Stephen Glicker, Author at Roll For Combat: A Starfinder Actual Play Podcast

Win A Free Trip To PaizoCon 2018!

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This year the entire Roll For Combat crew is going to PaizoCon 2018 and we want you to join us!

Here is what we are giving away:

  • Airfare to and from PaizoCon 2018! Arrive Thursday, May 24th and leave Monday, May 28th.
  • Free hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels.
  • Free 4-Day badge and banquet ticket.
  • Possible chance to play Pathfinder Playtest with the Roll For Combat team!
  • All winners will be announced when the giveaway ends on May 1, 2018.

Ready to enter? Simply head on over to the entry form, fill it out, and listen to the show on May 1st and see if you won! Good luck!

 

030: Fort Nite

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Huge show this week. First, the boys finally make it out to the jungle … only be faced with a packing dilemma. With no hope for rescue, the boys need to make some tough decisions on what to bring on their safari adventure.

Next, we sit down with the Order of the Amber Die! The Order has been around since 1987 and has consisted of the same GM and active pool of between ten and fifteen players. To date, they have completed over 145 published adventures across five editions of the game and are currently working their way through The Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path. I get a chance to sit down with two of their members and find out what it’s like playing Pathfinder four days straight with little sleep and “total emersion”!

Finally, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018 and you can finally enter! Just head on over to the contest entry form and listen to hear if you won on May 1st.

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

029: Besides, You Know What A Cautious Fellow I Am

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It’s another shopping spree on this week’s show, but this one presents a different sort of challenge. This time they’re headed out to an inhospitable jungle, and they have no idea how long they’ll be out there; therefore, resource management presents a thornier dilemma than your average “stock up on serums and grenades grocery run”. Also, after learning their lesson with the akatas, the team takes a long look at their ability (or inability) to deal with diseases and poisons.

Also, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018! Listen to the episode for full details on the contest and how to enter!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses how to keep your gaming group together over the long haul. We also give a sneak peek of our interview next week with the Order of the Amber Die!

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

028: Six Degrees of Investigation

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Nothing ever comes easy for our heroes, as it turns out Halkueem Zan’s documents are missing from the university archives. Even more worrisome, so is Doctor Solstarni, the leading authority on Zan’s work. Since Solstarni’s office shows evidence of foul play, Muhali calls in the local constabulary to help. Said constabulary played by this week’s special guests: Paizo’s Jason Keeley and friend of the show Rob Trimarco. In a case of “small world”, Rob separately knows Jason Keeley and also gamed with the boys back in NYC. Unclear what effect this has on Roll For Combat’s Bacon Number.

Also, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018! Listen to the episode for full details on the contest and how to enter!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses how adding playable NPCs can spice up your game!

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

027: Meeting Of The Minds

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This week, the party flexes their diplomatic muscles as they have to untangle a dispute between Qabarat’s academics. The team zeroes in on the scholar they need to see to get access to Halukeem Zan’s original writings, but he’s currently in hot water with the university and not very cooperative as a result. (There’s also the fact that he’s the only academic in the universe who’s more of a snob than Tuttle.) Can the team smooth things over and make both sides happy enough to get their hands on Zan’s journals?

Also, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018! Listen to the episode for full details on the contest and how to enter!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses how you can turn your PC buying sessions into a quick and painless experience.

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

The World of Warcraft Diary Sneak Preview!

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One of our very own Roll For Combat team members is kickstarting a book about what it truly takes to make video games!

John Staats, who plays Maurice “Mo” Dupinski in our Dead Suns Starfinder campaign, has written a book about his years at Blizzard and what it took to create one of the greatest video games of all time!

John was on the World of Warcraft team for over 10 years and his book is a VERY detailed look at how they made Vanilla WOW. He sent me an advance copy and I’m still reading (it’s over 300 pages), but look out for it on Kickstarter soon!

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While John was developing World of Warcraft, he took constant notes, created monthly updates, and interviewed his co-workers throughout the development of the project. I count 140 pictures (all with captions) in the book, most of which I’ve never seen before and they’re all very behind-the-scenes.

With hundreds of never-seen-before pictures and behind-the-scenes interviews, this is a must-read for anyone interested in video game development or the history of World of Warcraft!

