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Collaborative Homebrew 101: A Cure for the Common Murderhobo – Panel at PAX South 2018

We’ve all been there: After hours of meticulously planning an epic campaign, our players kill the quest NPC and run off after the first shiny thing they see. The cure for this problem may be easier than you think. With your help we’ll create a world from scratch, and then we’ll crowdsource some story hooks with the audience to create a whole campaign of our own. You can steal this adventure and use it in your own game, or steal the techniques and keep your players chomping at the bit. (The map referred to in the panel is included in this post. Click on it to see a larger version)

This panel was held at PAX South 2018.

Panelists: Adam Davis [Executive Director, Game to Grow], Adam Johns [Executive Director, Game to Grow]

Panel: We Have Always GMd: GM Advice for Women, by Women at Gen Con 2017

Identify as female & run games? Got questions? This panel is for you! Aaron stopped by this panel to record it, so here it is. Thanks to the host, Michelle Lyons-McFarland of Growling Door Games for letting us record it.

RPPR Episode 137: JoJo’s Compelled Aspect

News: The Mixed Six Patreon is up! Please check it out. The Mixed Six is now on iTunes as well.

Synopsis: Many gamers have a tough time grasping the power of Fate rule systems and player disadvantages in general. Aaron, Shaun, and I discuss how Fate aspects work by using anime and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as a lens to examine how it works best. Character flaws make for better storytelling, as they create drama and conflict. We also have shout outs and anecdotes.

Shout Outs

  • Observer Effect: A new Delta Green scenario is available in PDF. When things go wrong in a physics lab, they go WRONG.
  • Invisible Cities: A unique novel of fantastic and impossible cities.
  • Humans: A sci-fi drama about androids and their feelings.
  • Baltimore: A horror comic series featuring an alternate history WW1 and a plague of vampires. Written by Mike Mignola.
  • Ice Fantasy: A Chinese wuxia drama TV series now on Netflix.
  • Rain Temple: One of the best vaporwave albums to come out this year.
  • Being There: a comedic movie about a man’s unlikely rise to power.
  • Spectral: A team of commandos fight ghosts in a war torn country. Great fodder for Night’s Black Agents.
  • Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Kamen Rider doing Kamen Rider things. I don’t know. Ask Aaron.

Song: Bloody Stream (JoJo’s Bizare Adventure Remix)  by CLIVE™ | #TheGreat