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

Actual Play – Base Raiders – Dead Shift

Earth has fallen, and the Waffle House is closed. In the wake of a zombie apocalypse of super hero proportions, the remnants of humanity float above Earth in the super max security prison known as the Shackle. After a scavenger team on a supply run fails to return, an unlikely team of super powered refugees is assembled to go investigate the team’s disappearance and bring back supplies. 

Aaron –  Mike – Son of the super villain Doctor Worm. Claims he isn’t a mutant. 

Adam – Cailum  –  Crossroad demon who inherited the position through a bit of nepotism.  

Chris – Janice  –  Teleporter.  When someone offers you psychedelic mushrooms to cure schizophrenia, it’s going to break bad. 

Nathan –  Roswell –   Stranded on Earth after a failed scouting mission, Roswell was convinced to turn his engineering skills to helping the US government. Now after a comfortable life time he’s forced to back into the fray to protect the new home he has. 

Ethan – Xiphos – Small time criminal magic user who rose up the food chain after all the other super villains turned into zombies

Episode 38 – Origins 2019 Wrap-up

While Origins 2019 is quickly becoming a distant memory, you too can recreate this magical experience. First, have four great days of fun playing board games and tabletop RPGs. Next, get a star-studded cast of special guests such as Role Palying Public Radio’s  Ross Payton, Ethan and Greg from Technical Difficulties, and Birk – podcast mercenary.  Lastly, lock yourself up in a frigid conference room. If none are available, you might be able to record at Mt. Everest’s base camp.

In this wrap-up we will be discussing the variety all the all games we played as well as giving you a sneak peek at some of the newer games that were demoing at Origins.

Actual Play – Velvet Glove – EP 1 Disco Blitz

In a time of sex, drugs, and rock and roll  the Lethal Lolitas, a tough girl gang from the streets of St. Louis, must defend their turf from two rival gangs while dealing with an even bigger gang looming over their heads. Can they pull off a plan to survive the rumble? Either way, the streets will never be the same.

Ian – GM

David – Tobi Cole  – Maniac. Tough as nails enforcer with a heart of gold and a body count.

Ethan C. – Hannah Martin – Valkyrie. An organized and resourceful good girl that just might be packing a switchblade.

Adam – Jordan Riggs – Stoner. Tomboy with a soft side that could give you a contact buzz.  

Need to tunes to get that 70s feel?  Check out our Velvet Glove Spotify playlist.  

Special thanks to David of Role Playing Public Radio and Ethan of Technical Difficulties for joining us. 

Episode 36 – Dimensions D6 RPG Kickstarter

We recently interviewed game designer Alton Wheelhouse about the upcoming Kickstarter for Dimensions D6 RPG.Dimensions D6 RPG is a brand new introductory Role Playing Game, specifically designed to teach new players how to play a complete adventure in an hour or less, regardless of experience.   With simple to understand rules and progressive level design, anyone can explore the Multiverse with the TTRPG designed to fit in your pocket!

Find out more about Dimensions and their upcoming Kickstarter here.
We will update this page when the Kickstarter launches in the upcoming week.

Episode 33- Time Travel




Time travel can be tricky. Being a game master where players can travel to virtually any time or place can also be tricky, but rewarding if your players manage to punch a Nazi T-Rex in the face.  In this episode we sit down to discuss and compare TimeWatch and Continuum and the dos and don’ts of time travel.

Areas of Discussion: Current RPX campaigns being ran as well as our upcoming pilot episodes.Topics of discussion: Time travel, TimeWatch, Continuum, Behind Enemy Times (campaign), Aaron’s Masks campaign, why Chris hates time travel, pilot episodes.

Episode music:
Glueworm Evening Blues by Lobo Loco

Actual Play- Red Markets 10K – Episode 39 – Big Bad Wolves

Gregory Wells just needed a little closure. Reaching out to Freelance from behind the Recession, Wells contracts the takers to finally put his dear son to rest.

Aaron – Munchkin – Child soldier archetype. Yeah, we’re surprised she’s lasted this long too.

Chris – Allensworth – A combat medic who has gunned two ways.

Greg – NRG – A hustling mechanic with a husband, adopted son, and crippling debt.

Matt – Angus – The Scottish woodsman just trying to make his way through the Loss

Be sure to check out our Patreon for bonus episodes and unreleased content.

Actual Play – Pulp Cthulhu – The Disintegrator – EP 2

With little evidence to disprove the nature of the other worldly device, our investigators arrive at the White Point Hotel on the eve of the auction. There they will find a new ally and possibly an even greater threat.

Adam – Maverick Frank – Mechanic
Casey – Bill Walker – Electrical Engineer
Kyle – Roderick Heath – Private Investigator
Laura – Elizabeth Harper – Occultist

Be sure to check out our Patreon for bonus episodes and unreleased content.

Actual Play – Red Markets 10K – Episode 27 – Operator Chases Mr. JOLS

Operator is ready to make her way out of the Loss. Can she make it out alive? Should she? Will Freelance survive this?

Aaron – Munchkin – Child soldier archetype.  Don’t get too attached.

Chris H. – 0perator –  … OK, fine. She’s totally a Steward.

Ian – Vapor – No sacrifice is too great for this taker to achieve their goals – but they don’t want to lose their soul.

This episode of the 10K Lakes Campaign can be found here at the Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast.