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RPPR Episode 166: Cool Villain Ideas

Cool villains are hard to pull off in RPGs, mainly because players tend to kill them as soon as possible. Aron, Tom, and I got together to talk about how to make villains more memorable in games. Perhaps they can’t be killed easily or come back after death (thanks raise dead spells!) or killing them won’t stop the plan. I also talk about some ideas for future Base Raiders projects!

Shout Outs

Music: Boss Fight, Title, and End from Night in the Woods OST Volume 3

RPPR Episode 161: Eclipse Phase Second Edition Character Creation

News: Check out the Mixed Six podcast if you haven’t already. We recently did an episode that features vaporwave and it’s pretty great 🙂

Synopsis: The rules for Eclipse Phase 2E are now out to backers of the Kickstarter, so Aaron, Shaun, Tom, and I got together to generate characters and talk about the new system. It’s very interesting and a must listen for all EP fans!

Shout Outs

  • Art and Arcana: a beautiful coffee table book about the art of Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Norsemen: A comedic take on the life of Vikings, currently on Netflix.
  • Bayonetta: A stylish brawler video game about a gun toting witch fighting hordes of angels.
  • Great British Bake Off: a relaxing show about baking. Definitely no occult properties here.
  • Castlevania Season 2: The best narrative adaptation of a video game property.
  • Sabrina: Netflix made a show about the Archie universe witch.

Song: Ghost Hack by Inari Alchemist

RPPR Episode 160: Beachside Bases OR How to Create a Base for Base Raiders

News: We now have RPPR merchandise available for sale! Check out our storefront and buy t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more.

Synopsis: Developing an idea for an abandoned superhero or villain base for my RPG Base Raiders can be difficult. Aaron, Shaun, and I discuss how to come up with interesting bases. I describe a scenario idea I have and we collectively brainstorm a base for that scenario.

In a new segment, I interview a game designer, Brie Sheldon, about their new upcoming Kickstarter, Turn, a RPG about living as a lycanthrope in a small town. It launches on October 31 and you can learn more at Brie’s website.

Shout Outs

Song: Discoveries by Mezzaluna