Podcast Episode

RPPR Episode 149: Labyrinths and Mazes – Linear and Nonlinear Scenario Design

News: Patreon is keeping the current fee structure. If you canceled your patronage to RPPR because of the proposed changed, fear no more! Everything will be the same.

Synopsis: Labyrinths and mazes may seem similar but they diverge in one important aspect. A labyrinth has only one path to its goal (linear) while a maze features multiple paths to multiple destinations (nonlinear). Bill and I talk about designing linear and nonlinear scenarios and their place in creating great campaigns. We also have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

Song: Old Haunts by 2 Mello

RPPR Episode 148: When the Fat Alien Sings – Space Operas

News: Red Markets is on DrivethruRPG (PDF) and Indie Press Revolution (print and PDF) Buy it now! I was at Patrecon, a conference for Patreon creators and you can briefly see me at 2:05 in this video about it. As always, check out the RPPR Patreon!

Synopsis: We’re in a space opera mood at RPPR. I am running Ashen Stars, Thor: Ragnarok was great and a new Star Wars movie is coming. So, Dan, Shaun, Tom, and I discuss what space operas, what they entail and how to use them in RPGs. We also mention the Picaresque genre, Spaceship Zero and of course we have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

  • Conspire: a storytelling game of conspiracies
  • Synthicide: A sci-fi RPG about blowing up robots and exploring the universe.
  • Twilight Imperium 4E: It’s back and better than ever
  • Demon Underground: a web comic by a fellow Patreon creator, Bob.
  • Delirium Brief: The newest Laundry novel returns to Bob as he deals with the most deadly threat he’s ever faced.
  • Raiders of the Lost Art: A documentary series about stolen artwork, currently on Netflix.
  • The Outlaws: A Korean crime thriller about the invasion of a Chinese gang in Seoul.
  • Re:Creators: An anime series that sounds like a Base Raiders adventure.
  • The Wailing: A horror film about a small farming village in Korea under siege from a mysterious plague.
  • Air Crash Investigation: A documentary series that looks into infamous plane crashes.
  • Ninja Kitty: A cool creator on Patreon of erotic art. (NSFW)

Song: Hyperspace by Jaunter

RPPR Episode 147: Snippets of Adventure

News:I will be at Patrecon next weekend to learn how to improve the RPPR Patreon! It should be interesting and I will report back in the next episode. Caleb and Spencer are heading to Metatopia to playtest their new game Party Fowl. Check out photos of it on Facebook. Don’t forget about the Gobblin’ Kickstarter!

Synopsis: As you may know, Caleb and I have another podcast called the Mixed Six, along with another co-host, Spencer. He’s a huge board game player but had never played a tabletop RPG before until Caleb and I introduced him. We have been recording an ongoing series for the Mixed Six Patreon called Snippets of Adventure. We will make the first season available to Youtube and the first two episodes are already online. In this episode Caleb, Spencer, and I discuss the series and Spencer’s experiences as a new RPG player. Plus, shout outs and anecdotes, as usual!

Shout Outs

Song: The Price of Valour by Kai Engel