Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Happy Jacks RPG Network

A weekly, round table RPG advice show that combines friendships, table-top RPGs, and unbridled enthusiasm to bring you a show that is informative, honest and funny. If you’re looking for an RPG podcast with diverse opinions and a slightly infantile sense of humor, look no further — you’re home.

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HJRP S31E05 | Fantasy Creature Science, D&D for 44 Kids, & Safety Tools
Nov 20 2022
HJRP S31E05 | Fantasy Creature Science, D&D for 44 Kids, & Safety Tools
◇ Summary: Batman writes in about the science behind evil fantasy creatures, Curt from Alaska asks about running TTRPGs for a group of 44 kids, and Jolene shares some advice about safety tools and has a reminder for us. | Hosts: Kimi, Adam, & CADave ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:59 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 5:33 - Announcements of new APs 10:20 - Batman talks about the science of evil creatures | 40:05 - Curt from Alaska writes in about running TTRPGs for people new to the hobby and a club of 44 kids | 1:17:53 - Jolene has some advice about safety tools and a reminder for us | 1:24:52 - Episode Closing | 1:27:02 - Song: " Danger Inbound" by Eclectotron (instagram.com/eclectotron/) watch the amazing music video on youtube! ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S31E05 | Fantasy Creature Science, D&D for 44 Kids, & Safety Tools
Nov 20 2022
HJRP S31E05 | Fantasy Creature Science, D&D for 44 Kids, & Safety Tools
◇ Summary: Batman writes in about the science behind evil fantasy creatures, Curt from Alaska asks about running TTRPGs for a group of 44 kids, and Jolene shares some advice about safety tools and has a reminder for us. | Hosts: Kimi, Adam, & CADave ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:59 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 5:33 - Announcements of new APs 10:20 - Batman talks about the science of evil creatures | 40:05 - Curt from Alaska writes in about running TTRPGs for people new to the hobby and a club of 44 kids | 1:17:53 - Jolene has some advice about safety tools and a reminder for us | 1:24:52 - Episode Closing | 1:27:02 - Song: " Danger Inbound" by Eclectotron (instagram.com/eclectotron/) watch the amazing music video on youtube! ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S31E04 | Streaming TTRPG Tips, Academic take on One-Shots, & The One Ring RPG
Nov 19 2022
HJRP S31E04 | Streaming TTRPG Tips, Academic take on One-Shots, & The One Ring RPG
◇ Summary: Kettle from Germany asks for tips and tricks for streaming games, Steffi from Scotland offers an academically inspired way to pace one-shots, Actual Jessie talks about the The One Ring TTRPG and Kimi goes on a rant about Rings of Power | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 4:02 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 6:09 - Kettle from Germany asks about streaming TTRPGS | 39:00 - Steffi from Scotland offers their strategy for prepping one shots | 52:47 - Actual Jesse talks about playing The One Ring rpg | 1:04:00 - Kimi goes on a rant about Rings of Power 1:17:44 - Episode Closing | 1:05:37 - Song: " Toss a Coin to your Witcher" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S31E03 | Changing D&D Campaign to High Fantasy, 10 Candles Con Game Success Story, & Post Con Recap Blues
Nov 6 2022
HJRP S31E03 | Changing D&D Campaign to High Fantasy, 10 Candles Con Game Success Story, & Post Con Recap Blues
◇ Summary: We announce our Indie Designer of the Month for November, Mike is running a low fantasy D&D campaign and wants to transition it to high fantasy, Jan-Egil from Norway updates us on how his 10 Candles convention game went, and Taurelin misses post-convention game breakdowns | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jay (@jayafrica), and Bill (@billroper) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:21 - Indie Designer of the Month: Christina Stone-Bush (hyvemynd.itch.io) | 6:31 - Mike asks about how to transition a campaign from low-fantasy to high fantasy | 27:57 - Jan-Egil from Norway updates us on how his 10 Candles convention game went | 51:34 - Taurelin misses our convention recap episodes and wants to talk Jackercon | 1:04:46 - Episode Closing | 1:05:37 - Song: " Heavy Mahogany" by The Dread Crew of Oddwood (thedreadcrewofoddwood.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S31E02 | GM Planning Styles, Con Game Tone, & Complaint about a Past Show
