RPPR Episode 109: 5E Dungeons and Dragons Breakdown

lich-dmgNews: RPPR B-Sides volume 2 is coming soon. Volume 1 is free, so check that out, if you haven’t already.

Synopsis: A new edition of Dungeons and Dragons has been released and Bill, Sean, and I have played enough to have opinions that are more than just knee-jerk reactions. In this episode, we talk about the merits of 5E compared to the previous edition, what we like, what we don’t and more. Tom isn’t in this episode, so no letter. We do have shout outs and anecdotes though!

Shout Outs

Song: Dragon by David Thornton

RPPR Episode 108: I’d Game That for a Dollar!

vintagevillainNews: A new Base Raiders PDF supplement, Vintage Villainy, is out! Pick it up today or if you backed the Boiling Point Kickstarter, you will get your copy soon.

Synopsis: You know you’re a true tabletop gamer when you see everything in terms of how gameable it is. In this episode, Tom and I discuss what makes something truly gameable or not. From action films to history books, there’s a lot of gameable material in the world, but some things are more gameable than others. Find out what works and what doesn’t. Plus, shout outs, anecdotes, and more!

Shout Outs

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle: An excellent novel about a most unusual pair of sisters.
  • Mysteries at the Museum: It’s a TV show, about mysterious things in museums. Not really though. They explain what the thing is.
  • Death Skid Marks: Drive! Shoot! Take Drugs! Die! Play Again!
  • Nazi Mega Weapons: Nazis built really big guns. Mega usually means one million but here it means big. Not that I’m being pedantic.
  • Binary Domain: Shoot robots! Chat with teammates! Shoot more robots! Not that French robot, he’s cool.
  • Fordlandia: A book about Henry Ford’s failed rubber plantation in Brazil. Fascinating history and great writing.
  • Plague Evolved: Kill people with plagues in video game format.
  • Save Game: A new setting for Fate Core. Fun, although it needs a few tweaks. Pay what you want, so no excuse not to get it.
  • Earthworm Gods I and II: Apocalyptic horror novels about a rainy end of the world.

Song: The Getaway by Stellar Dreams from The 80’s Dream Compilation Tape – Vol. 2 

RPPR Episode 107: Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man Post-Mortem

sense-coverNews: The playtest draft of Boiling Point is out. If you backed the Kickstarter, please check your messages to see how you can access it.

Synopsis: We finished a playthrough of Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man, a Call of Cthulhu campaign set in the Dreamlands, so like with every campaign we finish, this episode is a post-mortem of it. I discuss how I approached running the campaign and the players talk about what they got out of it. We also have shout outs and anecdotes.

Shout Outs

Song: Demented Dreamlands by Krytpics.