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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

Qabarat

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

Pact Worlds Starfinder Playtest PaizoCon

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!

Roll For Combat Loot Box of Wonder

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!

023: The Mysteries of Lootboxing

Roll For Combat Loot Box of Wonder

Things are finally looking up for the Roll For Combat crew, they even manage to find some mysterious loot that might just be their savior … or their destruction. Plus somehow the boys managed to live long enough to make it to level 3. And Hirogi makes a new life-long friend.

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses why adding random elements makes for a better game and more interesting character development.

Finally, we released 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!

022: Boots On The Ground

Moriko Nash

The team finishes off the remaining zombified Arceon crew, and finish exploring the caverns before turning their attention to the mysterious door. Inside, they discover interesting new surroundings, but the most welcome find is their old friend… gravity.

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses RPG play styles and which is good for you and your players.

Plus, 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!

021: Screw You, Isaac Newton!

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The party learns the hard way that combat gets unpredictable when people start running into each other in zero-gravity. We also bid farewell to one of our goblin friends, and unravel the fate of the remaining Drift Rock crew.

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses when a GM should simply skip content or a big fight.

Plus, 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!

020: Mo Dupinsky: Fishin’ Reptilian

Our ever-growing party of adventurers explores even deeper into the Drift Rock. After making short work of a warm-up fight, the team has to face a challenge of a hard-to-navigate part of the caverns. Mo and Tuttle improvise a solution that resembles deep-sea fishing. It turns out ysoki makes good bait, but it’s not fish that are biting, but… something else. We also learn that Hirogi takes that whole “honor among thieves” thing pretty seriously.

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses how to handle fights at the table and why they often turn so nasty so quickly.

Plus, 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!

019: The Darkness Strikes Back

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“Attacking the darkness” stops being funny when the darkness hits back, as the team crosses paths with an old adversary. The boys get their first taste of zero-G combat, Hirogi is torn between loyalty to the team and professional courtesy, while Mo suffers a bit of a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile, the goblins continue to have a grand old time.

Also this week, GM Stephen discusses the responsibilities expected from PCs and GMs.

Plus, 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!