Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – EP 6 Fallen Messenger

The Federation is at war with the Klingon Empire.  Having just narrowly escaped from the Klingon’s clutches, the Mercury, damaged from it’s last encounter, tries desperately to make it back to safety within Federation space.  Unable to reach command through the subspace relays, the Mercury discovers that they are being followed by an uncloaked Bird of Prey.  Things aren’t looking good for the crew of the Mercury and that’s just the beginning. 

 Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.  

 Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security 

Actual Play – Star Trek Mercury – Episode 5 Stranded

While studying signs of rudimentary life developing on an asteroid, the crew of the U.S.S. Mercury are visited by a hostile force with news on the current state of politics in the galaxy. 

Birk-  Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer. 

Actual Play- Red Markets – Elevation – EP 4 One By Land, Three If By Train

It’s moving day and do or die for Elevation. The Breadwinners have been tapped to protect the enclave’s precious cargo as it makes its way by train to St. Louis. They’re prepared for a nasty fight, but can they overcome the enemies they’ve made along the way?

Nick –  Nex – The salesman for the Breadwinners, who had a surefire business opportunity. A slick tongue and good business strategy means nothing when going up against a controlled economy, though. 

Brownie – Von –  A tinkerer familiar with a wrench as tool and weapon. A bit too fussy for his own good, and with, uh, Extreme Luck. 

Adam – Skidz – Her taker brother vanished, so now she has to take up the taker life to care for her niece. She’s quick and on-edge, which is an asset on the job. 

Chris – Decoy – The hero of Elevation, who played a crucial part in taking back the grain silos during an occupation. Definitely not dumb as a post.

Elevation is a Red Markets supplement written by our game master / market Sean Farris.  Elevation comes with the fully fleshed out enclave of Elevation, along with the job lines seen depicted in this actual play series. 

Where did we get all those cool new toys?  Why Veblen Goods, of course.  Veblen Goods is a Red Markets supplement cowritten by Sean Farris and Matt Campen of The Drunk & The Ugly podcast.  Veblen Goods provides players with new tools, technology, weapons, vehicles and optional rules.

You can find both Elevation and Veblen Goods at DriveThru RPG.

You may have noticed that we are playtesting new taker tough spots. Nick Schaake (Nex) created these and you can view them here.

Actual Play- Red Markets – Elevation – EP 3 – Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning. In for a penny, in for a pound – the Breadwinners will help Elevation survive no matter what, but they need to get paid in order to clean up a granary where silence is key.

Nick –  Nex – The salesman for the Breadwinners, who had a surefire business opportunity. A slick tongue and good business strategy means
nothing when going up against a controlled economy, though.

Brownie – Von –  A tinkerer familiar with a wrench as tool and weapon. A bit too fussy for his own good, and with, uh, Extreme Luck. 

Adam – Skidz – Her taker brother vanished, so now she has to take up the taker life to care for her niece. She’s quick and on-edge, which is an asset on the job. 

Chris – Decoy – The hero of Elevation, who played a crucial part in taking back the grain silos during an occupation. Definitely not dumb as a post.

Elevation is a Red Markets supplement written by our game master / market Sean Farris.  Elevation comes with the fully fleshed out enclave of Elevation, along with the job lines seen depicted in this actual play series. 

Where did we get all those cool new toys?  Why Veblen Goods, of course.  Veblen Goods is a Red Markets supplement cowritten by Sean Farris and Matt Campen of The Drunk & The Ugly podcast.  Veblen Goods provides players with new tools, technology, weapons, vehicles and optional rules.

You can find both Elevation and Veblen Goods at DriveThru RPG.

You may have noticed that we are playtesting new taker tough spots. Nick Schaake (Nex) created these and you can view them here.

Actual Play – Red Markets – Elevation EP2 Operate Heavy Machinery

Out of worry for the community (and not poor negotiation), the Breadwinners decide to take a loss in order to help Elevation survive. Working with a crew of experts from the Trabajo enclave in Colorado, the Breadwinners must defend the mechanics as they repair the damaged train tracks at a small rail station in an industrial park. 

