Episode 55 – Orcs Aren’t Evil

In the summer of 2020, Dungeons and Dragons announced that along with removing past racially insensitive material from its books and adding more diverse writers and game designers, that they were also removing the well-used trope of “evil races” from their game.  Since it has been nearly a calendar year since that announcement, we here at the Roleplaying Exchange decide to weigh in on this topic.  If you have listened to us for any amount of time, you can probably guess where we are going to land on the matter.

Joining in on this conversation is Adam, Chris, Laura May, Rob, and special guests/honorary RPXers David from Role Playing Public Radio and Crazon from Al Dente Rigamortis and One Less Die.

Music:– Fire Style and Dream Sound Effect by David Fesliyan 

Actual Play – Call of Cthulhu – Reign of Terror – Ep 3

Despite a mistake or two being made, the investigators have acquired enough information to condemn the Comte Fenalik.  With orders direct from Captain Malon, the soldiers are to raid Comte Fenalik’s manor on the night of one of his infamous parties.  

Ian – Keeper

Adam – Michel Beaumains – Soldier

Ethan – Thierry Renault – Sergeant

Joe – Christophe Pressi – Soldier

Vince – Joseph Hugel – Provisioner

Actual Play – Call of Cthulhu – Reign of Terror – EP 2

It is believed that the enigmatic Comte Fenalik presents a danger to the crown. With no other options available, Captain Malon tasks the soldiers with infiltrating the nobleman’s estate in neighboring Poissy and finding hard evidence to link Comte Fenalik to the grisly murders of the printers.

Ian – Keeper
Adam – Michel Beaumains – Soldier
Ethan – Thierry Renault – Sergeant
Joe – Christophe Pressi – Soldier
Vince – Joseph Hugel – Provisioner

Episode 54 – Adding Nostalgia Into Your Games

Ahh our old logo….

It looks like we finally made it to 2021. While we are certainly hoping for a brighter future, we can’t help but be a tad bit nostalgic about distant past of our childhoods. In this episode, Adam, Chris, Crazon, David, and Ian discuss how to bring nostalgia into your games.

Talking Points: Nostalgia, Monsters and Other Childish Things, Little Fears, Kids on Bikes

Music: Unconscious by selfpity 

Actual Play – Call of Cthulhu – Reign of Terror – EP 1

June 2nd, 1789. As the stirrings of revolution take hold in Paris, a group of soldiers overseeing transportation of human remains from cemeteries are called away from their duty to investigate a murder.

Ian – Keeper

Adam – Michel Beaumains – Soldier

Ethan – Thierry Renault – Sergeant

Joe – Christophe Pressi – Soldier

Vince – Joseph Hugel – Provisioner

Actual Play – Delta Green – The Shallow Ones

Note: The following game is a spin-off game from our Ectozoic Park campaign.

Late Spring 1999/ Cave Run Lake, Kentucky. Following leads from an old company Project and it’s researcher’s notes, a Team was sent to investigate the national park. However, a week into their survey, the Team went missing. Now Cloutmann Chemicals and their Department of Environmental Concerns and Surveys have assembled another team to uncover what transpired near this artificial lake.

Adam – Brad Thompson – EPA Agent

Ian – Estevan Demon – Anthropologist / Ufologist.

Crazon – GM

Actual Play – Delta Green – Blacksat (2020)

Friend of the show Korie Khanyers invited me to join his group’s for a game of Delta Green Blacksat.  I’d played this scenario before, but Korie definitely brought something new to the table.  I’ve been looking forward to posting this game for a while. 

To learn more about Korie be sure to check out his Twitter @KorieKhanyers and on Instagram @Shaokhanyers.

Five astronauts and two specialist head up into space on a classified military operation to repair a secret spy satellite code-named BLACKSAT.  What first appeared to be a chance of a lifetime quickly escalates into introduction to otherworldly horror.

Korie – GM

Adam – Captain. Daniel Hamlet

Nick –  Major Dirk McMillian

Sarah – Doctor Deidra Turner

Red – Lt. Commander Lucy Belton

Actual Play – Tales From The Loop – Dream Machine PT 3

In this climatic finale to our first arc, the Kids must contend with Peter and his shadowy “friends”.  How will Oskar and Olaf face off against these terrifying entities and will the others be able to keep themselves out of trouble enough to help them? Only one way to find out!

Adam – Aiden – Computer Geek.

Chris –   Oscar –Weirdo. Aiden’s first cousin.

Ethan – Kip – Tech savvy hick.

Patrick – Olaf – Jock. Swedish exchange student

Vince – Zelda – Rocker and dreamer

Actual Play – Tales From The Loop – Dream Machine Pt. 2

Note:  As you may have noticed, the game I posted last month and the copy text didn’t match.  This series of games was a continuation of an early Loops game that I meant to post.  Since it is too late to fix that, I’ll make the original game a prequel.   – Adam

Our crack team of bumbling misfits has found a possible suspect for the strange happenings around town. Peter, a school dropout, has set himself up at a local store known as the Dream Shop.  In order to get to the bottom of this mystery, the kids come up with a plan to sneak into shop and figure out if Peter’s behind everything. Hilarity ensues

Adam – Aiden – Computer Geek.

Chris –   Oscar –Weirdo. Aiden’s first cousin.

Ethan – Kip – Tech savvy hick.

Patrick – Olaf – Jock. Swedish exchange student

Vince – Zelda – Rocker and dreamer

David – Frankie – Troublemaker with a heart of gold