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.

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- 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 – 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

Actual Play – Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – Episode 6

The seals have been broken and the hidden temple has arisen from the earth. All that is left to do is enter the temple and get the mummy, then get out of Bolivia. 

Find out what terrors await our brave investigators in this exciting season finale.

 Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work.
 
Cam – Rudolph  Paul Brady – Parapsychologist with the gift of clairvoyance.

D –  Roderick Heath – Hard-boiled detective with prior experience with the explainable.

Laura – Irene Hopp – Cultural anthropology professor at NYU on sabbatical ..with her guns. 

Actual Play – Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – EP 5

When we last saw our investigators, they were trapped in a well with members of the Bolivian army encircling it.  A compromising scene to say the least.  Stay tuned as they diplomatically handle the situation at point-blank range and continue their quest for the ancient temple. 

 Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work. 
Cam – Rudolph  Paul Brady – Parapsychologist with the gift of clairvoyance.
D –  Roderick Heath – Hard-boiled detective with prior experience with the explainable.
Laura – Irene Hopp – Cultural anthropology professor at NYU on sabbatical ..with her guns.

Episode 42 – Interview with Jeff Mechlinski

Game Designer Jeff Mechlinski, author of Age Past, SuperAge and Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG, stops by to discuss his latest project currently Kickstarting,  CHARM. 

“Charm is a tabletop Role Playing Game that uses a simple, yet versatile rule set. The rules can be learned in minutes and offer a fully immersive game experience. A character can fit on a sheet as small as a business card. “

For more info on Charm and to see the beta rules please check out the Kickstarter page.

For more information on Jeff and his other creations please visit Strange Machine Games.

Music: Alte Herren by KieLoKaz 

Actual Play- Pulp Cthulhu – The Two-Headed Serpent – EP 4

Emerging from the well, shaken but alive, the group immediately begins looking for more of the well in the jungle.  However, it doesn’t appear that they are the only ones looking for these seals… 

Adam – Eustace Hardin – Former Pentecostal missionary still doing the good lord’s work. 
Cam – Rudolph  Paul Brady – Parapsychologist with the gift of clairvoyance.
D –  Roderick Heath – Hard-boiled detective with prior experience with the explainable.
Laura – Irene Hopp – Cultural anthropology professor at NYU on sabbatical ..with her guns. 

Episode 41- Consent in Gaming

“Consent in Gaming,” by Monte Cook Games, is a systemless guide for tackling sensitive or mature content at the table. In this episode, Adam, Chris, and Vince discuss why consent is important (especially in more intense genres), working with your players to make sure you’re all on the same page, and what to do when someone done fucked up.    Pick up your free copy of “Consent in Gaming” at Monte Cook Games.

Music: “The Stork” by Ketsa