News: There’s a horror video marathon on the RPPR Patreon Discord on Sunday October 30, starting at 3 pm CDT! Sign up for the RPPR Newsletter and get a FREE Monster PDF!

Synopsis: After watching the first 7 Saw movies in the last week, I realized that game design comes up in a lot in horror films. I got Chris and Aaron to talk about the franchise and other horror movies that intersect with game design topics. We mention Phantasm, Cube, Circle, Tremors, and a lot of other movies. A fun discussion just in time for the spookiest month of the year!

Shout Outs

  • Saloum: An African horror thriller film currently on Shudder. Beautiful, intriguing, and unforgettable
  • Scorn: A horror adventure video game with a biomechanical aesthetic.
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing: A fantasy film about a writer and a genie, from director George Miller
  • Forgive Me Father: A Lovecraftian FPS with an old school design. Mow down hordes of cultists with a tommy gun. What’s not to love?
  • Shining the Holy Ark: A Sega Saturn RPG with some unique features.
  • Happy Endings: An autobiography of Bella Green, a comedian and sex worker.
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley: Animal Crossing but with Disney characters.
  • Floodlight: A drum and bass album where all proceeds go to disaster relief for flooding in Pakistan.
  • Quantum Leap: It’s a reboot of the 1980s show.

Music: Floodlight DnB Aid for Flooding in Pakistan

Designing new monsters for your RPG is a time honored tradition for most GMs. I got Greg Stolze and Caleb Stokes to talk about their approaches to creating new creatures for games. Is the monster a metaphor or just a weird new enemy to fight? Get some tips on becoming Dr. Frankenstein for your next game!

News: Caleb is running Delta Green on Twitch on September 28 at 6 pm CST. Follow the Delta Green Twitch channel to get notified when the game goes live. It should be fun!

Greg started a Patreon for his fiction. Sign up to get his latest works.

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Shout Outs

Music: The Devil’s Eyes by White Bat Audio

The Multiverse is back! Films and TV shows featuring the concept of a multiverse are more popular than ever, even though they are old hat in tabletop RPGs. Special guest Patrick from RPX and Tech Diff podcasts and I talk about ways you can implement a multiverse in your RPG and some examples. We also have some shout outs!

News: Don’t forget to check out the RPPR Patreon! Patrons can sign up for RPG consultations with Ross Payton – do you need help with your RPG project? Ross can help! We’re also still running the Ludonarrative Dissidents Season 2 Kickstarter. Back it today to get some cool rewards and help us make season 2 even better!

Shout Outs

  • Closetland: a moving film about a woman imprisoned by an unjust state.
  • Men: A new supernatural horror film from Alex Garland
  • Islands of Abandonment: a book about what happens to abandoned structures and the post-human landscape.
  • My Name: a Korean action series about an undercover cop seeking revenge.
  • Janitor Bleeds: a low poly horror video game set in an abandoned arcade.
  • Frontier Scum: an “Acid Western” OSR style TTRPG.

Music: The Honeymoon Suite by Harkins tracks 1-3