Game Designer Jeff Mechlinski, author of Age Past, SuperAge and Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG, stops by to discuss his latest project currently Kickstarting, CHARM.
“Charm is a tabletop Role Playing Game that uses a simple, yet versatile rule set. The rules can be learned in minutes and offer a fully immersive game experience. A character can fit on a sheet as small as a business card. “
For more info on Charm and to see the beta rules please check out the Kickstarter page.
“Consent in Gaming,” by Monte Cook Games, is a systemless guide for tackling sensitive or mature content at the table. In this episode, Adam, Chris, and Vince discuss why consent is important (especially in more intense genres), working with your players to make sure you’re all on the same page, and what to do when someone done fucked up. Pick up your free copy of “Consent in Gaming” at Monte Cook Games.
When nuclear war breaks out in the 1960s TimeWatch must scramble to 1865 Munich to restore the original timeline. But fixing the problem is just half the job when it comes to time travel.
Brownie- Uurrk – 33,000 BCE Neanderthal (he/him) Chris – Dr. Breen – 23rd century New Zealand Chrono-Scientist (she/her) Geoff – Skegg – Psychic Velociraptor from alternate time stream (he/him) Laura – Kelfala – 24th century West African starship pilot (she/her)
Special thanks to our Patreon backers for playing with us this episode.
If it’s your first time going to Gen Con, this is your survival guide. If it isn’t, still listen along and nod knowingly when we say something to which you agree with. In this episode the RPX crew will offer advice to surviving ‘best four days in gaming’. Also, in this episode we will also explore how to handle unexpected actions from players.
Earth has fallen, and the Waffle House is closed. In the wake of a zombie apocalypse of super hero proportions, the remnants of humanity float above Earth in the super max security prison known as the Shackle. After a scavenger team on a supply run fails to return, an unlikely team of super powered refugees is assembled to go investigate the team’s disappearance and bring back supplies.
Aaron – Mike – Son of the super villain Doctor Worm. Claims he isn’t a mutant.
Adam – Cailum – Crossroad demon who inherited the position through a bit of nepotism.
Chris – Janice – Teleporter. When someone offers you psychedelic mushrooms to cure schizophrenia, it’s going to break bad.
Nathan – Roswell – Stranded on Earth after a failed scouting mission, Roswell was convinced to turn his engineering skills to helping the US government. Now after a comfortable life time he’s forced to back into the fray to protect the new home he has.
Ethan – Xiphos – Small time criminal magic user who rose up the food chain after all the other super villains turned into zombies
In an odd turn of events, three siblings from the Dodge clan find themselves reunited on a riverboat. However, their reunion is cut short when a group of armed river pirates set their eyes on the what the Pinkertons have stored in the cargo hold.
Chris – Billy Dodge – Simple young man with big dreams that may be a wizard. Aaron – Jeb Dodge – Elder brother of the Dodge clan tasked with keeping his siblings out of trouble. Nathan – Emily Dodge – Eldest of the Dodge siblings fleeing east to escape ‘relationship’ problems. Darth – Jane Red – Bounty hunter looking to inflict a little pain. Adam – Jasper Finch – Confederate deserter wearing the identity of a dead priest.
Time travel can be tricky. Being a game master where players can travel to virtually any time or place can also be tricky, but rewarding if your players manage to punch a Nazi T-Rex in the face. In this episode we sit down to discuss and compare TimeWatch and Continuum and the dos and don’ts of time travel.
Areas of Discussion: Current RPX campaigns being ran as well as our upcoming pilot episodes.Topics of discussion: Time travel, TimeWatch, Continuum, Behind Enemy Times (campaign), Aaron’s Masks campaign, why Chris hates time travel, pilot episodes.
Per a conversation we had on the latest episode of Beyond the Wall of Patreon, Chris has devised a surreal Jingle All the Way UA scenario.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the mart, not a customer was stirring, despite discount Paul Blart. The Day Shift had a truly busy day, true, but this left Darby, Ann and Mike with nothing to do. The night forecast to be nothing more than a bore, but then three strange customers entered the store…
Aaron – Abe – Beloved gutter mage from a yet to be published UA campaign.
Adam – Mike – Optimistic prosthetic wearing All-Mart employee trying to contain the store’s weirdness.
Ian – Darby – Works at the All-Mart to uncover what caused her college friend’s death.
Vince – Ann – Ann took up a job at the All-Mart in the hopes that she might find her creator (psst Ann is a robot)
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Acclaimed game designer and author Greg Stolze drops in to discuss his newest RPG projects, Termination Shock which is currently kickstarting through December 25th, and a standalone version of Arc Dream’s Grim War.