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Saving the Game

By Saving the Game

A Christian podcast about tabletop roleplaying games, collaborative storytelling in RPGs, and other interesting topics

  1. 1.
    Episode 191 - GM Improv01/05/2021
    1:03:46
  2. 2.
    Bonus Episode 23 - The Eighth Day of Christmas12/22/2020
    18:33
  3. 3.
    Episode 190: GM Prep12/08/2020
    1:00:46
  4. 4.
    Episode 189 - Breaking for the Mundane11/24/2020
    1:16:09
  5. 5.
    Episode 188 - Eden11/10/2020
    1:14:49
  6. 6.
    Bonus Episode 22 - Incorporating Spooky Elements10/27/2020
    1:59:43
  7. 7.
    Episode 187 - Creepy Crawlies10/13/2020
    1:14:35
  8. 8.
    Episode 186 - Brainstorming a Haunted House09/29/2020
    1:31:21
  1. 9.
    Episode 185 - Werewolves09/15/2020
    1:34:44
  2. 10.
    Episode 184 - Alignment Wrap-Up (With Douglas Underhill)09/01/2020
    1:49:52
  3. 11.
    Episode 183 - Ghosts08/18/2020
    1:12:06
  4. 12.
    Bonus Episode 21 - Jenny and Peter Brainstorm Some More08/04/2020
    40:26
  5. 13.
    Episode 182 - Cosmic Horror07/21/2020
    1:45:55
  6. 14.
    Episode 181 - Real-World Faith in Games (with WJ MacGuffin)07/07/2020
    1:21:42
  7. 15.
    Episode 180 - Chaotic Evil (Alignments 9)06/23/2020
    1:19:42
  8. 16.
    Episode 179 - Chaotic Neutral (With Krissi Woodward)06/09/2020
    1:30:22
  9. 17.
    Episode 178 - Chaotic Good (With Elizabeth Garn)05/26/2020
    1:09:34
  10. 18.
    Episode 177 - Keeping Players in the Loop05/12/2020
    1:27:20
  11. 19.
    Episode 176 - Freelancing (with Jason Brick)04/28/2020
    58:11
  12. 20.
    Episode 175 - Neutral Evil04/14/2020
    1:11:39
  13. 21.
    Episode 174 - True Neutral (Alignments 5)03/31/2020
    43:44
  14. 22.
    Bonus Episode 20 - Online Gaming03/25/2020
    1:15:12
  15. 23.
    Episode 173 - Grant and Peter Brainstorm03/17/2020
    1:24:54
  16. 24.
    Episode 172 - Neutral Good (Alignments 4)03/03/2020
    55:28
  17. 25.
    Episode 171 - Vanquishing Evil (With Ashley Mowers and Derek White)02/20/2020
    1:19:17
  18. 26.
    STG 170 - Pre-Game Tools (With Kimi Hughes)02/04/2020
    1:14:18
  19. 27.
    STG 169 - Old Age And Retirement01/21/2020
    1:13:46
  20. 28.
    STG 168 - Lawful Evil (Alignments 3)01/07/2020
    1:27:44
  21. 29.
    STG Bonus 19 - "A Room with a View" (by Rev. Bob Lawrence)12/23/2019
    14:51
  22. 30.
    STG 167 - Lawful Neutral (Alignments 2)12/10/2019
    1:03:23
  23. 31.
    Episode 166 - Lawful Good (Alignments 1)11/26/2019
    1:10:36
  24. 32.
    STG 165 - Unlikely Heroes (with Mike Perna)11/12/2019
    1:29:57
  25. 33.
    STG 164 - Monsters10/29/2019
    1:18:00
  26. 34.
    STG 163 - Collaboration Part Two (Electric Boogaloo)10/15/2019
    1:10:37
  27. 35.
    STG 162 - Safety and Bleed with Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman10/01/2019
    1:25:33
  28. 36.
    STG 161 - Historical Games (with Daniel Kwan)09/17/2019
    1:01:01
  29. 37.
    STG 160 - The Tenth Commandment (The Ten Commandments, Part 10)09/04/2019
    1:06:50
  30. 38.
    STG 159 - We Built This City on Rock and Wool08/20/2019
    54:27
  31. 39.
    STG 158 - Breaking Down a GM's First Game (with Krissi Woodward)08/06/2019
    1:21:00
  32. 40.
