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General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: November 28, 2016, 05:25:48 PM »
Reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. A copy of the original 1845 first edition, courtesy of our library archives. Frederick Douglass himself could have held this book in his hands.

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:33:01 PM »
Streets of Rogue is sweet.

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:13:08 PM »
After more than 10 years, I'm finally getting a new gaming laptop tomorrow. So I'm going to break it in...with a little Nethack.
My man  :) To this day I have barely progressed in Nethack, as it's simply too dense of a game for me to try to figure out :(. However, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead are the shit.
My main Roguelike jam lately has been Infra Arcana. Busting out a Tommy Gun against a hallway full of Byakhee is pretty fun (until you run out of bullets!). I really wanna get Streets of Rogue soon, too.

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:03:32 PM »
Havn't had a bunch of time to read as of late due to school and work, but recently borrowed Blood Meridian from a friend and I find it excellent. The maelstrom of violence in the book coupled with McCarthy's amazing use of imagery really captures the imagination in a dark way.

Blood Meridian is super good. It still baffles me that people keep trying to film it.

General Chaos / Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
« on: November 18, 2016, 03:55:56 PM »
Fear the Con 10 is Kickstarting now! It'll be in St. Louis Missouri next June 23rd and 24th. Attendance will be free, but the more money they can raise in the KS the better the con will be.

Incidentally, Fear the Con was where I first got to meet Ross and Caleb.

RPGs / Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« on: November 17, 2016, 11:06:38 AM »
Dutch WWII-Era Shipwrecks Have Mysteriously Disappeared

Delta Green would like to know -- what are they building down there?

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Impossible Landscapes
« on: November 14, 2016, 08:30:54 PM »
Are these ever going to be publicly available? Or do I have to give Dennis money?

They will go up on RPPR Actual Play when the book is published.

Good to know. As much as I would like to give Dennis money, I don't think I can justify it financially at the moment.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Impossible Landscapes
« on: November 12, 2016, 11:03:03 PM »
Are these ever going to be publicly available? Or do I have to give Dennis money?

Attention Caleb,

 Ethan does a great job adapting the Ligotti story Our Temporary Supervisor into a purist CoC one shot.

Purist scenarios are not for everyone, but this truly captured a very specific flavor of quiet despair.

:D for the shoutout!
:'( for how Ligotti made us all feel.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Are the campaign settings shared?
« on: November 10, 2016, 08:29:18 PM »
I'm planning to publish my Civil War Cthulhu scenarios in a collection sometime, but none of them are published yet.

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: November 02, 2016, 09:51:07 PM »
Hello Forum People, The name's Nick, current college student, longtime listener and dabbler in the arcane arts of GMing Call of Cthulhu and Night's Black Agents.

Hi, Nick! Welcome! Call of Cthulhu is my favorite game (except for Red Markets), and I'd love to play Night's Black Agents sometime, if I ever get the chance.

Ross and Tom talked about it some in Episode 115:

But it hasn't been a big topic, since RPPR is mostly about in-person gaming.

Our podcast, Technical Difficulties, is all online. We've had good luck simply playing over Google Hangouts, and sharing any files/character sheets/handouts through Dropbox or Google Drive. We try to keep our tech setup as simple as possible, since (as our name implies) we don't always have the most reliable equipment.

Personally, I've also had a little bit of experience playing on Roll20. I didn't much like it. The interface was too clunky and hard to manage for my tastes. I didn't feel that it added sufficient value to make up for the hassle of wrangling with it.

As for your specific issues, maintaining tone and finding players:

Tone is very hard to maintain online, since you can't control anyone's sources of distraction (and I personally admit that I get easily distracted when I'm playing instead of running an online game). My biggest piece of advice is to keep your group VERY small - like 3 players maximum, and make sure that no one ever has a long stretch with no actions or decisions to make. Keep the game constantly moving forward, and make sure to specifically call on each player when you want them to do something.

For finding players: my only suggestion is to stop trying to find randos through Roll20 or whatever, and look for people in places where you can share interests a little bit and get a read on personalities first. Like in this forum! The whole Tech Diff crew met here on the RPPR forums. Give yourself some time, and be patient.

You might also find some better advice over on the Drunk and Ugly podcast's forums, since they're an online gaming podcast.

General Chaos / Re: Image Thread
« on: October 28, 2016, 08:52:56 PM »
What is up with that face-hands guy?

RPGs / Re: Red Markets Inspiration
« on: October 19, 2016, 06:05:45 PM »
Golden Parachute is a cool job! It could be used as a "tutorial" to help convey the whole concept of Retirement to a group, too. Thanks, SJLee.

General Chaos / Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
« on: October 03, 2016, 11:31:03 PM »
I've backed this:

Personally, I want more African-inspired epic and heroic fantasy in my life.

That looks super cool. And another card-based resolution system! I'm a fan of that. And yes, the world needs more African-
 culture-based fantasy. The only major property that I can think of that's devoted major attention to it is Magic the Gathering, with the Mirage block way back in 1996. Though Pathfinder does have some African-themed areas in its setting books.

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