RPPR Episode 77: Gencon 2012 Wrapup

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Synopsis: This was our best Gencon ever and we have a lot to show for it. We won best podcast at the Ennies this year! A very special thanks goes out to every fan that voted for us. This podcast wouldn’t be anything without the support of our fans. Thanks!  I also shot some video at Gencon this year, a special four part series called The Oregon Trail Question. All four episodes are online now and feature the following game designers and writers:

Part 1: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy from Pagan Publishing, and Jack Graham.
Part 2: Bob Arens, Tim Shaw, Brandon Aren and Wayne Smith.
Part 3: Kenneth Hite, Robin Laws, Shane Ivey, and Seth Larson.
Part 4: Steve Long, Jim Pinto, Brian Jelke, and Jolly Blackburn.

Tom, Aaron, and I discuss the highlights of Gencon for us this year including new games we tried, events we attended and what loot we got from the trip. Plus, Tom has a letter and we have anecdotes of course.

Shout outs:

  • Law of the Geek: An Ennie nominated podcast – fascinating legal analysis and discussion related to geek related topics.
  • Haste: The official Obsidian Portal podcast and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Jennisodes: Interview focused gaming podcast and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Iron GM:  The podcast of the Iron GM competition and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Claybourne: Excellent radio drama featuring mystery and the supernatural from New Zealand. Free download!
  • Night’s Black Agents: The new vampire/spy thriller RPG from Kenneth Hite and Pelgrane Press.
  • Shadows of Esteren: The French medieval horror fantasy RPG, now available in English!
  • Fantasycraft: A new fantasy d20 RPG derived from Spycraft.
  • Mistborn Adventure Game: RPG based on the best selling series of novels by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Rimward: The new Eclipse Phase source book for the outer solar system.
  • Panic Station: A new sci-fi themed Mafia style tile game.
  • Invasive Procedures: A Fear Itself adventure set in a hospital haunted by nightmarish horrors.
  • Mountains of Madness: a fine graphic novel adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story.
  • Hollowpoint: A new indie RPG about hyper-violent badasses.
  • Strange Aeons II: A Call of Cthulhu scenario anthology set in atypical times and places.
  • John Adams: HBO mini series about the founding father.

Song: Take a guess 😀

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  1. So may great APs coming up, I can hardly wait!

  2. So Tom has a palladium book…The question is now how long will it be that Tom in a relapse haze asks Caleb if he’d like to play and Caleb murders him?

    And secondly, for the love god please put that new Galancey game this week!

  3. Trying to figure out how Shadows of Esteren works is alot of work. Apparently European designers really want you to get that background information, all the system stuff is tucked into the last 1/3 of the book.

    Night’s Black Agents is simply awesome. I can’t wait until I get the chance to run my players through it.

    Glad you enjoyed hanging out Aaron. Looking forward to next year already.

  4. Congratz to the rppr crew with an ennie win.

  5. Have you guys tried interviewing Ian Moody or Violent? Hearing from people who work in the art side of the rpg world would be really interesting.

  6. so you’re back from your Hajj and are loaded with tales and jewels and spices and wanton slave creatures?

  7. Well, I didn’t know of the oregon trail either. But I’m neither a game designer nor american.
    Anyway, the ennie award was what draw me to try out the podcast, like it so I’ll go back listening. Thanks for the time spent recording and editing it!

  8. Where is this Zeppelin game you guys mentioned? Was it recorded?

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    The Zeppelin game happened the year before I got the Zoom H2 recorder. Sorry.

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