    Episode 157 - Bearing False Witness (The Ten Commandments, Part 9)07/23/2019
    1:01:12
  33. 41.
    STG 156 - Treasure Without Theft07/09/2019
    1:20:24
  34. 42.
    STG 155 - Unwritten Rules (with Geek at Arms)06/25/2019
    1:30:24
  35. 43.
    STG 154 - Theft (The Ten Commandments, Part Eight)06/11/2019
    1:11:26
  36. 44.
    STG 153 - Publishing (with Kyle Rudge)05/28/2019
    1:20:45
  37. 45.
    STG 152 - Biblical Figures: Jonah05/14/2019
    39:06
  38. 46.
    STG 151 - Actual Play (with Ryan Felton)04/30/2019
    1:24:52
  39. 47.
    STG 150 - Why We Love Games04/16/2019
    52:36
  40. 48.
    STG 149 - Unlikely Heroes (with Rev. Derek White)04/02/2019
    1:08:58
  41. 49.
    STG 148 - Angels in our Games03/19/2019
    50:14
  42. 50.
    STG 147 - Angels and Angelology03/05/2019
    55:25
  43. 51.
    STG 146 - Adultery (The Ten Commandments, Part Seven)02/19/2019
    55:56
  44. 52.
    STG 145 - Roleplaying Mental Illnesses02/05/2019
    1:10:23
  45. 53.
    Bonus Episode 18 - Objectives and Key Results01/22/2019
    50:31
  46. 54.
    STG 144 - Hacking Published Adventures01/08/2019
    1:07:15
  47. 55.
    STG 143 - Good Gaming Sessions (with Greg Stolze)12/19/2018
    1:14:41
  48. 56.
    STG 142 - Biblical Figures: Samson12/11/2018
    36:02
  49. 57.
    Bonus Episode 17 - The Tiny Sunglasses Method of Character Creation11/28/2018
    1:03:42
  50. 58.
    Episode 141 - The Sixth Commandment (The Ten Commandments, Part 6)11/13/2018
    1:03:10
  51. 59.
    Episode 140 - Undeath10/30/2018
    59:19
  52. 60.
    Episode 139 - Character Backstories (with Krissi Woodward)10/16/2018
    1:11:23
  53. 61.
    Bonus Episode 16 - Biblical Figures: Matthew10/02/2018
    48:13
  54. 62.
    Episode 138 - The Fifth Commandment (The Ten Commandments, Part 5)09/18/2018
    55:32
  55. 63.
    Episode 137 - Music at the Gaming Table (with Zach Lorton)09/04/2018
    1:17:29
  56. 64.
    Episode 136 - Destiny (with Kris Newton)08/21/2018
    1:21:18
  57. 65.
    STG 135 - Moral Accountability, Part 2 (with Allen Mowers, Ashley Mowers, and Kyle Stainbrook)08/08/2018
    52:39
  58. 66.
    Episode 134 - Moral Accountability, Part 1 (with Allen Mowers, Ashley Mowers, and Kyle Stainbrook)07/24/2018
    49:50
  59. 67.
    Bonus Episode 15 - Con Report: Fear the Con 201807/10/2018
    1:41:11
  60. 68.
    STG 133 - Getting Started as a GM06/26/2018
    1:00:36
  61. 69.
    Bonus Episode 14 - Ottowa Comic Con and Other Things06/12/2018
    1:17:47
  62. 70.
    STG 132 - Board Games (with Mike Perna)05/29/2018
    1:20:25
  63. 71.
    STG 131 - Christian Genre Fiction and the Satanic Panic (with Daniel Silver and Father David Subu)05/15/2018
    58:43
  64. 72.
    Episode 130 - Outreach (with Stephen Weese)05/01/2018
    1:21:50
  65. 73.
    Episode 129 - Support Characters04/17/2018
    1:07:42
  66. 74.
    Episode 128 - Sainthood04/03/2018
    49:08
  67. 75.
    Bonus Episode 13 - Biblical Figures 2: Gideon03/20/2018
    21:54
  68. 76.
    Episode 127 - Christian Allegory and Allusion03/06/2018
    58:10
  69. 77.
    Episode 126 - Resurrection Magic02/20/2018
    1:03:39
  70. 78.
    Episode 125 - Positive Metagaming02/06/2018
    56:30
  71. 79.
