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

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: Red Markets -King Of The Hill – Episode 1

 

The Copper Kings, a taker crew out of Anaconda, MT, are in dire straits. Stuck in west Montana , strapped for cash, and five years out in the Loss, they’ve come up with a score that should be able to get them out of the Loss. But they need the starting capital to even get there, which means getting the contract for an outside job. Unfortunately, their group’s negotiator is out of commission. How will the B team negotiate a good contract without their social specialist?

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

Episode 15: Adding Romance To Your RPG

Like any bad partner in a relationship, we may have forgotten Valentine’s Day, or pushed this episode back to make room for the Greg Stolze interview.   But, putting Stolze ahead of your needs does kind of sound bad, forget we said anything.  So, please accept this lackluster gift and our most sincere apologies.  We’ll do better in the future, we promise.

In this episode, we (awkwardly) discuss adding romantic elements to your tabletop games.

Areas of discussion: romance, hot loving, smooches, long walks along the beach, Catherine (videogame), Riverdale

Actual Play – Fiasco – Cemetery Village

Check out our fist crossover episode with the crew from the Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast.

“What good is $10 million if you can’t have real money.” –Jesse Livermore
It’s not the body that’s the problem; Howard Rochester has been on his last legs for months now. No, the real problem is everything else; the death of the richest man in Hitchcock Reserve Gated Community leaves a very big power vacuum. Rochester had a lot of secrets dealings, obligations, and there was that unfortunate business with Susan Grossman…
Now the money, power, (assisted) sex, and lies are crashing down, and it’s up to you to pick up the pieces. How do you act after you’ve achieved the American Dream, and watched the white picket fence rot?

Warning:  We get a bit political here.

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.