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What should your character receive more experience points for?  Combat or role-playing?  A college professor and a necromancer attempt to have an earnest discussion about it.

Panelists:
Solomon Eldridge, Professor of Anthropology at Miskatonic University
Baron Thandor Karn of the Dark Basin

Shoutout & Promo:
The Bear Swarm! Podcast

Direct download: Great_Debate_014.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 7:19 PM

Do you like campaigns set in one area or do you prefer to globe-trot?  A well-traveled pirate and a reclusive cyber hacker discuss it.

Panelists:
Darin Payne, Captain of the Ironblood
Reflux (Live via the Neural Net)

Shoutout & Promo:
The Adventures of Indiana Jim

Direct download: Great_Debate_013.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 9:18 PM

Do town guards, police officers or government agents help your adventuring party or are they nothing but a nuisance?  On this episode we talk about the use of authority figures in games.

Panelists:
Special Agent Jack McCandless
Captain Radiant of the Integrity Force

Shoutout & Promo:
The Tome Show - 4th ed D&D Interview: One Year Later

Direct download: Great_Debate_012.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 3:26 AM

Which genre makes for a better campaign setting?  Fantasy or Science Fiction?  PCs from each of the two clash over the issue.

Panelists:
Archwizard Avan Brightstar, Vizier to the Elven Court of Neverrest
Major Hal Cross of the Interstellar Fleet

Shoutout & Promo:
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space (IDDFOS)

Direct download: Great_Debate_011.mp3
Category:The Great Debate! Episodes -- posted at: 2:47 AM