    Episode 124 - Roleplaying in Mass Combat01/23/2018
    44:13
  72. 80.
    Episode 123 - Making Mass Combat Interesting01/10/2018
    1:04:14
  73. 81.
    Bonus 12 - Biblical Figures: Joseph12/26/2017
    23:54
  74. 82.
    Episode 122 - Battered Group Syndrome, Part 212/12/2017
    43:10
  75. 83.
    Episode 121 - Battered Group Syndrome, Part 111/28/2017
    46:37
  76. 84.
    Episode 120 - Six Clickbaity GMing Traditions We Need To Stop11/14/2017
    1:00:50
  77. 85.
    Bonus Episode 11 - Save Against Fear 2017 Con Report10/31/2017
    49:38
  78. 86.
    Episode 119 - Gaming Evangelism (with Gospel and Gaming)10/17/2017
    1:01:18
  79. 87.
    Episode 118 - Ends and Means10/03/2017
    1:02:20
  80. 88.
    Episode 117 - Con Planning (with Adam Gottfried)09/19/2017
    1:07:49
  81. 89.
    Episode 116 - Therapeutic Gaming Revisited (with Jack Berkenstock)09/05/2017
    1:38:12
  82. 90.
    Episode 115 - RPGs in Social Skills Therapy (with Adam Davis and Adam Johns)08/22/2017
    1:12:20
  83. 91.
    Episode 114 - Gaming and Counseling (with Matthew Surber)08/08/2017
    1:08:24
  84. 92.
    Episode 113 - The Fourth Commandment07/25/2017
    1:02:32
  85. 93.
    Bonus Episode 10 - Fear the Con X Review07/11/2017
    41:27
  86. 94.
    Episode 112 - Playing Above and Below Your Ability06/27/2017
    1:06:47
  87. 95.
    Episode 111 - LARP and the Psychology of Play (with Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman)06/13/2017
    1:19:54
  88. 96.
    Episode 110 - Spiritual Warfare (with Rev. Derek White)05/30/2017
    1:14:00
  89. 97.
    Episode 109 - Visual Character Descriptions, Part 2 (with Krissi Woodward)05/16/2017
    43:09
  90. 98.
    Episode 109 - Visual Character Descriptions, Part 1 (with Krissi Woodward)05/02/2017
    46:37
  91. 99.
    Episode 108 - The Third Commandment (Ten Commandments, Part 3)04/18/2017
    1:03:37
  92. 100.
    Episode 107 - Relics and Holy Items04/04/2017
    45:13
  93. 101.
    Episode 106 - Limiting Evil03/21/2017
    59:51
  94. 102.
    Episode 105 - Exploration03/07/2017
    51:18
  95. 103.
    Episode 104 - Naming and Renaming02/21/2017
    51:21
  96. 104.
    Episode 103 - Fitness for Gamers, Part 2 (with Kimi, Chris and Krissi)02/07/2017
    1:02:00
  97. 105.
    Episode 103 - Fitness for Gamers, Part 1 (with Kimi, Chris, and Krissi)01/24/2017
    56:50
  98. 106.
    Episode 102 - Adapting to the Dice01/10/2017
    1:00:50
  99. 107.
    Episode 101 - Playing Supernatural Creatures12/27/2016
    50:20
  100. 108.
    Bonus Episode 9 - The Centurion (by Rev. Bob Lawrence)12/21/2016
    21:51
  101. 109.
    Episode 100 - History and Historical Mystery12/13/2016
    57:21
  102. 110.
    Episode 99 - Practical Advice for Running Gaming Events (with Mike Perna)11/29/2016
    1:13:40
  103. 111.
    Episode 98 - The Second Commandment11/15/2016
    44:12
  104. 112.
    Episode 97 - Religious Villains11/01/2016
    56:52
  105. 113.
    Episode 96 - The First Commandment (The Ten Commandments, Part 1)10/18/2016
    39:57
  106. 114.
    Episode 95 - Hospitality10/04/2016
    1:06:57
  107. 115.
    Episode 94 - Epic Monsters09/20/2016
    49:16
  108. 116.
    Episode 93: Anti-Heroes09/06/2016
    59:13
  109. 117.
    Episode 92 - Generalists vs Specialists08/23/2016
    50:13
  110. 118.
    Episode 91 - Creating a Moral Universe, Part 2 (with Kris & Katrina Ehrnman-Newton)08/09/2016
    55:41
  111. 119.
