Designing new monsters for your RPG is a time honored tradition for most GMs. I got Greg Stolze and Caleb Stokes to talk about their approaches to creating new creatures for games. Is the monster a metaphor or just a weird new enemy to fight? Get some tips on becoming Dr. Frankenstein for your next game!

News: Caleb is running Delta Green on Twitch on September 28 at 6 pm CST. Follow the Delta Green Twitch channel to get notified when the game goes live. It should be fun!

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Shout Outs

Music: The Devil’s Eyes by White Bat Audio

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!

News: Don’t forget to check out the RPPR Patreon! Patrons can sign up for RPG consultations with Ross Payton – do you need help with your RPG project? Ross can help! We’re also still running the Ludonarrative Dissidents Season 2 Kickstarter. Back it today to get some cool rewards and help us make season 2 even better!

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

The Terminator RPG was released as a PDF recently. A special guest, Jacqueline Bryk and I went through the game. It contains a lot of rules, including a dense system for hacking, something I hadn’t seen since Shadowrun and Cyberpunk. What makes a licensed game good or bad? We talk about the highlights and lowlights of the game and other licensed games out there. Plus shout outs!

Shout Outs

Song: Terminator 2 – 02 Terminator 2 theme (short) by CARBON KILLER