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

Error: The resource attribute is invalid.

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

 

Actual Play: Fiasco – Innsmouthsburg

 

The sleepy little town of Innsmouth is under attack by a dark force, something that has plagued humanity for years, targeting the hungry and poor: gentrification. Artists, socialites, and tastemakers are flocking to the seaside village, flooding the street with fixie bicycles and artisan coffee shops. But little do these hipsters know, something older resides in Innsmouthsburg, and the call haunts the dreams of the long-time residents. Everyone has an agenda, and that can only lead to… a Fiasco.

Sean – Phillip Ward

Aaron – Gus West

Darth – Scylla Marsh

Chris – William Carter

Adam –  Lewis Ward

Actual Play: Delta Green – Operation: PELAGIC

 

 

A group of federal employees with special clearance are scrambled to Crofton, Maryland, as the Program comes to fear infiltration by a non-human lineage. The body of William Garrett, NSA analyst and Delta Green friendly, has been discovered in his townhouse. Garrett’s cadaver appears to have been partially transformed into a reptilian, or possibly aquatic, hominid monstrosity. Have the Program’s efforts to track and sever the Innsmouth bloodlines been in vain? What killed William Garrett, and how? Operation PELAGIC has been activated at short notice to plunge into murkier depths than anyone could possibly expect in this original scenario.
Note:
Some of the material Patrick was quoting in this episode “Intelligences” which can be found in Dennis Detwiller’s Tales from Failed Anatomies.

Detwiller, Dennis. Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies. Chelsea, AL: Arc Dream Publishing, 2014. Print.
(MLA citation, because we are that professional)

Episode 16: Using Improvisation In Your Table Top Games

Adam, Noah, Chris and RPX actual player Aaron discuss their experiences using improvisation techniques to shape their role-playing games.

 

Areas of discussion: Improvisation, Player Vs. GM Improvisation, Stocking Your GM Toolbox, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier: Automata, Yakuza 0,

 

Please check out Noah’s new podcast based of the CW’s Riverdale, Blood Money, Maple Syrup.

Actual Play: Delta Green – Viscid – Episode 2

The agents of Operation Malta continue their investigation into the mysterious deaths, a string of seemingly unrelated events unfolds throughout Seattle. Meanwhile, Flight 191 CDC Secure carrying the unknown biological substance found at the crime scene goes down over the Clearwater National Forest. As the agents search for the killer, a string pet disappearances lead Sgt. Hudson and Agent Baker to a deadly confrontation.

Note: Please take a few moments to complete a quick poll *spoilers*  about the events that unfolded during this episode.  Thanks.

Actual Play: Delta Green – Viscid – Episode 1

On the morning of October 1, 2014 the bodies of Dr. Tibalt Grieves and Amanda Griffin were discovered at their residence in Mill Creek, Washington.  The bodies of both Grieves and Griffin were found with wounds to the face and a congealed blue substance surrounding the mouth.  The discovery of a hidden bio-hazard lab within the residence with several hundred thousands of dollars worth of equipment prompts officers to cordoned of the house and contact the CDC and FBI.  A brief examination of the site by CDC infectious analyst and Delta Green friendly Dr. Roberta Kane prompts her to contact Delta Green and Operation Malta is activated.

Actual Play: Fear Itself – Ocean In The Forest Episode 5

Finally, our epic four-part one-shot comes to an end.
Having survived the chaos of Eldarak the group tries to settle back into their normal lives, but some things can’t be put to rest so easy.

Warning: This episode does contain references to animal cruelty.

Stay tuned for an upcoming tabletop workshop session where the players discuss with Adam ways to improve upon the game and game mastering.