Will Schar of the All Roads Tavern podcast won the first Night at the Opera Delta Green scenario writing contest and I agreed to critique the winner of that contest. I asked Adam Scott Glancy of Pagan Publishing to join in the critique, so we both read the scenario A Soft White Damn. It’s an interesting piece, exploring a small town with many dark secrets. We had an interesting conversation about scenario writing, setting, and pacing.

RPPR-Illustrated-Masks-Cruise-BonusMasks of Nyarlathotep is a classic (some would say quintessential) campaign for Call of Cthulhu. Given how much we play CoC, I thought it would be remiss of us not to record a run of it. It took us about a year to get through the campaign, but our dedicated group of investigators solved mysteries, fought cultists, and confronted horrible abominations from beyond time and space. I heavily changed the core campaign, using advice from Adam Scott Glancy and the invaluable book, the Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion. Find out what I changed and why and how the players thought of the game.

Get links to every AP episode of the campaign here.

Song: We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

rppr-meetupNews: The No Soul Left Behind and Horrors of War Kickstarters are both successful! Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Synopsis: Gen Con 2014 has come and gone and we had a blast. More of the RPPR crew made it up there than previous years, and our meetup was a resounding success. We even had a war banner! So this episode is a full breakdown of what we did, what games we tried out, and what loot we secured. Thanks to everyone we met up there and we look forward to next year.

Shout Outs:

  • GroupMe: Very handy social media app for the geek on the go.
  • Dead of Winter: Very cool zombie survival horror co-op board game.
  • Shinobi Clans: New card game out from Posthuman Studios.
  • Mythos Expeditions: a new collection of Trail of Cthulhu adventures centered around exploration in distant lands.
  • The Void: Cthulhu meets space opera, in RPG format.
  • Wield: A new fantasy RPG about sentient magic items and the humans they manipulate.
  • Atlantis The Second Age: A swords and sorcery RPG from the creator of Hellas.
  • Atomic Robo RPG: Not actually radioactive or made of robot parts.
  • Emerald City: New Mutants and Masterminds setting book.
  • Dinosaurs in Space: It’s written by Greg Stolze. Just get it already.
  • Dr. Who RPG: It’s that story about the doctor who can’t remember his name so he’s homeless and lives in a telephone box.
  • The Play’s the Thing: Yo dawg, I heard you like storytelling, so I put a RPG in your Shakespeare.
  • The Legend of Drizzt: Ice-T is a masterful narrator. If only he had better material.
  • Dresden Files Shield Bracelet: So pretty and +5 vs. uh, demons or something?
  • Mad Quao: a great card game for large groups.

Song: Hypersloth by Cuddly Psycho.