Actual Play – Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – EP 1

As the Chaco War rages on between Bolivia and Paraguay a group of adventurers employed by the Caduceus Foundation escort a caravan of nurses, doctors, and much needed medical supplies to civilians caught up in the war. Deep in the jungle of Gran Chaco the party will see the horrors of war and something much worse.

Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work. 
D –  Roderick Heath – Hard-boiled detective with prior experience with the explainable.
Laura – Irene Hopp – Cultural anthropology professor at NYU on sabbatical ..with her guns.

Actual Play – TimeWatch – The Valkyrie Gambit

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When nuclear war breaks out in the 1960s TimeWatch must scramble to 1865 Munich to restore the original timeline.  But fixing the problem is just half the job when it comes to time travel.  

Brownie- Uurrk – 33,000 BCE Neanderthal (he/him)
Chris – Dr. Breen – 23rd century New Zealand Chrono-Scientist (she/her)
Geoff –   Skegg –  Psychic Velociraptor from alternate time stream (he/him)
Laura –   Kelfala – 24th century West African starship pilot (she/her)


Special thanks to our Patreon backers for  playing with us this episode.

Episode 39 – Prepping for Gen Con & Player Decisions


If it’s your first time going to Gen Con, this is your survival guide. If it isn’t, still listen along and nod knowingly when we say something to which you agree with. In this episode the RPX crew will offer advice to surviving ‘best four days in gaming’.
Also, in this episode we will also explore how to handle unexpected actions from players.

Special shout out to Crazon / Review Cultist of Al Dente Rigamortis for our new logo. Be sure to check out his Deviant Art page  as well as pasta podcast  Al Dente Rigamortis .

Note:  In the show we mention parking through Gate 10.  Welp, they’re sold out.  Sorry.  
Music: Ketsa – Up Down

Actual Play – Blades In The Dark – The Seven Mutes

Recluse Oliver Scurlock made his fortune harvesting leviathan blood. However, Oliver’s success has garnered him envy among his family who seek to take control of his wealth. Approached by Amina Scurlock, the Seven Mutes are tasked with helping Amina succeed her dear uncle as head of the Scurlock Company. For this succession to work, Oliver Scurlock must die.

Aaron – Keel – The Hound

Adam – Wing – The Lurk

Daniel – Silk – The Spider

Nathan – Nara – The Cutter

Patrick – The city of Duskwall

Actual Play – Base Raiders – Dead Shift

Earth has fallen, and the Waffle House is closed. In the wake of a zombie apocalypse of super hero proportions, the remnants of humanity float above Earth in the super max security prison known as the Shackle. After a scavenger team on a supply run fails to return, an unlikely team of super powered refugees is assembled to go investigate the team’s disappearance and bring back supplies. 

Aaron –  Mike – Son of the super villain Doctor Worm. Claims he isn’t a mutant. 

Adam – Cailum  –  Crossroad demon who inherited the position through a bit of nepotism.  

Chris – Janice  –  Teleporter.  When someone offers you psychedelic mushrooms to cure schizophrenia, it’s going to break bad. 

Nathan –  Roswell –   Stranded on Earth after a failed scouting mission, Roswell was convinced to turn his engineering skills to helping the US government. Now after a comfortable life time he’s forced to back into the fray to protect the new home he has. 

Ethan – Xiphos – Small time criminal magic user who rose up the food chain after all the other super villains turned into zombies

Episode 38 – Origins 2019 Wrap-up

While Origins 2019 is quickly becoming a distant memory, you too can recreate this magical experience. First, have four great days of fun playing board games and tabletop RPGs. Next, get a star-studded cast of special guests such as Role Palying Public Radio’s  Ross Payton, Ethan and Greg from Technical Difficulties, and Birk – podcast mercenary.  Lastly, lock yourself up in a frigid conference room. If none are available, you might be able to record at Mt. Everest’s base camp.

In this wrap-up we will be discussing the variety all the all games we played as well as giving you a sneak peek at some of the newer games that were demoing at Origins.

Actual Play- Trail of Cthulhu – Not so Quiet

Bullet-ridden, bruised and bloody, the Investigators, soldiers and nurses in the Great War, are brought from the fontline to Military Hospital Number Five. Haggard staff make their rounds, the doctors experiment after dark with electro-shock therapy, gaunt nurses give unlabelled and unknown drugs. Patients are dying by the dozen when they once seemed to be on the road to recovery. Something is wrong.    
Daniel – Francis Patterson (he/him) – Doctor & temporary Captain with the RAMC.
Jen – Evelyn Ryce (she/her) – Nurse, 
Darth – Phillip Moose (he/him)- Definitely an American volunteer with the Canadian Armed Forces  

Not so Quiet is part of the Out of Time anthology available at Pelgrane Press.

Actual Play- Red Markets 10K – Ep 46- Family Matters

Brenda Simmons wasn’t near her twin daughters when the crash happened.  One daughter eventually made it out of the loss and the other was lost.  Taking a job from Trouble Trackers…again, Freelance will journey to the clinic where Mrs. Simmon’s lost daughter was last seen and out her to rest. 

Greg – NRG – A hustling mechanic with a husband, an adopted son, a cute dog, and crippling debt. (He/Him)
David – Longshot – A dispossessed Canadian that hasn’t let the apocalypse ruin his good nature…even if he has to kill you. (He/Him)
Ian – Tora – A samurai wannabe who may be more than she appears. (She/Her)
Chris – Allensworth – A combat medic who has gunned two ways. (He / Him)

Actual Play – Red Markets 10 K- EP 45 – In The Still Of The Night

Freelance is hired to steal an incredibly quiet motor, from a lab that tested it in a super quiet facility. Can they get the goods, and not go crazy or get eaten amidst the silence?

GM – Greg (He/Him)

Adam T. – Shears – Latent beautician tired of your mansplaining. (She/Her) 

David – Longshot – A dispossessed Canadian that hasn’t let the  apocalypse ruin his good nature…even if he has to kill you. (He/Him) 

Ian – Tora – A samurai wannabe who may be more than she appears. (He/HIm)

Nick – Pulse – An undercover operative for StopLoss out to help them hunt immunes. (He/Him)

Sean F.  – Stitches – A Black Math paramedic obsessed with keeping the numbers even. (He/Him)

This episode of the 10K Lakes Campaign can be found here at the Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast.

Episode 37- Velvet Glove Post-Mortem

In our first ever post-mortem, David and Shaun from Role Playing Public Radio and Ethan from Technical Difficulties sit down with us to discuss their thoughts and experiences playing Velvet Glove. We talk about the mini-campaign, The Lethal Lolitas, and provide our overall impression of the system.