Nov 6 2022
HJRP S31E02 | GM Planning Styles, Con Game Tone, & Complaint about a Past Show
◇ Summary: Array asks about GMing planning styles and "writing style alignment," Steve in SoCal asks about the tone of convention games, and Patrick has a complaint about our GURPS comments | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), Nick (@Sungrowler) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:15 - Announcements: Starting in November we will feature an indie designer every month! Patreons will get copies of their games and everyone will learn about amazing creators in the TTRPG community! | 7:27 - Array asks about our “writing style alignment” | 39:37 - Steve in SoCal asks about the tone of convention games | 1:01:13 - Patrick has a gripe about our grumbling about GURPS | 1:19:10 - Episode Closing | 1:19:43 - Song: " Those Who Fight Further [Final Fantasy VII]" by Super MadNES (supermadnes.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S31E01 | A First TPK, Disorganized LARP, & Problematic Powers
Oct 31 2022
HJRP S31E01 | A First TPK, Disorganized LARP, & Problematic Powers
◇ Summary: Batman, yes BATMAN... ok maybe not real Batman, writes in about his first TPK ever, JoLene writes in with a LARP horror story and talks about why she went back a few times anyway, Steve in SoCal asks about problematic powers that mess with player agency and enjoyment. | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), CA Dave (@CASithLord), Courtney (@theanimegoddess), and Jay (@JayAfrica) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:52 - Announcements: Starting in November we will feature an indie designer every month! Patreons will get copies of their games and everyone will learn about amazing creators in the TTRPG community! | 4:33 - Batman (whaaa?) writes in about their first TPK, 40 years into playing TTRPGs | 28:47 - Jolene writes in with a LARP horror story | 42:27 - Steve in SoCal asks about problematic powers that mess with player agency and enjoyment | 1:05:43 - Episode Closing | 1:06:38 - Song: "The Pub that We Call Home" by The Poxy Boggards (poxyboggards.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S30E25 | Inclusive and Exclusive Games, Campaign Currency, & Writing Advice
Oct 9 2022
HJRP S30E25 | Inclusive and Exclusive Games, Campaign Currency, & Writing Advice
◇ Summary: Shawn asks about games that are designed with inclusive or specifically exclusive concepts about PCs, Rob wants to talk game currency and the Alien RPG, Jonathan asks for advice about writing adventures and designing games | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Emily (@emilyvdw) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 2:14 - Announcements: This is the last episode of season 30. We will be taking a 2 week break and be back to record the first episode of season 31 on Oct 21st. | 5:55 - Shawn in Washington DC asks about games with inclusive or exclusive PC rules | 32:03 - Rob from Down Under talks about the Alien RPG in the Year Zero Engine | 48:03 - Jonathan asks about designing RPGs and RPG adventures | 1:06:12 - Episode Closing | 1:07:11 - Song: "A Thousand Lives" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S30E24 | Recovering from TPKs, Raising Gaming Kids, & a Lightning Round
Oct 1 2022
HJRP S30E24 | Recovering from TPKs, Raising Gaming Kids, & a Lightning Round
◇ Summary: Forlornhope22 asks now a new GM can recover from a too-deadly combat encounter in a campaign, Steve in SoCal asks about how to fit gaming in after having kids and how to raise kids in a way that makes them more likely to enjoy gaming someday, and Andreas has a lighting round of questions | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Adam (@hoobuk), and Bill (@billroper) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:29 - Vyrrk is giving away a copy of Decuma on the Discord happyjacks.org/discord & the Discord has forums now! | 5:43 - Forlornhope22 asks how to recover from a too-deadly combat encounter | 35:22 - Steve in SoCal asks about raising kids to be gamers | 1:12:41 - Andreas sends in a lighting round of questions | 1:24:13 - Episode Closing | 1:25:03 - Song: "Laser Printed Hero" by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S30E23 | Playing Straight White Guys, Pacing Convention One-Shots, & Managing Player Schedules
