Episode 12: 2016 Year In Review

Today we sit down to discuss the beast that was 2016. While skirting past many of the more troubling elements of 2016, we focus our discussion on new tabletop rpgs, the state of the hobby, and rpg related Kickstarters that we backed.

Areas of discussion: new games of 2016, kickstarters we backed, new rpgs we played, the state of tabletop rpgs in 2016

Actual Play: Fear Itself – Ocean In The Forest Episode 5

Finally, our epic four-part one-shot comes to an end.
Having survived the chaos of Eldarak the group tries to settle back into their normal lives, but some things can’t be put to rest so easy.

Warning: This episode does contain references to animal cruelty.

Stay tuned for an upcoming tabletop workshop session where the players discuss with Adam ways to improve upon the game and game mastering.

Actual Play: Fear Itself – Ocean In The Forest Episode 4

Trying to get a leg-up on the competition, our larpers descend deeper into the forest.  As emotions run high, Eldarak goes sour and they have to fight for their lives.

Note: The conclusion of this mini campaign was accidentally published as episode 4 before the release of this episode.  The conclusion has since then relabeled as episode five.  Sorry for the confusion.

Actual Play: Fear Itself – Ocean In The Forest – Episode 1

Eldarak is a live action roleplaying event that aims to take LARPing from pastime to profession.  Sponsor LiveGame entertainment aims to create a reality TV sensation with competitive LARPing.  Participants at the debut event, Eldarak, compete for cash prizes and chance to become a professional LiveGame LARPer.  As four friends make their way toward Eldarak, not even a successful spot hidden roll can save them from Fear Itself….

 

 

Episode 10: Interview with Jeff Barber

Upwind is a fantasy RPG currently being Kickstarted about exploration and survival in an endless sky filled with ancient technology. We interview the game’s designer, Jeff Barber, to pick his brain about non-traditional mechanics, old-school animation, and ecology in game worlds.

For more information on the Upwind project please visit the Upwind Kickstarter page.

Learn more about Biohazard Games, Upwind, and the Q-System please visit Biohazard Games.

Actual Play – Fear Itself: Backup Flyer

“The neighborhood’s always been pretty nice, if quiet. Good schools, low crime, nice restaurants. The only problem is the mail: a man keeps sending bizarre letters to the residents. It’s up to three residents of the neighborhood — a down-on-his-luck cop, a drug addict, and a city councilor — to figure out the source of these letters and make life cozy again.”

Trigger Warning: this actual play contains the writings of Francis E. Dec, a very ill man with horrible views on race. This game is meant to unsettle and entertain, but Chris, tonight’s GM, doesn’t want to blindside anyone who has been negatively affected by mental illness and racism. Be forewarned.