Episode 44 – An Homage

An impulse buy on DriveThruRPG has inspired us to discuss intellectual properties we would like to homage in a rpg game. 

Topics discussed: Kolchak- The Night Stalker, The Black Company, Legion, Old Gods of Appalachia, Twin Peaks, The Highway of Blood

Shout Outs: My Best Friend’s Exorcism, It Burns,  Dororo 

Dream sound effect courtesy of Fesliyan Studios.

Music: Shifty by Bruce Lee.

Actual Play – Star Trek : Mercury – Episode 4

As the Mercury comes under fire, an away team attempts to board the Shoshastakovivh and take the fight to the parasites. Meanwhile, aboard the Mercury Dr. Maro scrambles to develop a means to safely remove the parasites from the hosts.

Birk- Lenara Maro – Trill medical officer

Sean –Thashiv ch’Tharat – Andorian chief of security

Aaron Carsten – Ensign Platt – Denobulan engineer.

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.

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

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

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 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.