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RPPR Episode 148: When the Fat Alien Sings – Space Operas

News: Red Markets is on DrivethruRPG (PDF) and Indie Press Revolution (print and PDF) Buy it now! I was at Patrecon, a conference for Patreon creators and you can briefly see me at 2:05 in this video about it. As always, check out the RPPR Patreon!

Synopsis: We’re in a space opera mood at RPPR. I am running Ashen Stars, Thor: Ragnarok was great and a new Star Wars movie is coming. So, Dan, Shaun, Tom, and I discuss what space operas, what they entail and how to use them in RPGs. We also mention the Picaresque genre, Spaceship Zero and of course we have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

  • Conspire: a storytelling game of conspiracies
  • Synthicide: A sci-fi RPG about blowing up robots and exploring the universe.
  • Twilight Imperium 4E: It’s back and better than ever
  • Demon Underground: a web comic by a fellow Patreon creator, Bob.
  • Delirium Brief: The newest Laundry novel returns to Bob as he deals with the most deadly threat he’s ever faced.
  • Raiders of the Lost Art: A documentary series about stolen artwork, currently on Netflix.
  • The Outlaws: A Korean crime thriller about the invasion of a Chinese gang in Seoul.
  • Re:Creators: An anime series that sounds like a Base Raiders adventure.
  • The Wailing: A horror film about a small farming village in Korea under siege from a mysterious plague.
  • Air Crash Investigation: A documentary series that looks into infamous plane crashes.
  • Ninja Kitty: A cool creator on Patreon of erotic art. (NSFW)

Song: Hyperspace by Jaunter

RPPR Special: Base Raiders Power Creation

Base Raiders is a fun game, but creating new super powers can be complicated. Someone asked for a podcast that helped clarify the process, so here it is. Tom, Shaun, and I talk about how to calculate the refresh and skill point cost of a new super power (or strange skill as it is referred to in the book). If you need a copy of Base Raiders, it’s on sale right now, along with my other books!

Follow along on page 113 of the book (the power trapping chart) or use the handy PDF version, available here.

Read the Character Creation Survival Guide too!