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RPPR Episode 178: Heists 101

News: My book Zombies of the World is out! Buy it today! Don’t forget to check out Night Clerk Radio as well.

Synopsis: We are preparing for a Blades in the Dark campaign, so Caleb, Birk, and I talk about planning heists as players. Heists are harder for some players to comprehend because force isn’t always an option. Discretion and cunning are harder to learn than murderhoboery, but hopefully this will help!

Shout Outs

  • Sun Down Motel: A novel about a haunted motel and two women who investigate it
  • Sentient: a comic about a generation ship, its AI, and the children it raises
  • End of Policing: a nonfiction book about changing how we think about the police and the legal system
  • Midnight Ultra: a psychedelic FPS about killing cultists and monsters in acid Quake graphics
  • The Shallows: a book about how the Internet is changing us.
  • Floor is Lava: A silly obstacle course show on Netflix

Song: Apropos by Mittsies

 

After Hours Preview: Kingstarter

News: If you like this episode, consider backing the RPPR Patreon to get 4 years of After Hours episodes, plus early access to Actual Plays, and access to our Discord. I am streaming weird videos like my movie Motor Home from Hell!

Also, my book Zombies of the World, is now out!

Synopsis: Our listeners have been sending in some great review fodder, so Caleb reviews Cyberskelter, a scenario anthology for Cyberspace, the same RPG that was responsible for Death Valley Free Prison. I review part of the Future King, a batshit insane RPG/adventure that takes six very specific heroes from history to save King Athur.  We also discuss some Kickstarter-related topics, such as a certain con artist and the practicality of Chaosium’s Horror on the Orient Express.

Song: Decay by HOME

Skills in RPGs – Episode 174

News: We are working on a new podcast called Night Clerk Radio, where we review vaporwave, dark ambient, and other haunted genres of music. Our website is live with a trailer. We plan to launch soon!

Synopsis: Skills in RPGs are an important element but many games don’t get them right. Many games have too many skills while others have no skills at all. Caleb and I talk about good and bad skill systems in RPGs and how it has changed over the years. Caleb also brings up real life skills, like rhetoric, versus their in-game equivalents.

Shout Outs

Song: Harps and Dreams by Indreba