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RPPR Episode 141: Out of the Can

News: We are running a giveaway of five copies of Rise of the Dungeon Master, a graphic novel biography of Gary Gygax. If you want to enter, post a picture of your favorite D&D character sheet in the comments or tweet it @rosspayton with the hashtag #DnDRPPRCharacterSheet. We will pick the winners on May 10.

Synopsis: Running published (or canned) adventures is often fun but challenging. Dan, Tom, and I discuss what we like in published scenarios. I focus on the last six Delta Green scenarios I ran from our recent Working Group Icarus campaign from Kali Ghati to Observer Effect. There will be no post mortem of Icarus because they were just published scenarios strung together but this is as close as we’ll get to it. We also have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

  • Rise of the Dungeon Master: A fascinating look into the life of D&D’s creators and how the game came to be.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: New season is finally on Netflix! Check it out!
  • Radio Free Deimos: A HC SVNT Dracones podcast
  • Microscope: A RPG/storytelling game about creating a civilization or community.
  • Conan Exiles: A survival action game set in the world of Conan the Barbarian.
  • Gantz 0: A CGI animated sci-fi horror movie based on a long running manga series. Shit is nuts.
  • Stellaris: A 4X sci-fi computer game from Paradox.
  • X-Risks: The newest Eclipse Phase book is now out in print!
  • Bestiary 6: I haven’t had time to review it yet but it does have stats for Krampus. He is CR 21.

Song: Midnight Resurrection by The Hunt

RPPR Episode 133: God’s Teeth Campaign Post Mortem

summoningCaleb’s Delta Green campaign, God’s Teeth, has been concluded but there’s still a lot to talk about. From the opening raid on the orphanage to Working Group Masticate’s last scene, we discuss what worked in the game and what didn’t. How did the new rules for Delta Green, like bonds and crippling injuries affect the campaign? Caleb also explains how he came up with every scenario for God’s Teeth. If you enjoyed this campaign, consider supporting Delta Green by buying the Agent’s Handbook or any of its other fine products.

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Song: Atone by Chinese Hackers.

RPPR Panel: Scary Parrots: Weird Horror in RPGs at Gen Con 2015

SHE-SAID-SWITCH-TO-OPTICSSponsor: Arc Dream is sponsoring this panel. Check out the Delta Green Kickstarter. New reward levels have been released so backers can get everything in print and PDF.

Synopsis: Horror gaming can go beyond Lovecraft and tentacles. Sometimes the most frightening moments in RPGs can come from obscure references and mundane moments. Surprise your players from a new direction! The panel will include Caleb Stokes (No Soul Left Behind, No Security), Ross Payton (Base Raiders, Zombies of the World), John Kennedy (Demonworld), and Jack Graham (Eclipse Phase). The title “Scary Parrots” refers to an RPPR game in which the players completely forgot about the plot and focused on a parrot THAT COULD NOT BE. Rather than dismiss the moment as a one-off, this panel will explore the unexpected places that the GM can exploit for terror. Between other writers of The Weird, discoveries in neuroscience, and philosophical thought experiments, this panel will provide a ton of original plot hooks and little disquieting scares to throw at your players.