Actual Play – Tales From The Loop – Dream Machine Ep 1

Edit: Sorry, the wrong episode copy was attached to this episode. Everything has since been updated.

In a 1987 that never was, strange things are happening in Boulder City, home to the US Loop. Odd dreams plaguing students and adults, strange power outages, and a unique new pen pal all crop up as a group of kids try to survive school long enough to make it to Summer Break. Will they have what it takes in order to solve the mystery without getting grounded? Probably not, but hey, that’s part of the fun!

Adam – Aiden – Computer wiz

Chris –   Oscar – Rebel, Aiden’s first cousin

Patrick – Olaf – Swedish exchange student

Vince – Zelda – Musician and dreamer

David – Frankie – Troublemaker with a heart of gold

Actual Play – The Magnus Archives – Vestibule and Big Sky

Note: The audio quality is a bit rough on this recording. Also, if you enjoyed the scenario you can find it here.

Statements from the Usher Foundation, an offshoot of their British analogue, the Magnus Archives. Statements recorded:  

Case # 113237- Statement of Madeline Tyne, concerning a surgical procedure and an impossible labyrinth. Statement given June 27th, 1997. Statement recorded by Christopher Vandermeer, archival assistant Many thanks to Dr. Jim Naples from Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Center, for his input and access to some of his articles.  

Case # 930822 Statement of Michael Staine, concerning a road trip and a long road. Statement given January 9. Statement taken by Patrick Ligotti, Archivist .

Special thanks to Dr. Jim Naples for his medical advice on vestibular surgery.

Chris – Christopher Vandermeer & Michael Staine

Patrick – Madeline Tyne & Patrick Ligotti

Episode 40 – Post Gen Con 2019

We survived Gen Con!  Listen to our harrowing tales of “the best four days in gaming”.

WARNING:  In this episode we talk about rampant capitalism, playing games, and adult beverages.

Games Discussed:

Night’s Black Agents Solo Ops
Red Markets
Trabajo
Le      Corbusier
Elevation
Veblen      Goods
Band of Blades
Zweihander
Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed 
Mothership
Hive Mind
Dead Planet
Pound of Flesh
Masks of Nyarlathotep Dark Adventure Radio Theatre
Tachyon Squadron
Star Crossed
For the Queen
King in Yellow (Annotated)
The Sword, The Crown and the Unspeakable Power 
The Watch 

Music:
Infiltrators by Nathaniel Wyvern 

Episode 39 – Prepping for Gen Con & Player Decisions


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.

Special shout out to Crazon / Review Cultist of Al Dente Rigamortis for our new logo. Be sure to check out his Deviant Art page  as well as pasta podcast  Al Dente Rigamortis .

Note:  In the show we mention parking through Gate 10.  Welp, they’re sold out.  Sorry.  
Music: Ketsa – Up Down

Actual Play – Blades In The Dark – The Seven Mutes

Recluse Oliver Scurlock made his fortune harvesting leviathan blood. However, Oliver’s success has garnered him envy among his family who seek to take control of his wealth. Approached by Amina Scurlock, the Seven Mutes are tasked with helping Amina succeed her dear uncle as head of the Scurlock Company. For this succession to work, Oliver Scurlock must die.

Aaron – Keel – The Hound

Adam – Wing – The Lurk

Daniel – Silk – The Spider

Nathan – Nara – The Cutter

Patrick – The city of Duskwall

Episode 34 – Fan Generated Content, Hacks, and Google Plus

n a topic that originally started as raiding the sinking ship that is Google Plus for great fan content; Patrick, Noah, and Adam discuss fan generated content and hacks for tabletop rpgs.  

Areas of Discussion: 
· Masks Google Plus
· A Nocturne (Blades Transhuman Sci-fi)
· Our Lonely Words (Blades Persona-esque mental exploration)
· Remnants of War
· Monster of the Week Roadhouse
· The Fairfield Project
· Night at the opera Reddit
· Blades in the Dark Score Generator
· Dogs In the Bark (Light-hearted, playing street dogs)
· Copperhead County (Small town Deep South crime)
· A Fistful of Darkness (Weird West)

Other Items:
Savage Tokusatsu 
BestPalBrigade Twitch Channel 
Red Dead Redemption 2
Resident Evil 2

Episode Music:   Simultaneous Eon by Fascinating Earthbound Objects

Actual Play – Delta Green – Fishing Hole

Fishing Hole

 
When a publicly disgraced mother turns to the program with claims of both military service and knowledge of Delta Green, neither of which are documented, agents are tasked with investigating the validity of her claims.  
 
Jeremy- Agent Catlit
 
Patrick – Agent Poprdan
 
Vince – Agent  Breiner
*Note*

This scenario’s creation was based on a creepy pasta story  “My Uncle’s Bizarre Encounter in a US Intelligence Agency”.  At Gen Con I mentioned to Review Cultist of the Al Denta Rigamortis podcast that this pasta would make an excellent DG scenario.  This lead to us deciding to do a RPX / ADR crossover episode.  Be sure to swing by Al Dente Rigamortis to check out ADR Episode 233 ” My Uncle’s Bizarre Encounter in a US Intelligence Agency” in which Review Cultist and I discuss the twice mentioned creepy pasta story.  A great time was had by all.
-RPX Adam
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Episode 31 – Role Playing Problematic Characters

Problematic Character Type

We all can’t be paladins. 
Stemming from a recent debate among RPX members over a potential Delta Green scenario, in episode we discuss playing problematic characters and/or character types. 
Areas of Discussion: Problematic characters, Game-specific problematic characters, Role playing difficulties, The role of genre on character.
Shout outs: 
Vince recently had an article published on Aeon.  Be sure to stop by  and check out his article Gamified Life

Don’t click this link.

Episode 30 – Post Gen Con 2018

It took us nearly a month to recover, but the Roleplaying Exchange is back with our rather lengthy post-Gen Con episode.  Join us as Adam, Chris, Daniel, Laura M., Patrick, and Sean discuss their Gen Con 2018 experiences.
 
SWAG Discussed:  
Psst… We have a super-secret Patreon page. It is super-secret because Adam accidentally flagged it as adult content. So until Patreon reviews our account and determines that our nudes are in fact *tasteful* (j/k), you can only find this page through the links we post. Go ahead join. Tell your friends you supported RPX before they sold out and went mainstream.