News: We have a new series on the RPPR Patreon called Mashup Mayhem. We take different things and mash them together to make RPGs. Our latest episode merges the AvP franchise with the Cthulhu mythos.
In tabletop RPG industry news, a game designer, Zak Smith, has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by four women, including his former partner, Mandy Morbid. I believe them. He has been banned from Gen Con. Please do not buy any of his books. Much more information can be found here.
Synopsis: Railroading is a problem for the table. Whether it’s the GM railroading the players or a player railroading the rest of the table by refusing to engage with the premise, it makes the game not as fun as it could be. Bill, David, and I join with special guest Rob from the Orpheus Protocol to talk about railroading. Be sure to check out the same page tool and the X card.
- Sleeping Giants: a sci-fi novel about the discovery of a giant alien robot.
- Oddity Archive: A cool Youtube channel of weird obscure videos.
- Godzilla – Planet Eater: Holy shit, this was great. Worth watching the whole trilogy just for this one part.
- The Faceless: a neat board game coming out soon.
- Gloomhaven and Gloomhaven Helper: Legacy dungeon crawling co-op board game and a very useful app for it
- Game Angry: a book of GMing advice by the Angry GM
- Masked Singer: David likes it!
- Grim Dawn: It’s like Diablo 2 but different.
Song: Breakway by Starfarer