We've finally reached the hundred-episode milestone! Our heartfelt thanks to all our listeners, past hosts and guest hosts, and Patreon backers; you've all helped make this podcast special. We look forward to the next hundred-plus episodes!
This episode, Grant and Peter celebrate reaching STG 100 and call out our new theme music (by James Opie, of Nihilore.com). Then, we plug our annual charity drive for The Bodhana Group; discuss some forthcoming changes to our Patreon; and Grant reviews Big Fandom Greenville. After that, we've got our Patreon question! This one's from Jared, who asks "What game systems that you have played have felt the most compatible with spiritual growth, and what game systems that you have played have felt the least compatible with spiritual growth?"
For our main topic, we discuss a worldbuilding problem—handling historical mysteries in fantasy or sci-fi settings where longevity and data retention risk negating the mystery altogether. That leads us into a larger discussion of what the historical record might be like in all sorts of fantastic settings, and what a game master should think about when determining what historical knowledge is available during their game.
Scripture: Daniel 2:19-21; 2 Peter 3:8; John 1:1
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!
Saving the Game has switched to Podbean for our web hosting—they're specifically designed for podcasts and as such, require much less maintenance. Unfortunately, that also means we have a bit less control over things like RSS feeds and core Wordpress settings, so a few things have changed.
First, our RSS feed is now at https://savingthegame.podbean.com/feed
. This is also going to be our 'default' feed for podcast aggregators like RPGPodcasts.com
, which means blog posts and the like will creep in. This is probably the biggest inconvenience for longtime listeners, and we apologize—we'd have kept our feed URL the same if we could, but we just don't have a means to do so with the changes we've had to make to our website structure and DNS records.
Second, our backlog will have to be slowly refreshed over the coming months. We have a limited amount of storage growth per month, and our first priority is new episodes rather than old content. I suspect that at the end of each month, we'll be uploading several backlog episodes in one go.
Third, certain convenient website links, like our social media links and our syndication sidebar, will have to be redone from scratch.
Other than that, we should be pretty much back on our feet. We apologize for the downtime, and we should be getting new content back out to you quickly!