News: Be sure to check out Good Brew Bad View’s episode with Caleb as a guest! Also, Maddy is streaming speedruns of Hades on Twitch.
Synopsis: It seems a lot of tabletop RPG Kickstarters are 5E D&D compatible settings or standalone games based on established franchises. Hellboy, Stargate, and Middle Earth all have 5E games. Special guest Max from Good Views Bad Brews Podcast, Aaron, Tom, and I pick some franchises and come up with better game ideas than simply slapping 5E rules on it. We cover everything from Hellblazer to Great British Bakeoff to classics like Olympus has Fallen.
- Tacoma: A sci-fi game about uncovering the mystery of an abandoned space station
- Ghost Dog: A movie about an eccentric assassin
- Yakuza 0: a prequel game to the Yakuza series
- Southbound: An anthology horror film set in the Southwest
- Gunsmith: A vidya game about smithing guns
- Moonstruck: One of the best romcoms of the 80s
- Abattoir: a horror movie about haunted houses and a cult
- Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition: It’s Silent Hill but better
- Fuser: A new rhythm game about Djing
- Commander in Cheat: Trump cheats at golf. Huge shock I know.
In this episode, we talk about potential games to make about Rio Olympics, plus part 2 of the Future King review, a review of Glory Hole Dwarven Mine from Judge’s Guild, and Tom brings in Mutazoids. We create a PC, Terry.
News: Check out the schedule for our schedule for livestreaming on the RPPR Patreon Discord! Also, we’ve been posting some banger episodes on the Mixed Six, so don’t forget to check that out if you haven’t already!
Synopsis: Caleb and I have recently watched the classic Argento film, Deep Red, and it sparked a discussion on investigative games. It demonstrates the challenge of interpreting clues versus finding clues. It also shows the perils of chasing red herrings. If you’ve struggled to run a good mystery game, especially a Gumshoe Engine game, this episode is for you!
- Slay the Spire: An addicting deck-building roguelike game
- Hades: An addicting action RPG roguelike
- Carrion: An excellent horror-themed metroidvania game
- The Invitation: a thriller about a dinner party
- The Beach House: a horror flick about cosmic horror and awkward dinner parties
- The Wide Carnivorous Sky: a collection of horror short stories
- Radiant Dawn: A Delta Green-esque horror novel