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

Actual Play: Lover In the Ice – Pt 2

The organism that escaped the green box may have been stopped, but not before it managed to reproduce.  Following a trail of bodies, agents are in a race against time to contain the threat before it spreads beyond Lafontaine’s borders.

Korie – Alberto Rockshaw

Nick – Theodore Banning

Ben – Caleb Cartwright

Toni – Abend Rabe

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

 

Episode 22: Becoming A More Active Player/GM

Have you ever found your mind wandering while at the table?  Does your podcasting co-host constantly play with his fidget spinner while you’re recording?  If so then this is the RPX episode for you.  Join us as we discuss techniques to both plays and game master focus at the table.

Areas of Discussion: being an active player, note taking, including all player characters in on the action, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Evil Within 2 (and Noah’s Twitch stream), and a few other things we got distracted and forgot to mention.

 

Actual Play : Delta Green – Lover In the Ice Pt 1

An apocolyptic ice storm has crippled Lafontaine, Missouri. The Agents must secure a forgotten storage facility packed with artifacts of past Delta Green operations. They soon confront a horror that gruesomely invades and mutilates its victims. What is preying on the citizens of Lafontaine besides the weather? Can the Agents overcome the threat with decisive action, or will they doom everyone in the horror’s path?

Korie – Alberto Rockshaw

Nick – Theodore Banning

Ben – Caleb Cartwright

Toni – Abend Rabe

Adam – A cruel and uncaring world

Actual Play: Unknown Armies – Thunderhead Mesa

Janey ain’t been right since getting hit by lightning on the mesa – & she’s not the only one. People go up there; get hit, come down changed.

Special thanks to Unknown Armies designer Greg Stolze for allowing us to record this con game.

Please excuse the audio quality of this recording, it was a con game.

Episode 19: Pre Gen Con 2017

Adam and Patrick sit down to talk about their upcoming trip to Gen Con 50 while Chris sulks in the corner.

Area of discussion: Gen Con, Planning for Gen Con, Fun Things to do while at Gen Con. Persona 5, Tim Power’s On Stranger TidesEdgar Cantero‘s Meddling Kids: A Novel, Knifepoint Horror podcast, and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.