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 

Actual Play- Red Markets – Elevation – EP 4 One By Land, Three If By Train

It’s moving day and do or die for Elevation. The Breadwinners have been tapped to protect the enclave’s precious cargo as it makes its way by train to St. Louis. They’re prepared for a nasty fight, but can they overcome the enemies they’ve made along the way?

Nick –  Nex – The salesman for the Breadwinners, who had a surefire business opportunity. A slick tongue and good business strategy means nothing when going up against a controlled economy, though. 

Brownie – Von –  A tinkerer familiar with a wrench as tool and weapon. A bit too fussy for his own good, and with, uh, Extreme Luck. 

Adam – Skidz – Her taker brother vanished, so now she has to take up the taker life to care for her niece. She’s quick and on-edge, which is an asset on the job. 

Chris – Decoy – The hero of Elevation, who played a crucial part in taking back the grain silos during an occupation. Definitely not dumb as a post.

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.

Actual Play- Red Markets – Elevation – EP 3 – Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning. In for a penny, in for a pound – the Breadwinners will help Elevation survive no matter what, but they need to get paid in order to clean up a granary where silence is key.

Nick –  Nex – The salesman for the Breadwinners, who had a surefire business opportunity. A slick tongue and good business strategy means
nothing when going up against a controlled economy, though.

Brownie – Von –  A tinkerer familiar with a wrench as tool and weapon. A bit too fussy for his own good, and with, uh, Extreme Luck. 

Adam – Skidz – Her taker brother vanished, so now she has to take up the taker life to care for her niece. She’s quick and on-edge, which is an asset on the job. 

Chris – Decoy – The hero of Elevation, who played a crucial part in taking back the grain silos during an occupation. Definitely not dumb as a post.

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.

Episode 45 – Descent into Midnight Kickstarter

Game designer Richard Kreutz-Landry stops by to discuss his current project Descent into Midnight. Descent into Midnight is a game about community, family, and hope. It’s a tabletop roleplaying game that takes place in a technologically advanced aquatic civilization whose culture has never been touched by humanity. Bioengineering and psionic, or mental, powers allow the strange and varied species to communicate and interact with their surroundings no matter their physiology.

Descent into Midnight is currently Kickstarting February 15th through March 15 2020. Head over and check out this amazing game.

For more information on Descent into Midnight head on over to Kickstarter.

Richard Kreutz-Landry can also be found on Twitter.

Music: Ocean Hotel by Ucan