RPPR Episode 155: Jumpsuit Hedonism – 70s Sci-fi in gaming

News: RPPR B-Sides Volume 4: Unknown Markets is now available! Listen to incomplete Unknown Armies and Red Markets campaigns run by Caleb and I, and many one shots for various systems! We’re also going to Origins next week. Caleb is running demos of Party Fowl (BACK IT NOW ON KICKSTARTER!) and Red Markets.

Synopsis: I recently got my print copy of Mutant Crawl Classics so I have been thinking a lot about the science fiction of the 1970s. From movies like Logan’s Run to comics like Kamandi, it is a unique era and worth examining for gaming fodder. Thad and I talk about how to use it in games and what makes it worth checking out. We also have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

Song: Un Sospiro Nel Profondo Nero by Adamennon

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  1. The quote “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”, is from Arthur C Clark, another well know scifi author ,not Asimov. Asimov gave us the 3 laws of Robotics and Psychohistory.

  2. i don’t wanna be that guy but im totally going to be that guy and i’m not sorry.

    ACK-shully the Arthur C. Clarke quote is “Any sufficiently advanced technology WOULD be indistinguishable from magic.”

    magic breaking the rules of science and no needing “tools”

  3. There is a movie called “Space Station 76” which is unfortunately light on plot but captures the 70s sci-fi aesthetic pretty well. I’d also recommend Gerry Anderson’s UFO TV series, it follows everything talked about in this episode closer than anything else I’ve seen.

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