RPPR Episode 115: The Agony of Choice

joelNews: Boiling Point is out! Get it on DrivethruRPG or through the Base Raiders store. Tom is attending Go Play NW and might be showing up at Fear the Con. I will not be at either con, sadly, due to work.

Synopsis: After running online games for Patreon backers, I’ve started to rethink my approach about designing scenarios, especially online games. Listen to Eclipse Phase: The Evac for an example online game. I talk through what I’m thinking about with Tom and hash out some new ideas for adventures. Tom also has a review of the movie San Andreas instead of a letter, plus shout outs and anecdotes.

Shout Outs

  • Iron Edda: In the grimdark heavy metal album cover past, there are only giant Viking robots and skeletons fighting each other.
  • Kung Fury: It’s out and you should watch it.
  • Flip the Table: A humorous podcast reviewing terrible board games.
  • Fallen London: A browser game set in an alternate Victorian London.
  • How Did This Get Made?: The episodes Deep Blue Sea, Face/Off, and The Island of Dr. Moreau are hilarious.
  • Endless Legend: A science fantasy turn based strategy game.
  • Mitch Murder: If you like Synthwave music, you’ll like Mitch.

Song: Mirage by Mitch Murder.

Panel: From Arkham and Beyond at Comicpalooza 2015

arkham-horrorArkham Horror’s creator Richard Launius spoke for an hour at Comicpalooza this year, describing his experience making the game and his game design philosophy. I managed to get to this panel on time, so I recorded the whole thing. Enjoy!