll be applying to the CM position.

Bonus Points
Hey everyone!

I am now a weekly contributor to STRModan actively improving website for all things tabletop related. Continuing in the trend, today is the fifth article of Bonus Points.

We’re back to homebrewing, and this time we’re approaching the concept of adapting established settings!

Is playing with a pre-determined result fun? If not, is it possible to change history? After that, how much change is too much change when dealing with an established setting? When dealing with any established settings, especially those outside of a time-stasis or in the distant past, these are important questions to consider regarding player agency and determining play.

You can find the rest of the article located here. Thanks for reading!

As a friendly reminder, STRMod is looking for more contributors! If you have any interest in writing articles on tabletop games or other nerdery, send a message to strmod today!

Hello! I was wondering if you had any idea how different the 4e dm's book would be from the 5e coming out in November? Is it still possible to run a mostly 5e-based game using the 4e dm's book?

Unfortunately, I am in the dark on the contents of the 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide. I have very little idea as to what will be in it.

In that, I’ll say that the sections of the 4e Dungeon Master’s Guide on player types and interacting with players as a group are applicable for handy tips on running games, but the latter half of the book (magical items, treasure tables, traps etc.) will be vastly different due to the differentiation of power scaling and enemies in 5e.

EDIT:

mordulin replied to your post:
In case anyone doesn’t know Wizard’s of the Coast/Hasbro does have 2 free downloadable DM based PDFs. One for the Basic Rules and one for Tyranny of Dragons. Both have monsters and some basic magic items in them while we wait for the new MM and DMG.
I was unaware! Thank you!
What's your experience with the Pathfinder Cardgame?
Anonymous

Absolute zero. Never played it!

I’m interested, but it’s currently not in the cards for me. 

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Chejop Kejak goes clubbing: Triphop Flipback

Chejop Kejak in high school: Thejock Lineback

Chejop Kejak asks for his socks back: Mysock Givethat

Chejop Kejak knife-fighting TakeA Stabat

Chejop Kejak makes hors d’oeurves: Kumquat Cheesehat

Chejop Kejak makes breakfast: Crêpeflip Flapjack

Chejop Kejak takes up a career in petty crime - Chipshop Hijack

Chejop Kejak collects baseball caps: Truckstop Hatrack

Chejop Kejack reminisces: Timehop Flashback.

What are your thoughts on organized play like D&D encounters, Pathfinder society or Shadowrun missions?

Love ‘em.

One of the biggest barriers to entry for this hobby is finding a place and group to play it. I’m a huge, huge fan of Wizards running D&D Encounters at local game stores, Paizo heavily reaching out to the community for content and expansion of the world, and Catalyst introducing runners to the sixth world.

It is organized play like this that helps the hobby thrive, and invites the public into play. 

what are some good albums for prep music?
Anonymous

I’ve been thinking on this question for a little bit, but I don’t know that there’s a great answer.

For example, my music taste is all over the place depending on what I’m prepping, when, the mood that I’m in, the focus that I’d like, etc.

Some days I’ll just listen to 80s music. Some days I’m in the mood for heavier rock. Some days I’ll listen to Snake Eater all day. Some days I’ll queue up a ten hour loop of the Halo 2 theme.  (bun nuh nuh bwawwww)

Find something that puts you in the right headspace and crank it. I know that seems like a non-answer (because it is) but it is really the best advice I can give you.

Zero Preparation Ep. 1 - Cthulhu

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Click here to listen to Zero Preparation now!

Huzzah! The audio show of tabletop improvisation continues!

On the second episode of Zero Preparation, Cthulhu fixes a boxing match between Mike Tyson and a group of beavers. 

See how I improvise my way through Eldritch abominations without losing my mind!

Once again for the night crowd!