News: I will be attending ComicPalooza this year, sharing a table with Diana Botsford. I’ll be running some demos of Base Raiders as well – stay tuned for details. Firewall, the newest Eclipse Phase book is out and Caleb and I both wrote for it. We also have more Raillery videos, like Bodyball and more Darkest Dungeon goodness!

Synopsis: Tom, Caleb, and I first discuss the recent political controversy over the Indiana RFRA law and how it connects to Gen Con. After getting politics out of the way, we move on to old school gaming – in particular the style of dungeon crawling RPGs that first appeared in the 1970s. Back in the first days of gaming, there were few conventions in what a RPG should and should not be. We talk about what we like and dislike about the old school. Plus there’s a letter from Tom, shout outs, and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

Song: Deeper Dungeons by The Swill

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News: Check out the RPPR Patreon for bonus podcasts, behind the scene blog posts, and a whole lot more! The Tarot Gang, a collection of villains I wrote using Fate Accelerated Edition, is now available as a PDF supplement. Finally, Boiling Point is almost done and a proofreading draft should be available soon.

Synopsis: Acting can take a lifetime to master, but pretending to be someone else to entertain your friends around a table is entirely different matter. Tom and I talk about how we get into character and our guidelines for role playing at the game. Obviously, using role playing as a justification to do something that will wreck a game is lame, but what else? Find out what our tips and tricks for acting at the game table are! Plus, Tom has a letter and we have shout outs and anecdotes.

Shout Outs

  • Easy Roller Dice: This episode’s sponsor. Remember, 10% off your order with coupon RPPR AND free US shipping!
  • Warlord Sports: Get yer LARPing gear here.
  • The Disaster Artist: Find out the story behind the creation of The Room, the world’s most infamous bad movie.
  • Completely Normal: A stand up special by Tom Segura, now on Netflix
  • The Light at the End: Splatterpunk vampire horror set in 1980s New York City.
  • No Can Defend: A stand up special by Gary Gulman.The link goes to a sample on Youtube.
  • The Guest: What if Captain America was a bit unhinged? Ok, a LOT unhinged.

Song: Final Battle from the Godzilla NES Creepypasta OST

vintagevillainNews: A new Base Raiders PDF supplement, Vintage Villainy, is out! Pick it up today or if you backed the Boiling Point Kickstarter, you will get your copy soon.

Synopsis: You know you’re a true tabletop gamer when you see everything in terms of how gameable it is. In this episode, Tom and I discuss what makes something truly gameable or not. From action films to history books, there’s a lot of gameable material in the world, but some things are more gameable than others. Find out what works and what doesn’t. Plus, shout outs, anecdotes, and more!

Shout Outs

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle: An excellent novel about a most unusual pair of sisters.
  • Mysteries at the Museum: It’s a TV show, about mysterious things in museums. Not really though. They explain what the thing is.
  • Death Skid Marks: Drive! Shoot! Take Drugs! Die! Play Again!
  • Nazi Mega Weapons: Nazis built really big guns. Mega usually means one million but here it means big. Not that I’m being pedantic.
  • Binary Domain: Shoot robots! Chat with teammates! Shoot more robots! Not that French robot, he’s cool.
  • Fordlandia: A book about Henry Ford’s failed rubber plantation in Brazil. Fascinating history and great writing.
  • Plague Evolved: Kill people with plagues in video game format.
  • Save Game: A new setting for Fate Core. Fun, although it needs a few tweaks. Pay what you want, so no excuse not to get it.
  • Earthworm Gods I and II: Apocalyptic horror novels about a rainy end of the world.

Song: The Getaway by Stellar Dreams from The 80’s Dream Compilation Tape – Vol. 2