Game Designer Workshop Episode 19: Ruin, Derail, and Slingstone

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Synopsis: Shaun has started working on a new storytelling game called Derail. It’s about subverting cliches and tropes in movies and video games. We talk about his new game and his first two playtests. I’ve actually playtested Ruin twice and I talk about my progress with the game. Caleb has several game design projects he is working on, so he talks about them as well.

Song: Main Title by Johnny Scratch

RPPR Episode 159: The Witcher RPG Breakdown

News: We have created a new reward for RPPR patrons – extended early access! Get actual plays and panels recorded at Gen Con 2018 a month early! The first AP, Dagashi OVA Season 1, run by Bridget, is available now on the RPPR Patreon!

Synopsis: The new Witcher tabletop RPG is out and we have looked it over. I discuss the RPG with Birk, a new RPPR cast member, to discuss the game and licensed games in general. We also have shout outs and an anecdote

Shout Outs

  • Channel A Kickstarter: Back it today! One of the best party card games out there needs a reprint!
  • Garage: Bad Trip – a horror action video game with an 80s aesthetic.
  • Lovecraft’s Untold Stories: Early Access top down Lovecraftian roguelike shooter. Fun but still rough in places.
  • Castle Rock: A horror TV series on Hulu set in the Stephen King shared universe.
  • GLOW: a Netflix series about a lady’s wrestling show in the 1980s.
  • Scum and Villainy: A sci-fi crime RPG that uses the Blades in the Dark system.
  • Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts – an excellent book about vaporwave

Song: Song of Storms by Polygon Dreams

RPPR Live at Gen Con 2018

Role Playing Public Radio, the Ennie Award winning RPG podcast, will record a live episode of their show. We will talk about Gen Con, take questions from the audience, & more! We wound up playing a game of Maid, reviewing a board game, and answering a lot of audience questions.

Thanks to Adam from RPX for recording the questions.

(Photos from Thad’s Polaroid camera)