Actual Play – Red Markets 2022 Gauntlet – Shepherds Isle – EP 1

Our story begins with the Die Hards, a taker crew who have survived the horrors of the Loss and are close to achieving their retirement dreams. They only need to complete one more job for a Mr. JOLS. In taker slang, JOLS stands for “just one last score”, a term used by takers who are looking for a big payday that will allow them to escape the Loss and return to the Recession in luxury. But Mr. JOLS is not a generous employer and many takers who attempt this last score pay the ultimate price.

Nick – The Market
Brownie – Emmet “Brick” Brickowski
Chris – Hollow
David – Mr. Hadley
Jessie – Convict
Rina – Mav

RPX Rollup – Ep 6 – Old Gods of Appalachia

Exciting news! Our backer copies of Old Gods of Appalachia have arrived, and what better way to mark this occasion than by creating brand new characters? Inspired by the podcast that initiated this incredible journey, Old Gods of Appalachia, we invite you to join us as we roll up characters ready to aid The Green in its perpetual battle against the  forces of the Inner Dark. Join us as we delve into the world of forgotten deities and ancient conflicts in this gripping tabletop RPG!

Warning: Sorry for the inconvenience, but this episode is incomplete.  We ran out of time during our initial recording and never got around to finalizing our characters. 

Music Track: “Case Closed”
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Musical interruption: Casa Bossa Nova by Kevin MacLeod

RPX Rollup – EP 5- Cthulhu Dark Ages

Cthulhu Dark Ages offers an enriched rendition of the classic Call of Cthulhu experience, immersing players in a world reminiscent of medieval Europe, replete with superstition, fear, and limited knowledge—attributes distinctly absent from the 1920s setting of traditional Call of Cthulhu games, which boast modern comforts like firearms, electric torches, and newspapers. Nonetheless, like its predecessor, Cthulhu Dark Ages introduces a universe where ancient cosmic horrors lurk, and sanity teeters on the precipice of oblivion.

Always engaging and occasionally insightful, our hosts Adam, Crazon, and David will navigate the intricacies of character creation from selecting backgrounds, occupations, to skills and attributes. So grab and character sheets and let’s Rollup.

Track:  “Not Forgotten” provided by Slip.Stream

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Rolled Up Character Sheets.

Actual Play – The Sprawl -Los Ligeros Ep 4

The crew has gotten too hot, so they’ve decided to throw their lot in with Psigen’s main competitor, Nanolink. The suits have offered safety for one simple job: put a worm into Psigen’s network.

GM – Joe
Adam – Banshee
Chris – Craig Sirota
David – Elena Lobacheva

Actual Play – The Sprawl -Los Ligeros Ep 3

The crew is on SyGen’s radar, and as a result work is scarce due to the possibility that the groups’ history could compromise any potential job. Nethertheless, there is still one job they can take. Miss Lee, a fixer they have worked with before, has hired the crew to intercept a Nanolink repossession team and acquire a specific limb. The complication is that Miss. Lee has ties to SyGen.

GM – Joe
Adam – Banshee
Chris – Craig Sirota
David – Elena Lobacheva

RPX Rollup – Ep 4 – Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed

Eclipse Phase is a captivating tabletop role-playing game that takes place in a near-future transhumanist setting. Set in the aftermath of a technological singularity, the game presents a world where humanity has transcended the limitations of the physical body through advancements in technology and artificial intelligence.

In Eclipse Phase, players immerse themselves in a post-apocalyptic society where Earth has been ravaged, and humanity’s remnants are scattered across the solar system. The game explores themes of identity, personal transformation, and the ethical implications of advanced technology. It delves into the intricate interplay between humans, artificial intelligence, and various transhuman factions.

In this Episode of RPX Rollup we delve into character creation using the new ruleset.  Whether you’re a seasoned transhumanist or new to the game, this episode will provide insights, tips, and entertaining discussions to enhance your Eclipse Phase gaming experience.

Character sheets and other resources

Music: “Holding Place”by Talk Over
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Actual Play – The Sprawl – Los Ligeros Ep 2

In the shadowy realm of corporate espionage and cybernetic intrigue, our crew finds themselves in a brief respite following a high-stakes extraction mission. However, before they can fully recuperate, prior obligations thrusts them into a dangerous street race against the notorious Red Jackals.

GM – Joe

Adam – Banshee

Chris – Craig Sirota

David – Elena Lobacheva

RPX Rollup – EP 3 – Swords of the Serpentine

Welcome to this episode of RPX Rollup! Today, we’re delving into the world of Swords of the Serpentine, a thrilling swords and sandals role-playing game published by Pelgrane Press and written by Kevin Kulp and Emily Dresner. Set in a mysterious and ancient city called Eversink, players will explore the dangerous streets and canals, unraveling the city’s secrets while facing political intrigue, supernatural forces, and deadly enemies at every turn. 

Swords of the Serpentine uses the Gumshoe system, a unique role-playing system that emphasizes investigation and problem-solving. In this game, players won’t have to worry about missing out on important clues or information, as the system ensures that the necessary clues are always available to the players. With that in mind, we’ll be diving into character creation for Swords of the Serpentine. We’ll be selecting our characters’ professions, assigning ability points, and determining their allegiances. So, without further ado, grab a character sheet and let’s rollup some characters.

Music: The Sacrafice by TommyMutiu

Rollup Characters

Episode 63 – Post Gen Con 2023 Wrap-Up

The time has come when all tabletop gamers make their yearly pilgrimage to Indianapolis to attend Gen Con.  In this episode Adam, David, Jeremy, Joe, and Kristi discuss the Gen Con 2023 experiences.
Everyday Heroes: Modern-day D20 action game

Pasion De las Pasiones: PBTA telenovela

Swords of the Serpentine: Gumshoe swords and sandals

Brindlewood Bay: One-part Golden Girls, one-part Murder She Wrote PBTA

We Deal In Lead: Weird west adventure game

Orbital Blues: Lo-fi space western game

Into the Odd: surreal dystopian exploration rpg.

Gran Meccanismo: Clockpunk in Da Vinci’s Florence

Good Strong Hands: Play fantasy creatures in a world of beauty and loss

Gay Poems For Red States: The title says quite a lot. This is a collection of poems, just over a hundred pages of poetry. Some short, some long, all heartfelt. This collection was written by a friend of the podcast and the book is important to us for a variety of reasons.

Track: “Tinkering”
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