    Episode 91 - Creating a Moral Universe, Part 1 (with Kris & Katrina Ehrnman-Newton)08/09/2016
    1:28:43
  112. 120.
    Episode 90 - The First Council of Nicaea (Historical Heresies 5)07/26/2016
    58:01
  113. 121.
    Episode 89 - Arianism (Historical Heresies 4)07/12/2016
    50:32
  114. 122.
    Episode 88 - Dark Dungeons and Lingering Pain (with Rev. Chris Ode)06/28/2016
    53:06
  115. 123.
    Episode 87 - Healing and Injury06/14/2016
    55:28
  116. 124.
    Episode 86 - Callings and Changes05/31/2016
    56:22
  117. 125.
    Episode 85 - Designing Fantasy Pantheons (with James Wyatt)05/17/2016
    1:01:51
  118. 126.
    Episode 84 - GM Problems05/03/2016
    1:07:44
  119. 127.
    Episode 83 - Personal Horror (with Greg Stolze)04/19/2016
    1:14:11
  120. 128.
    Episode 82 - Diaspora04/05/2016
    1:09:10
  121. 129.
    Episode 81 - Fear03/22/2016
    1:00:24
  122. 130.
    Episode 80 - Mechanical Morality Systems03/08/2016
    1:03:53
  123. 131.
    Episode 79 - Character Advancement02/23/2016
    51:30
  124. 132.
    Episode 78 - Listener Mailbag 102/09/2016
    41:30
  125. 133.
    Episode 77 - Surrender01/26/2016
    51:44
  126. 134.
    Bonus Episode 8 - 2016 New Year's Resolutions01/12/2016
    44:20
  127. 135.
    Episode 76 - Manichaeism (Historical Heresies, Part 3)12/29/2015
    1:01:04
  128. 136.
    Episode 75 - Group Management12/15/2015
    36:58
  129. 137.
    Episode 74 - The Myth of Redemptive Violence (with Rev. Derek White)12/01/2015
    1:14:58
  130. 138.
    Episode 73 - Our Gaming Curriculum (Part 2)11/17/2015
    1:01:22
  131. 139.
    Episode 72 - An Introduction to Gnosticism (Historical Heresies, Part 2)11/03/2015
    41:33
  132. 140.
    Episode 71 - Creeds10/20/2015
    42:48
  133. 141.
    Episode 70 - Adoptionism and Ebionism (Historical Heresies, Part 1)10/06/2015
    42:01
  134. 142.
    Episode 69 - Holy Sites09/22/2015
    37:43
  135. 143.
    Episode 68 - Breaking Down Boundaries (with Kyle Rudge)09/08/2015
    1:02:04
  136. 144.
    Episode 67 - Breaking Canon (with Kris Newton & Katrina Ehrnman-Newton)08/25/2015
    1:11:25
  137. 145.
    Bonus Episode 7 - Collectible Card Games08/11/2015
    48:36
  138. 146.
    Episode 66 - Gatekeeping (with Mike Perna)07/29/2015
    1:10:08
  139. 147.
    Episode 65 - Non-Human Characters07/14/2015
    41:58
  140. 148.
    Episode 64 - Matching System and Story06/30/2015
    47:44
  141. 149.
    Bonus Episode 6 - Fear the Con 806/16/2015
    33:01
  142. 150.
    Episode 63 - An Introduction to Roleplaying Games (with Rev. Jason D. Wood)06/02/2015
    1:04:39
  143. 151.
    Episode 62 - Animals05/19/2015
    55:32
  144. 152.
    Episode 61 - Fear the Charity and Con Games (with Derek Knutsen)05/08/2015
    1:00:43
  145. 153.
    Episode 60 - Our Gaming Curriculum04/21/2015
    53:45
  146. 154.
    Episode 59 - Conspiracies04/07/2015
    45:17
  147. 155.
    Episode 58 - Prophecy (with Katrina Ehrnman)03/24/2015
    1:04:40
  148. 156.
    Episode 57 - Playing for Small Stakes (with Josh T. Jordan)03/10/2015
    49:14
  149. 157.
    Episode 56 - Making Locations Gameable02/24/2015
    48:06
  150. 158.
    Episode 55 - Groundwork for Character Development02/10/2015
    48:19
  151. 159.
