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

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 

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 

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 

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

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 

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

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.

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.

Episode 36 – Dimensions D6 RPG Kickstarter

We recently interviewed game designer Alton Wheelhouse about the upcoming Kickstarter for Dimensions D6 RPG.Dimensions D6 RPG is a brand new introductory Role Playing Game, specifically designed to teach new players how to play a complete adventure in an hour or less, regardless of experience.   With simple to understand rules and progressive level design, anyone can explore the Multiverse with the TTRPG designed to fit in your pocket!

Find out more about Dimensions and their upcoming Kickstarter here.
We will update this page when the Kickstarter launches in the upcoming week.