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 

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.

Actual Play – Red Markets – Elevation EP2 Operate Heavy Machinery

Out of worry for the community (and not poor negotiation), the Breadwinners decide to take a loss in order to help Elevation survive. Working with a crew of experts from the Trabajo enclave in Colorado, the Breadwinners must defend the mechanics as they repair the damaged train tracks at a small rail station in an industrial park. 

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 1 The Long Walk

The first mistake the Breadwinners made was when they signed the non-disclosure agreement. If they ever talked about what happened on the multi-state walk, their rights would be forfeit. They never expected that information had already have leaked. 

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 play-testing new taker tough spots. Nick Schaake (Nex) created these and you can view them here.

Episode 44 – An Homage

An impulse buy on DriveThruRPG has inspired us to discuss intellectual properties we would like to homage in a rpg game. 

Topics discussed: Kolchak- The Night Stalker, The Black Company, Legion, Old Gods of Appalachia, Twin Peaks, The Highway of Blood

Shout Outs: My Best Friend’s Exorcism, It Burns,  Dororo 

Dream sound effect courtesy of Fesliyan Studios.

Music: Shifty by Bruce Lee.

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 – 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 – 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.