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Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« on: March 26, 2015, 11:19:14 PM »
I would love to see what Caleb would make/do for a Delta Green game about Scientology. Because if they're not worshiping Yogsogoth or ONE of the Elder Gods, I don't know what's going on in there.

Written: At least 1000 words or more, please.

Any maximum on the written entries?

Nah. How long were you thinking?

Current state is about 18K. But editing is needed.

What is it about?

Novellization + modifications of The Wages of Sin.

Written: At least 1000 words or more, please.

Any maximum on the written entries?

Nah. How long were you thinking?

Current state is about 18K. But editing is needed.

Written: At least 1000 words or more, please.

Any maximum on the written entries?

General Chaos / Re: Best Internet Vidyas
« on: March 19, 2015, 08:18:55 PM »
Honestly my response was 'Good for the space-whale. Go learn to synthesize the egg materials, humans.'

Also, very cool, do want to watch.

RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: March 17, 2015, 07:05:44 AM »
the basic mechanics are BRP (same system as Call of Cthulhu)

Every thing I know about Call of Cthulhu (and Better Angels, A Dirty World, Base Raiders, etc.), I learned from RPPR AP episodes; what's BRP stand for?

RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: March 16, 2015, 09:48:00 PM »
So... I really want to play Eclipse Phase. Really, really want to. As in finally started signing up for Meetups in my area to try and find folks willing to run this. No luck so far.

How much of a bad idea would it be to make my first foray into GMing be in Eclipse Phase? This seems like jumping off the high dive in order to learn to swim... Any GMs, vetern and newbie alike, have opinions?

General Chaos / Re: Reviving Raillery and video game joy
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:26:02 AM »
Aaron, you successfully got me buy this game - my dormant nethack addiction thanks you for the new crack with pretty pictures.

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: March 07, 2015, 08:55:22 PM »
RPPR Listener traits:

>Grad school
Master's degree, check
Well, the partner is in grad school, so... no money, no time, no cat. Although we want one...

Alcohol gives me migraines (no, not a hangover, an actual migraine). But there's beer in the house (the partner's and for guests). Close enough?

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: March 04, 2015, 08:22:55 PM »
Finally reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Someday I will read enough of my to read pile that they will all fit in two small bookcases. Someday....

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:22:26 AM »
Glad you could join us. Eclipse Phase really is the knee's bees. I kind of want to pick up Shadow run but I doubt I could get the rest of our group interested in learning its very complex system.
Thank you!

If only I could find a regular game for Eclipse Phase - my usual GM is currently in the throws of 'new parent' so not so much with learning new systems right now. Even though he really does want to pick up Eclipse Phase at some point.  This is actually my ShadowRun GM - he actually bans new players to the system from playing a magic user, hacker or rigger their first campaign. Those three types use a system within a system, so that way new folks only need to learn the general system first go. On the plus side, easier on the player. On the negative side, if everyone is new, that's going to limit the kind of runs a group can do. Also on the down side (for the entire system, in my opinion) is the complexity of the rules the GM just keeps in his head, in order to keep track of the opposition.

Also, I think I would pay good money to listen to Caleb in a ShadowRun game, the twisty, crafty gentleman. Actually, I'd pay more money to watch/listen to Caleb game with my partner going up against my GM. The lot of the twisty machiavellian ... folk. Let's just put it this way: in a random game at a con, I checked with that GM that red actually meant bad, green good in a color coding system. Because that is the level of assumption that my GM will fuck me over for. In addition to every crazy complication he throws at us.

Hey, cataloging librarian! I'm a tech services librarian. Pleased to meet you!

My if-I-won-the-lottery geek dream would be to create and run a research library of RPG and gaming materials. The whole RPG publishing industry could really use some dedicated preservation and curation.

Hello fellow tech services librarian! Please to meet another one of us on the internet (not on AutoCat)!
Given that Kansas University has the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction (, that could already be out there. Very poorly advertised, but out there ;D  I think it'd be really cool if that library could get buy-in from the industry to be a deposit library like the British library - one copy of everything published automatically given to the library. Other than the same inevitable problem of running out of room, like the British library...

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:22:43 PM »
Hi all

I'm Laura, a cataloging librarian by profession, and with any luck, about to start actually playing in a ShadowRun game. Now that we've actually managed to have 2 sessions and finish building characters. This is what happens with someone who's completely new to RPGs, a baby, and two folks playing insanely complicated characters (a hacker and a rigger). I'm also in a 2nd ed. DnD campaign (completely bored - the GM doesn't do plot) and really hoping a local GM starts doing some EclipsePhase one-shots soon since the interested folks' schedules are too convoluted for regularly scheduled sessions and thus a campaign.

Mostly I lurk.

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