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John’s been working this book for over for two years, and he recently got permission from Blizzard to use their content. Next week he’s launching his Kickstarter campaign where you can pick up a copy of this amazing book. If you’re into computer games, check out his webpage where you can read more about this book: whenitsready.com

Good luck John, and look for more information in the near future about this amazing look into one of the most popular games in history!

026: Back To School

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The boys return to Starfinder HQ for a debriefing and to get their next mission – investigate the strange alien writing they found on the Drift Rock. The trail leads to Hirogi’s home planet of Castrovel, and specifically to Qabarat University. Hirogi is happy to be on his home turf, Rusty is unnerved by a planet full of non-humans, Tuttle is overjoyed at the chance to mingle with other academics and Mo… he just wants someone to punch (or shoot).

Also, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018! Listen to the episode for full details on the contest and how to enter!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses why PCs should build their characters with flaws.

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

025: Keeping Up with the Combatians

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ATTENTION NEW LISTENERS: We here at Roll For Combat recognize that jumping into an existing podcast can be a daunting task, especially one like this that involves an unfolding story. To help newer listeners out, we’ve prepared a brief synopsis at the start of this episode that will catch you up on the story so far. Give it a listen, and you’ll be ready to join us, all caught up ready to jump right into the podcast. Enjoy the show!

It’s a jam-packed 25th episode of Roll For Combat, as we finish Book 1 of Dead Suns and start on Book 2. After a space combat session that didn’t make for good listening (SPOILER: we won!), the team returns Absalom Station to find themselves newly minted reality… holo-vid?… celebrities: it turns their Drift Rock adventures have been turned into a hot new reality show. The boys finally get some answers from Gevalarsk Nor, and they bid farewell to their NPC companions. The crew then takes a little break to do some shopping and strategize on their characters before checking back in with the Starfinder Society to receive their next mission.

We also have a special guest join us on this episode. Jason Keeley, author, editor, and Developer at Paizo Inc., creators of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games. We discuss with him what goes into developing an adventure path campaign, the upcoming Starfinder Pact Worlds hardcover book, the recently announced Pathfinder Playtest, and we dig up a surprise from Jason’s past!

Also, we’re giving away a free trip to PaizoCon 2018! Listen to the episode for full details on this contest and how to enter! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

024: Exit Through the Drift Shop

Fight with Garaggakal

The crew returns to the Drift Rock and the crew finally finds a way home. Unfortunately, it’s being guarded by… something. Something with lots and lots of teeth. And the time has finally come… THE BUTTON gets pushed!

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses how to recognize and prevent players from playing other people’s PCs.

Also, make sure to check out our first RPG product! The Loot Box of Wonder by Thurston Hillman was created for the podcast and adds a bit of deck of many things to the Starfinder Universe. Get your own free copy right here: http://lootboxofwonder.rollforcombat.com

Of course, we also announce another winner of the weekly $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! And don’t forget to become a supporter of the podcast at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/rollforcombat where you can help us while unlocking fun exclusive rewards for yourself!

Join the Loot Box of Wonder Revolution Today!

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When we first started this podcast I wasn’t sure where we would end up, but getting a published title (even if it’s a small title) written was Thurton Hillman wasn’t really on my radar at the time. However, fate and chance are a strange thing, and we were lucky enough to get Thurton to create for the show a wonderfully fun Starfinder magic item that can be used by everyone!

Part video game loot box, part deck of many things, this magic item was featured in our latest Episode 23: The Mysteries of Lootboxing and you can now download this item for free at DriveThruRPG right here!

Some of its amazing features include:

    • Two Page Introduction (almost)! Don’t you hate it when you buy a new RPG product and it only comes with a one-page introduction … or no introduction at all? With the Loot Box of Wonder, you get two whole pages of introduction (almost), that’s quality right there!
    • Lesser Loot Box of Wonder! Specially designed to cause havoc for low to mid-level PCs of all kinds, the Lesser Loot Box of Wonder will amaze and mystify your PCs and their friends!
    • Greater Loot Box of Wonder! But wait, there’s more! With the Greater Loot Box of Wonder now you can unleash mayhem on even the highest level of PCs! Bring those high-level PCs down a peg or two!
    • Twelve Full-Color Pages! Unlike other inferior products with nine pages or less, this product has not 10 pages, not 11 pages, but 12 whole pages! And all in full-color! Value city!
    • Skittermanders! Everything is better with Skittermanders, and this product has Skittermanders galore!

Don’t miss out on this amazing off today and take part of the loot box revolution! Join now!