Podcast Episode

RPPR Episode 145: Pre Gen Con 2017 Special

News: Be sure to check out the RPPR Patreon for our latest After Hours episode! Pre-order Red Markets today if you haven’t already.  The deadline is September 2!

Synopsis: Gen Con is nearly here! It is the 50th year of the con and RPPR’s 10th year of existence! A lot of the RPPR cast will be at Gen Con this year to celebrate. Here are the official RPPR events:

  • Delta Green: Observer Effect – I am running this for Arc Dream. It is full, but someone may not show up on time, so swing by to see if there is an opening.
  • RPPR Live! Our big event for the year. Meet the cast, ask questions about the podcast, and a lot more!
  • Game Designer Panel: I will talk about my progress on Ruin and several other game designers will be there to answer questions.

Plus we will be attending the Delta Green panel run by Arc Dream. Many of us will be running unofficial games for RPPR fans as well.

If you want to coordinate and meet up with other RPPR fans at Gen Con, read this thread on the RPPR forums to find out what social media to check.

Shout out to Pathfinder Adventurer’s Guide, which I recently received as a review copy. It looks cool from an initial glance and I will have a full review in a future episode.

Song: The Coming Storm by Magma Dragon

 

RPPR Episode 144: The Vulture was Right

News: Reminder that we have a Patreon! Be sure to check out our bonus content via RPPR After Hours. Red Markets is now available to preorder via Backer Kit. We will be recording an episode of RPPR live at Gen Con 50! Check here for details.

Synopsis: After seeing Spiderman: Homecoming, we had to discuss the morality behind the movie’s antagonist, the Vulture. After all, he’s essentially a base raider, so I felt obligated to discuss some of the themes with Aaron, Caleb, and Tom. We also discussed the morality of the superhero genre in general. Plus, anecdotes and shout outs!

Shout Outs

Song: Interstellar Capitalism by Anonymous420

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.

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