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October 11, 2021  

Hit Dice, Explosions, and the Nomenclature of RPGs

October 11, 2021

This week, we will be looking at a smattering of articles that are all over the place and end up really digging into how RPGs should be named. The articles from Knock! Issue One are "Hit dice are meant to be rolled" by Eric Nieudan, "20 Gunpowders" by Eric Nieudan et al., and "Naming my game" by Ben Milton. We are also back to having a listener question this week!


On Friday, we will be releasing a second episode covering "Expose your prep" by Chris McDowall, "Why setting high stakes matters" by Sean McCoy, and "What's the deal with Igor's hump" by Jack Shear.


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