Nick –  Nex – The salesman for the Breadwinners, who had a surefire business opportunity. A slick tongue and good business strategy means nothing when going up against a controlled economy, though. 

Brownie – Von –  A tinkerer familiar with a wrench as tool and weapon. A bit too fussy for his own good, and with, uh, Extreme Luck. 

Adam – Skidz – Her taker brother vanished, so now she has to take up the taker life to care for her niece. She’s quick and on-edge, which is an asset on the job. 

Chris – Decoy – The hero of Elevation, who played a crucial part in taking back the grain silos during an occupation. Definitely not dumb as a post.

Elevation is a Red Markets supplement written by our game master / market Sean Farris.  Elevation comes with the fully fleshed out enclave of Elevation, along with the job lines seen depicted in this actual play series. 

Where did we get all those cool new toys?  Why Veblen Goods, of course.  Veblen Goods is a Red Markets supplement cowritten by Sean Farris and Matt Campen of The Drunk & The Ugly podcast.  Veblen Goods provides players with new tools, technology, weapons, vehicles and optional rules.

You can find both Elevation and Veblen Goods at DriveThru RPG.

You may have noticed that we are playtesting new taker tough spots. Nick Schaake (Nex) created these and you can view them here.

Actual Play – Red Markets – Elevation – EP 1 The Long Walk

The first mistake the Breadwinners made was when they signed the non-disclosure agreement. If they ever talked about what happened on the multi-state walk, their rights would be forfeit. They never expected that information had already have leaked. 

Nick –  Nex – The salesman for the Breadwinners, who had a surefire business opportunity. A slick tongue and good business strategy means nothing when going up against a controlled economy, though. 

Brownie – Von –  A tinkerer familiar with a wrench as tool and weapon. A bit too fussy for his own good, and with, uh, Extreme Luck. 

Adam – Skidz – Her taker brother vanished, so now she has to take up the taker life to care for her niece. She’s quick and on-edge, which is an asset on the job. 

Chris – Decoy – The hero of Elevation, who played a crucial part in taking back the grain silos during an occupation. Definitely not dumb as a post 

Elevation is a Red Markets supplement written by our game master / market Sean Farris.  Elevation comes with the fully fleshed out enclave of Elevation, along with the job lines seen depicted in this actual play series. 

Where did we get all those cool new toys?  Why Veblen Goods, of course.  Veblen Goods is a Red Markets supplement cowritten by Sean Farris and Matt Campen of The Drunk & The Ugly podcast.  Veblen Goods provides players with new tools, technology, weapons, vehicles and optional rules.

You can find both Elevation and Veblen Goods at DriveThru RPG.

You may have noticed that we are play-testing new taker tough spots. Nick Schaake (Nex) created these and you can view them here.

Actual Play- Fear Itself – Hachikaisama

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An Actual Play game based on a discussion on ADR about the Japanese internet urban legend: Hachishakusama (Eight Feet Tall).

A quiet evening at home is suddenly interrupted by a strange phone call from a distant relative warning that “she’s coming for you”.

Adam – Marcus Sato – College student / herse-chasing psychic.

Travis – Ellis Murtaug– Camboy, online gambler, gym rat, catfish, but other than that, a nice dude. 

Actual Play- Star Trek: Mercury – Episode 2

After completing their first mission together, Captain Shelly tasks the crew of the U.S.S. Mercury with participating with the Klingons in a mock invasion of the ship.   Provided with only a skeleton crew, the Mercury’s defenders must repel the invaders while monitoring the newly upgraded automated internal defense systems.  When things go awry, a simple war game may lead to a larger confrontation between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.

Birk-  Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.

Actual Play – Delta Green – BLACKSAT

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.


Adam – Diedra Turner M.D.
Aaron        – Lt. Commander Luke Belton
Ethan – Captain Daniel Hamlet
Jeb – Commander Michael Spay
Nathan     – Major Dirk McMillan