Episode 43 – Hachishakusama – Gamifying Creepy Pastas

Note: It is recommended that you listen to the AP for Hachishakusama before listening to this discussion. Spoilers: We spoil the scenario.


Friend of the show Review Cultist of Al Dente Rigamortis drops by to discuss the creepy pasta inspired Fear Itself scenario he recently ran entitled Hachishakusama. Along with sharing some of the inspirations for this game, Review Cultist also offers up some goodies for gamifying creepy pastas.

Hachishakusama can be found on both Al Dente Rigamortis and RPX.

Music: Synthwave by Ryan Anderson

Actual Play- Fear Itself – Hachikaisama

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An Actual Play game based on a discussion on ADR about the Japanese internet urban legend: Hachishakusama (Eight Feet Tall).

A quiet evening at home is suddenly interrupted by a strange phone call from a distant relative warning that “she’s coming for you”.

Adam – Marcus Sato – College student / herse-chasing psychic.

Travis – Ellis Murtaug– Camboy, online gambler, gym rat, catfish, but other than that, a nice dude. 

Actual Play- Star Trek: Mercury – Episode 2

After completing their first mission together, Captain Shelly tasks the crew of the U.S.S. Mercury with participating with the Klingons in a mock invasion of the ship.   Provided with only a skeleton crew, the Mercury’s defenders must repel the invaders while monitoring the newly upgraded automated internal defense systems.  When things go awry, a simple war game may lead to a larger confrontation between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.

Birk-  Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.

Actual Play – Delta Green – BLACKSAT

Five astronauts and two specialist head up into space on a classified military operation to repair a secret spy satellite code-named BLACKSAT.  What first appeared to be a chance of a lifetime quickly escalates into introduction to otherworldly horror.


Adam – Diedra Turner M.D.
Aaron        – Lt. Commander Luke Belton
Ethan – Captain Daniel Hamlet
Jeb – Commander Michael Spay
Nathan     – Major Dirk McMillan

Actual Play – Star Trek: Mercury – Episode 1

Note:  Special thanks to Ross Payton and Aaron Carsten of Role Playing Public Radio for donating this Star Trek series to RPX.   

When the USS Mercury picks up a distress call from a Federation ambassador, the crew find themselves in the battling a mysterious outbreak while simultaneously preventing two warring factions from engaging in civil war.     
Birk-  Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer
Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security
Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.

Actual Play – Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – Episode 6

The seals have been broken and the hidden temple has arisen from the earth. All that is left to do is enter the temple and get the mummy, then get out of Bolivia. 

Find out what terrors await our brave investigators in this exciting season finale.

 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 5

When we last saw our investigators, they were trapped in a well with members of the Bolivian army encircling it.  A compromising scene to say the least.  Stay tuned as they diplomatically handle the situation at point-blank range and continue their quest for the ancient temple. 

 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 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.