    Bonus Episode 5 - 2015 New Year's Resolutions01/27/2015
    37:29
  152. 160.
    Episode 54 - Holiday Gaming01/13/2015
    31:13
  153. 161.
    Episode 53 - Humility (Virtues & Vices, Part 14)12/31/2014
    42:03
  154. 162.
    Episode 52 - Pride (Virtues & Vices, Part 13)12/16/2014
    54:16
  155. 163.
    Episode 51 - Non-Violent Conflict Resolution (with Devon Kelley)12/02/2014
    51:39
  156. 164.
    Episode 50 - Live - Making Interesting Characters (Part 2)11/18/2014
    48:56
  157. 165.
    Episode 50 - Live - Making Interesting Characters (Part 1)11/04/2014
    42:07
  158. 166.
    Episode 49 - Horror Games (with Kenneth Hite)10/21/2014
    1:08:35
  159. 167.
    Episode 48 - Trustworthy Characters10/07/2014
    45:11
  160. 168.
    Episode 47 - Monsters09/23/2014
    52:14
  161. 169.
    Episode 46 - Kindness (Virtues & Vices, Part 12)09/09/2014
    39:51
  162. 170.
    Bonus Episode 4 - Brandon Tells A Story08/26/2014
    44:43
  163. 171.
    Bonus Episode 3 - Story Ideas08/12/2014
    38:21
  164. 172.
    Episode 45 - Envy (Virtues & Vices, Part 11)07/29/2014
    46:53
  165. 173.
    Episode 44 - Oaths and Vows07/15/2014
    33:47
  166. 174.
    Episode 43 - Unity vs. Uniformity (with Ed Healy)07/03/2014
    37:48
  167. 175.
    Episode 42 - Blessings and Curses06/17/2014
    42:43
  168. 176.
    Episode 41 - The Types of Stories06/03/2014
    1:16:09
  169. 177.
    Episode 40 - Religious Orders05/20/2014
    48:01
  170. 178.
    No Regular Episode Today05/06/2014
    1:23
  171. 179.
    Episode 39 - Chastity (Virtues & Vices, Part 10)04/22/2014
    56:19
  172. 180.
    Episode 38 - Christians on the Convention Scene (with Derek White)04/08/2014
    1:09:43
  173. 181.
    Episode 37 - Lust (Virtues & Vices, Part 9)03/25/2014
    43:32
  174. 182.
    Episode 36 - Romance in Games03/11/2014
    54:43
  175. 183.
    Episode 35 - Resurrection02/25/2014
    49:31
  176. 184.
    Episode 34 - Death02/11/2014
    51:56
  177. 185.
    Episode 33 - Our Origin Stories01/28/2014
    53:04
  178. 186.
    Episode 32 - Forgiveness01/14/2014
    50:15
  179. 187.
    Bonus Episode - 2014 New Years Resolutions12/31/2013
    41:48
  180. 188.
    Episode 31 - Religious Holidays12/17/2013
    59:37
  181. 189.
    Episode 30 - Long Campaigns (with Ben Rome)12/03/2013
    1:26:30
  182. 190.
    Episode 29 - Giving in Games (with Stephen Jarjoura)11/19/2013
    58:31
  183. 191.
    Episode 28 - Playing the Bad Guy11/05/2013
    1:23:04
  184. 192.
    Episode 27 - Episodic Structure and Pacing (Science of Storytelling, Part 2)10/22/2013
    50:12
  185. 193.
    Episode 26 - Patience (Virtues & Vices, Part 8)10/08/2013
    1:05:13
  186. 194.
    Episode 25 - Therapeutic Roleplaying (with Jack Berkenstock)09/18/2013
    1:14:35
  187. 195.
    Episode 24 - Wrath (Virtues & Vices, Part 7)09/10/2013
    1:04:13
  188. 196.
    Episode 23 - Narrative Structure (Science of Storytelling, Part 1)08/27/2013
    52:48
  189. 197.
    Episode 22 - Morals in Stories08/13/2013
    1:06:18
  190. 198.
    Episode 21 - Redemption Stories06/25/2013
    55:46
  191. 199.
    Episode 20 - Diligence (Virtues & Vices, Part 6)06/10/2013
    48:40
  192. 200.
    Episode 19 - Sloth (Virtues & Vices, Part 5)05/07/2013
    46:26

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