Podcast Episode

RPPR Episode 143: Murder She Wrote My Scenario

News: Get Zombies of the World and both Base Raiders supplements for $30! I will also be attending Go Play NW this month. I don’t have a schedule yet for games I will run yet but I will post on social media when I do. Stay tuned!

Synopsis:The small town mystery is an old but still viable subgenre. From Murder She Wrote to Stranger Things, we can’t get enough of local citizens sleuthing brutal murders and occult conspiracies. Shaun, Caleb, and I discuss the genre and how to use it in a tabletop RPG environment and how to apply elements of it in other genres and games. We also have an Unknown Armies anecdote!

Shout Outs

  • Bestiary 6: I finally had time to read the latest monster book from Paizo. Lots of interesting critters that could be used in other games.
  • Cadfael: A TV show about a medieval monk solves crime through deduction. It helps that all the bodies are dumped in the same pond.
  • Outcasts: A sc-fi TV show about a space colony that has to deal with mysteries and surviving in a harsh universe.
  • Belly of the Beast: A tabletop RPG about surviving in belly of a giant monster. An AP is coming!
  • 8 Tracks: Music streaming site that emphasizes playlists created by users.
  • Mystery in Space Volume 2/The Weird: A little known DC hero vs a jerk JLA.
  • The Murderbot Diaries: A great sci-fi novella about a rogue robot that just wants to watch TV but has to keep its free will secret.
  • 28 Days Later Omnibus: a collection of comics set in the same post-apocalyptic universe as the movie.
  • Agents of Dreamland: an excellent new interpretation of the Cthulhu Mythos in the modern era.
  • We also talked a bit about Wonder Woman and Nier Automata. Both are good.

Song: ?????_?????????.adx by High School Drama Teacher

RPPR Episode 142: Fallen Flag Post Mortem

We recently finished posting Fallen Flag, a Red Markets campaign, so I got Caleb, David, Shaun, and Faust together to discuss it. We talk about everything from creating the enclave to individual character arcs. If you haven’t caught up with Fallen Flag, check out our campaign page, which links all of the episodes. I’ll get Tom and Aaron to discuss the campaign in a segment in a future RPPR episode.

RPPR Episode 141: Out of the Can

News: We are running a giveaway of five copies of Rise of the Dungeon Master, a graphic novel biography of Gary Gygax. If you want to enter, post a picture of your favorite D&D character sheet in the comments or tweet it @rosspayton with the hashtag #DnDRPPRCharacterSheet. We will pick the winners on May 10.

Synopsis: Running published (or canned) adventures is often fun but challenging. Dan, Tom, and I discuss what we like in published scenarios. I focus on the last six Delta Green scenarios I ran from our recent Working Group Icarus campaign from Kali Ghati to Observer Effect. There will be no post mortem of Icarus because they were just published scenarios strung together but this is as close as we’ll get to it. We also have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

  • Rise of the Dungeon Master: A fascinating look into the life of D&D’s creators and how the game came to be.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: New season is finally on Netflix! Check it out!
  • Radio Free Deimos: A HC SVNT Dracones podcast
  • Microscope: A RPG/storytelling game about creating a civilization or community.
  • Conan Exiles: A survival action game set in the world of Conan the Barbarian.
  • Gantz 0: A CGI animated sci-fi horror movie based on a long running manga series. Shit is nuts.
  • Stellaris: A 4X sci-fi computer game from Paradox.
  • X-Risks: The newest Eclipse Phase book is now out in print!
  • Bestiary 6: I haven’t had time to review it yet but it does have stats for Krampus. He is CR 21.

Song: Midnight Resurrection by The Hunt