The Beer and Pretzel Podcast

One-shot actual play podcast that covers a new ”beer and pretzel” RPG each time. We play it, review it, and interview the game‘s writer in this podcast that introduces new RPGs. A part of the Butwhytho.

Episodes out Fridays at 10 am

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Listen along as this gang of pirates probably drinks too much grog outside the game in roleplaying our characters for Pirate Borg!  In the Curse of Skeleton Point, three pirates wash ashore on an isl...
September 23, 2022
Listen along as this gang of pirates probably drinks too much grog outside the game in roleplaying our characters for Pirate Borg!  In the Curse of Skeleton Point, three pirates wash ashore on an isla...
September 9, 2022
Listen along as this gang of pirates probably drinks too much grog outside the game in roleplaying our characters for Pirate Borg!  In the Curse of Skeleton Point, three pirates wash ashore on an isla...
August 23, 2022
Listen along as this gang of pirates probably drinks too much grog outside the game in roleplaying our characters for Pirate Borg!  In the Curse of Skeleton Point, three pirates wash ashore on an isla...
August 12, 2022
Austen drinks too much and tries to record a podcast...
August 5, 2022
Austen review's the newest stylized heavy metal rpg Hell Night in this week's review episode.  Listen to the original interview between Austen and Hell Night creator Gavriel Quiroga at:  https://thebe...
July 29, 2022
We return from our mid-season break with another solo rpg actual play—this time with the Jurassic Park-inspired survival game Clever Girl by Matthew Graveleyn.  Listen as Austen plays as Jason, night ...
July 12, 2022
Austen and Travis review every short film from the acclaimed third season of Netflix's Love Death + Robots.  Did you agree with our rankings? 
June 17, 2022
The Beer and Pretzel Podcast plays a tropical-themed adventure of Fiasco in this week's episode. Listen as a shipwrecked crew (and pirate) try to find a way off a deserted island, dealing with curses,...
June 7, 2022
The Beer and Pretzel Podcast plays a tropical-themed adventure of Fiasco in this week's episode. Listen as a shipwrecked crew (and pirate) try to find a way off a deserted island, dealing with curses,...
June 3, 2022
The Beer and Pretzel Podcast create their characters and relationships for the classic indie rpg Fiasco.  Come back Friday for part 1/2 of our Fiasco actual play series!  Follow us on social media to ...
May 31, 2022
Austen and Travis review two of the latest piece of Marvel media with an in-depth look at Moon Knight, and the recent Dr. Strange movie. We discuss why these latest properties don't land for us.  Comi...
May 27, 2022
In this week's newest episode, Austen and Travis finish playing the two-player rpg Partners by Steve Dee.  Welcome to "Miami Knights", the tv's newest and grooviest buddy cop show about a retired dete...
May 17, 2022
In this week's newest episode, Austen and Travis play the two-player rpg Partners by Steve Dee.  Welcome to "Miami Knights", the tv's newest and grooviest buddy cop show about a retired detective turn...
May 13, 2022
Austen plays Blurred Lines, the Giallo film inspired solo rpg by Guilherme Gontijo. Austen plays a photographer who is being stalked by a leather-gloved killer whose schtick is plucking out his victim...
May 10, 2022
Before Austen and Travis sit down to play the police procedural rpg Partners together, listen as its creator discusses what went into its creation and more.  Partners and others game by Steve can be f...
May 6, 2022
Ben Bisogno runs his Passover RPG Ma Nishtana for the group as they role-play as Jewish Hobbits in Middle Earth in our latest episode. Brad takes on the role of Saruman, Austen, and Becky two hobbits,...
April 29, 2022
Ben Bisogno runs his Passover RPG Ma Nishtana for the group as they role-play as Jewish Hobbits in Middle Earth in our latest episode. Brad takes on the role of Saruman, Austen, and Becky two hobbits,...
April 26, 2022
Austen and Travis review the first three episodes of Disney's latest Moon Knight show.  We also talk about Bruce Willis's retirement, the Will Smith slap, and The Batman deleted scene with Joker.  At ...
April 22, 2022
Austen and Ben Bisogno discuss his new Kickstarter for his Passover RPG Ma Nishtana.  The Kickstarter can be found at: https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/manishtanarpg/ma-nishtana-why-is-this-night-dif...
April 15, 2022
Travis and Austen have a couple of drinks and debate the latest Batman movie.  What did you think about 2022's The Batman? 
March 22, 2022
Austen and his fiance Lia finish playing Star Crossed by Alex Roberts.  Using a Jenga tower, they tell a story of Mr. Wounded Needles, a venus fly trap, and Normal Dixon the 399th, a fly who is attrac...
March 15, 2022
Austen talks to Luke aka Limithron, the creator of Pirate Borg, the most recent Mork Borg spin-off. They discuss all sorts of questions relating to what makes Pirate Borg stand out not just as an rpg,...
March 8, 2022
Austen and Travis review Peacemaker on HBO Max and Boba Fett season one which is found on Disney+. One good and one bad.  Game of the week: Hitman 3 At the movies: Austen recommendations: Pam & To...
March 4, 2022
"He's like the Jered Leto of dogs".  A group of human writers led by the canine lead writer/star of the show Hero Dog attempt to create the best tv episode ever in our latest episode.  Will Hero Dog a...
March 1, 2022
Austen interviews Alex Roberts about Star Crossed, RPG creation, and other games that she has worked on.  You can find more of her games at: https://www.helloalexroberts.com/ You can also join her Pat...
February 22, 2022
In this special Valentine's Day episode, Austen and his fiance Lia play Star Crossed by Bully Pulpit Games.  Using a Jenga tower, they tell a story of Mr. Wounded Needles, a venus fly trap, and Normal...
February 18, 2022
Austen and Travis discuss a bunch of different tv shows and movies they have been checking out recently.    Comic of the week: The Wake.  Game of the week: Gang Beasts. 
February 4, 2022
Austen plays the one-player dating simulator rpg The Date in this week's Forever a Gnome episode.  Listen as Austen stumbles through a coffee shop date as Batman enjoys his special evening with Shrek....
February 1, 2022
The group plays the adventure Action Castle for the game Parsley In this week's group actual play episode. Listen as the group plays a parser game (old text-based computer games) inspired rpg by Jared...
January 28, 2022

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