News: The RPPR Patreon just finished a six part podcast series on the mega dungeon Castle Greyhawk. It’s a very funny and weird module and we had a lot of reviewing combing through it. Patrons at the $10 level and higher can get one on one RPG design/advice consultations in May and June. If you want Ross to look at your project, here’s your chance! We are also offering remastered actual play episodes of some classic episodes, like Somewhere Lane. Back the Patreon today to get all of these rewards and more!

Synopsis: Outcasts are a common theme in many RPGs, but how do you handle them, both as a player and as a GM? Tom and I talk about the various flavors of outcasts, from cosmetic back story to immersive games about being an outcast. We talk about outcasts in D&D, Mutants in the Now, and Vampire, among other game settings.

Shout Outs

  • Mutants in the Next: A supplement for Mutants in the Now,Kickstarting now!
  • The Devil’s Candy: A brilliant book on the film making process. Find out how the flop, Bonfire of the Vanities, was made. Watch this video essay for one fascinating anecdote from the book.
  • This Grand Life: A Life simulator video game. Tom approves!
  • Weird Tales of a Bangalorean: A compilation of weird short stories set in Bangalore, India.
  • How to Drink: A Youtube channel about making cocktails and mixed alcoholic drinks.
  • Infernax: A retro side scrolling Metroidvania. Very fun and on Gamepass.
  • Castlevania 2 Redacted: A fan remake of Castlevania 2 for the NES.
  • Trek to Yomi: A black and white side scrolling samurai themed action video game.
  • Atun-Shei Films: A Youtube channel about history and movies.
  • Our Flag Means Death: A comedy show about pirates. Hilarious!
  • The Sadness: An incredibly gory Taiwanese zombie movie inspired by the comic series Crossed.

Song: Outcast by AMITWOutcasts are a common theme in many RPGs, but how do you handle them, both as a player and as a GM? Tom and I talk about the various flavors of outcasts, from cosmetic back story to immersive games about being an outcast.

 

News: We’re remastering classic actual play episodes of RPPR! If you want to listen to Lady Gaga 2.0 with improved audio quality, download the episode here. If you want to pick which classic episodes are edited, back the RPPR Patreon before September 6. We’re running a special offer and I’ll be adding more rewards to the offer during this time. If the special offer does well, I’ll start remastering a lot of our episodes, including campaigns like Know Evil. Learn more on our Patreon post.

Listen to a clip of the original podcast with the remastered version here.

Synopsis: Gaming with the same people for years has its advantages and disadvantages. Aaron, Tom, and I discuss the differences between playing with regular friends versus new players. We also talk about how to avoid getting stale in long term game groups and how to add new players into groups.

Shout outs

  • The Empty Man: a horror film about a sinister cult and the power of the tulpa.
  • Patron: a new city builder video game
  • Green Knight: A new movie about the Arthurian poem Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Godzilla Singular Point: a Netflix anime series about Godzilla and it’s pretty great
  • Cooking Simulator: a video game about cooking
  • Faust: An amazing surreal re-telling of the Marlowe play. Directed by the legendary Jan ┼ávankmajer
  • Caveat: An Irish thriller about a man trapped in a strange house with a stranger woman
  • No End House: Season 2 of Channel Zero, an excellent horror TV series. Architectural horror!

Song: No Rave Shit by 2 Mello

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