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RPPR Episode 153: History’s Mysteries

News: Our resident Shadowrun GM, Bridget, has launched her own Patreon. Check it out to support a new game designer. We also put together a LARP version of Puppetland and put it on Youtube. Aaron is streaming on Twitch for Raillery so subscribe to find out when he’ll play next.

Synopsis: After running The Reign of Terror for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, I started thinking about how historical settings should be used in RPGs. Bridget, who ran several Fate games set in medieval Japan, and Thad, who is Thad, come in to discuss the topic. We also have shout outs and an anecdote!

Shout Outs

Song: Ride Again by Quine

RPPR Episode 106: History is written by the GM

The Hangar section of Boiling Point. The floating submarine is an aftermarket addition.News: We’re over halfway there in the Boiling Point Kickstarter, so help us push it over the edge!

Synopsis: History is a rich tapestry waiting to be explored, but how should you implement historical events into games? Tom and I have some experience with this, so we talk about how to prepare for historical games and what kind of history works best. Even if you’re a player, this can help with your experiences enjoying this type of game. Tom also has a letter, plus we have shout and anecdotes.

Shout Outs:

Song: Memories by Starlight from New RetroWave Equinox EP

Putting More History in Your Story at Gencon 2013

JohnAlternateHistoryRPGBoth RPGs and fiction draw heavily on historical cultures and narratives, even for a new setting. This panel recorded at Gencon 2013 discusses how real history can be twisted, altered, mashed up, or remixed to create compelling games. It features industry veterans Keith Baker, Jessica Banks, Kenneth Hite, and Lewis Pulsipher.