Episode 135 – Better is the Wrong Question

We are sans Romo for episode 135, but Daniel and I sort through a bit of an InnRoads news business before we spend a good chunk of time tackling a question that we got from one of the Regulars in the Tavern.

When it comes to using games for outreach or inward growth – which is ‘better’ is the wrong question.

Web site round up for episode 135:
The InnRoads Regulars Extra Life 2016 team page
The bonus content episode where Katie visited Children’s Specialized Hospital.
The InnRoads Support Shirt Store (15 days left in the campaign at time of posting)

Bonus Content – Katie Shotyk & Extra Life

EL2015 shirt copyThis episode of Bonus Content give us a chance to take a call from Katie Shotyk, one of our InnRoads Regulars Team for this year’s Extra Life event. Katie got a chance to go and visit the folks at Children’s Specialized Hospital – which has been our sponsored hospital for the past three years.

This year’s event will be happening November 7th at 8am through November 8th at 8am. If you have any questions or would like more info, please email me at Mike@innroadsministries.com.

At the time of this recording, there are 10 members of the InnRoads Regulars team, and we have raised just about 55% of our total fund raising goal of $1500. If you would like to join the team, there is still plenty of time to sign up, but even if you can’t play along with us here in NJ or wherever you are, you can help us by going to our TEAM PAGE , click on the “Roster” tab, and donate to one or more of our team members as they attempt to reach both their individual fund raising goals as well as pushing on to that $1500. We want to give a family a week’s worth of care cost free, and you can help by donating to any member of our team.


Episode 109 – The Tenuous Balance of Cooperation

1901516_695034160571985_2086804880_nInnRoads Ministries has added its first volunteers staff member. His name is Daniel Fisher, and we are very excited to have him team up with us and be about the business of playing games as ministry as we bring people together to build relationships. Daniel jumpst on this episode with us to talk about his time at Dragon*Con this year as one of the leaders at the GameChurch booth and share a bit of his dice obsession with us.

We also talk InnRoads Plays: Victoriana, Gloomhaven, and how easy it is to take some games and mechanisms designed to bring people together and turn them into divisive wedges between them.


EL2015 shirt copyRemember to sign up for this year’s Extra Life Team! We’re looking to raise $1500 for Children’s Specialized Hospital. We will only be able to do this if we have a bunch of people playing with us either at our local event here in New Jersey or with gamers near you. Check out our team page and sign up to join the team and start gathering donations as we support this great hospital for the 3rd year!

Whether you are going to be playing on the team or not – you can support us by ordering an InnRoads Regulars Extra Life 2015 Team shirt! 100% of the money we receive for this campaign goes to helps us meet our fund raising goal. The LAST DAY TO ORDER is September 14th. After that, you MIGHT be able to request a new print run of shirts to be made, but there’s no promise – so be sure to order yours today!

You also only have a couple days left from this episode going live to enter for our InnRoads Hates Zombies contest and win a copy of I Hate Zombies – a party game of survival. Details in the episode and on our site