Episode 42 – Interview with Jeff Mechlinski

Game Designer Jeff Mechlinski, author of Age Past, SuperAge and Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG, stops by to discuss his latest project currently Kickstarting,  CHARM. 

“Charm is a tabletop Role Playing Game that uses a simple, yet versatile rule set. The rules can be learned in minutes and offer a fully immersive game experience. A character can fit on a sheet as small as a business card. “

For more info on Charm and to see the beta rules please check out the Kickstarter page.

For more information on Jeff and his other creations please visit Strange Machine Games.

Music: Alte Herren by KieLoKaz 

Actual Play- Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – EP 4

Emerging from the well, shaken but alive, the group immediately begins looking for more of the well in the jungle.  However, it doesn’t appear that they are the only ones looking for these seals… 

Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work. 
Cam – Rudolph  Paul Brady – Parapsychologist with the gift of clairvoyance.
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. 

Episode 41- Consent in Gaming

“Consent in Gaming,” by Monte Cook Games, is a systemless guide for tackling sensitive or mature content at the table. In this episode, Adam, Chris, and Vince discuss why consent is important (especially in more intense genres), working with your players to make sure you’re all on the same page, and what to do when someone done fucked up.    Pick up your free copy of “Consent in Gaming” at Monte Cook Games.

Music: “The Stork” by Ketsa

Actual Play – Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – EP 3

Following the Caduceus Organization’s orders, the party begins searching Mayan ruins the body of an ancient mummy.  Unfortunately for them it appears that members of the Bolivian army have also joined in the search.  Acquiring the services of a guide, the adventurers travel to a site where heavy artillery has uncovered something that was better left undisturbed.


Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work. 

Cam – Rudolph  Paul Brady – Parapsychologist with the gift of clairvoyance.

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 – Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – EP 2

Having finally arrived at camp, the team finds themselves in the middle of an uneasy truce between the aid workers and the Bolivian soldiers.  With their escort task accomplished, the team tries to reestablish communication with the Caduceus Foundation.  Meanwhile someone in the camp could possibly be more than they let on to be.  

Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work.
 
Cam – Rudolph  Paul Brady – Parapsychologist with the gift of clairvoyance.

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.

Episode 40 – Post Gen Con 2019

We survived Gen Con!  Listen to our harrowing tales of “the best four days in gaming”.

WARNING:  In this episode we talk about rampant capitalism, playing games, and adult beverages.

Games Discussed:

Night’s Black Agents Solo Ops
Red Markets
Trabajo
Le      Corbusier
Elevation
Veblen      Goods
Band of Blades
Zweihander
Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed 
Mothership
Hive Mind
Dead Planet
Pound of Flesh
Masks of Nyarlathotep Dark Adventure Radio Theatre
Tachyon Squadron
Star Crossed
For the Queen
King in Yellow (Annotated)
The Sword, The Crown and the Unspeakable Power 
The Watch 

Music:
Infiltrators by Nathaniel Wyvern 

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

Patreon Backer Game.

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