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: Red Markets – King of the Hill Episode 3

 

The crew has finally made it to Fort Seeley, but the base is currently occupied by DHQS operators, and under surveillance by Canadian nationals. They’ve come up with a plan to neutralize both sides by kiting a horde of casualties to the fort, but it’s a high risk plan. Will they be able to secure the site without any setbacks, or will Thumb slip up again?

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

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

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: 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.