The Bear's Grove

This is the blog for the podcast called "The Bear's Grove" by Sam Chupp. Sam holds forth on roleplaying game design, writing, running and playing with special focus on kids & RPG advocacy, romantic roleplaying, and other storytelling-focused aspects of RPGs.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Bear's Grove #9: Brokeback Balrog & the Cult of Orielle

The Bear's Grove #9

News and notes: we have a Frappr map.

We have a Cafe Press store.

A rant about people who don't get kids involved in gaming, talking a bit about the Old Gamer's Home.

Then the "Gryphon's Guide to the Galaxy" promo, and why Sam loves "I Hate George."

Alan Braden does his segment, called "Brokeback Balrog," about the experience of being a gay man who is into roleplaying games.

Sam's Game Designer tool segment talks about organizational tools such as Wikis and Mind Maps.

Edit Me
ELOTHTES, the wiki about the Penny Arcade spinoff
Freemind Mind Mapper

Then Sam's Religion in Gaming has a segment on the religions in his game world, one of them is the Cult of Orielle, a goddess of healing, love, sex, and fertility. The first of two segments closing out our Religion in Gaming series.

Next week's podcast will be our Super Hero Theme edition.

Closing out the podcast with the song "Betty" off of the Lascivious Biddies' album "Get Lucky."

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Blogger Gamer: The Podcast said...

Hey Sam,
You mentioned you were looking for a female gamer's view on things.
Gamer: the Podcasting is a fairly new cast about rpg's (with a focus on larp) where one of the three hosts is a girl. Check it out if you get a chance

3:59 PM  
Blogger The Bear's Grove said...

Yes, of course! I've already heard your podcast and I quite like it. Contact me privately and we might be able to do a promo exchange!

12:55 AM  

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