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.

Actual Play: Call of Cthulhu – Dead Border

A grisly discovery leads to a mind-shattering experience! Convinced to open the apartment door of a tenant who has not been seen or heard from for several days, the landlord and a group of concerned people gather outside his door. A final knock before opening it brings no response.

Geoff – Keeper

Adam –  Ashley Porter (bookstore owner)

Kyle – Stefano Pastoria ( beat cop)

World Wide Wrestling – A Tri-Podcast Match

Chris – Creative (GM)
Aaron M – RJ Swank
Aaron S. – Rick Buckman
Ray – The Azure Fist
Adam – Moonshiner Joe

In our first recorded World Wide Wrestling game, Aaron from The Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast and Raymond from Insert Quest Here swing by to do join in on the fun.

In tonight’s opening match Rick Buckman & Moonshiner Joe square off followed by a no-holds barred match between The Azure Fist and RJ Swank.

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

Episode 18: Teaching At The Table

While it is ideal that everyone gathering around the table knows how to play the game, many times it is up to the GM to not only run the game but educate players while they do so. In this episode Noah, Adam, and Chris explore best practices of how to show players an RPG system.

Areas of discussion: new players, new system, character sheets from hell, free rpg day, Origins, and Car Hitler

 

Actual Play: Slasher Flick – Miskatonic University Spring Break

 

It was supposed to be the perfect getaway. A group of Miskatonic University students travel to a small island off the coast of Rhode Island to throw a weekend long beach party in celebration of Spring Break. Celebrations quickly turn to horror when the partiers discover they are not alone. Will the students overcome what they’ve uncovered, or will the dark forces hidden within the island turn this into nothing more than a bloody Slasher Flick?

Adam                          Noah Marden, Amber, Randy

Chris                            Andrew Anderson Ron Morris, Skyler, Nancy Woods

Daniel                        David Patterson, Ashley, Simon

 

A special thank to Jen for running this game for us. Please check Jen’s store Eclectic Eccentricities for handmade D20 and Dice Jewelry!

Episode 17: Noah Explains Shadowrun – Part 1

You ever get nostalgic about your first love? Tell Chris about it and you’ll feel shame.  In this episode Noah explains the world of Shadowrun and Chris suffers an aneurysm.  So strap on in there chummer, this is Shadowrun.

Swing by A Fistful of Misanthropes to listen to Noah and fellow misanthropes ply Shadowrun.

Also, check out this promotional Shadowrun video from the 90’s, A Night’s Work.  It’s a gem.

Red Markets: King of the Hill Episode 2

 

The Copper Kings have been contracted by a man calling himself Goodyear: they need to secure a supposedly abandoned air force base housing an experimental airship. But they need to get to the site first: a journey, on foot, through zombie-infested hillside. Will the crew be able to make a profit on their journey, or will Thumb screw shit up?

Flat Cap – Patrick
xXxN3RF_V3C70R5xXx420 – Nathan
Thumb – Noah
Farrier – Adam
Galt – Darth