Episode 192: Multiverse Mayhem

The Multiverse is back! Films and TV shows featuring the concept of a multiverse are more popular than ever, even though they are old hat in tabletop RPGs. Special guest Patrick from RPX and Tech Diff podcasts and I talk about ways you can implement a multiverse in your RPG and some examples. We also have some shout outs!

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Shout Outs

  • Closetland: a moving film about a woman imprisoned by an unjust state.
  • Men: A new supernatural horror film from Alex Garland
  • Islands of Abandonment: a book about what happens to abandoned structures and the post-human landscape.
  • My Name: a Korean action series about an undercover cop seeking revenge.
  • Janitor Bleeds: a low poly horror video game set in an abandoned arcade.
  • Frontier Scum: an “Acid Western” OSR style TTRPG.

Music: The Honeymoon Suite by Harkins tracks 1-3

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  1. No mention of Sliders? A whole five season show about alternate universes?

    The “finding a new home” suggestion reminded me of one episode where the Sliders wound up on an Earth that was facing destruction by a neutron star and they tried to help them evacuate. Leading to a montage of them visiting different universes and ruling them out for various reasons.

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    Oh yeah, Sliders is a good framework for a multiversal RPG.Kinda ‘planet of the week’ vibe like early Star Trek.

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