Episode 31 – Role Playing Problematic Characters

Problematic Character Type

We all can’t be paladins. 
Stemming from a recent debate among RPX members over a potential Delta Green scenario, in episode we discuss playing problematic characters and/or character types. 
Areas of Discussion: Problematic characters, Game-specific problematic characters, Role playing difficulties, The role of genre on character.
Shout outs: 
Vince recently had an article published on Aeon.  Be sure to stop by  and check out his article Gamified Life

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Bonus Episode: Beyond the Wall of Patreon – Episode 1 – A Gentleman’s Agreement

Here is a bonus preview episode of the new RPX Patreon exclusive show, Beyond the Wall of Patreon.  If you enjoy what you hear, or you enjoy the Roleplaying Exchange, please consider backing our Patreon page.

In our inaugural first episode of Beyond the Wall of Patreon we discuss nerd culture.  In particular, we begin with the rise of nerd culture, the discovery of our nerdiness, then the conversation goes way off the rails. Listener discretion is advised.

Actual Play – TimeWatch – Recruiting Call – Episode 2

Recruiting Amelia Earhart to TimeWatch was the easy part; keeping her from vanishing from existence is the tricky part.  Join ace detective Rick Baker and simian Soviet spy Albert as they go back in to save Earhart life before… she… was… ever born?  Tune in for the thrilling conclusion of TimeWatch: Recruiting Call!

Aaron    – Rick Baker        – American detective from the 1970s.

Ethan    – Albert                  –Former Russian spy / Silverback gorilla.

Actual Play – TimeWatch – Recruiting Call – Episode 1

After receiving information about a time anomaly in 1942 Nazi Germany, TimeWatch agents arrive to find a time traveling Nazi that swears they have ruined his life.  The funny thing is that hasn’t happened ‘yet’.  Tune into to find out how agents Rick Baker and Albert wreck this Nazi’s past?  Future?  Time travel is tricky.

 

Aaron    – Rick Baker        – American detective from the 1970s.

 

Ethan    – Albert                  –Former Russian spy / Silverback gorilla.

Actual Play – Delta Green – Love’s Lonely Children Pt. 2

As the search for Kathy Hammond’s murderer continues, DG friendlies have reason to believe that Kathy’s murder may not have been a crime of opportunity.

Warning: The scenario deals with mature content (sexual violence). Listener discretion is advised.

Patrick – Gayle Pershing (Charonic) – Dark Web entrepreneur of murder memorabilia.
Noah – Nathan Massey – Cat burglar
Aaron – William Cooper – Pawnshop owner / fence
Jeremy – Daven Kershner – Needed rolling papers.  Smoked pages from a mythos tome.  Gained enlightenment.  Truly a story as old as time itself.

Love’s Lonely Children was written by Richard Watts and appears in The Stars Are Right.

Actual Play – Delta Green – Love’s Lonely Children Pt. 1

The gruesome death of a prostitute in Cleveland prompts Delta Green to activate a ragtag group of friendlies in the area to investigate.

Warning: The scenario deals with mature content (sexual violence). Listener discretion is advised.

Patrick – Gayle Pershing (Charonic) – Dark Web entrepreneur of murder memorabilia.
Noah – Nathan Massey – Cat burglar
Aaron – William Cooper – Pawnshop owner / fence

Love’s Lonely Children was written by Richard Watts and appears in The Stars Are Right.

Episode 28: Delta Green Scenario Creation

We just recently received our copies of the new Delta Green Handler’s Guide and just had to talk about Delta Green.  Join Aaron, Patrick, and Adam as they discuss different ways to create a memorable night at the opera.

Warning: We discuss violence to children

Areas of Discussion:  Delta Green, Finding Inspiration in the Headlines, When Not To / A Bridge too Far

The following articles / videos were referenced in this podcast:

Be sure to swing by Arc Dream Publishing to order your hardback copy of Delta Green: Handler’s Guide today.

Episode 27- Atypical Scenarios

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; you meet in a tavern…. Today on the Roleplaying Exchange we discuss atypical ways to play tabletop games.

 

Areas of Discussion: Typical vs. Atypical scenarios, what makes a scenario atypical, framing, player by-in, Prey, Bat Man Arkham City, Far Cry 5, Confused Bi-Product of a Misinformed Culture

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Actual Play – Call of Cthulhu – The Derelict

The icy waters of the North Atlantic hold many secrets. One such secret is about to be discovered …

Despite the concerns and worries of life, a final voyage is being made on the luxury yacht, Delilah, taking the vessel from America to its new owner in England. What promises to be a pleasureable journey across the ocean waves descends into a desperate struggle for survival.

Aaron  – Daniel – Former Cop

Adam – Dennis – Private Security Contractor

Chris – Charles – Author

Kyle – Matthew – Athlete, Diver

Geoff – The Cold Uncaring Void

Episode 23: Unknown Armies

Unknown Armies is “An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world.” Need more?  Well you’re in luck, the broken people over at the Roleplaying Exchange are here to help.  In this episode, we explore the setting and mechanics of Unknown Armies.

Areas of Discussion: Unknown Armies, The Cat Lady, Warriors, Flavortown, Statosphere