Episode 49 – Shadowrun Pt 2 The Return

A little over three years ago, we recorded an episode where Noah explained the world of Shadowrun to us plebs. We meant to do a follow-up episode, but we forgot. Now that the stars have aligned, Noah has returned to RPX along with special guest Crazon/Review Cultist of Al Dente Rigamortis & One Less Die podcasts to regale our listeners with more Shadowrun lore! Buckle up ‘chummer’ (Shadowrun slang for friend), it is going to be a wild ride.

Curious about Shadowrun? Be sure to check out Crazon’s actual play podcast One Less Die.

You can listen to more of Noah on his new podcast Thinking Too Hard About Anime 

For discussions on those internet stories most creepy and most pasta, please check out Crazon’s creepy pasta podcast Al Dente Rigamortis

Music: Punch Deck – Fallen  

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – EP 10 The Mirror PT II

Season finale!

The crew of the Mercury may have escaped captivity, but they are far from escaping the mirror universe.  With the help of a Klingon prisoner, Thasiv ch’Tharat and Dr. Maro stealthy make their way to the Mercury until they encounter an unlikely group of potential allies. Differences must be set aside if either group wishes to escape. 

Birk- Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Adam – Ta’kuna Matata – Klingon security officer from the mirror universe.

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – Episode 9 – The Mirror Pt1

With repairs completed, the Mercury returns to space only to experience catastrophic warp drive failure. Upon returning to the Star Base 364 for repairs, it becomes immediately clear that engine failure was the least of the Mercury’s problems.

Birk- Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.

Episode 48 – Thinking Too Hard About Anime

Our friends Noah Carden (RPX & Maple Syrup, Blood Money) and Aaron J. Shelton (Kame House Part & Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast) just started a new podcast about anime titled “Thinking Too Hard About Anime”.  Currently this dynamic duo is reviewing and discussing every episode of Cowboy Bebop.  Today Noah and Aaron join us to talk about their new podcast and how to gamify Cowboy Bebop.

Be sure to check out and subscribe to Thinking Too Hard About Anime.

Follow Thinking Too Hard About Anime on Twitter @ThinkingAnime

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – EP 8 The Trial

After reviewing Chief Thashiv ch’Tharat’s actions while the Mercury was under Klingon control, Captain Shelley places him under arrest and refers him to Starfleet Command for court-martial.
As the Mercury is docked and receiving repairs at Star Base 364, Thashiv is brought to trial. 

Birk- Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – EP 7 Retaking Of The U.S.S. Mercury

When we last left off, the U.S.S. Mercury had been captured and its crew imprisoned by the Klingons.  As the commandeered Mercury is being piloted toward enemy space, it is up to the crew escape captivity and wrestle control away from the Klingons.

Birk- Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.

Episode 47 – Moving Your D&D Game Online

While social gatherings are strongly discouraged due to Covid-19, many gaming groups have moved to online methods of game play.  In this episode Jason returns to RPX after a four-year hiatus to discuss how we have taken our Curse of Strahd D&D campaign to Roll20.  Along with Roll20, we will also be discussing other online tools that you can use to move your tabletop rpg game for the physical space to cyberspace.

Topics discussed:

D&D Beyond
Roll 20
Discord


Discord Bots
Craig
RPG Schedule
SideKick
Rythm
Avrae 

Apollo Present: Curse of Strahd 

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – EP 6 Fallen Messenger

The Federation is at war with the Klingon Empire.  Having just narrowly escaped from the Klingon’s clutches, the Mercury, damaged from it’s last encounter, tries desperately to make it back to safety within Federation space.  Unable to reach command through the subspace relays, the Mercury discovers that they are being followed by an uncloaked Bird of Prey.  Things aren’t looking good for the crew of the Mercury and that’s just the beginning. 

 Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.  

 Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security 

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – Episode 5 Stranded

While studying signs of rudimentary life developing on an asteroid, the crew of the U.S.S. Mercury are visited by a hostile force with news on the current state of politics in the galaxy. 

Birk-  Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer. 

Episode 46 – Elevation Post Mortem

After finishing Elevation, the Red Markets campaign written by Sean Farris, we all got back together to discuss the experience we lovingly nicknamed ‘The Gauntlet’. Join us as we reflect on our favorite moments from Elevation.  Learn how things might have played out differently had the Bread Winners made other decisions. 

Elevation is a Red Markets supplement written by our game master / market Sean Farris.  Elevation comes with the fully fleshed out enclave of Elevation, along with the job lines seen depicted in this actual play series. 

Where did we get all those cool new toys?  Why Veblen Goods, of course.  Veblen Goods is a Red Markets supplement cowritten by Sean Farris and Matt Campen of The Drunk & The Ugly podcast.  Veblen Goods provides players with new tools, technology, weapons, vehicles and optional rules.

You can find both Elevation and Veblen Goods at DriveThru RPG.

You may have noticed that we are playtesting new taker tough spots. Nick Schaake (Nex) created these and you can view them here.

Music: Anonymous 420 – Interstellar Capitalism