Jeff Barber recently spoke to me about his new project, Blue Planet Recontact. It’s the new, updated, definitive edition of the classic science fiction roleplaying game set on the wild, frontier waterworld of Poseidon. Blue Planet is a compelling RPG journey into humanity‚Äôs precarious future on a distant waterworld where political unrest and a hungry alien ecology threaten the nascent colony effort. ‘

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We talked about writing a new edition of the game, planning the Kickstarter, and the kind of work that went into it, from research to finding sensitivity readers. It was a great discussion and if you are thinking about running a RPG project on Kickstarter, this is the episode for you.

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Song: Edge by Street Cleaner

News: Be sure to check out Good Brew Bad View’s episode with Caleb as a guest! Also, Maddy is streaming speedruns of Hades on Twitch.

Synopsis: It seems a lot of tabletop RPG Kickstarters are 5E D&D compatible settings or standalone games based on established franchises. Hellboy, Stargate, and Middle Earth all have 5E games. Special guest Max from Good Views Bad Brews Podcast, Aaron, Tom, and I pick some franchises and come up with better game ideas than simply slapping 5E rules on it. We cover everything from Hellblazer to Great British Bakeoff to classics like Olympus has Fallen.

Shout Outs

Song: Xenon by Master Boot Record

Party Fowl Board Game Kickstarter is live! In this episode, Caleb, Spencer, and I discuss the creation of Party Fowl, playtesting, duck puns, Metatopia, shipping, and other topics. We also have shout outs in the form of our favorite fictional ducks and of course some anecdotes about playtesting Party Fowl.

Song: The Duck by Beleza