News: Birk and I are working on a new podcast called Night Clerk Radio. We have a Twitter account set up to make future announcements. We plan to launch it early next year. Stay tuned!

Synopsis: Alien the Role Playing Game is out, based on the long-standing franchise. So how does it stack up? Birk and I have read through the rules and I’ve run a scenario (Chariot of the Gods, soon to be on RPPR Actual Play) so we have some thoughts on it. Find out what we have to say about it and whether its’ worth playing.

Music: Selections from the Music d20 Patreon.

evil-sparkles-closeupSponsor: This episode of RPPR is sponsored by Mystical Throne Entertainment. You’ll find a variety of settings covering dark fantasy, historical fantasy, horror, Greek mythology, modern action, and sci-fi.

News: Sparkles the Unicorn for Base Raiders is now available! Get it on DrivethruRPG or through the Base Raiders store.

Synopsis: In many groups, most role playing happens between players and the GM, not between the players. In this episode, Tom, Aaron, Bill, and I discuss how to encourage intra-party role playing and when is too much. Bill also reviews the new 5E D&D book, Out of the Abyss, in great detail. Plus, shout outs and anecdotes

Shout Outs

Song: Dreams by Iacon

News: RPPR is now on Tumblr! Follow us for random stuff! Ross works for Pixelscopic on their new video game, Delver’s Drop. It is also quite awesome. More Base Raiders content is forthcoming, including more actual play episodes, new PDF only supplements, and the final conversion guide. The Wild Talents and Mutants and Masterminds conversion guides are already available.

Synopsis: Sooner or later, every gamer decides to convert some material from one system to another. Why? How does it work? When shouldn’t you convert? We tackle this topic by discussing our past experiences with conversions and our thoughts on the process. No letter this episode, but we do have shout outs and anecdotes!

Shout Outs

  • Papa and Yo: The Saddest Video Game for reals 🙁
  • Magrunner: I got puzzles in your Cthulhu. You got Cthulhu in my puzzles!
  • Skyscraper Simulator: Be a virtual Donald Trump, but actually be competent.
  • Shadow Warrior: One of the best video games of 2013. Fun to play and a great story.
  • Jamestown: War is hell. A bullet hell. Brightly colored bullets. Also, Mars.
  • Accursed RPG: Be a monster who fights other monsters so you can be a human.
  • LOLmythesis: It’s funny because academia is depressing.
  • Shadow Bound: The web series is now complete. Watch it all at once!
  • Red Scare: Snowed in? You might as well watch a show about a vampire in a fallout shelter.
  • Big Picture Mode: This is hella fun.

Song: Mega Man rock cover – Lights Out by Game Over