Saving the Game a Christian podcast about tabletop roleplaying games, collaborative storytelling in RPGs, and other interesting topics

December 21, 2016  
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Grant presents a very special Christmas bonus episode: A reading of a unique sermon given on Christmas Day, 1983, by Rev. Bob Lawrence of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.

Music: "Greensleeves" and "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence", performed by Andrew Remillard.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-20

January 12, 2016  
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Grant and Peter are back with a STG New Year's tradition: A review of their resolutions for the upcoming year, broken down into "personal", "gaming", and "faith". Plus, Grant drops some information about a Patreon campaign we're working on, and we discuss the most interesting (and STG-relevant) Christmas gifts we received this year.

Mentioned in this episode: The Blue Devils in Italy: A History of the 88th Infantry DivisionA Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels; Habitica; Electric City Comic Con; Clearing the Backlog

Scripture: James 2:14-17, Revelation 3:15-18

August 11, 2015  
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Grant and Peter take a break to talk about collectible card games! We talk about our experiences with games both paper and pixelated: War of Omens, Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering, Doomtown, and the Legend of the Five Rings CCG. Plus, work disaster stories!

June 16, 2015  
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Grant and Peter sat down together—in the same room for the first time in the history of Saving the Game—and recorded a short bonus episode together at Fear the Con 8 in St. Louis, MO! We talked about a lot of people, including Mikey Mason and Rev. Derek W. White, but mostly we talked about what we did at the convention and how much fun we had there with the extended Booter family. Enjoy!

January 27, 2015  
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It's our annual New Year's Resolutions bonus episode! Our fundraiser has wrapped up (at $360 raised for The Bodhana Group, well beyond our $150 goal), and Sojourn Volume 2 is still out, with Volume 3 in the works! Also, Branden's no longer with the podcast; we wish him the best of luck going forward. After that news wrap-up, Peter and Grant break down our resolutions for the coming year, and what we'll do to keep them.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:62 Corinthians 6:2

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BIG NEWS: Branden will be a Save Against Fear 2014! If you're not familiar with SAFe and The Bodhana Group, take a listen to Episode 25, "Therapeutic Roleplaying (with Jack Berkenstock)".

This should be our last bonus episode for a bit—Grant will be back next episode—but Peter and Branden wanted to take some of the work we've done in our Science of Storytelling series and apply it to a real campaign pitch, with multiple demands from virtual players (all played by Peter) and Branden as the GM. Enjoy!

Scripture: Proverbs 4:13, Luke 6:40

August 12, 2014  
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Peter and Branden take a break from the usual episode sequence to talk about their story and game ideas that haven't made it to the table yet! We also plug Save Against Fear 2014, in Lancaster, PA, September 12-14. (Branden might actually be able to go!)

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:9

May 6, 2014  
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Sorry -- no regular episode today. Peter's father-in-law passed away on the day we were slated to record today's episode (with a guest host), and that threw our schedule off rather a bit more than we could handle. A few more details are in the news update we attached here. However, there's an extra "Retro Tuesday" upload this week as we attempt to catch up with our backlog, and we recorded a guest appearance on Game Store Prophets for later this month, so content is indeed forthcoming!

December 31, 2013  
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It's our annual New Years bonus episode! Grant, Peter, and Branden review their 2013 New Years resolutions and how well they lived up to them (or not). Then we dive headlong into our resolutions for 2014, talking about the improvements we want to make in our faith, our personal lives, and our gaming careers.

December 31, 2012  
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A very special bonus episode! No scripture, but Branden, Peter, and Grant share their New Years resolutions relating to their faith, their personal lives, and their gaming career. Then we read some resolutions our listeners shared, and encourage them in their own resolutions.