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RPPR Episode 120: Talken it Out

evil-sparkles-closeupSponsor: This episode of RPPR is sponsored by Mystical Throne Entertainment. You’ll find a variety of settings covering dark fantasy, historical fantasy, horror, Greek mythology, modern action, and sci-fi.

News: Sparkles the Unicorn for Base Raiders is now available! Get it on DrivethruRPG or through the Base Raiders store.

Synopsis: In many groups, most role playing happens between players and the GM, not between the players. In this episode, Tom, Aaron, Bill, and I discuss how to encourage intra-party role playing and when is too much. Bill also reviews the new 5E D&D book, Out of the Abyss, in great detail. Plus, shout outs and anecdotes

Shout Outs

Song: Dreams by Iacon

RPPR Episode 96: Conversion Conversation

News: RPPR is now on Tumblr! Follow us for random stuff! Ross works for Pixelscopic on their new video game, Delver’s Drop. It is also quite awesome. More Base Raiders content is forthcoming, including more actual play episodes, new PDF only supplements, and the final conversion guide. The Wild Talents and Mutants and Masterminds conversion guides are already available.

Synopsis: Sooner or later, every gamer decides to convert some material from one system to another. Why? How does it work? When shouldn’t you convert? We tackle this topic by discussing our past experiences with conversions and our thoughts on the process. No letter this episode, but we do have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

  • Papa and Yo: The Saddest Video Game for reals 🙁
  • Magrunner: I got puzzles in your Cthulhu. You got Cthulhu in my puzzles!
  • Skyscraper Simulator: Be a virtual Donald Trump, but actually be competent.
  • Shadow Warrior: One of the best video games of 2013. Fun to play and a great story.
  • Jamestown: War is hell. A bullet hell. Brightly colored bullets. Also, Mars.
  • Accursed RPG: Be a monster who fights other monsters so you can be a human.
  • LOLmythesis: It’s funny because academia is depressing.
  • Shadow Bound: The web series is now complete. Watch it all at once!
  • Red Scare: Snowed in? You might as well watch a show about a vampire in a fallout shelter.
  • Big Picture Mode: This is hella fun.

Song: Mega Man rock cover – Lights Out by Game Over

RPPR Episode 94: Scenari-NO 2 – Electric Boogaloo

BUY MY BOOK :DNews: Check out the first Base Raiders Actual Play, with brand new Origin Story rules available for free on the Base Raiders website. Also, BUY MY BOOK 😀

Synopsis: We decided to analyze two recently written scenarios to see how the art of scenario writing has changed over the last 20 years. We took Millionaire’s Special, a Trail of Cthulhu adventure from the book Out of Space and Ghost Town an adventure from the newest Mutants and Masterminds core rulebook. By looking at the antagonists, plot structure, and tone, we figured out what works and what doesn’t. It’s a lively discussion!  Tom has a letter and we have shout outs and anecdotes.

Shout Outs

  • Red Scare: a comedic horror web series set in a fallout shelter during the 1950s. Who among the survivors is a vampire?
  • Shadow Bound: A silent horror web series set in a Lovecraftian 1930s setting. It’s like a game of Call of Cthulhu brought to life!
  • The Smash Brothers: a 9 part documentary on the competitive Smash Brothers Melee scene. Far more fascinating than you might think.
  • The Wolf Among Us: A great adventure video game based on the comic Fables.
  • Stanley Parable: Just play this game.
  • Eldtrich: A Lovecraftian roguelike game with Minecraft-esque graphics.
  • Best of the Worst: A web series where the team from Red Letter Media reviews horrible movies.


Song: Ghost Town by Adventures of Leonid