Sep 23 2022
HJRP S30E23 | Playing Straight White Guys, Pacing Convention One-Shots, & Managing Player Schedules
◇ Summary: Ken in Canada asks if it’s ok to just RP straight white guy characters as a player, James from the Panhandle asks about pacing a 1 shot with no test runs, & Rob in Australia asks about what systems work well for managing inconsistent schedules where players end up missing sessions | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jason (@itsProbablyOk), Riley (@rileyjsilverman) ◇ 0:33 - Welcome & Episode Summary | 1:29 - Vyrrk is giving away a copy of Decuma on the Discord happyjacks.org/discord & the Discord has forums now! | 5:30 - Ken in Canada asks if it’s ok to just RP straight white guy characters | 20:53 - James from the Panhandle asks about pacing a 1 shot with no test runs | 55:13 - Rob in Australia asks about what systems work well for managing inconsistent schedules where players end up missing sessions | 1:16:38 - Episode Closing | 1:17:40 - Song: "Jenny of Oldstones by The Mary Sues (marysuesband.com) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S30E17 | GMs taking Stuff, Con Horror Story, & a Son’s Shout Out
Aug 15 2022
HJRP S30E17 | GMs taking Stuff, Con Horror Story, & a Son’s Shout Out
◇ Summary: Michael disagrees with us about GMs taking stuff away, Mike F in New York shares a gaming horror story that was partially his fault, and second generation Happy Jacks fan shares about Jackercon and has a message for his dad | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Jason (@itsProbablyOk) , Vyrrk (@Vyrrk) , and Stork ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary |1:24 - Announcements: We need emails! |8:44 - Michael disagrees with us about GMs taking stuff away |35:01 - Mike F in New York shares a gaming horror story that was partially his fault |1:07:37 - A second generation Happy Jacks fan shares about Jackercon and has a message for his dad |1:20:17 - Episode Closing |1:24:10 - Song: "Time Flies when you're having Rum" by Sportive Tricks (sportivetricks.com) (yes, I forgot and we have the same song from last week) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network www.happyjacks.org
HJRP S30E12 | Historical TTRPG campaigns, Perfect Systems for Setting, & Organizing Campaign Notes in Google
Jul 10 2022
HJRP S30E12 | Historical TTRPG campaigns, Perfect Systems for Setting, & Organizing Campaign Notes in Google
◇ Summary: Systems that are good for historical TTRPG campaigns that have as much roleplaying as sieges and wars, thoughts on systems that capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, & advice on organizing campaign notes in Google | Hosts: Kimi (@goldenlassogirl), Nick (@Sungrowler), Jameson, and Riley (@rileyjsilverman) ◇ 0:34 - Welcome & Episode Summary, 1:57 - Announcements: Upcoming Actual Plays & JackerCon Update8:48 - New listener Conrad asks about systems for historical TTRPG campaigns and sieges or war campaigns in games, 27:33 - Micah asks which systems capture their intended setting and tone perfectly, 57:11 - Niklas in Sweden asks about strategies to organize campaign notes, 1:07:12 - Episode Closing, 1:08:17 - Song: "The Wellerman" by The Netbusker's Folkshoppe (netbusker.net) ◇ Email happyjacksrpg@gmail.com to send in a topic or question to the show! ◇ Follow Happy Jacks RPG on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or hang out with other tabletop roleplaying fans in our Discord community! ◇ Subscribe to our other podcasts! We have Actual Play Campaigns in over 20 RPG systems and a great collection of One-Shots if you prefer bite sized adventures. ◇ You can watch us on Youtube or Twitch! ◇ Keep us independent by becoming a Patreon! Our fantastic supporters let us play and say what we want instead of catering to companies for ad or sponsorship money. They are HEROES! Happy Jacks RPG Network